KIE and Ethics Lab Selected to Present at SXSW EDU 2018

The KIE and Ethics Lab were selected to present at next year’s SXSW EDU conference. The conference, taking place in Austin, Texas March 5-8, aims to promote innovation in learning by hosting a community of forward-thinking stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.

The KIE’s workshop, titled Design Tools for Creative Ethics Education, seeks to use tools from design and ethical theory to introduce participants to a set of activities designed to develop students’ moral imagination and creative confidence. The session will use tools honed and implemented in Ethics Lab and make them accessible to all educators. Elizabeth Edenberg, Jonathan Healey, and Nico Staple will present on behalf of the KIE and Ethics Lab next spring.

This year’s conference includes four days of educational sessions, in-depth workshops, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, and policy discussions. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest (SXSW) group of conferences and festivals. SXSW is an internationally recognized series of events known for gathering creative professionals for various seminars, discussions, and workshops.

The selection process is competitive. After submitting a proposal for a workshop, SXSW EDU uses a two-step, digital crowd-sourced platform called PanelPicker to select the year’s panelists and speakers. More than 1,400 proposals were submitted this year, with only 220 sessions making the final cut, including the KIE. The SXSW EDU Advisory Board, staff, and the greater community review all submitted proposals and select the final set of speakers and workshops for the event.