SXSWedu is excited to announce the finalists for the 2nd annual Student Startup Competition powered by LaunchGen! The competition will take place on the NEXT Stage at the SXSWedu Expo on Tuesday March 8 at 10:10AM, where the finalists will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges. The winner will take home $1,000 to kick start their entrepreneurial goals!
For the last few weeks, SXSWedu has been working with a group of students from Minerva Schools at KGI to visualize the trends in education as observed through the data collected in PanelPicker and the selected programming for this year's event. What follows is the collective work and analysis of students at Minerva written in their own words.
Nothing beats a face to face interaction at SXSWedu, yet digital tools can catalyze the process of meeting like-minded attendees while in Austin. We have a couple of new tools this year to assist you, as well as an old favorite to help you find your tribe.
Participate in the SXSWedu Expo and enter in a chance to win a free 2016 SXSW Music, Film or Interactive Badge at the 2016 event!
Check out how the Playground is celebrating the new SXSWedu track Learning Spaces!
You are seeking some inspiration. You appreciate a good story teller and root for the underdog. You hope to leave sessions feeling invigorated and ready to tackle any challenge. Success is on your mind and you’re looking for programming that will motivate you to achieve it. Here’s an abundance of programming highlights sure to inspire you.
You aren’t afraid of a challenge. You’re ready turn a great idea into a reality. You take the lead in your community, are on the lookout for new strategies to advance initiatives and stay at the forefront of education. If you’d like to discover methods for taking your leadership to the next level, are excited by instructional strategy and pedagogical development, or present solutions to your own questions, then here are a few highlights for you.
Would you rather be on your feet than in your seat? Do you thrive when meeting new people? With thousands of attendees at this year’s SXSWedu, who wouldn’t want to be a social butterfly? Whether you’re looking to meet new collaborators, connect with industry professionals, or simply expand your worldview, you’ll find ample opportunities on the SXSWedu program. Jump into interactive workshops, stop by evening social events and attend Meet Ups to create connections with like-minded attendees.
You’re a hands-on learner looking to add another tool to your skills tool belt. “Professional Development” is something you get excited over and you love attending conferences. You jump at the chance to collaborate with others to share best practices and skills. If you value learning-by-doing, this selection of programming will pique your interest.
At restaurants, you often find yourself saying, “Surprise me!” You feel like you can’t really be defined by certain traits or molds, but you like to step outside of your comfort zone. You are looking for fresh, new ideas and embrace the unknown. Here are some programming highlights that will surprise and delight you.