• Laura Skandera Trombley
    Carlos Barron

President Laura Skandera Trombley was interviewed by Ron Reed, founder and executive producer for SXSW EDU, for his SXSW EDU Insider email. Reed attributes SXSW EDU’s growth to the quantity and quality of great learning institutions, like Southwestern, in and around their home base of Austin, Texas.

In the interview, Trombley talks about her time at Southwestern to date and her vision for the future. 

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SXSW EDU is most well known for the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival, an annual event that fosters innovation and learning within the education industry.

They believe that education has the power to inspire, elevate, and change the future. They bring together the learner, the practitioner, the entrepreneur, and the visionary to share their groundbreaking stories, tackle complex issues, and build reimagined paths forward. It is this unfettered, inspired, and passionate community that will collectively create a new tomorrow for learners everywhere and drive impact.