ACC is proud to have a significant presence at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) and SXSWedu conferences this year. 

The college hosts five official SXSW panel discussions to highlight its growing partnership with the Army Futures Command Software Factory and its work with top tech companies like VMware, Tesla, and Apple. ACC Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes will join one of these SXSW discussions on ‘Forging the Future of Public-Private Partnerships’ alongside fellow panelists from Google and Army Futures Command. Learn more about these events here.

ACC’s Radio-Television-Film Department also was invited to participate in SXSW’s Community Screening as part of the film portion of the conference. ACC Sneak Peeks will showcase a selection of works by student filmmakers enrolled between fall 2019 and fall 2021. The free screening is Saturday, March 12, at 5 p.m. at AFS Cinema. Click here to learn more.

ACC at SXSWedu
SXSWedu, which takes place March 7-10, fosters innovation and learning within the education industry.

On Thursday, March 10, ACC Provost, Dr. Monique Umphrey, presented a conversation on “Reimagining the Learn-to-Work Ecosystem Centering Equity” with Amy Lloyd of the U.S. Department of Education. The event was hosted by JFF (Jobs for the Future) as part of The Future of Work and Education series at SXSWedu. The conversation examined how learning and work come together and asks “If the next five years go well for learners and worker opportunity, what will the landscape look like?”

Travis Early College High School student Gesenia Alvarez and Northeast Early College High School 2021 graduate and current ACC student John-Mark Wesley Hunter participated in a SXSWedu keynote session, “Reimagining Education with Students at the Center,” with U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona. 

Melaina Wilkin, Continuing Education Workforce program associate, was a panelist in a March 10 session, “Connecting Students to the Trade Industry,” about connecting youth to the trades industry, especially through the non-credit/degree route. 

If someone you know is participating in SXSW or SXSWedu this year, let us know! Email Victoria Garza Gonzalez at [email protected]