SXSW is always on the cutting edge of the latest in film, music, and technology, and this year they’ve even created a new eco-friendly swag bag which may become the standard for other music and film festivals in the future.
Most fests offer free stuff to their registrants, but it often comes with lots of excess paper and plastic waste. So this year South By Southwest is pioneering a digital goodie bag called SXswag, which they describe as an “efficient and sustainable online swag redemption portal.”
SXSW Registrants can log into the site and download music, software, services and more for free, or at a reduced rate.
Currently, the site is offering free downloadable music from Austin’s own Seven per cent Solution and Lisa Lipkin. You can also get reduced priced apps and coupons for fest-related products, like ear plugs.
So far the most buzzed about product comes from Moo.com. They are offering a free set of 50 “We met at SXSW” business cards to hand out to all your new friends. More products will be added each week through March.
SXSW runs from March 11- March 20 and includes Interactive, Film, and Music events. For more information about how you can register for SXSW, visit SXSW.com.