SXSW holds its fame for the collaboration of film, interactive media, and music festivals. Every year in mid-March Austin, Texas floods with individuals seeking to be a part of the festival. Rather than settle for the world of pop culture, SXSW expanded into the education world in 2011 with the hopes of, “supporting the community’s desire to connect, collaborate, and impact the future of education” (sxswedu.com) and it is safe to say they hit the nail on the head.
H2O for Life joined for SXSW EDU 2019 as first time attendees and did not walk away disappointed, rather, quite the opposite. During the conference, H2O for Life participated in the interactive exhibit. Throughout our time at the conference we engaged in conversations about the future of education and exchanged exciting new academic trends and ways to engage student learners. H2O for Life received a warm reception from many administrators, teachers, and students as we highlighted the various academic service projects they can bring back to their schools. Returning to Minnesota we are excited to continue to collaborate and network with all of the incredible individuals we met in Austin.
Thank you to SXSW for hosting a wonderful event and for all that came by the H2O for Life booth at the conference. Give Water, Give Life!