SXSWedu and EdTechXEurope Partnership Extends for Third Year

Mar 03, 2016, 04:00 ET from EdTechXGlobal

LONDON, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Leading EdTech event brands join forces to help drive global innovation and investment in the sector 

EdTechXEurope, Europe's leading education technology-focused conference platform, has extended its partnership with SXSWedu®, the US' most energetic and innovative education sector event, for the third consecutive year. The collaboration will see the newly rebranded EdTechXEurope summit providing European expertise and showcasing European EdTech All Stars companies during the Industry Hub programme track as part of SXSWedu in Austin, Texas. Reciprocally, SXSWedu Executive Producer Ron Reed and a selection of US education influencers will attend the EdTechXEurope London event on 15-16th June 2016.

With the support of partners such as SXSWedu, leading event brand EdTechXGlobal will invite 2000+ thought leaders to EdTechXEurope in London on 15 - 16th June 2016 and EdTechXAsia summit and expo in Singapore on 8 - 9 November 2016.  The launch of the 2016 EdTechXEurope and EdTechXAsia event series, along with the plans to partner with SXSWedu for a third year, demonstrates the importance of bridging the gap between markets and driving innovation within the global EdTech ecosystem.

This year, EdTechXGlobal will bring an international perspective to SXSWedu's new Industry Hub programme, which focuses on the conversations at the intersection of education and business. EdTechXGlobal co-founders, Charles McIntyre and Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet will offer an Industry Talk presenting '5 Transformation Trends in Education & 3 European EdTech All Stars Disrupting Learning'. This 30 minute session will showcase European EdTech trends and investment opportunities in addition to case studies of innovation highlighting the European EdTech All Stars delegation joining EdTechXGlobal at SXSWedu.

EdTechXGlobal organisers will also host the Global EdTech Business Meet Up, which will be an hour long afternoon mixer event offering exclusive industry perspectives directly from CEOs and founders of three successful European start-ups. The afternoon mixer will include networking opportunities with European start-ups: augmented reality app Blippar from the United Kingdom, social learning network Brainly from Poland and video based, cognitive language learning platform, Papagei from Germany.

Similarly, SXSWedu's Startup Showcase, a networking event that spotlights education start-ups, will highlight another innovative European EdTech startup joining EdTechXGlobal in Austin - myBlee, an interactive iPad math app from France. The networking reception will provide participants with the opportunity to connect one-on-one with attendees, demo their products and receive valuable, real-time feedback in a fun and casual atmosphere.

EdTechXGlobal's Industry Hub Exhibition Space will also allow delegates to meet the European EdTech All Stars, as well as EdTechXGlobal organisers throughout the three-day Industry Hub programme.

Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, co-founder of EdtechXGlobal said, "This long standing strategic partnership between SXSWedu and EdTechXGlobal is underpinned by a shared vision: Connecting the makers, innovators and leaders of the Education Industry globally and amplify the positive impact of technology on Education and Learning. We are delighted to contribute our international perspective at their event and we look forward to welcoming the SXSWedu community to ours."

Ron Reed, Executive Producer of SXSWedu, added: "It is with great pleasure that we continue our collaboration with EdTechXEurope. This dynamic partnership enables us to showcase the benefits of international dialog and collaboration to the entire EdTech ecosystem. Through our continued affiliation, SXSWedu and EdTechXEurope look forward to delivering valuable insights from a wide range of great European and U.S. industry leaders to enrich EdTech business, partnership and investment opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic."  

SXSWedu will take place from 7th - 10th March 2016 in Austin, Texas. EdTechXEurope will be held at Kings Place in London, UK on 15th -16th June 2016.

About EdTechXGlobal: 

EdTechXGlobal connects the global EdTech community though insight, investment and annual thought leadership event series, EdTechXEurope in London and EdTechXAsia in Singapore. The EdTechXGlobal summits bring together executive level investors, innovators, and industry influencers from worldwide education technology companies. Through extensive networking opportunities, the conferences in London and Singapore also aim to connect leading foundations, higher-education institutions, policy makers, and thought leaders from the industry as well.

Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope 2016 is scheduled to take place at Kings Place in London, UK on 15-16 June, hosting 800+ global attendees and over 150 global speakers, in partnership with leading education events SXSWedu and WISE. The inaugural EdTechXAsia conference will invite 1200+ global thought leaders from the Asia region and the international EdTech industry for a two day summit and expo event.

For more information and to reserve your place, visit:

Twitter: @edtecheurope /@edtechxasia / LinkedIn

About SXSWedu: 

The SXSWedu Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. The four-day event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, interactive workshops, hands on learning experiences, film screenings, early stage start-ups and a host of networking opportunities. By providing a platform for collaboration, SXSWedu works to promote creativity and social change.

SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest family of conferences and festivals that includes SXSW Music, Film and Interactive; SXSW Eco and SXSW V2V. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for the creative arts, SXSWedu extends SXSW's support for the art of engagement beyond musicians, filmmakers and new media innovators to include society's true rock stars: educators.

Join the passionate and innovative community at SXSWedu, March 7-10, 2016 in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit

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