Learning Takes Center Stage at SXSW EDU: Enter a PanelPicker Idea Today

Enter a session ideas for the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival via PanelPicker through July 19, 2019.

The South by Southwest Education Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning. The tenth annual SXSW EDU will return to Austin, March 9-12, 2020. The four-day event brings together today's leading minds in education for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, film screenings, startup events, policy discussions, competitions, networking, and more.

Help shape the 2020 event by entering a session proposal!

2020 Tracks

SXSW EDU is accepting ideas across a wide range of topics impacting how we teach and learn. The 2020 tracks include:

  • Accessibility & Inclusion
  • Adult Learning
  • Arts
  • Business & Investment
  • Early Learning
  • Emerging Tech & Development
  • Equity
  • Global Education
  • Higher Education
  • Informal Learning
  • K-12 Education
  • Leadership
  • Policy & Civic Engagement
  • Science of Learning
  • SEL & Wellness
  • Student Agency

2020 Formats

The PanelPicker entry application features a number of different formats, each of which supports a specific presentation style. The session format will dictate everything from the flow of the session to the number of speakers allotted to the level of audience participation, and even the way that the room is set up.

  • Case Study: 1-3 Speakers, 60 Min
  • Future20: 1 Speaker, 20 Min
  • Panel: 2-4 Speakers, 60 Min
  • Performance: 1-3 Speakers, 1.5 Hours
  • Podcast: 2-4 Speakers, 60 Min
  • Talk: 2-3 Speakers, 30 Min
  • Hands On: 1-2 Speakers, 30 Min
  • Meet Up: 1-2 Speakers, 60 Min
  • Workshop: 1-3 Speakers, 1.5 Hours
  • Campfire: 1-2 Speakers, 60 Min

Get Started

SXSW EDU 2020 PanelPicker Guide.Visit panelpicker.sxsw.com and sign in with your universal SXSW account or create one for free with your email address and a password. Begin your proposal by selecting “+ EDU Proposal” to be considered for SXSW EDU 2020.

Sign into PanelPicker

Download the SXSW EDU PanelPicker Guide or visit sxswedu.com/panelpicker for helpful information and tips to guide you through the PanelPicker entry process.

By Jessica MacCall