Move over music and movies, there’s a new festival game in town. At the much-anticipated SXSW festival in 2024, attendees will find a host of panels on marijuana and psychedelics-based topics all vying for spots on the program. This marks the first time the event will open voting on over 100 marijuana and psychedelics panels, making it one of the largest marijuana and psychedelics-centric events ever. Prepare for an unforgettable experience!
1. Psychedelics and Pot Panel Voting Opens at SXSW
Voters have the power to choose which panel to see at the South by Southwest Interactive Technology Festival in Austin, Texas. This year, an especially interesting category of presentations has to do with psychedelics and marijuana. SXSW has a great lineup of speakers and topics related to scientific research, potential medical applications, and the business side of the revolutionary industry.
Attendees and voters have the exciting opportunity to hear from some of the biggest names in the psychedelics and marijuana world, such as Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS); Andrew Freedman, founder of the cannabis consulting firm Freedman & Koski; and Tara O’Neill Kennedy, a leader in the field in cannabis-based therapies. Discussion will focus on findings from various studies, as well as the legal implications of using psychotropic drugs. Topics could range from the impact of psychedelics on mental health to the limits of the cannabis industry.
- The voting period closes on Friday, March 1
- Voting only counts for SxSW Interactive registrants
- Winning panels will be announced by mid-March
Voters will be asked to choose two favorites. The two sessions with the highest scores will be presented at SXSW, and the results of the poll will be announced shortly after the voting period closes. So, don’t forget to cast your ballot and make sure you get to see one of these important presentations at the 2020 SXSW Interactive Festival.
2. Get Ready For A Festival of Mind-Altering Possibilities
As you prepare for a festival of epic proportions, the possibilities are truly mind-altering. Let’s explore what that means.
- Diversity of Music: Discover an eclectic mix of music with popular and emerging artists from a variety of genres.
- Unique Experiences: Take part in never-before-seen activities, from interactive art installations to experiential workshops.
- Good Vibes: Surround yourself with positive energy, while engaging with artists and local businesses.
Beyond the performances and activities, there is so much more: shopping for rare finds, indulging in tasty treats, and making lasting connections. Soak up the energy and wide array of vibrant experiences the festival has to offer. It’s a journey unlike any other and your appreciation for music and culture will be forever altered.
3. Riding the Wave of an Entertainment Revolution
The entertainment revolution is providing a wave of opportunities. Audiences no longer need to wait for their favourite show to be projected at the cinema or visit a theatre. Now, technology provides on-demand access to entertainment, opening the doors for entirely new types of production companies.
The revolution isn’t just providing an alternative to cinemas – it’s changing the rules of engagement. Social media has created new platforms for artists to explore, while streaming services have taken entertainment consumption to a whole new level. On top of that, a wide range of platforms now exist for content creators to monetise their work and put it in front of audiences in new and exciting ways:
- Social Media Platforms, such as YouTube and Instagram, for creating and sharing videos
- Streaming Platforms, such as Netflix and Hulu, for viewers to consume content
- Payment Services, like Venmo and Apple Pay, for creators to monetize their work
- Content Distribution Networks, such as Amazon Prime Video and iTunes, for distributing work to a larger audience
Riding this wave of new opportunities gives artists and entertainers the chance to take their work to higher levels. Productions no longer need to sell out shows or be limited by traditional infrastructure, and audiences benefit from easier access to all kinds of content. The entertainment revolution is just getting started – and it’s poised to take the world by storm.
4. Casting Your Vote For More Than A Hundred Novel Experiences
Voting isn’t just about the election season. In today’s world, it can be the start of discovering more than 100 novel experiences. Whether it’s reserving a spot at a cozy new cafe, or booking a flight to a breathtaking destination, you can always cast a vote for an unforgettable adventure.
- Explore New Places – Choose from a variety of beautiful spots ranging from gruelling jungles to captivating crystal-clear beaches.
- Taste Unique Cuisines – Put your taste buds to test and savor unique flavors from all over the world—spicy, tangy, savory, and sweet.
Vote for a unique experience and make the world your very own playground! Enjoy new sights, tantalizing flavors, and unforgettable memories. Step out of the ordinary, and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget!
As SXSW ventures further into the cannabis and psychedelics scene, the festival’s growing presence in this sector serves as an exciting preview for how this emerging industry will shape culture in the years to come. Only time will tell what unique conversations will take place at SXSW 2024, and voters will have an unforgettable voice in creating the future of these groundbreaking conversations.