<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/mobileapp.jpg" width="480" height="286" alt="" class="image-large" />*Photo by Virgil McCullough*</span>
SXSWedu is thrilled to highlight the engaging and practical hands-on approach to learning taking flight with the growing "Maker" movement in education with a [Makerspace](http://www.sxswedu.com/festival/maker-space) at the 2013 Conference & Festival. The Makerspace will showcase a number of exhibits from makers, creators and DIYers, March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
SXSWedu, in partnership with *The Texas Tribune*, recently announced the debut of the new [Policy Forum](http://sxswedu.com/conference/policy-forum#overlay-context=conference/policy-forum) featuring prominent voices addressing key policy topics in public and higher education during the 2013 SXSWedu Conference & Festival.
In addition, the 2013 [conference programming](http://www.sxswedu.com/conference) has expanded to include a number of sponsored session and workshop series to choose from. Through the generous efforts of sponsors, these hosted series offer attendees an opportunity to learn and engage with industry leaders within education.
<a href="http://sxswedu.com/conference/day-in-the-life#overlay-context=">**A Day in the Life Series**</a> <br>
inBloom, will host a series of sessions and workshops demonstrating how the inBloom technology and partner network are working to make personalized learning a reality for every K-12 student.
<a href="http://www.sxswedu.com/conference/cengage-series#overlay-context=conference/lego-series">**Engage Series**</a> <br>
Cengage Learning will host a series of sessions dedicated to improving the academic success of higher education students via 21st Century strategies and tools that support personalized learning experiences.
<a href="http://www.sxswedu.com/conference/lego-series#overlay-context=">**Hands-On Workshop Series**</a> <br>
The Hands-On Workshop Series, hosted by LEGO ® Education, explores effective hands-on strategies and tools to enhance STEM and humanities education.
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**SXSWedu Mobile App**
The [SXSWedu app](http://sxswedu.com/mobile), presented by McGraw-Hill Education, is the official mobile app for getting the most out of attending SXSWedu 2013. Download the mobile app for iPad, iPhone and Android now!
**Hotels Selling Fast**
A limited number of [hotel](http://sxswedu.com/attend/hotels) rooms are still available for SXSWedu, March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Register to [attend](http://sxswedu.com/attend) and book your stay today because these are going fast and likely to sell out.