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credTen: Top 10 Conferences in Blockchain

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In the past year, blockchain has been called both a “tech breakthrough” and “the most over-hyped technology” of our generation. With tangible use cases across financial services, healthcare and supply chain, however, blockchain is more than just a buzzword; blockchain is changing the foundation of our global economic system.

In this edition of our credTen series, we lay down 10 events in blockchain worth checking out.

Crypto Valley Conference
June 20-22 | Zug
A global hub for blockchain and distributed ledger technology projects, Switzerland––specifically, Zug––is also home to the celebrated Crypto Valley Blockchain Conference. The event sees 600 attendees over three days of content, bringing together scholars, researchers, executives and government officials to discuss real-life applications of blockchain technology.
Tickets: $1,300*

Blockchain Connect
June 26-27 | San Jose
Bridging blockchain hotbeds of Asia and Silicon Valley, Blockchain Connect features international speakers and attendees, a demo and pitch stage, a hackathon and a career fair. “Catch the Next Crypto Unicorn” is the event’s tagline. Partners include Draper Dragon, Huobi Pro and ConsenSys.
Tickets: $799

July 19-20 | San Francisco
The Distributed event series gathers global technologists, digital disruptors and industry leaders to explore how blockchain technology will shape the future. Distributed is the flagship event and includes an enterprise track on the foundations of distributed business, as well as a technical track covering tokenization and protocols.
Tickets: $649


BlockShow Americas
August 20-21 | Las Vegas
Powered by leading cryptocurrency publisher CoinTelegraph, BlockShow showcases the industry’s most groundbreaking solutions and brings together businesses with blockchain. On the heels of a thrilling Europe event, BlockShow is coming to the US this summer and hosts an Asia edition as well.
Tickets: $988

Keynote’s World Blockchain Forum
September 3-5 | London
Keynote produces the longest-running financial conference for the bitcoin, blockchain and currency industries. In its fifth year, World Blockchain Forum hosts editions in London, Dubai and New York, and draws an intimate audience of 350 senior executives, investors and government officials.
Tickets: $750

Token Fest
September 13-14 | Boston
Focusing on the business and technology of blockchain, Token Fest covers topics like the state of the token-based economy, applied cryptography, smart contracts and scalable DApps. With 4,000 attendees and 200 speakers, the Boston edition is slated to be 2x bigger than its inaugural event in San Francisco.
Tickets: $999

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2019 dates TBA | Seoul
Deconomy gathers global thought leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and academy and policy groups to discuss the future of distributed economy. In 2018, Vitalik Buterin and David Chaum graced the stage, and spoke on topics like peer-to-peer cash systems and building and scaling Ethereum.
Tickets: TBA

2019 dates TBA | Hamburg
A two-day conference featuring international cryptocurrency and blockchain experts and entrepreneurs, UNCHAIN 2018 gathered an intimate audience in Hamburg for quality content. Speakers debated the impact of cryptocurrencies and socio-economic frameworks for blockchain and beyond.
Tickets: €600

Token Summit
2019 dates TBA | New York
Token Summit explores the token-based economy in depth. The 3rd summit in 2018 discussed token regulation, security tokens, and best practices for protocols and crypto-assets.
Tickets: $649

2019 dates TBA | New York
Held during New York Blockchain Week in 2018, CoinDesk’s annual blockchain conference drew more than 4,000 enthusiasts from Silicon Valley, Wall Street and overseas. Despite a hefty ticket price and lambos displayed outside the venue, Consensus is where the crypto world goes to be seen.
Tickets: $2,000

Bonus: Hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sebastien Couture and Meher Roy, Epicenter publishes weekly interviews with leading minds in blockchain. Laura Shin’s Unchained Podcast is another source of influential talks with industry pioneers.

*Standard/general registration rates at time of publication.

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credTen: The Best Conferences of 2017

In the past year alone, we secured 768 speaking engagements for clients across multiple industries globally. To kick off 2018 and our newest credTen series on our blog, here’s a look back at the best conferences we secured for clients in 2017, in no particular order:

SaaStr Annual - San Francisco

Jason Lemkin’s SaaStr Annual is the go-to event for players in SaaS. This event brought together CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and veterans for tangible, non-Google-able lessons that the audience loved. Our clients 6sense, Foundation Capital, TapInfluence, and Expensify had the opportunity to grace the stage in 2017.

In 2018, we’re excited clients from FreshBooks, Canvas Ventures, Ridge Ventures, and Foundation Capital will join the lineup.

RampUp - San Francisco

Over 2,100 attendees flooded The Fairmont Hotel for LiveRamp’s annual conference to listen to the brightest minds in MarTech. With quality content and exciting networking opportunities, a handful of our clients came together to discuss the power of connectivity and data-driven marketing. We are continually impressed by our speakers from Unacast, Reveal Mobile, Kespry, Drawbridge, Legendary Entertainment, SafeGraph, Voicera, Cathay Pacific, Bullpen Capital, and Ridge Ventures.


The FirstMark Driven Series - New York

From Design Driven and Data Driven, to Code Driven and Hardwired, FirstMark Capital’s series of NYC events draws the crème de la crème of tech speakers. In 2017, we had Kespry CEO at Hardwired, MapD and Voicera CEOs at Data Driven, and Steve Vassallo, General Partner at Foundation Capital, at Design Driven.

Mumbrella360 - Sydney

Australia is an emerging market for a number of our clients and Mumbrella360 has been THE event that brings together the entire marketing ecosystem. It’s an extremely well-organized show that our clients like MightyHive and MuteSix highly recommend.

Events by The Hustle -San Francisco

Beer in hand at Pizza & 40s, David Barrett, CEO of Expensify was joined by the founder of The Hustle, Sam Parr, to share the ups and downs of his entrepreneur journey. We’re thrilled to also have our badass women speakers from 500 Startups, LiveRamp, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Tophatter speaking at The Hustle’s 2X events in 2018.


The Economist Sustainability Summit - Austin

The Economist’s inaugural Sustainability Summit drew more than 200 leading business executives, policy makers, and investors to discuss sustainable development in the face of rapid global change. Senior Editor Matthew Bishop moderated a conversation with our client Philippe Lacamp of Cathay Pacific Airways.

TEDx - Tallaght, Ireland

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” John Beckett, CEO of ChannelSight, spoke about his life-saving kidney transplant and “How to Harness the Power of Your Biggest Challenges.”



Mobile World Congress - Barcelona

With 30+ years under its belt, Mobile World Congress continues to reinvent itself as the global hub for mobile, telecommunications, IoT and more, gathering nearly 108k attendees in 2017. Life360, Boxever, 500 Startups, and Drawbridge spoke to conversational commerce, marketplaces, advertising, and startup trends.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai and its US debut - Americas - are also worth checking out. Shanghai and Americas editions drew nearly 67.5k and 21k visitors respectively in 2017.

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Image from Fiware

INBOUND - Boston

We can’t say enough great things about INBOUND, where our clients Hawke Media, MightyHive, WiderFunnel and TapInfluence spoke in 2017. To sum it up, we’ll leave it to Erik Huberman, CEO of Hawke Media: “It was great! Enjoyed it, got some business; it was solid.”

Slush - Helsinki and Shanghai

Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED,” Slush has expanded globally from its 20,000-person flagship show in the Arctic Circle to Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, and more to come. Our clients Tophatter and 500 Startups spoke on discovery commerce and fundraising globally.


Money20/20 - Las Vegas

Money20/20 brings together the who’s who in payments and financial services. It's the largest event in the finance space, where we placed Ben Black of Akkadian Ventures, David Barrett of Expensify, and Charles Moldow of Foundation Capital in 2017.

In 2018, we’re also excited to continue working with sister events Shoptalk (feat. Hawke Media, Sphero, and Instacart) and HLTH (feat. Enigma Technologies and Ayasdi).

Web Summit - Lisbon

Held annually since 2009, Web Summit has been called "the greatest tech show on earth" and "Davos for geeks," and continues to exceed expectations for our clients each year. From speaking in front of hundreds (sometimes thousands), to private dinners and networking with the likes of Al Gore, we’ve only heard glowing feedback from our clients Unacast, Enigma, Kespry, ChannelSight, and 500 Startups.

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Image from The Independent

And that’s a wrap for 2017! In 2018, we’ll be doing a number of Top 10 conference roundups, so watch this space for the best events you should attend and/or speak at.

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