SXSWedu Closing Keynote + Huge Programming Announcement!

Written by Jessica MacCall | Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014

The SXSWedu Conference & Festival convenes education’s most energetic and innovative leaders from all backgrounds of the learning landscape in Austin, Texas, every March to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn. An action-packed lineup of announcements for SXSWedu 2014 was revealed today including Keynote speaker Jeffrey Tambor, Featured Speaker additions, an assortment of conference-wide networking events, the Playground programming and much, much more. Check out all the excitement now!

Photos courtesy JW Walthall

  • Closing Keynote, Arrested Development star, Jeffrey Tambor.
  • Notable new names, including Geneviève DeBose, Rosario Dawson and Catherine Casserly, join Featured Session lineup.
  • Exciting assortment of conference-wide networking events: Meet Ups, Mixers, Parties and Lounges.
  • Programming developments for the SXSWedu Playground, featuring a handful of displays, talks and hands on learning opportunities.
  • Expanded Policy Forum programming designed to address a variety of high-impact policy topics in public and higher education.
  • LAUNCHedu education startup competition Judges and Coaches announced.
  • Top-notch sponsored programming from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Education Agency for 2014.
  • Film screening lineup grows with three new additions, Crotty's Kids, If You Build It and The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, for eduFILM.
  • SXSWedu 2014 Mobile App now available for iOS and Android devices.

Make plans to attend SXSWedu before the final discount deadline, this Friday, February 7 to register for only $395! Rooms are selling fast but there are still plenty of great downtown hotel options available to SXSWedu badge holders, March 3-6, 2014. Register to attend and book your stay today!

Photos courtesy of by JW Walthall