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SXSWedu and Ed Tech's Coming of Age - Ahead of the Heard
When you're at SXSWedu, it feels like the entire $550B us education sector is looking to disrupt itself, in actuality, it's a tribe of like-minded professionals affecting a small fraction of students scattered across the country. Soon, however, many of the innovative ideas that emerge from Austin will become commonplace as prices drop, minds open, and policies are retooled. The value of SXSWedu is that this tribe of forward thinkers can come together to speak its native language, tackle critical issues like student data privacy, and exchange ideas in an environment free from the gravity of the traditional school models.