Nikki Jones

Achieve More at SXSWedu This Year!

Blog Post created by Nikki Jones Employee on Feb 27, 2018

The Macmillan Learning team can't wait to head to Austin for #SXSWedu. We hope to meet and learn more about you while we're there!


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 just as cutting-edge and enlightening. The education portion of the 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:


Startup Spotlight

Tuesday, March 6th, 6-8pm

Hilton Austin, 4th Floor Prefunction


We’re hosting the SXSWedu Startup Spotlight this year. This networking event works to showcase 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.


#AchieveMore Party hosted by Macmillan Learning

Tuesday, March 6th, 7:30-11pm

Speakeasy, 412 Congress Avenue


Keep your SXSWedu momentum going with the Macmillan Learning team at the Speakeasy on Congress Avenue, just a few blocks from the Convention Center. Join us for live music (featuring all-female band, Tonic808!), bowling, pool tables, free food, and amazing downtown views from the rooftop bar. And don’t forget about the photo booth...bragging rights to the individual with the most creative photos at the party! Our first 100 guests will receive complimentary drink tickets. Door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. RSVP here.


Disrupting the Walled Garden panel

Wednesday, March 7th, 2-2:30pm

Hilton Austin, Salon G


Have you ever felt constrained in your role as an educator? How about that same feeling as an executive at a publishing company or founder of an edtech startup? Our speakers represent three distinct perspectives in the education community and will guide the audience through a discussion designed to uncover threads of understanding between actors in the education ecosystem. Participants will receive actionable insights and practical takeaways on how to best serve teachers and learners in a dynamic and ever-changing landscape.



SXSW Job Market

Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11th:

Palmer Events Center, Exhibit Hall 2, Booth #316


You can find us at stand #316 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!