Mentor Sign Ups Now Open

Playa Vista, Calif. – February 22, 2017Belkin™, market leader in mobile accessories, today announced Jon Roepke, director of product management for Belkin’s Education division, will serve as a mentor at this year’s SXSWedu conference, taking place March 6-9 in Austin.

“For nearly five years, Belkin Education has been bridging the gap between technology and practical implementation in the classroom, providing educators with a better way to integrate new tools to enhance overall learning,” said Jon Roepke, director of product management for Belkin Education. “SXSWedu is at the forefront of innovation in education. I’m honored to be a mentor and look forward to interacting with and learning from members of our community in Austin.”

Belkin Education solutions are designed to enrich student and educator experiences with technology in the modern classroom. Belkin Education recently partnered with the California State PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students) distance-learning program to leverage Belkin’s technology to offer students, especially in lower-income schools, virtual field trip experiences in their classrooms. State park indoor studios and ranger vehicles, such as the PORTS’ EduGator, are equipped with Belkin’s Tablet Stage, an adjustable platform that turns any tablet into an interactive presentation tool.

The mentor program at SXSWedu facilitates one-on-one meetings between experienced professionals and engaged attendees. From classroom teachers and esteemed professors, to industry insiders and CEOs, the mentors at SXSWedu offer an eclectic mix of perspectives to conference attendees who are given the opportunity to sign up for a 10-minute, one-on-one meeting with a mentor. The SXSWedu mentor sign up platform is now opened to interested individuals to schedule meetings with mentors:

About SXSWedu
The SXSWedu® Conference & Festival fosters and celebrates innovations in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. The annual four-day event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, immersive workshops, interactive learning experiences, film screenings, early-stage startups, business opportunities and networking. Through collaboration, creativity and social action, SXSWedu empowers its global community to Connect. Discover. Impact. SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest® family of conferences and festivals. Join the passionate and innovative community at SXSWedu, March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit

About Belkin Education
Belkin Education, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for classroom environments worldwide. Through hands-on research, spending time in classrooms and frequent interaction with teachers, Belkin Education defines and develops solutions for digital learning environments. Belkin’s award-winning education product suite focuses on enabling the seamless integration of technology in the classroom the enhance every learning experience. Belkin solutions address collaboration, protection and connectivity and features the Tablet Stage™ and Belkin Stage™ app, Air Shield Protective Case for Chromebooks and Universal HDMI to VGA Adapter kit with Audio. For more on how our technology enables a next-gen learning environment, click here.

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