SXSWedu Information

Edu volunteers holding our RFID scanner tablets

SXSWedu has seen significant growth since its inception in 2011. Volunteers are a big part of the success and operations of our event. We're looking for volunteers who are eager to participate and work alongside some of educations top leaders and innovators.

SXSWedu takes place March 7-10, 2016. SXSWedu and SXSW are two separate events, but follow the same rules and processes to volunteer. It's easy to earn a SXSWedu Badge*! Check out the perks page for more information. Returning volunteers can also work some of their hours on an All-Conference Crew towards their SXSW perk.

All volunteers, including those who choose to earn a SXSWedu Badge, will attend the All-Conference pre-event meetings. There is not an additional orientation for SXSWedu.

Crew sign-ups will be held at the SXSW Volunteer Calls on January 24, February 6, and February 13, 2016, or via email for Out of Town Volunteers. SXSWedu shifts will fill fast, so it is suggested that local volunteers attend the first call.

*Volunteers who choose to earn a SXSWedu Badge MUST work a minimum of half their hours during SXSWedu. All other required hours may be worked during SXSW. Volunteers wishing to earn both a SXSWedu Badge and a SXSW perk, must earn the required hours independently of each other. Contact a volunteer coordinator for assistance.

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