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Jahana Hayes, John Maeda, Rachel Goslins, William McRaven & Laura Weidman Powers
Written by Jessica MacCall | September 6, 2016

Announcing Jahana Hayes, John Maeda, Rachel Goslins, William McRaven & Laura Weidman Powers

We're thrilled to announce the first wave of speakers for SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas! Today's announcement includes the 2016 National Teach of the Year, Jahana Hayes, American designer, technologist and catalysts behind the national movement to transform STEM to STEAM, John Maeda, Smithsonian's newly appointed Director of the Arts & Industries Building, Rachel Goslins, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven, and CODE2040's co-found and CEO, Laura Weidman Powers.

Photo by Rob Santos
Written by Jessica MacCall | August 29, 2016

PanelPicker Community Voting Open Through September 2

Vote now to contribute your feedback and have a voice in the programming scheduled at SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017! Nearly 1,300 session ideas were submitted through PanelPicker for SXSWedu. Review each of these entries and vote on the ones you want to see accepted for March. Community voting will run today, August 8, through Friday, September 2.

PanelPicker 2017 Speakers Submissions
Written by Jessica MacCall | August 18, 2016

PanelPicker Trends: A Global Look at Learning

The PanelPicker process provides a unique glimpse into what's trending throughout the education landscape. This year's submission window resulted in more than 1,300 proposals, on topics that span all stages of the learning life cycle, from early childhood development, through K-12 and higher education as well as continuing education and adult learning. Upon further review, the submissions suggest a thriving desire for international dialog.