In July this year SoapBox Labs, in collaboration with other key players in the education space, proposed two panels for SXSW EDU 2020. Today, we’re delighted to confirm, that both panels have been chosen for the conference.

These panels explore topics at the heart of what it means for kids and teachers to have meaningful tech in their classrooms.

The first panel “Will Speech Technology Transform Education?” will explore why speech technology is destined to transform K-12 education and how it will help kids and teachers in practical and valuable ways by powering critical tasks in the classroom like literacy screening for early intervention, reading practice, formal assessments and ESL (English as a second language) language learning.

The second panel, “Democratizing Early Literacy Through Innovation” focuses directly on the seemingly intractable global literacy crisis; why schools are failing kids, and how, when and where tech can help to turn the tide.

Issues with early literacy and language learning are not new to us at SoapBox Labs. Indeed, our company was founded primarily to solve these issues before expanding into other use cases and markets like smart toys, IOT, and entertainment.

For some background on our work in kids speech recognition for the education space check out Founder and CEO Trish’s TEDx from June this year. It’s become pretty popular:)

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