Tuition.io Selected to Speak at SXSW EDU and SXSW 2018

February 22, 2018

The Tuition.io team will be in full force at the annual SXSW and SXSW EDU conferences taking place March 5 – 13 in Austin. Our CEO, Scott Thompson, will be participating in two sessions during the event, which draws over 70,000 people from around the globe.

Kicking off SXSW EDU on March 5, Scott will join U.S. Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) and Alex Smith, Chief HR Officer for the City of Memphis, for a discussion on national and regional efforts to address the $1.4 trillion student loan crisis. The session is part of the SXSW EDU Policy Forum Program, which elevates and highlights policy-focused discussions that impact public and higher education.

On March 11, Scott will participate in the SXSW session “Dear HR: Ditch the Pool Table & Pay Student Loans” along with Live Nation’s Nadia Rawlinson, Alex Smith from the City of Memphis and moderator Jillian Berman of MarketWatch. This session will delve into how companies implement student loan repayment programs and highlight the positive impact on employees.

If you will be attending SXSW or SXSW EDU, we hope you will join us or let us know if you would like to meet!

Tuition.io at SXSW 2018 Schedule

From DC to Memphis: Solving the #StudentDebtCrisis

11am – 12pm, March 5, 2018

Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB

As a result of the $1.4T student loan crisis, employers across the nation are starting to offer student loan repayment as an employee benefit to improve the financial well being of their workers. Early adopters include Fortune 500 companies, startups and the City of Memphis. A bill co-authored by U.S. Rep. Scott Peters would make this employer contribution tax free. With increasing bipartisan support, the bill’s passage is expected to spur widespread adoption of this new benefit.

Dear HR: Ditch the Pool Table & Pay Student Loans

11am – 12pm, March 11, 2018

Fairmont Hotel, Room Manchester A

Total outstanding student debt exceeds $1.4 trillion with a significant portion held by millennials, the largest cohort in the U.S. workforce. To address this, more and more companies are starting to provide their employees with student loan repayment assistance. This benefit is a powerful new tool to improve employee acquisition, engagement, and retention. The session will delve into how companies implement loan repayment programs and highlight the positive impact on employees.