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

SXSWedu Lounges

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Lounge

JW Marriott | 301/302

Stop by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Lounge to grab some coffee and schedule office hours with program officers. - See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_OEEDU0417#sthash.XtJxvcpS.dpuf


Canvas Lounge

Austin Convention Center | Room 13AB

With all the built-in features you need and the integrations you want, Canvas by Instructure is the LMS that gets used. To learn how Canvas makes teaching and learning easier, visit our lounge at SXSWedu!

McGraw Hill

McGraw-Hill Education Lounge

Hilton Austin Downtown | Room 406

Education has changed, and so have we. At SXSWedu 2015, we’ll be showcasing technology that harnesses how the mind works to make each learning moment more engaging, efficient and effective. Stop by our lounge to relax, recharge and find out how McGraw-Hill Education can make the science of learning work for you simply.


Microsoft Lounge

Hilton Austin Downtown | Room 404

Stop by the Microsoft Lounge in Room 404 at the Hilton where you can relax, take a seat, charge your mobile devices and explore the exciting new technologies available from Microsoft. Come visit us and learn how you can inspire and engage your students with interactive activities to easily connect with students, parents, and community—anytime, anywhere.


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, meet our partners, 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.

Photos by Randy & Jackie Smith