Relax and recharge between sessions at one of the sponsor supported lounges. The lounges, dispersed throughout the Austin Convention Center and the Hilton Austin Downtown, are a perfect destination for registrants looking to more casually engage during the action-packed day of programming.

Lounges Photos by Debbie Finley, JW Walthall and Nicole Burton

Compass Learning

Social Media Lounge
hosted by Compass Learning

Austin Convention Center - Room 13AB

The SXSWedu Social Media Lounge, sponsored by Austin’s very own Compass Learning, is designed to be a comfy, creative space, à la your fav coffee house. Are you a blogger, engaged in the #socialedu world, or just want to be part of the conversations in and around the panels and event? If so, we invite you to participate in the Social Media Lounge – reboot your personal batteries, recharge your devices, refresh your minds, connect with bloggers, thought leaders, and a plethora of education experts and panelists.


Dell Lounge in the Park

Brush Square Park

The #DellVenue in Brush Square Park is the hottest pop-up for #edtech conversations and connections in town: super modern, totally wired and stocked with the latest Dell technology to boost productivity and spark creativity. Join us the 3rd – 5th!


Google Lounge

Hilton Austin Downtown - Room 602

Google is back at SXSWedu this year with a lounge on the 6th floor of the Hilton. This playspace offers a place for all conference attendees to learn about how Google for Education is helping schools around the world. We will have presentations about using Google tools in the classroom, announcements that will enrich the classroom experience, demos of Chromebooks and tablets with Google Play for Education, and opportunities for developers and educators to connect.

McGraw-Hill Education Lounge

McGraw-Hill Education Lounge

Hilton Austin Downtown - Room 406

The “125-year-old startup” will be showcasing the latest in technology for K-12 and higher education. We’ll be featuring videos and demos of our major digital products – including two set to launch at SXSWedu – and will be offering attendees the chance to recharge and refresh. Swing by for conversations with our technology experts, executive leadership and educators we’ve partnered with to help drive student achievement. The future of education is here!


Pearson Learning Lounge

Austin Convention Center - Room 19AB

The Pearson Learning Lounge is your place to relax, network and recharge. Be sure to stop by to grab a coffee, a bite to eat and learn more about how Pearson is putting the learner first and helping people make measurable progress in their lives through learning, wherever they are in the world.