The South by Southwest EDU Conference & Festival is set to feature a diverse array of talent on its 2024 Podcast Stage, spotlighting the growing power of podcasts in engaging education, society, and culture.
The 2024 festival will host 14 podcast sessions covering a wide range of topics from early childhood to leadership, featuring both new and returning presenters. SXSW EDU takes place March 4-7, before the full SXSW conference and festival. Groups such as Vox Media will also use the festival as an opportunity to discuss their journeys into podcasting.
This year’s attendees can look forward to the live debut of The Amendment with The 19th News’ Errin Haines and the launch of The Cusp: A Work Shift Podcast by Paul Fain. Other highlights include sessions with comedian Sarah Rose Siskind, musicians Rapsody and Jackie Venson, and authors Jacqueline Woodson and Bettina Love.
Keynote speaker Sarah Rose Siskind will delve into the role of humor in STEM education, demonstrating how comedy can enhance the understanding and retention of complex ideas. Additional Featured Sessions will explore the influence of music and personal narratives in education, with discussions on the legacy of Austin City Limits, leadership journeys, and the integration of music in classrooms.
SXSW EDU Senior Director Greg Rosenbaum said, “The podcast stage has quickly become an important staple of SXSW EDU, and we are thrilled to further establish its role as a go-to space for creatively engaging audiences and spotlighting the range of conversations impacting education.”