Exciting Ways to Get Involved at SXSWedu

Written by Jessica MacCall | Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013

Innovators and leaders from across the learning landscape converge at the SXSWedu Conference & Festival every March to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn. There are lots of ways to get involved and contribute your knowledge and insight to the exciting event. Right now the application process for SXSWedu's entrepreneurial pitch competition, LAUNCHedu, is open. Several SXSWedu festival components, including eduFILM, Makerspace and the free-and-open-to-the-public Future Plans education expo, are also accepting submissions for participation. Check it out:


The LAUNCHedu competition showcases what's next and new in the rapidly evolving education marketplace during SXSWedu. The application for application for entrepreneurs to participate is open August 1 through November 8, 2013. Early stage startups in the education marketplace are invited to apply online.
SXSWedu MakerspaceSXSWedu Makerspace
photo by JW Walthall


Last year’s compelling Makerspace will expand and provide a larger interactive space and playground for SXSWedu 2014 attendees. Interactive displays that enable attendees to explore their creativity will include Maker, STEM and Gaming areas and more. Submit a proposal for your interactive display now.


eduFILM returns from its successful inaugural yearto celebrate influential education films and documentaries SXSWedu. Submit your film to be considered for the 2014 SXSWedu Conference & Festival now.

Future Plans

Future Plansis a free and open to the public component of SXSWedu that embraces and celebrates student engagement in Central Texas. Expanded from last year’s focus on college and career readiness for high school students, this year’s Future Plans will recognize and celebrate the passionate engagements of elementary and middle school students as well. Learn more about how to apply for an exhibit, speaking role or sponsorship opportunity now.

Register to attend before September 6 to save almost 60% with the early bird rate.