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4 Must-Attend SXSWedu Events Hosted by Macmillan Learning

Blog Post created by Nikki Jones Employee on Feb 26, 2017

It’s the final countdown until SXSWedu! We’re putting all the final touches on our jammed-packed schedule—and can’t wait to see you at the conference in March.  

For those who may not be familiar, the SXSWedu Conference & Festival is a part of the world-renowned SXSW family of conferences and festivals held annually in Austin, TX. SXSW is known for its cutting-edge innovation in the interactive, film, and music industries—and SXSWedu is no different. This education conference was created to foster “innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education.”

We’re eager to continue to lend our expertise and developments with a forward-thinking community that’s as passionate about the progress of education as we are. We have some must-see events you’ll want to check out. Here’s where you can find us throughout the conference:

Design Your Own Learning App (in Just 2 Hours!)

Monday, March 6
1:30PM - 3:30PM
JW Marriott - Room 203-204

Have you ever wanted to create and design a learning app catered to your specifications? In this one-of-a-kind event, participants will engage in a learner-centered design process to conceptualize, design, and test their own learning app.

Our presenters—who are experienced, credentialed learning designers—will take participants through a six-step design process that incorporates the following:  

  • Learning problem exploration and analysis
  • Learning sciences consultation
  • Prototyping
  • User testing

This process is based on user-centered design and design-based research methods. Participants will leave this lecture with a deeper understanding of learning design and will be able to adopt or adapt the design model for use in their own settings. Add this session to your schedule today!

SXSWedu Startup Showcase

Tuesday, March 7
6:00PM - 8:00PM
JW Marriott - 3rd Floor Prefunction

We’re hosting the SXSWedu Startup Showcase this year. This networking event works to spotlight the education startups participating at the conference. The cocktail-style reception will provide attendees the opportunity to demo products and offer valuable, real-time feedback in a fun and casual atmosphere.

#TAPSXSWEDU 5th Annual Ed Tech Cocktail Party

Contact us for details

We're especially excited about our #TAPSXSWEDU Ed Tech cocktail party on Tuesday night! This is our fifth annual Ed Tech happy hour that will tap into the innovative spirit of SXSWedu. Edtech startups, entrepreneurs, and business investors will all get together to enjoy food, drink, music, and conversation.

This is an exclusive, invite-only event, so if you’d like to learn more, please contact us directly for details.

SXSW Job Market Exhibitor

Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1, Stand #418

You can find us at stand #418 at the Job Market on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be more than happy to share information on careers at Macmillan Learning, as well as details on the recruiting process and the education industry.

We’re looking forward to connecting with you at SXSWedu! If you have any questions between now and then, feel free to send us a note.

See you in Austin!  

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About Macmillan Learning:

Macmillan Learning's legacy of excellence in education informs our approach to developing world-class content with pioneering and interactive teaching tools. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Our commitment to teaching and discovery upholds our mission to improve lives through learning. Learn more by visiting our website.

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