Fire Up the BBQ—We’re Headed to SXSWedu and SXSW Interactive
The Weather Channel may be reaching the end of the alphabet, but it doesn’t seem to have slowed down the number of winter storms that keep making their way to Wisconsin. So it will be a nice change of pace to escape back to Austin next week, this time for SXSWedu and SXSW Interactive.
SXSWedu is one of the many conferences held under the South by Southwest (SXSW) banner that gather a variety of stakeholders in a particular industry who share an interest in 21st century innovation and best practices. For SXSWedu, education professionals such as teachers, administrators and professors, join business, industry and policy leaders to explore their common interest in modernizing teaching and learning.
This year’s keynote speaker is Microsoft founder, Bill Gates. As co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he and his wife Melinda shape and approve grant-making strategies, advocate for the foundation’s issues, and help set the overall direction of the organization.
Other distinguished session speakers include Jaime Casap, senior education evangelist at Google, Sara DeWitt, vice-president of PBS KIDS Interactive, and Jim Shelton, U.S. Department of Education assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement.
In addition to SXSWedu, CB&A will be attending SXSW Interactive, which fosters cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. The five-day event features presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, networking events hosted by industry leaders, and a line-up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas.
Let us know if you will be traveling to either event; we would love to connect for some Texas BBQ. And if you’re not, be sure to follow #SXSWedu and #SXSWi, as well as CB&A on Twitter, for live updates from the conferences next week.
Click here to see all of the fun we had in Austin last year.