Sal Khan Announced as Closing Speaker for SXSWedu 2015

Written by Jessica MacCall | December 9, 2014

SXSWedu is excited to announce that the 2015 Conference & Festival will conclude with a special closing program on the afternoon of Thursday, March 12. It will be a single-stage program featuring a number of presenters impacting and inspiring the field of learning that is open to all SXSWedu registrants. Sal Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, has been confirmed as the closing speaker for the program!

Sal Khan

Closing Speaker

Salman Khan

Founder and Executive Director, Khan Academy

Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy (, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy is a learning platform which is comprised of practice exercises, instructional videos, dashboard analytics and teacher tools which empower learners in and outside of the classroom to study at their own pace. Khan Academy has more than 15 million registered users, is in more than 190 countries and is available in around 28 languages and covers subjects from basic math through economics, art history, computer science, health and medicine and more.

Khan holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Khan has been profiled by 60 Minutes, featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, and recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”. In late 2012, Khan released his book, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.

Learn more about the SXSWedu closing program and register to attend the 2015 Conference & Festival, March 9-12, before the upcoming discount deadline to save $100 off the walkup rate!