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SXSWedu Announces More Speakers and More Sessions For SXSWedu 2018

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Talithia Williams, Mark Cousino and Hakim Bellamy added to SXSWedu 2018 speaker line up (photo: SXSWedu)

Mark Cousino, Hakim Bellamy and Talithia Williams Announced As Speakers For SXSWedu 2018. 50 More Sessions Added.

SXSWedu continues to grow. Over the last six years the shoulder edtech festival to SXSW has grown exponentially year after year. This year they’re outdoing themselves again.

The SXSWedu team just announced three great new keynote speakers and fifty more sessions from the SXSWedu panel picker.  This new wave of speakers and sessions further establishes SXSWedu as a premiere event for K-20 and not just K-12 or higher ed. SXSWedu is an all inclusive event for anyone with an interest in learning from pre-k to enterprise.

E-Learning and Corporate Education

Mark Cousino is the Director of Learning Design and Technology at the Boeing Company. In a large corporation like Boeing, e-learning and education comes at all levels. From industrial skills development to fostering leadership training Cousino oversees all aspects of learning at the nation’s largest aviation manufacturing company.

Cousino, is responsible for the global design and development of all new learning programs for the enterprise to include leadership, professional development, functional learning, industrial skills development, and knowledge management. His team is also responsible for the enterprise architecture of all learning technologies, digital strategies, and content curation.

Cousino will be joined on stage by Anant Agarwal, the CEO of edX an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT.

Poetry, Arts and Stories

Hakim Bellamy – The inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, NM (2012-2014), Hakim Bellamy is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion, and holds three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico. His poetry has been published in the Albuquerque Convention Center, on the outside of a library, in inner-city buses and in numerous anthologies across the globe. Hakim will be joining previously announced featured speaker Mario Rossero as part of the session National Arts Networks and Stories of Impact.


Making STEM Cool, Higher Ed

Talithia Williams is the Harvey Mudd College Associate Dean For Research & Experiential Learning and Associate Professor of Mathematics. She’s on a mission to make STEM less nerdy and much cooler. She’s “rebranding the field of mathematics as anything but dry, technical or male-dominated but instead a logical, productive career path that is crucial to the future of the country.”

In addition to these three new speakers SXSWedu added these 50 sessions from the SXSWedu Panel Picker:


Creating Book-Based Maker Learning Opportunities (Workshop)
Microfilm and stills: art with a webcam microscope (Hands On)
Slam Poetry + Standup Comedy = Engaged Learning (Workshop)


Getting to the Bottom of the Double Bottom Line (Talk (Industry))

Cognitive Process

5 Elements of Effective Thinking (Future20)
Educating Teachers: Closing the Digital Skills Gap (Future20)
What If? Unleashing Possibility Thinking In K12 (Future20)


Democratizing Data for Student Attainment (Future20)
EdTech & Data Privacy: The Case for Transparency (Panel)
Get Your Hands on a Ton of Federal Education Data (Workshop)
Student Predictions, Student Protections (Future20)


College Prepping For The Workplace—The New Deal (Workshop)
Employability and the High School Experience (Future20)


0 to 60 – NYC Lessons in Scaling Community Schools (Case Study)
A Seat at the Table: Creating Inclusive Spaces (Workshop)
Closing the Digital Gap in Urban Districts (Panel)
Designing Education Policies for Humans (Workshop)
Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Panel)
Engaging Parent Communities: A Blueprint (Case Study)
Fellowships are the Next Big Youth Extracurricular (Future20)
Future Learning: AI’s Impact on Tomorrow’s Worker (Summit)
How Do We Get (and Keep) More Girls in STEM? (Future20)
Racial Equity & Restorative Practices in Schools (Workshop)
Restorative Mediation to Boost Understanding (Future20)


Beating Those ‘Mon. Morning Social Media Blues’ (Workshop)
Designing Lessons: Tips from Improv & Engineering (Workshop)
How AI is Shaping the Future of Higher Education (Future20)
How to Scale K12 Innovations Across Borders? (Talk (Industry))
The Keys to Transformation (Future20)
Think Globally, Act Locally! Discover & Implement (Workshop)
Toy Hacking, Robotics for the Rest of Us (Workshop)
What Makes a Teacher Community Excel? (Future20)
Who’s Got the Remote? Makin’ Learner Agency Real (Workshop)


Design Thinking, Social Good & Breaking Higher Ed (Case Study)
Empathy Machines: Global Education via “Portals” (Case Study)
Empowering Student Creators through Public Media (Panel)
Genes in Space STEM Challenge (Talk (Learning Expo))
Is Your Curriculum Digital Enough? (Future20)
Push: First-year Students as Agents of Change (Future20)
Reimagining Calculus Teaching and Learning (Workshop)
Rigorous Whimsy: Understanding Through Creativity (Workshop)
StudioLab: Transmedia Knowledge Pedagogy (Future20)
Teaching with Play & Pretend: Using LARP in School (Hands On)

Language Learning

Enhancing immigrant family engagement through tech (Future20)
Teaching the First Majority-Minority Generation (Panel)


Education from Cradle to Grave in Finland (Future20)
Growing an Engaged Education Innovation Community (Workshop)
Innovating at Scale: Nationwide E-Learning Leaders (Panel)
Where does AI leave teachers? Case: Finland (Future20)

Learning Spaces

Ambient Intelligence for the Connected Campus (Talk (Higher Ed))
LIVE FROM THE QUAD: Higher Ed & Live-Streaming (Panel)
Building the Social Emotional Learning Network (Panel)


Choosing Love After Sandy Hook with SEL (Future20)
Put the “A” back in Tech: Teach (Future20)
Selfies, Sexts & Self-Esteem: Girls & Social Media (Future20)

Special Needs

High Expectations & Shared Responsibility for All (Future20)


Guide to Quick-and-Easy VR Storytelling Recipes (Workshop)