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Tuesday, March 10
 

10:00am CDT

Opening Registration and Collaborative Activity
Join us for the kick-off event at #AltSXSWedu - An interactive way to collaborate quickly and get to know each other!

Speakers

Tuesday March 10, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
Front Porch

11:00am CDT

Storytelling Tools
Who can better tell your story than yourself? In this session, we'll discuss tools to share your stories on social media or anywhere!

Speakers
avatar for Claudio Zavala

Claudio Zavala

Adobe Education Leader - Presenter, I Am Claudius LLC
Claudio is an edtech and creative media consultant based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He recently joined Burleson ISD as the new Digital Designer, developing best practices for online learning. Claudio is passionate about fostering creativity in the classroom and using digital tools... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Small Room

11:00am CDT

What Do You Wish Ed Tech Would Do?
Technology is so powerful, but why is it also often hard to use? Is Edtech doing what we think? From years of experience in teaching, startups, customer support, and educational products, Tracy Mehoke will describe basics of how products are created, supported, why it sometimes takes so long for things to change, and ideas for what we can do about that. Bring your own hopes, dreams, or wishes for something you wish edtech could do for you, and try on your design and product manager hats in this hands-on event

Speakers
TM

Tracy Mehoke

City Edcelerator


Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Big Room

11:00am CDT

Topic Mixers - Equity, Data Privacy, Arts [Front Porch]
Topic Mixers are meant to be informal conversations around a topic. These are self-lead by those that are passionate about the topic. Topic Mixers for this session are around Equity, Adult Learning, and the arts.

Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Front Porch

11:00am CDT

Topic Mixers - SEL & Wellness, Creative Learning Spaces, Adult Learning - [Back Patio]
These Topic Mixers are meant to be self-managed around a variety of topics. Check the title and location to find a topic mixer that speaks to you and then take the lead!

Speakers
CF

Carolyn Foote

Eanes ISD


Tuesday March 10, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am CDT
Back Patio

12:00pm CDT

Online Learning - Don't Panic, Prepare
Surviving and thriving when school is forced to close and learning goes online indefinitely. It’s one thing to integrate technology in a physical classroom but what happens when school closes and educators are forced to adapt to a fully virtual environment? In this session, we’ll look at the biggest online teaching and learning experiment unfolding in real time throughout Asia and share what’s been working for educators who are several weeks in. 

Speakers
RL

Reyna Lazarou

American International School of Guangzhou


Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Small Room

12:00pm CDT

Sparking Visual Storytelling with Adobe Spark
Sparking Visual Storytelling with Adobe Spark: This session will explore ways to empower students to own their story and how we can help them to share that story through visual storytelling with Adobe Spark.

Speakers
avatar for Al Thomas

Al Thomas

Education Consultant, Educopilot
Al Thomas is an educational leader with a passion for creativity and the opportunities it can provide for students. He has more than eighteen years in the field of education as a teacher, principal, district-level director, and consultant.His passion is to develop and curate unique... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Big Room

12:00pm CDT

Lunch & Learn
Bring some money and an appetite! Ranch Hand will have lunch for those that want it. This will be an extended time and you are welcome to grab food and join an on-going session or network as well.

Sponsors
RH

Ranch Hand

Ranch Hand Austin


Tuesday March 10, 2020 12:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Back Porch

1:00pm CDT

Takeover: The Offbeat Republic Education Ministry
This 45 minute long workshop will offer what educationists dream about: simulating the complete overhaul of the education system. We will situate ourselves in the year 2154 in an imaginary island, the Offbeat Republic, in which the education system has been dismantled by recent climate crises. Participants of the workshop (aka new Education Ministry) have been assigned to rethink and rebuild the education system with now abundant human and financial resources at hand. They will be split into several cabinets with specific roles and responsibilities to take this forward.

Speakers
PL

Pauline Laravoire

Techno India Group
MR

Meghdut Roy Chowdhury

Techno India Group


Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Big Room

1:00pm CDT

The Importance of Teacher Development
Learn from curated international reseatch on the formula for effective professional development for educators.
This presentation will offer some practical tools for implementation. 

Speakers
AV

Anna Vaughan

Head of Professional Learning, UK School District
A former educator, I have worked in several educational companies as the voice of the teacher, working on curriculum, digital media, professional learning and community. My time with Discovery Education brought me from London to the U.S. and to Egypt on a nationwide teacher professional... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Small Room

2:00pm CDT

Flash Talks!
In this fast-paced session, presenters have 5 minutes to pitch their idea or topic around education. Sign-ups will be on location. Come ready to learn and share rapid-fire!

Speakers
TM

Tracy Mehoke

City Edcelerator


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Big Room

2:00pm CDT

Live Podcast of Ed Tech Experts!
This would be a live Podcast recording in which several experienced educators and Ed Tech experts discuss their pathways into an Ed Tech career, what an Ed Tech career could or should look like, and the future of Ed Tech in general.

Speakers
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Rachel Fahrig

Bartlett ISD


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Small Room

2:00pm CDT

Round Table - Flexible Entry Points to Personalized Learning
This round table discussion will share the framework of personalized learning based on the The Institute for Personalized learning and the Leadership Design Academy that was held for districts at the MCIU in Montgomery County PA. In this session participants will hear examples from North Penn School District who is currently in their third year of implementing the framework.  Attendees will be encouraged to share their ideas and questions about how to get started on the path to personalized learning for their students.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Landis

Kristen Landis

Director of Technology, North Penn School District
Personalized Learning


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Front Porch

2:00pm CDT

Round Table - Let's Talk About Discussion Forums
The typical use of a discussion forum in online and hybrid education can be described as a correspondence process in which learners supposedly discuss a topic over the course of a week. In many cases, this experience is typified by an initial post by Wednesday and two replies to peers by Sunday evening. Having been a learner in these kinds of discussion forums and having a respect for healthy discourse, I continue to research and reflect on the subject of discourse in discussion forums. I believe that discussion forums as a practice in online and hybrid education need to be revised for the sake of discourse. If the learners are meant to engage one another in critical discourse, we need to cultivate space and practice that will engage them in discourse.
Check out the presentation here: 

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Speakers
avatar for William Illingworth

William Illingworth

Instructional Designer, Penn State University
Find me on Twitter @willingworthy


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Back Patio

2:00pm CDT

Round Table - Studying and promoting the successful implementation of advising technologies in higher education
A short introduction followed by a conversation about the challenges of implementing successful advising technologies in higher education and the current needs of the field, followed by the workshopping of an implementation framework to support the development of adequate research and guidelines in this area for higher education institutions.

Speakers

Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Back Patio

2:00pm CDT

Round Table - Tableau is on the table: a practical case for technical data skills
Hear about my work partnering with faculty to integrate Tableau, a data analytics and visualization tool, into undergraduate and graduate level courses at Penn State. Lets discuss our experiences and methods for innovating course content and better providing students with practical and marketable skills. 

Speakers
JE

James Emery

Penn State University


Tuesday March 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Front Porch

3:00pm CDT

Ed Poet's Society Workshop
Not everyone is a poet, but through our words we can make action happen! In this 45-minute hands-on workshop, we'll tackle the tough topics that are surrounding us and turn them into beautiful poetry!
While reciting them in public is COMPLETELY optional, we will hold a small poetry slam at the end of Day 1 for those brave enough to bare their soul in front of everyone! 

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Educator/Speaker/Consultant/Author/Entrepreneur, Hooker Tech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 23 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead one of the nation's first one-to-one K-12 iPad programs in his 8000-student district... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Big Room

3:00pm CDT

Graduate From Blocks to Python
Ready to make the jump to text-based coding? CodeSpace was created to teach students to debug and troubleshoot in Python, using physical computing. No coding experience necessary! We will provide the physical hardware - bring a laptop or chromebook to code along with us!

Speakers
avatar for Amber Merrill

Amber Merrill

Firia Labs


Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Small Room

3:00pm CDT

Topic Mixers - BYOT
Topic Mixers are meant to be informal conversations around a topic. These are self-lead by those that are passionate about the topic. Topic Mixers for this session are BYOT or "Bring Your Own Topic".

Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Front Porch

3:00pm CDT

Flow XP: an immersive experience on the future of work
Flow is an immersive experience to explore the trends of the future of work and the skills needed to succeed in it. Designed as a series of "stations" this set of experiences are interactive and include a "moral lab" "escape room" and a  "collaborator challenge".

Speakers
UB

Ulises Brengi

Eidos Global


Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Back Patio

3:45pm CDT

Ed Poet's Society Poetry Slammers
We'll have a 3-4 brave souls come onto the stage before the live music begins to recite their poetry. 

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Educator/Speaker/Consultant/Author/Entrepreneur, Hooker Tech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 23 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead one of the nation's first one-to-one K-12 iPad programs in his 8000-student district... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2020 3:45pm - 4:00pm CDT
Back Patio

4:00pm CDT

Live Music Happy Hour from the band "Moonlight Revel"
Thanks to our good friends at Bulb - there will be free appetizers and live music from the band Moonlight Revel. Please be sure to tip the waitstaff and band as they are doing this all for free!

Sponsors
B

Bulb

Bulb


Tuesday March 10, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Back Patio
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

10:00am CDT

Day 2 Registration & Opening Activity
Join us for some free coffee as we kick-start our day with a high energy activity!

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Educator/Speaker/Consultant/Author/Entrepreneur, Hooker Tech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 23 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead one of the nation's first one-to-one K-12 iPad programs in his 8000-student district... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Front Porch

10:30am CDT

Arts Integration The Game Changer
We will share foolproof, quick, easy to use arts- based strategies to engage all students in learning and activate their creativity. Although, most of our work has been at the pre-k-8 level, arts integration has application in all settings. Arts Integration has the power to maximize student engagement, foster creativity for both students and teachers, improve instructional practices by stimulating higher level thinking and champion profound school improvement.  

Speakers
MS

Matt Schuppert

IntegrationEd


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Back Patio

10:30am CDT

Slither into Python - Coding with CodeSpace using Microbits and Codebots
Slither in to Python- Coding with CodeSpace using Microbits and CodeBots

Speakers
avatar for Jami Shields

Jami Shields

3rd Grade Teacher, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD/ La Villita Elementary


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Small Room

10:30am CDT

Strange Tales of History: What Mainstream Historians WON’T Tell You
‘Strange Tales of History: What Mainstream Historians WON’T Tell You’ is the clickbait title. This talk is a relaxing narrative, telling the story of a remarkable man who managed to serve in three different armies during WW2. I then transition into the take of my own research into this story and what I found out. The purpose of all this is to consider how stories can be used to help us learn subjects many of us would otherwise not be interested in, why some of these stories are more attractive to us than others, and how the telling of historical tales is often more of a reflection of our modern anxieties than it is a desire to recall the past. I plan to finish with 10-15mins to spare and open the floor for comments and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan King

Ryan King

Creative Director l, thisisryanking.com
History, writing, theater; playwriting


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Big Room

10:30am CDT

Topic Mixers - Design Thinking, AI/AR/VR, Global Education
Topic Mixers are meant to be informal conversations around a topic. These are self-lead by those that are passionate about the topic. Topic Mixers for this session are around Design Thinking, AI/AR/VR, Global Educaton


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Front Porch

11:15am CDT

Networking Break
Mix and mingle to discuss what you have learned and continue to want to learn. Make connections with others and plan future collaborations!

Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:15am - 11:30am CDT
Idle Hands 85 Rainey St., Austin, TX 78739

11:30am CDT

Student Lesson Design Teams: Co-planning with students
Take student voice to the next level by creating Student Lesson Design Teams! Join us as we share how students start with the standards and move through the lesson design utilizing the TPAK model and Google Docs. I will share the steps taken and the data collected on how lesson design teams increased student engagement and achievement!


Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Barker

Suzanne Barker

Educator Preparation Professor and Private Educational Consultant, CoGen Consulting and Dallas Baptist University
I am excited to have a role that allows me to prepare educators for one of the most worthwhile careers. I'm a Google Certified Trainer and am passionate about capturing student voice to improve instruction.



Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Big Room

11:30am CDT

How to Scale a Statewide Stopout Solution (Live Virtual Session)
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) has teamed up with eight universities, working collaboratively, to bring students back to college. Investing in learners with some college credit without the earning power of a degree can create transformative outcomes for colleges, students, and local economies. Learn how PASSHE is partnering with ReUp Education to support this unique population at scale by leveraging predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and personalized coaching.

Speakers
SH

Sarah Horn

CEO and Co-Founder, ReUp Education


Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Small Room

11:30am CDT

Day 2 Lunch & Learn
Grab some food from Ranch Hand and go network with some people or pop-back into a session to learn while you eat!

Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:30am - 1:15pm CDT
Back Patio

12:30pm CDT

Making educational YouTube videos: Teacher-created content
This crash course in educational video creation will go through educational script writing and branding, filming, lighting, and camera equipment, all the way through to editing and video dissemination through social media and educational platforms. Research shows that educational videos hold attention more effectively than traditional lectures and textbooks. They can facilitate discussion on subjects, demonstrate experiments and homework activities, and provide instruction outside of classroom time. Over time, creating videos can reduce teacher workload as they build a library of evergreen resources to share with students. Learn to create your own in this hands-on session with three experienced YouTube creators!

Speakers
SH

Sheryl Hosler

The Roving Naturalist


Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:30pm - 1:15pm CDT
Big Room

12:30pm CDT

Engage and Interact to Empower All Students to Succeed
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the 6-year graduation rate was only 60% for the first-time students enrolled in a four-year colleges, and the retention rate of students enrolled in 2-year colleges is about 62%. The major academic reasons for almost 40% students not graduating even after 6 years in college are lack of preparation for college level courses, not attending classes on a regular basis, not coming prepared to classes, not being engaged in classes, not receiving timely feedback, and not getting help on time.

There are several ways to help students come prepared to class, increase their class attendance, engage them with relevant activities, provide timely feedback, identify students at risk of dropping out early and help them in a timely manner to succeed. Not every instructional method needs technology to implement but there are certain instructional approaches that are more effectively done with classroom response systems.

This presentation will cover the cover evidence-based teaching techniques that were proven effective in helping students come prepared to each class, be engaged in the classroom, feel comfortable in asking questions and getting the needed help. The user-friendly classroom response system, Squarecap will be used to interact with the participants and show how it has improved attendance, participation and performance. The success stories will be shared to help every student succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. K. Sata Sathasivan

Dr. K. Sata Sathasivan

Associate Professor of Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin
Use of technology in higher education. Engagement and interaction with the students. Cell and molecular biology research and teaching.


Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:30pm - 1:15pm CDT
Small Room

1:15pm CDT

Networking Break #2
One of the last chances to connect and collaborate with others!

Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:15pm - 1:45pm CDT
Idle Hands 85 Rainey St., Austin, TX 78739

1:45pm CDT

Flash Talks!
Here's your last chance to make a pitch! During this rapid-paced session, presenters will have 5 minutes to get up and pitch their idea or concept around education. 

Speakers
TM

Tracy Mehoke

City Edcelerator


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm CDT
Small Room

1:45pm CDT

Future of Education
A UNESCO global initiative, the futures of Education initiative is a global collaboration that aims to gather the collective views of youth students, teachers and educational community about what education should look like in 2050. This will be a hands on session where we will explore what, how and where should we learn in 2050, as well as our hopes and fears for the future.

Speakers
MC

Maru Carracedo

EIDOS gobal


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm CDT
Big Room

1:45pm CDT

The Power of BrainPop
Come learn all the new and latest tools and offerings BrainPop has to engage learners!

Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm CDT
Small Room

1:45pm CDT

Round Table - Attendee CHOICE
This Round Table discussion is open to any participant that wants to lead it.

Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm CDT
Front Porch

1:45pm CDT

Round Table - Historical Movies as Educational Tools: Balancing Factual Accuracy and Entertainment Value
In this round table discussion, I would lead with a series of examples of movies based on historical real-life events, with a focus on incidents where a trade-off was made between facts and entertainment value. What I like to discuss with everyone is: if historical movies have to make a trade-off between facts and entertainment, can they really be used as educational tools? Conversely, what is our barrier for accuracy if we would like to use them to teach students about the past? Finally, is there a danger to using such movies for educational purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan King

Ryan King

Creative Director l, thisisryanking.com
History, writing, theater; playwriting


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm CDT
Back Patio

1:45pm CDT

Round Table - Looping: Learning with Familiar Faces
During your K-12 education, did you ever learn from the same teacher for more than 1 instructional year? A resounding “no” is the typical response, yet the research suggests the alternative, ‘looping,’ is superior for everyone. In this session we meet Mark Rogers, a teacher who has made a career of teaching kids for more than a year.

Session Structure:
1) Determine who is in the room by a raise of hands (teachers, administrators, after-school enrichment coordinators, early learning center leaders, counselors, psychologists, consultants, entrepreneurs, researchers, parents, who did I miss?)
2) Ask audience to estimate the number of teachers they had across their K-12 education to magnify the issue
3) Explain looping and its research-backed outcomes across the K-12+ spectrum
4) Explain the challenges for learners adjusting to content along with adjusting to personality and teaching styles
5) Call to Action: ask attendees to proactively approach leaders or instructional staff at their learning institution to encourage looping (explain how the call to action differs whether you’re a teacher, administrator, parent, or other interested party)

Learning Outcomes:
1) Learners will be able to explain why looping is a critical component to a child’s education.
2) Learners will develop advocacy skills to promote looping upon exiting this session.
3) Learners will be inspired by unique and diverse stories of looping and carry this energy back home as looping advocates.

Speakers
MR

Mark Rogers

Austin Achieve Public Schools


Wednesday March 11, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm CDT
Front Porch

2:30pm CDT

Kahoot! Challenge!
The folks at Kahoot has put together a series of challenges and quizzes to engage the entire audience!

Sponsors
K

Kahoot

Kahoot


Wednesday March 11, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Idle Hands 85 Rainey St., Austin, TX 78739

3:00pm CDT

Design Thinking for Community Policing
This session would like at how to apply the principles of Design Thinking to Community Policing. It will focus on the importance of empathy in community policing effectiveness. 

Speakers
SD

Shadeequa (Dee) Miller, Ph.D.

Independent Consultant, Dawn Speciality Consulting, LLC


Wednesday March 11, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Back Patio

3:00pm CDT

ePortfolios with Bulb!
Come learn about the power of connection, reflection and learning with Bulb ePortfolios!

Sponsors
B

Bulb

Bulb


Wednesday March 11, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Small Room

3:00pm CDT

Using Failure and Improv to Open Up Creativity
There are 8 major barriers that stop creativity. If you have ever felt like your creative self is trapped inside you body, this is the session for you! We'll use our time together to go through a series of brain breaks and ideas that for classroom use.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Educator/Speaker/Consultant/Author/Entrepreneur, Hooker Tech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 23 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead one of the nation's first one-to-one K-12 iPad programs in his 8000-student district... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Front Porch

3:00pm CDT

The missing voice of teachers in AI (And why we need it)
Too often, teachers feel left behind in conversations about AI due to not being experts in the technology. But the reality is that teachers' rich experience about education, learning, and humans make them the real experts in guiding this technology. We will discuss this missing voice in AI, and everyone will leave feeling able to intelligently join and contribute to future discussions about AI.

Speakers
TM

Tracy Mehoke

City Edcelerator


Wednesday March 11, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Big Room

3:45pm CDT

Ending Activity (Love/Hate) and takeways
Come join us for a closing "Love/Hate" activity that recaps all the stories around us. We'll also plan some take-ways for everyone as we finish up Day 2 of #AltSXSWedu!

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Educator/Speaker/Consultant/Author/Entrepreneur, Hooker Tech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 23 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead one of the nation's first one-to-one K-12 iPad programs in his 8000-student district... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 3:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
Front Porch

4:15pm CDT

Live Music Happy Hour with the band MariaBloom!
Come listen to the sounds of MariaBloom as we wrap-up the event!

Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:15pm - 5:45pm CDT
Back Porch

4:30pm CDT

[Outside] The Box event (separate registration req'd)
Register HERE

In the 21st century, those individuals and organizations responsible for the development of America’s most valuable resource, our youth, have been unable to agree on a singular purpose for education. A generation of learners is clearly looking for a more linear connection between what they are learning in the classroom and the complicated world that awaits them.
Is the role of the US Education System to prepare students for academics, for work, or to be GOOD citizens? We will explore the topic during an immersive experience during SXSW EDU* 2020 week at a The Mexic-Arte Museum. The evening will provide educators visiting Austin from around the country the space to connect and learn from leaders in the youth development space featuring performances by Danny Wright and special guests.

Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Mexi-Arte Museum 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701