March 3-6, 2014 • Austin, Texas
Every year SXSWedu seeks to highlight thought provoking speakers with the goal of bringing today’s leading issues in education to light. On Wednesday, March 5, Rod Paige will take the SXSWedu stage for an enlightening Keynote conversation, moderated by Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune, addressing a number of topics, most notably the perspective that education is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.
SXSWedu is thrilled to announce Norma and Vivienne Ming to Keynote SXSWedu 2014 in addition to Featured Speaker additions, Jeffrey Charbonneau, Paula Kerger and Francisco Cigarroa! Keynote and Featured Speakers at SXSWedu are noteworthy presenters selected to spotlight unique perspectives, leading topics and trends in education today. Learn more about the thought leaders revealed in today’s announcement now!
This year's SXSWedu Conference & Festival brought together many ideas and themes surrounding the present and future of education. At the heart of many of the dynamic discussions was one of the most important voices: teachers and educators.
Wrapping up the exciting 2013 Conference & Festival, Bill Gates delivered an unforgettable closing keynote presentation to the SXSWedu community of passionate education stakeholders from across the learning landscape, March 7 in Austin, Texas.
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) were a hot topic at this year's SXSWedu Conference & Festival. In a special keynote conversation moderated by Laura Pappano of The New York Times, Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng and edX President Anant Agarwal discussed the potential massive open online courses hold in addressing today's challenges in education.
This morning at 10:30am Bill Gates will be delivering his Keynote Speech in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center. You can also catch live streaming video of his Keynote on the SXSWedu Live page.
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will address the foundation's U.S. education work, which focuses primarily on ensuring all students are prepared for success in college and career.
Bill Gates' name is already synonymous with technology innovation and philanthropy and, driven by the work of the Gates Foundation, education is clearly a personal priority. Gates' background as a global business executive and leading philanthropist gives him a unique vantage point into education, one we know will be eagerly received by SXSWedu attendees.
In a special keynote conversation moderated by award-winning writer with The New York Times Laura Pappano, Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng and edX President Anant Agarwal will focus on massive open online courses (MOOCs), a rapidly growing interest in the education space, designed to offer large-scale participation through the web. You can also catch this Keynote Conversation from the comfort of home through SXSWedu Live.
Asenath Andrews has shined as an inspiration in the education community as the founder and principal of Catherine Ferguson Academy, an alternative public high school for young mothers that also provides early education services for the children of the high school moms.
The school, which holds both middle and high school classes, boasts a 90% graduation rate and the vast majority of those graduating attend 2-4 year colleges. For the school’s efforts, it was recognized as one of the 12 schools selected nationally as a Breakthrough High School by the National Association of Secondary Principals in 2004.