The Beacon Lounge is the best place at SXSW to meet, collaborate, and relax with do-gooding Geekerati looking to change the world.
The Beacon Lounge, brought to you by Beaconfire is THE place at SXSW to connect with innovators in the social good sector who are passionate about using technology to change the world. For the last 7 years, our chill and recharging oasis inside the Austin Convention Center has attracted a vibrant and dynamic community of do-gooders who come to network, hang out with people who “get it”, or just to take a break and catch their breath.
We host over 5,000 visitors yearly from socially conscious organizations including The UN Foundation, Feeding America, The Ad Council, Donors Choose, Foundation Center. UX for Good. Charity:Water, Greenpeace, The American Red Cross, One.org Humane Society of the United States, National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, (RED), Public Good Software, UNICEF, Best Friends Animal Society, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Heifer International, Oxfam, ACLU, Kiva, and Amnesty International among others.
Between our morning coffee, afternoon happy hours with live music, plentiful power strips, comfy couches and bean bag chairs, we know you'll make The Beacon your SXSW homebase. Follow us on twitter to learn about our exciting plans for SXSW 2015 and visit us between March 13th-17th, 2015 on the 3rd floor of the Austin Convention center, room 8B. Sponsorship opportunities are still available so contact Eve Simon @naieve for more info.
Social Good is in our DNA
For 14 years, Beaconfire has been a trusted partner to hundreds of nonprofit and social enterprises so it's no surprise that The Beacon: Lounge With a Conscience is our brainchild. Our award-winning expertise spanning digital strategy, online marketing and fundraising, as well as website design and development, has established us as the go-to partner for mission-focused organizations eager to succeed.
Want to meet us at SXSW? Come visit us in The Beacon anytime between 9am-6pm daily or check out one of our sessions:
- Eve Simon, Creative Director: Is Social good the Next Killer App?
- Steve MacKley, UX Designer: UI Pattens, Then and Now
- Jared Schwartz, Director of Strategic Innovation: Mentor Session
The Beacon in the Press and Social Media
- Ad Week | The Winners and Losers of SXSW Crunching the numbers (infographic)
- Hugh Forrest, SxSW Festival director, talks about social good in The Beacon Lounge
- Forbes | SXSW’s Death by Doritos
- Non profit Times | Live From SXSW: Do Good Dialogues on Social Change
Beacon Lounge Partners
The Beacon is made possible thanks to the support of these industry partners & sponsors.