During the 2016 SXSWedu Policy Forum, Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, Executive Director of Public Affairs & Media Relations for The University of Texas System, moderated a conversation about Senate Bill 11, commonly known as “campus carry,” passed during the 84th session of the Texas Legislature.
Eric Waldo, Don Yu, Ankur Thakkar and Aimee Woodall discussed Better Make Room, a bold public awareness campaign, that partners with popular platforms such as CollegeHumor and Vine—including a much talked about rap video featuring the First Lady about the importance of going to college.
Like many of you, the SXSWedu team is busy digesting the amazing event that took place this March in Austin, Texas. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be reviewing all of the feedback from folks who attended and participated in the event. This feedback is vital and will help us continue to improve the SXSWedu experience for all as we move forward. Many of you have reached out with inquiries for 2017 ... we are thrilled to see enthusiasm for the event, it's never too early to start thinking about what's next! So with that in mind, here are a few things to put on your radar:
We hope you had as much fun as we did during SXSWedu 2016. It was an action-packed week full of discovery, insight, learning and networking. Per usual, there's no shortage of highlights to share. So, keep an eye on sxswedu.com as we continue to reflect on the 2016 event over the coming weeks and release content including video highlights and noteworthy session podcasts. Now, keep scrolling for a photo-filled look back at March! We'll see y'all back in Austin next year for SXSWedu 2017, March 6-9.
During the 2016 SXSWedu Policy Forum, Editor in Chief of The 74, Campbell Brown moderated a lively discussion about the role of education in the 2016 presidential election. She was joined by fellow journalists and analysts Jonathan Alter, Reihan Salam and Roland Martin to discuss the political impact of the Common Core, the importance of diversity in schools and how the educational system needs to change with the changing American economy.
Thank you for joining us in Austin for an another amazing year! The 2016 Conference & Festival may be over, but the fun has just begun. Now is when the real work starts. As you return home to your respective communities, we hope that you'll continue to think about the conversations had and the new things learned so that you might continue to fuel impact in your community and beyond.
Best known for her work as a pioneering game designer and author of the bestselling books Reality is Broken and SuperBetter, Jane McGonigal, PhD, has also spent the past decade working as a futurist. Watch her SXSWedu 2016 keynote, How to Think (and Learn) Like a Futurist, now!
SXSWedu® Launch Competition Announces ELSA as Winner at sixth annual SXSWedu Conference & Festival.
Happy hump day! There's only two more days of SXSWedu 2016 left to go so get out there and have fun with it! With everything going on today, the opportunity for learning and discovery is pretty much around every corner.
Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. Bdeir is an engineer, interactive artist and a leader in the Maker Movement. Her work centers on democratizing hardware to make education and innovation more accessible to people around the world. Watch Ayah Bdeir's SXSWedu 2016 keynote, The Role of Maker Ed in Schools, now!