SXSWedu Announces US Secretary of Education as Keynote

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It was announced today that Arne Duncan will keynote the second annual SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. Duncan was confirmed as Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama in January 2009.

SXSWedu, taking place March 6-8, 2012 is part of the annual SXSW festival that supports 21st century innovation and best practices. Education leaders and companies from around the country will attend keynote and interactive sessions which were selected through a public PanelPicker. Session topics will range from early childhood to college and career readiness, and will include assessment, emerging trends, digital content, gaming and learning, higher ed, open education resources, research and evaluation, and statewide portals, including Texas’ Project Share.

SXSWedu 2012 promises to be as innovative and interactive as last year’s conference with exciting additions such as LAUNCHedu, Meet Ups and Content Colloborative. More information can be found here.

SXSWedu says “We are excited to have Arne Duncan give a keynote at SXSWedu 2012. His work as the U.S. Secretary of Education, striving for improvements in the quality of learning in America, has a huge impact on the future of education. Learn more about Duncan at the event in March, and be sure to register to attend SXSWedu before the discount deadline this Friday!”.

Here’s what we had to say about last year’s inaugural conference.