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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.

Donna Howard at the Policy Forum
Written by Hannah Baker | April 28, 2016

Eliminating Sexual Assault on Campus [VIDEO]

Annie Clark, Executive Director of End Rape on Campus along with Texas State Representatives John Zerwas and Donna Howard, discussed the current status of sexual assault on campus and how we can be proactive instead of reactive. With a variety of laws and policies out there on the state and federal level, it is necessary for universities to be accountable for what happens on their campuses. Clark, Zerwas and Howard come together to bring this conversation to the forefront.

SXSWedu Policy Forum photo by Miguel Gonzales
Written by Danielle Greenberg | April 14, 2016

Education in the 2016 Presidential Election [VIDEO]

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.