This week we announced the first set of speakers confirmed for the 2017 SXSWedu Conference & Festival. Here's a quick recap of the news as well as an early look at the program for March!
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.
Smithsonian Institution Director of the Arts & Industries Building, Rachel Goslins, just announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. Goslin is helping to develop programs and exhibits focused on creativity and innovation for the building, which has lain dormant on the National Mall for more than a decade.
The University of Texas System, Chancellor McRaven, just announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, leads one of the nation’s largest and most respected systems of higher education.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Design Partner, John Maeda, just announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. John Maeda is an American designer, technologist and catalyst behind the national movement to transform STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to STEAM.
CODE20400 co-founder and CEO, Laura Weidman Powers, just announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. With a background spanning entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, youth development, and technology, Laura works to create pathways to success in the innovation economy for Blacks and Latino/as at CODE2040.
2016 National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes, just announced to speak at SXSWedu 2017. A veteran history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Connecticut, Jahana also sees herself as an advisor, counselor, confidant and protector.
We've decided to extend the window for PanelPicker voting through Labor Day weekend. You have until end of day on Monday, September 5 to review and vote on the PanelPicker session ideas you'd like to see at SXSWedu 2017.
Earlier this month we hosted a survey (administered via email and through social media) in hopes of learning a little more about the individuals who make up the SXSWedu community. The infographic below highlights fun and compelling results from the data collected through this survey.
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.