Key leaders in Austin will be meeting this week as part of SXSWedu to develop strategies for expanding Austin’s role as a national leader in ed tech innovation.
SXSWedu kicks off Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Hilton Downtown in Austin, Texas with keynotes by actor and director LeVar Burton, Pearson's Chief Executive Marjorie Scardino, and United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. SXSW Interactive begins March 9-13, 2012 in downtown Austin with keynotes from comedian Baratunde Thurston, anthropologist Amber Case, visionary Ray Kurzweil with writer Lev Grossman, and Code for America Executive Director Jennifer Pahlka.
SXSWedu® Conference today announced the finalists for the inaugural LAUNCHedu competition, a program that allows entrepreneurs to pitch their educational business concepts and educational products to a judging panel of venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs and education practitioners.
"We are excited to have Arne Duncan give a keynote at SXSWedu 2012. His work as the U.S. Secretary of Education, striving for improvements in the quality of learning in America, has a huge impact on the future of education."