PR with Panache! is thrilled to announce the success of its inaugural Educational Thought Leadership Series at TCEA. At PR with Panache! we love a good story, as such, Mr. Ron Reed, Executive Producer, SXSWedu, and his story have been named the first recipient of the inaugural PR with Panache! Thought Leadership Series Award. This award showcases the contributions of extraordinary thought leaders in the field of education. The event, which took place during the TCEA conference in Austin, TX, pulled education industry experts from around the world to honor Reed’s groundbreaking work, dedication and talent in pushing the boundaries of creativity in education.
Reed launched SXSWedu in 2011, a convergence event focused on innovations in learning, for an audience of key stakeholders including education professionals as well as representatives from business and industry, and the legislative and policy arenas.

Under Reed’s leadership SXSWedu 2012 grew by more than 250% as it expanded its focus to K-12 and Higher Education. SXSWedu 2013, to be held March 4-7 in Austin is again expected to more than double in size with 4,000–5,000 registrants.
Ron Reed, Executive Producer, SXSWedu comments, “I am honored to be the first thought leader named to the PR with Panache! Thought Leadership Series Awards. This timely award validates our ongoing commitment to thought leadership at SXSWedu as well.” Reed continues, “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of the entire SXSWedu team. I share this recognition with a very talented, dedicated team that is focused on hosting a world-class event for educators around the globe.”
“The PR with Panache! Thought Leadership Soiree is a time to showcase the contributions of extraordinary individuals, like Ron, in the field of education,” states Sue Hanson, founder and managing partner of PR with Panache!. “We believe that Ron is the perfect person to receive our first award. His vision and mission exemplifies the inventive thinking that pushes the boundaries of forward thinking in education that we were looking to honor.”
About SXSWedu

Now in its third year, the SXSWedu Conference and Festival has quickly emerged as a catalyst for change in education. Education stakeholders and practitioners of all backgrounds – including teachers, administrators, university professors, business and policy leaders – converge at SXSWedu to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn.

Join education’s most energetic and innovative leaders at SXSWedu 2013, March 4-7, 2013 in Austin Texas. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will deliver the closing keynote address for the conference. For more details visit

About PR with Panache!

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Our success is built on the achievements of our clients. The team consistently delivers explosive results because there is no one-size-fits-all program for our client base. We speak the right language while we expand client brands, support PR and marketing or launch new products with long-established media relationships…so our panache is polished!

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