Skip to main content

See CAST at SXSW EDU 2020!


Monday, March 9 – Thursday, March 12, 2020

Please Note: This is not a CAST-hosted event. Registration through SXSW EDU is required.

Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX

The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival features four days of compelling content for education professionals looking to connect, collaborate, create, and change how we teach and learn.


The South by Southwest Education Conference & Festival is an annual event that fosters innovation in learning.

The SXSW EDU (pronounced South by Southwest E-D-U) community is optimistic, forward-thinking, and purpose-driven with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning. The four-day event offers compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, future-focused competitions, an expo, networking opportunities, and so much more. Through opportunities for collaboration, creativity, and engagement, SXSW EDU empowers its global community to connect, discover, and impact.

If you'll be in Austin for the event, stop by one of our sessions and say hello! Or follow along on social media using the #SXSWEDU hashtag.

  • Journey Mapping Ed UX Research & Design
    Wednesday, March 11, 2:30 – 4:00 pm CT
    Presenters: Kim Ducharme, Patricia Ganley, & Bill Wilmot
    Learn how journey mapping—a powerful storytelling and visualization instrument—can be adapted to help learning design teams better understand educational experiences and needs, and give agency and voice to participants in the process. Watch CAST’s design, professional learning and R&D team apply journey mapping to empower all educators and diverse learners to share their stories and collaborate on UDL-aligned education research, design, and development. Then, roll up your sleeves and try it out.
  • Co-Designing a UDL STEM Career Exploration Toolkit
    Wednesday, March 11, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CT
    Presenters: Hunter Churchill, Linda Gerstle, Karen Hannigan Machado, Megan Michaud
    How do we entice students, including those from populations and backgrounds under-represented in STEM, to consider and pursue careers in newly emerging STEM industries where there is not yet an established academic or career path? We will look at how a team representing students, academia, industry, and an education non-profit are tackling this challenge in the emerging field of biofabrication (tissue and organ manufacturing) through a co-design process where student voice is central.