The Aspen Institute is Heading to SXSW

March 6, 2015

South by Southwest kicks off next week in Austin, Texas, and the Aspen Institute will be there to be part of the festivities. Are you attending SXSW? Read below about the two events we will be hosting there and be sure to check us out!

Aspen Institute SXSWedu Summit2015

March 10, 2015

9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Hosted by the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, the SXSWedu Summit event “Designing Principles for a Trusted Environment” will highlight the issues in designing trusted learning environments and discuss how to successfully form such environments for stakeholders, including government, parents, students, educators, and businesses. Speakers will include Brendon Lynch, chief privacy officer at Microsoft; John Bailey, vice president of policy and executive director of Digital Learning Now, Foundation for Excellence in Education; Aimee Guidera, founder and executive director of Data Quality Campaign; and more.

The event will be open to anyone with a SXSWedu badge and complimentary lunch will be served. Learn more about the event and read the accompanying report from the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet.

Tech + Youth Sports = Universal Access

March 14, 2015

9:30 am to 10:30 am

As part of the 2015 SXSports programming, the Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program will host the session “Tech + Youth Sports = Universal Access” to discuss how technology can help fix a broken youth sports system. Too often technology is blamed for the decreasing participation in youth sports, but if used in the right way, technology can actually play a pivotal role in breaking down the barriers to sports and making sure all children have the opportunity to participate in today’s sports system.

This event, which will be held in the San Jacinto Room at the Four Seasons, will be open to anyone with a 2015 SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold or Platinum badge. Learn more about the event on the Project Play website.