Announcements

SXSWedu photo by Diego Donamaria
Written by Jessica MacCall | February 10, 2017

What's New for SXSWedu 2017: Quite a Bit!

We are humbled and honored to host the community's conversations about innovations in learning at SXSWedu. Each year we look for new and creative ways to encourage the types of conversations and the collaboration that pushes the needle forward. With that said, we are excited to share some of the NEW programming elements and events we've been working on for SXSWedu 2017. As you'll read below, much of this is inspired by the feedback that we've received from the greater community over the past year.

Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and Roberto Rivera
Written by Jessica MacCall | February 8, 2017

Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Roberto Rivera and So Much More Announced!

With SXSWedu is less than a month away we are pleased to share the most robust programming announcement of the season including Closing Program speakers Brené Brown, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and Roberto Rivera, the 15 finalists, and emcee of the Learn by Design competition, judges and emcees of the Launch startup competition, and more!

SXSWedu Online Schedule
Written by Jessica MacCall | January 11, 2017

Announcing the Launch Startup Finalists, Scheduling Information, Films and More!

Exciting news for SXSWedu 2017 is here! We are pleased to announce the 10 startup finalists that have been selected to compete in the sixth annual Launch competition. Additionally, the online schedule of sessions and events is also now available for you to explore by date, time and location. We've also added a number of films, Policy Forum sessions, mentors, summits and more for the Conference & Festival.

Tim Ferriss
Written by Jessica MacCall | December 14, 2016

Announcing Tim Ferriss Keynote, 40+ Mentors, Featured Sessions and More

Best-selling author and 21st-century learner, Tim Ferriss will keynote SXSWedu 2017 in a conversation moderated by Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. In an intimate fireside chat titled, The Secrets of Accelerated Learning and Mastery” Ferriss, the author of recently published Tools of Titans, will explore his commitment to the quest for knowledge.

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.

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!

Jahana Hayes, John Maeda, Rachel Goslins, William McRaven & Laura Weidman Powers
Written by Jessica MacCall | September 6, 2016

Announcing Jahana Hayes, John Maeda, Rachel Goslins, William McRaven & Laura Weidman Powers

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.