Mad South by Southwest: WW Joins National Leaders for Education Innovation, Discussion
It’s been nearly 30 years since South by Southwest (SXSW) launched what would become a national festival of innovation in music, film, technology, and culture. Since its 2011 inception, SXSWedu has become, as its own site says, “an event that celebrates educators as rock stars.”
SXSWEdu is now known as the place to best understand the intersection of education, technology, innovation, and leadership. From sessions to interactive workshops, learning experiences to relationship development, SXSWEdu is a hotbed of collaboration, creativity, and social change in education. It’s an ideal venue for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s work in identifying and preparing tomorrow’s leaders in education.
WW will be well represented at this year’s SXSWEdu Conference and Festival (March 9–13) in Austin, TX; with five leaders and staff (including four members of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board of Trustees presenting at this year’s event:
Monday, March 9:
- WW Trustees Deborah Quazzo and Jessie Woolley-Wilson will be a part of a panel discussion on Women Disruptors 2.0.
Tuesday, March 10:
- WW Trustee Matthew Pittinsky will highlight a panel on Socializing Credential Innovation.
- Trustee Jessie Woolley-Wilson will speak on a second panel, this one focused on EdTech for Educational Inclusion.
- Patrick Riccards, Foundation director of media relations and strategy, will talk about parental engagement at Forget Leaning In, We Need to Dadprove.
Wednesday, March 11: