Ron Reed, Executive Producer of SXSWedu, has been involved in educational publishing and technology since graduating from the University of Texas. In 2006, he established R L Reed Consulting, an independent consulting firm specializing in strategic K-12 sales and marketing. In that role, he produced several educational panels at South by Southwest Interactive, focusing on digital instructional content and open education resources. The experience led him to launch SXSWedu in 2011. The SXSWedu Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. The four-day event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, interactive workshops, hands on learning experiences, film screenings, early stage edtech startups and a host of networking opportunities. By providing a platform for collaboration, SXSWedu works to promote creativity and social impact. Join the passionate and innovative community at SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://sxswedu.com.