The excitement doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Evening parties, open to all badge-holders, take place each day of SXSWedu at nearby downtown venues. Kick back and relax at these sponsored events and enjoy food and drink while you network with friends, old and new!

Photos courtesy JW Walthall


SXSWedu Opening Party
hosted by Amplify

Monday, March 3 at Brazos Hall
7:30pm - 11:00pm

Celebrate the kick off of the 2014 SXSWedu Conference & Festival at the Opening Party hosted by Amplify. In addition to an exciting announcement from Amplify, the celebration will feature libations, hors d'oeuvres and exciting performances from the NYC Electric Latin Soul singer Rene Lopez and Austin rocker Ben Kweller. Brazos Hall is just a short walk from the Austin Convention Center and one of Downtown Austin's premier live music venues.


SXSWedu Conference & Festival Party
hosted by Pearson

Tuesday, March 4 at Buffalo Billiards
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Unwind after the first full day of conference programming with fun and games at the SXSWedu Conference & Festival Party hosted by Pearson. Located at Buffalo Billiards on historic Sixth Street, all registrants can mix and mingle while enjoying live music, billiards, darts, shuffleboard and refreshments.

Samsung Electronics America

LAUNCHedu Party & Winner Announcement
hosted by Samsung

Wednesday, March 5 at Palm Door on Sixth
7:30pm - 11:00pm

Who won LAUNCHedu? Find out at the LAUNCHedu Party hosted by Samsung where the most innovative startups in education are announced and the 2014 LAUNCHedu winner is celebrated! Featuring a live DJ and refreshments, this event is the perfect finale to the anticipated LAUNCHedu competition.

College Board

SXSWedu Closing BBQ
hosted by College Board

Thursday, March 6 at Palm Door on Sixth
1:00pm - 2:30pm

It wouldn't be Texas without BBQ! Celebrate (or lament) the conclusion of the SXSWedu Conference & Festival with a BBQ hosted by the College Board. Stop by for refreshments, delicious BBQ and great live music.

Photos courtesy JW Walthall