News and Updates

SXSWedu Online Schedule
Written by Jessica MacCall | January 11, 2017

Announcing the Launch Startup Finalists, Scheduling Information, Films and More!

Exciting news for SXSWedu 2017 is here! We are pleased to announce the 10 startup finalists that have been selected to compete in the sixth annual Launch competition. Additionally, the online schedule of sessions and events is also now available for you to explore by date, time and location. We've also added a number of films, Policy Forum sessions, mentors, summits and more for the Conference & Festival.

Written by Jessica MacCall | January 4, 2017

Program Highlights: Explore Popular Topics on the Schedule

The new year has arrived which means that the seventh annual SXSWedu Conference & Festival is just around the corner, March 6-9, 2017. As March approaches, we'll be serving up bite-sized highlights from the program to help you discover content and topics of interest.

Today's highlights include some of the most popular topics on the program, filtered through the lens of event tags.

Tim Ferriss
Written by Jessica MacCall | December 14, 2016

Announcing Tim Ferriss Keynote, 40+ Mentors, Featured Sessions and More

Best-selling author and 21st-century learner, Tim Ferriss will keynote SXSWedu 2017 in a conversation moderated by Charles Best, Founder and CEO of In an intimate fireside chat titled, The Secrets of Accelerated Learning and Mastery” Ferriss, the author of recently published Tools of Titans, will explore his commitment to the quest for knowledge.

Jane McGonigal Video
Written by Jessica MacCall | December 13, 2016

Watch the Six Most Popular SXSWedu Videos from 2016 [VIDEO]

As 2016 comes to an end, we are taking a moment to look back at some of the most compelling education conversations of the year by reviewing the most popular SXSWedu videos from 2016. From the inspirational and personal stories to the thought-provoking ideas, it was an honor to host such a unique lineup of speakers and conversations this past March in Austin.

Photo by Miguel Gonzales
Written by Jessica MacCall | December 6, 2016

SXSWedu 2017 Expo: Call for Participation

The Expo will return for a fifth year at SXSWedu 2017. The unique and high-energy event features more than a hundred exhibitors, student performances, a student startup competition and opportunities for personal and professional development through session programming and coaching. As we look towards March, we'll be seeking participants to fuel the various elements of the event. Learn more and get involved today!