Several new [hotel options](http://www.sxsw.com/hotels) have been added for the [SXSWedu Conference & Festival](http://www.sxswedu.com/), March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas. These rooms range from budget to luxury and are just a short walk from the Austin Convention Center. <span class="caption right"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/news/image/20120306_JaimeCasap.jpg" width="220" height="154" alt="" class="image-medium" />Jaime Casap, SXSWedu 2012.<br /> Photo by Erich Schlegel</span> Register to [attend](http://www.sxswedu.com/attend) SXSWedu and book your stay through the SXSWedu Housing Desk.
SXSWedu provides a platform for the community to engage in meaningful collaboration and discussion surrounding the development of education. Attendees represent not only education professionals including teachers, administrators and university professors, but also business, industry and policy leaders who are all committed to creating a better tomorrow.
###The Latest SXSWedu News
- [Bill Gates](http://www.sxswedu.com/conference/keynotes) will give the closing keynote address on Thursday, March 7 at SXSWedu 2013.
- The 24 education startups accepted as [LAUNCHedu finalists](http://www.sxswedu.com/launchedu/finalists) in K-12 and Higher Ed have been announced. See these promising entrepreneurs publicly pitch their startup education business concepts and products at SXSWedu 2013.
- Approximately 150 session proposals have been accepted and announced to present March 4-7, 2013 at SXSWedu. Browse the [complete list] of sessions.
Visit [sxswedu.com](http://www.sxswedu.com/) to keep up with all the latest news and register to [attend](http://www.sxswedu.com/attend) today.