Take a break from the programming sessions at any of the strategically located Interactive lounges. With differently-themed lounges located throughout our campuses, there's always a cool place nearby to grab a cold drink, see old friends and talk shop.
See below for a list of the lounges we have planned for 2013:
The Beacon: Lounge with a Conscience
ACC Room 8BC
Play hard, do good. The Beacon is the hub for cause-loving geekerati at SXSW Interactive. If you dig comfy beanbags, plentiful power strips, daily snacks, live music and a chill do-gooding vibe that’s pure awesome, The Beacon is the only place to be.
The Black Box
Four Seasons, Stone's Crossing
Connect and recharge with digital thinkers from leading organizations and see Fleishman Hillard’s exclusive “Black Box” nerve center in action, an innovative online intelligent monitoring system that displays meaningful content from big data in real time.
ACC Room 3
Now in its fifth year, Mashery¹s Circus Mashimus geek lounge continues to provide a destination for SXSW attendees to check out the latest API demos, hold meetings, connect with new clients or old friends, check email, update your Facebook profile, Tweet and more.
Film + Interactive Day Stage presented by Getty Images
ACC Ballroom G
Come check out exciting content and enjoy entertaining book readings from some the leading names in the tech and entertainment communities. This welcoming spot is also a great place to jump on wifi, get some work done or meet up with friends. Also take a moment to meet the friendly faces from Getty, the world’s leading provider of digital content.
The higi Hub
Sheraton, Level 1
The higi Hub, where you can relax, refresh and score – higi Score that is. The Hub features higi Stations to check your health stats and watch your higi Score grow during SXSW. There will be fun rewards, happy hours and comfy couches where you can relax and recharge.
PayPal Developer Lounge (The PayPal Exchange)
ACC Room 7
Hey Hero! Pop! in to the PayPal Lounge. Create your own SuperHero Sticker, enjoy a Slurpee, swoop through a Speedhack! Our PayPal team of Xperts are ready to guide you through any challenges!
The Samsung TechSet Blogger Lounge
ACC Room 19AB
The Samsung TechSet lounge resides at the intersection of influence and digital experience. Now an institution at SXSW, it is where the world’s most notable online and real-world personalities gather to spark new relationships and ideas that last well beyond Austin.
Startup America Live powered by Kauffman
Salon E: Networking, Office Hours
Hilton Room 412: Programming
Startup America Live powered by the Kauffman Foundation provides startups with a place to meet, collaborate and mingle with iconic entrepreneurs, VCs, media and other young companies. Unique programming, office hours, caffeinated and/or adult refreshments, meetups, happy hours and giveaways will make Startup America Live a can't-miss for startups making the most out of their SXSW experience.
The Turner Lounge
Moonshine, 303 Red River St
Enjoy brunch, visit with friends and meet new ones at the Turner Lounge. Find out what’s new with Turner Broadcasting’s exciting cable TV and digital media brands and learn about Media Camp, Turner's startup academy camp for media innovations. http://www.mediacamp.com/about/
Interactive Official Events & Parties
Official events and parties make up a large part of the festival programming each year and are a popular way for registrants to connect and cut loose. From intimate happy hour receptions to demo events to karaoke blow-outs, there is something for everyone.
To host an official event during SXSW Interactive, please contact Katie King: firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 467-7979.
The SXSW Spotlight events include the following not-to-be-missed events:
The Interactive Opening Party
Presented by frog design
Friday, March 8
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
*free shuttles from the Convention Center
Kick off the Interactive Festival with a bang at this unforgettable truly interactive party experience brought to you by the creative geniuses at frog design.
The Interactive Mix at Six
Saturday, March 9
409 Colorado St
The premier networking mixer of the Interactive Festival, the Mix at Six never disappoints. Come enjoy food, drink and new connections. You just may meet your next big idea!
The SXSW Gaming Closing Party
Presented by VGVN and Alternative Press
Saturday, March 9
The Interactive + Film Fusion Party
Presented by Fandango
Sunday, March 10
7:00-10:00pm The Stage
508 E 6th St SXSW is all about convergence and there's no better event to celebrate this than at the official Interactive + Film Fusion Party hosted Fandango. In true Austin style, this party will have you on your feet enjoying complimentary libations.
The Interactive Awards Pre-Party and Ceremony
Presented by Bloomfire
Tuesday, March 12
500 E 4th St
The centerpiece of the Interactive Evening Events, the Interactive Awards festivities get underway with food, drinks and speculation on award winners. Come see who takes home a coveted Interactive Award in categories such as Digital Breakout Trend and Speaker of the Event. And join us as we celebrate danah boyd as the 2013 SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame inductee.
The Interactive Closing Party
Presented by Media Temple
Tuesday, March 12
801 Red River
Media Temple is back to host the biggest, baddest Interactive Closing Party you have ever seen. Live music blowout!