With SXSWedu is less than a month away we are pleased to share the most robust programming announcement of the season including Closing Program speakers Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and Roberto Rivera, the 15 finalists, and emcee of the Learn by Design competition, judges and emcees of the Launch startup competition, and more!
We are excited to share some updates and offer a glimpse of what you will experience at SXSWedu 2017. Map out your conference & festival, and get the full Austin experience!
Author: David Levin, CEO of McGraw-Hill Education
(Content provided by McGraw-Hill Education)
One topic on my mind as this year’s event approaches is remediation. It’s on my mind in part because I’ll be moderating a panel – “Why Have We Failed On Remediation?” – with two fantastic college leaders who are transforming how their institutions approach this complicated aspect of higher ed.
President of Franklin & Marshall College, Daniel R. Porterfield, announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. Daniel R. Porterfield will talk about his vision for the future of liberal arts colleges and the roles of colleges in society in his SXSWedu session, Liberal Arts 2.0: The Role of Colleges in Society.
Founder and CEO of Uncharted Play, Jessica O. Matthews, is speaking at SXSWedu 2017. Jessica's idea for Uncharted Play sparked when she was in Nigeria for her Aunt's wedding and the power went out so they had to use diesel generators for power.
Author: Kevin Byrne
(Content provided by The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation)
How to choose which of the hundreds of sessions to attend at SXSWedu is a constant challenge we all face. Is the title catchy, do you want to meet one of the panelists, is the content applicable to your interests? Below is a 60 second read of three sessions on a wide range of topics. We’d like to invite you to attend and engage with us at these panels, and beforehand on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Chancellor of New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina, announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. Chancellor Carmen Farina has ambitious goals for New York City and announced her new initiative Equity and Excellence for All in fall 2015.
The application for the SXSWedu Student Startup Competition has been extended to this Sunday, January 29. The Student Startup Competition is open to all Central Texas high school students over the age of 13. This is a great opportunity for high school students to showcase their business model or entrepreneurial endeavor!
SXSWedu is excited to partner with the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) for the second year to offer continuing professional education (CPE) credits for conference attendees. This means educators will have the opportunity to earn CPE credits by attending and participating in selected sessions and workshops during the 2017 SXSWedu Conference & Festival.
CEO of the Human Power Project, Ross Szabo, announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. Ross Szabo is the author of Behind Happy Faces and he has spoken to over 2 million people about mental health.