Keynote

Rod Paige To Keynote SXSWedu Wednesday, March 5

By Jessi | February 18, 2014

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.

Vivienne & Norma Ming Announced to Keynote SXSWedu + More Featured Speakers

Keynote Conversation with Norma & Vivienne Ming
By Jessi | January 7, 2014

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!

Bill Gates Keynote Streaming at 10:30am

By sam | March 7, 2013

Bill Gates

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.

MOOC Keynote Conversation

By Jessi | March 6, 2013

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.

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