SXSW Goes to School
Interactive Fest launches SXSWedu conference
By Richard Whittaker, 11:04AM, Mon. Oct. 4, 2010
SXSW Interactive has taken another step toward becoming one of the major dates on the tech and IT calendar this morning with the announcement of SXSWedu, a new strand that will focus on computing in the classroom.
The inaugural event will heavily feature the Texas Education Agency's Project Share Texas, the state's project intended to get teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms and their professional development.
The three-day event, running March 8-10 at the AT&T Conference Center, will serve as a prelude to the main festival week, which kicks off with SXSW Interactive on March 11. The Texas Tribune has been announced as the event's first media partner.
Registration is open now at $300. However, as with all SX events, there's an early bird rate of $175 valid through Nov. 12, and the rate rises to $200 through Jan. 14, and $250 through Feb. 11.
Full press release below:
SXSWedu is proud to host, as its inaugural event, an educational conference celebrating Texas' new K-12 education portal, Project Share. The conference, Project Share: Learning Knows No Boundaries, will be held March 8-10, 2011, at the ATT Conference Center in Austin, Texas.
Project Share is a Texas Education Agency initiative that supports the development and delivery of high quality professional development for Texas educators in an interactive and engaging online learning environment. More than 150,000 Texas educators have already been provided access to Project Share's online community, and the number of participating Texas educators continues to grow. In addition to professional development opportunities, Project Share provides Texas teachers support, collaboration, and resources from across the state.
SXSWedu supports innovation in learning via 21st Century content delivery and best practices for education professionals. Its inaugural conference will bring together innovative Texas educators utilizing Project Share to collaborate, share resources and showcase accomplishments.
Facilitated by SXSW, the Texas Education Agency will disseminate information about the conference to its Project Share members. Online registration and session proposals for review by the TEA can be submitted online at www.sxswedu.com.
The Texas Tribune, the leading online source for non-partisan coverage of public policy in Texas, is proud to be a media partner of SXSWedu.