News and Updates

Sara Goldrick-Rab
Written by Jessica MacCall | November 15, 2016

Sara Goldrick-Rab Keynote, Playground Displays, 100+ Sessions and More Announced for March

We are excited to share that Sara Goldrick-Rab will keynote, more than one hundreds sessions have been added to the program, the Playground displays have been selected plus tons of other great announcements for the 2017 SXSWedu Conference & Festival taking place March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas.

SXSW Education Conference (SXSWedu) photo by Scott Strance
Written by Jessica MacCall | November 10, 2016

New for SXSWedu 2017: Learn by Design Competition

We are thrilled to unveil a brand new programming element for SXSWedu 2017 that brings to life a focus on designing the learning experience. SXSWedu's inaugural Learn by Design competition celebrates projects that are revolutionizing the way space interacts with learners to facilitate the best learning outcomes. Learn by Design was created to encourage designers and educators to work together to discover design-based solutions to challenges within education.

SXSWedu 2016 Launch startups by Erik Thureson
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 21, 2016

Shine a Light on Your Ed Startup at SXSWedu: Apply to Pitch in Launch

With so much change taking place in education over the past decade, today's entrepreneurs are poised to impact the landscape and help influence the classrooms of tomorrow like never before. Educators are interested in new solutions to reach learners, students are taking control of their learning experience, investors are backing innovations across the vertical and there is a thriving enthusiasm for new tools and strategies to improve learning outcomes.

Photo by Jack Reed
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 20, 2016

SXSWedu 2017 Registration Deadline Extended Through Monday, October 24

The seventh annual SXSWedu will return to Austin, March 6-9, 2017, for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy-centered discussions, business opportunities, networking and so much more! Register to attend by Friday, October 21 at 11:59pm PT to save $200 off the walk-up rate, and book your hotel through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best availability.

Christopher Emdin to Keynote SXSWedu
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 19, 2016

Huge News for SXSWedu 2017: Keynote, PanelPicker Sessions + More!

We are beyond excited to share the biggest programming announcement of the season! Today's news includes 240+ sessions accepted through PanelPicker, in addition to our first keynote, Chris Emdin, several new featured sessions, film screenings, social events and more. Browse through the full announcement and start building your personal schedule for March 6-9, 2017!

SXSWedu SXSWedu October Community Update [INFOGRAPHIC]
Written by Jessica MacCall | October 5, 2016

SXSWedu October Community Update Featuring PanelPicker Trends Available [INFOGRAPHIC]

Over the years, the massive participation in the PanelPicker process has led to a greater understanding of the topics and trends on the minds of education professionals. With more than 1,300 PanelPicker proposals submitted and nearly 40K public votes cast, this year is no different.