The SXSWedu Conference & Festival is fueled by participation from the greater education community, from speaking opportunities to festival components, events and everything in between. Learn more about the many ways in which you or your organization can participate at the 2017 event!

Show Off Your Venture in the Startup Showcase

Spots Are Filled on a First-Come, First-Served Basis

The SXSWedu Startup Showcase connects startups and attendees for networking and one-on-one connections. During the showcase, attendees will have the opportunity to demo products and provide valuable, real-time feedback to participating startups.

Expo Coaches

Share Your Experience as a College & Career Coach

Deadline to Apply to Coach: Friday, December 16

The SXSWedu Expo is designed to encourage and inspire learners of all ages to identify and reach their education and career goals. For 2017, SXSWedu is looking for coaches to meet with students during the Expo and share insights from your professional and education background.

Expo Student Preformance

Showcase Your Talents: Apply to Perform at the Expo

Deadline to Apply to Perform: Friday, December 16

SXSWedu is currently looking for student performers for the 2017 Expo. If accepted, you will have the opportunity to showcase your talents with the community on the Expo's NEXT stage, Tuesday, March 7.

Industry Hub photo by Steve Rogers

Host a Booth in the Industry Hub*

Tailored for the business community, the Industry Hub is designed to facilitate B2B conversations and meetings. The multi-use space will feature a stage for talks, booths for exhibiting organizations, furniture to facilitate meetings and daily happy hours.

SXSWedu 2016 Higher Ed Hub - Photo by Luis Bustos

Host a Booth in the Higher Ed Hub*

An extension of the Industry Hub, the SXSWedu Higher Ed Hub showcases innovative solutions, initiatives and partnerships in post-secondary education. Occurring on Wednesday, March 8, the space is designed for administrators, professors and business leaders to learn and connect with their peers through sessions, booths and networking events.

CPE Credit

Explore Marketing Opportunities

Organizations that wish to engage with SXSWedu’s growing community of energetic and influential professionals are encouraged to review the marketing brochure. To schedule a conversation, email

*Sales & sponsorship opportunities will require a participation fee.