<span class="caption right"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/IMG_6966.jpg" width="220" height="147" alt="" class="image-medium" />*Photo by Carlos Van Loan*</span>Education stakeholders and practitioners from all backgrounds–including teachers, administrators, university professors, business and policy leaders–converge at SXSWedu to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and how we learn. Register today to [attend](http://www.sxswedu.com/attend) SXSWedu, March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas before the **January 11** discount deadline and save off the price of the walkup rate. ##Hotels Still Available <span class="caption right"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/HotelMap.jpg" width="159" height="220" alt="" class="image-medium" /></span>SXSWedu still has rooms available for registered SXSWedu attendees, March 4-7, 2013 in Austin! Visit the [SXSWedu hotels page](http://www.sxswedu.com/attend/hotels) to view the full list of available rooms and rates and check out the [SXSWedu hotel map](http://www.sxswedu.com/attend/hotels/map) to learn more. ##LAUNCHedu 2013 Last year [LAUNCHedu](http://www.sxswedu.com/launch-edu) debuted at SXSWedu, generating significant energy and support for early stage startups making strides in the education space. The competition continues to enjoy growth, providing a springboard for what's next and new in the rapidly expanding education marketplace. <span class="caption left"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/IMG_9073-SXSWedu-ottoh_0.jpg" width="220" height="147" alt="" class="image-medium" />*Photo by Otto Helweg*</span> ##Programming Updates SXSWedu features four days of compelling presentations and informative sessions designed around the interest of the robust SXSWedu community. A number of [Distinguished Speakers](http://sxswedu.com/schedule/distinguished-speakers), nearly 70 [Concurrent Sessions](http://www.sxswedu.com/schedule/sessions), and several [workshops](http://sxswedu.com/workshops) have recently been accepted to present at SXSWedu 2013. Visit [sxswedu.com](http://www.sxswedu.com/) to learn more about programming March 4-7, 2013 and sign up for the [SXSWedu Newsletter](http://sxswedu.com/newsletter) today.