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.
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.
Lily Eskelsen Garcia and Keffrelyn Brown, along with moderator Jesse Holland joined SXSWedu in the Policy Forum to discuss the important issue of recruiting and retaining teachers, especially teachers of color.
During the 2016 SXSWedu Policy Forum, Jenny LaCoste-Caputo, Executive Director of Public Affairs & Media Relations for The University of Texas System, moderated a conversation about Senate Bill 11, commonly known as “campus carry,” passed during the 84th session of the Texas Legislature.
Eric Waldo, Don Yu, Ankur Thakkar and Aimee Woodall discussed Better Make Room, a bold public awareness campaign, that partners with popular platforms such as CollegeHumor and Vine—including a much talked about rap video featuring the First Lady about the importance of going to college.
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.
Speakers in the SXSWedu Policy Forum hail from national media organizations, state legislatures, think tanks, classrooms and everywhere in between. Highlights include Nikole Hannah Jones, Dan Huberty, The Honorable Bev Perdue, Michael Petrilli and Reihan Salam.
For this year’s Policy Forum, SXSWedu is thrilled to announce a dynamic program that engages with the impact of policy on education. The sessions comprehensively address both the potential and the challenges of education today. Check out some of the topics discussed in the 2016 Policy Forum below:
New programming announcements for the 2016 SXSWedu Conference & Festival are here! Check out what's new and don't forget to register to attend before the discount deadline, this Friday, November 20 at 11:59pm CST, to save 30% off the walkup rate.
A significant portion of SXSWedu attendees are from the K-12 education community. This community represents a wide range of stakeholders passionate about teaching and learning including classroom educators, principals, students, librarians and more! As such, there's a great deal of relevant K-12 content available on the SXSWedu program.