How SXSW EDU Lives On, Online

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Last year’s cancellation of SXSW EDU in March was the first shocking wake-up call to the madness of the pandemic. This year’s virtual event (March 9-11) with keynote Oprah Winfrey will be a bellwether for what in-person industry powwows may look like in the future. In this episode of EdTech Today, SXSW EDU executive producers Ron Reed and Greg Rosenbaum detail their pivots this past year and share valuable insights for any ed exec who creates, exhibits, or attends edtech events. Fingers crossed!

With SXSW EDU Online just around the corner, the full keynote lineup has been revealed for the digital event taking place March 9-11, 2021.

Keynotes begin at 9:30a.m. CT on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at

Keynote sessions convene the SXSW EDU Online community each morning, bringing together powerful voices for discourse on a topic impacting education. This year, the keynote lineup spotlights incredibly timely and important discussions for all education stakeholders.

Commencing SXSW EDU Online, as previously announcedOprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry will lead the opening keynote discussion on the impact of childhood trauma on who we become, the decisions we make, and how healing must start with one question ‘what happened to you?’ Ms. Winfrey and Dr. Perry have co-authored a book on the topic, What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, which will be released in April.

Newly announced, Kimberly Bryant, Founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE and Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code will be in conversation for Wednesday’s keynote discussion on the gender gap in computing and programming, especially in underrepresented groups.

On the final day of SXSW EDU Online programming, author Nic Stone and Brittany Hogan, Director of Educational Equity and Diversity at Rockwood School District, will give their individual and collective thoughts and ideas about how diverse literature can change the hearts and minds of students in the keynote, Empathy in Equity: Author and Educator. Join the keynote speakers directly after their session for a live Q&A you won’t want to miss.

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