SXSWedu Panels Open for Voting

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SXSWedu Panels Open for Voting

A gourmet buffet of edtech choices

By Betsy Corcoran (Columnist)     Aug 19, 2013

SXSWedu Panels Open for Voting

It's becoming a back-to-school tradition: Even as students are heading back to school, the SXSWedu conference opens up its "voting" on the panels that will be featured at its annual confab in March. Check it out here.

By way of background: SXSWedu is a crazy quilt of education, technology and entrepreneurship that happens in Austin in March. (Here's our write up on the gathering this past March.) Yep, EdSurge is biased: This year, we had a blast running a room devoted to Maker activities and helping out with the business plan pitching competition. (We're brewing more plans for next year--stay tuned!)

In the meantime, 708 presentations have been proposed for SXSWedu. (The other SXSW conferences also have a mountain of panels open for your perusal and bidding--more than 4,000 all together.) Below are some of our favorites. (In many of these cases, we're happily moderating the conversations.) You must sign into the SXSW site to see these.

Share your picks either here (in feedback) on our our Facebook page. Voting closes Sept. 6. See ya in Austin!

Free? Really? How educators can avoid edtech traps

  • Tyler Bosmeny, Clever
  • Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge
  • Mick Hewitt, MasteryConnect
  • Chris Liang-Vergara, FirstLine Schools

When Does 'EdTech' Just Become Education?

  • Idit Harel Caperton, World Wide Workshop
  • Jaime Casap, Google
  • Audrey Watters, Hack Education
  • Tony Wan, EdSurge

Personalized Learning -- One Way Isn't Best For All

  • Preston Smith, Rocketship Education
  • Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge
  • Stig Leschly, Match Education
  • Diane Tavenner, Summit Public Schools

Women: Disruptors of Education

  • Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Dreambox Learning
  • Deborah Quazzo, GSV Advisors LLC
  • Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge
  • Lynda Weinman,

'Leaning In' To Build an Edtech Ecosystem

  • Katrina Stevens, Tuscany Group LLC & EdSurge
  • Heather Gilchrist, Socratic Labs
  • Katie Palenscar, Unbound Concepts
  • Erica Gruen, Quantum Media

Women Using Technology To Impact the Classroom

  • Lynda Weinman,
  • Esther Wojcicki, Palo Alto High School
  • Susan Metros, University of Southern California
  • Mary Jo Madda, EdSurge
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