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SXSW EDU Previews 2023 Lineup; Focal points are diversity, equity, student agency

SXSW EDU has released a preview of the lineup for its 2023 event, scheduled for March 6-9, 2023 in Austin.

The annual festival and conference announced 187 sessions and events, selected by the PanelPicker voting process, addressing issues considered the most pressing in education, the organization said in a press release. More than 1,200 suggestions were submitted for SXSW EDU sessions.

“The first round of selections was chosen for their unique approach to the ever-evolving 11 program tracks offered at the conference…and highlights an increase in content supporting Indigenous voices, student advocacy, gamification, teacher engagement and more,” said SXSW EDU . “We see this reflected in the tracks, with most of the sessions taking place in Practice & Pedagogy and Equity & Justice, closely followed by Work Reimagined, Community Initiatives and Arts & Storytelling. These overarching themes will be explored in a variety of formats from podcast talks and speaker-led networking events to short one-on-one presentations and in-depth workshops.

Tracks for SXSW EDU 2023

  • Accessibility and Inclusion: Exploring initiatives and programs that focus on special education, learning differences, and disabilities throughout the learning lifecycle, including instructional strategies, assistive technologies, universal design, and more
  • Arts & Storytelling: Exploring arts-based pedagogy and creative practices, including performing and visual arts, arts integration and the intersection of STEM and STEAM, and narrative and world-building approaches to teaching and learning
  • Community Initiatives: Programs and projects focused on strengthening and connecting communities inside and outside the classroom by highlighting partnerships and works organized by community spaces and groups, including libraries, museums, makerspaces, community centers, after-school and summer programs and more
  • Emerging Tech: Exploring the development and implementation in education technology, including virtual tools, artificial intelligence, XR, blockchain data interoperability, and issues surrounding equitable access to technology and forward-thinking solutions
  • Equality and Equity: Working to advance equality, equity, access, diversity and inclusion in education and beyond, including social and economic disparities, culturally responsive teaching, anti-racism practice, LGBTQ+ issues, restorative justice and more to promote equitable opportunities and outcomes ensure for everyone
  • Global Initiatives: Programs and initiatives exploring the importance of global collaboration in education and beyond, including international approaches to teaching and business ventures, language acquisition and ESL/ELL instruction, cross-border program implementation, global partnerships, cross-cultural initiatives and more
  • Health & Wellbeing: Promoting social, emotional learning and whole-child education, including initiatives addressing mental and physical wellbeing, trauma-related practices and health education, with a focus on mental health and overall wellbeing initiatives for educators, students and families
  • Policy and Civic Engagement: Addressing educational policy issues in local, regional, national, and international governance, including funding assessment standards, use of student data and privacy, school safety and digital policies, and economic development, advocacy and activism, and government partnerships
  • Practice & Pedagogy: Content that focuses on teaching and pedagogy across the learning lifecycle, with an emphasis on solution-based strategies, innovative teaching, and institutional transformation, with topics such as teaching best practices for all levels of education and evolving curricula, leadership practices, and breakthrough insights
  • Startups & Investment: Content focused on the education business with a focus on entrepreneurship and startups, with topics such as investing and financing, marketing and branding strategies, corporate initiatives and partnerships, market trends and analysis, and business adaptability
  • Rethinking Work: Programs and new approaches to upskilling, work-based learning and talent development, including revitalization and training of the workforce and career transitions, as well as initiatives for older learners and non-traditional students

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