Career-enhancing connections are one of the main reason people come to the SXSW Interactive Festival. Often these connections occur before or after a particularly-intriguing panel session. Other times, these connections occur serendipitously when registrants meet by chance in a hallway or at an evening event.
We also understand that providing multiple places for such connections to occur improves the overall attendee experience at SXSW. Hence we have added several themed lounges to the venue structure over the last few years.
Registrants can take a break from programming at any of these strategically-located Interactive lounges. With differently-themed lounges located throughout our many venues, there is always a cool place nearby to grab a cold drink, visit with old friends, make new connections, and talk shop.
Confirmed lounges for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival include:
3M Idea Exchange
Location: Brush Square Park West
Meet, mingle and see what ideas "pop" at SXSW Interactive. Come to the 3M Idea Exchange to share what's trending at SXSW for the chance to win cash prizes, explore some of 3M's most innovative technologies and enjoy free snacks and drinks.
Amazon Web Services Startups Lounge
Location: Hilton, Room 406
Stop by the AWS Startups Lounge to learn about the latest AWS products and programs for startups, including AWS Activate, as well as, meet with Solution Architects for Office Hours, network with other hot startups and hear more about what’s in store for the AWS in 2014.
The Beacon Lounge (with a conscience)
Location: Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC
Play hard, do good. The Beacon Lounge is the hub for cause-loving geekeratti at SxSW Interactive. If you dig comfy beanbags, plentiful power strips, daily snacks (and beer!), live music and a chill do-gooding vibe that’s pure awesome, The Beacon is the only place to be. Follow @beaconfire or visit our event site.
The Circus Mashimus Lounge
Location: Austin Convention Center, Room 3
The Circus Mashimus lounge, hosted by Mashery, is the place to recharge your body, your mind and your phone. We have comfy sofas, good music, and a killer t-shirt giveaway. You can also get your geek on and let us show you the latest in data, apps and APIs.
PayPal Social Media Lounge (hosted by TechSet)
Location: Austin Convention Center, Room 19AB
We have something brand new to share at this year’s SXSW. Come check out the PayPal Social Media lounge (formerly Blogger Lounge). TechSet is thrilled to partner with PayPal to deliver a new look and feel -- and provide even richer experiences -- at SXSW’s most popular gathering spot.
Is your company interested in hosting a lounge at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival? If so, then please contact Katie King for availability, pricing and other details. Hurry, lounge opportunities at SXSW tend to sell out very quickly.