Before I get flack for the headline, I must confirm that I’m an Okie (born and raised), so I still reserve the right to use an occasional “howdy” or “y’all” periodically…as in when I’ve just landed in Austin for SXSW Interactive!
Saturday is Discovery Communications’ big day – with a panel, Animal Planet’s Cats Live Here! party with friends from the CatVidFest & our own Jackson Galaxy and The Captains’ Concert at the iconic Stubb’s. While there’s much to do before then (like test an exclusive, cringeworthy preview Deadliest Catch fans will get of the upcoming season during tomorrow’s Twitter for Tough Guys panel), I can’t help but look forward to everything else that comes with SXSW: insightful panels and keynotes, meaningful opportunities to catch up with business partners, great people watching, and food and music to die for.
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SXSW has launched its PanelPicker for the 2013 SXSWedu conference taking place March 4-7 in Austin, TX. Discovery Education is thrilled to have four panels and presentations in the running for the conference.
With topics such as Media Companies and Emerging Technology in School and The 21st Century Textbook, Discovery Education’s proposed panels and presentations reflect the team’s forward-looking strategy in the educational technology space. Check out the panels below and click to vote if you want to see us in Austin – voting ends on October 5th, so cast your votes soon!
- The 21st Century Textbook (with Discovery Education’s Scott Kinney and Mooresville Intermediate’s Susan Menkel)
- Using Online Resources to Engage Health Education (with Discovery Education’s Mary Rollins, Edelman’s Kate Zimmer, and Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s Lisa Gable)
- Storytelling for the YouTube Generation (with Discovery Education’s Steve Dembo)
- Media Companies and Emerging Technology in School (with Discovery Education’s Scott Kinney and Bill Goodwyn)
Starting this week, tens of thousands will descend on Austin, Texas for SXSW 2012. Among those from the Discovery family attending are Josh Clark & Chuck Bryant from the popular Stuff You Should Know podcast and blog on HowStuffWorks.com.
On Sunday, March 11, at 3:30pm, Josh & Chuck will return to the Driskill Hotel to record the latest installment of their SYSK podcast. If you’re at SXSW Interactive, mark your calendar to join us on one of the rare occasions that they’re joined by a live audience. The following day, March 12, join Science and Josh & Chuck, as well as The Daily Show‘s John Hodgman, Eugene Mirman, Lucy Wainwright Roche and others, for the Stuff You Should Know Variety Show at Fado’s beginning at 5pm (including a sneak peek at their pilot for Science). There will be free drinks for the first 100 and lots of “stuff” you don’t want to miss.
Today, SXSW launched their PanelPicker voting for the second annual SXSWedu taking place March 6-8, 2012 in Austin, TX. A new component to the longstanding SXSW Interactive Festival, SXSWedu focuses on innovations in learning, bringing together a wide variety of education and business professionals who share an interest in 21st Century teaching and learning techniques.
Discovery Education is hoping to take part in this year’s conference and they need your help. Choosing speakers for SXSWedu is a joint effort between the SXSWedu Advisory Board (40%), SXSWedu staff (30%) and the public (30%)…that’s where you come in.
Visit the links below to learn more about Discovery Education’s proposed panels and cast your votes today!
- Going Digital: Next Chapter in Teaching/Learning
- The Three C’s of Student Success
- Unbound! The MediaMorphed Flat Future of Techbooks
Voting closes on October 28, so be sure to cast your votes soon! And, for more information about Discovery Education, please visit discoveryeducation.com.