9 Unmissable Things to do at Consensus 2023 Austin

Consensus 2023, the largest and most influential gathering of blockchain and crypto projects in the world, kicks off this week. Since its inception in 2015, Consensus has served as a platform for professionals and builders worldwide to collaborate, calibrate, and find solutions that shape the future of finance and the digital economy.

The upcoming Consensus 2023 conference is a call to action for developers, investors, policymakers, founders, brands, and other stakeholders to come together and tackle the most pressing issues facing the crypto industry. With a focus on delivering on the transformative potential of this technology, Consensus 2023 promises to be an event like no other.

Throughout the week, attendees can expect a packed schedule of fascinating speakers, panel discussions, superb satellite events, including our friends at Grit Daily House, a Pitchfest, and parties all around. Here are just a handful of the highlights to look out for.

April 25

EOS Kick Off event

Kick off Consensus event with the EOS Network Foundation, Blockchain Game Alliance, Upland and Telos. The event takes place in the Central District Brewing for a casual networking event with food + drinks and a short panel conversation about the Future of Gaming. Speakers include:

Zack Gall, Co-Founder and Chief Communications Officer, EOS Network Foundation, Danny Brown Wolf, Chief of Staff, Upland, Justin Guidici, CEO, Telos Foundation, Anton Umnov, CEO, Helika Analytics. Moderator: Saro McKenna, CEO & Co-Founder, Dacoco GmbH (Alien Worlds) and Co-Founder, Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 (OMA3)

April 26

Grit Daily House

Grit Daily House, located at 206 San Marcos St., is the former Splash House and also former Wind-Up Records House. Each year it plays host to some of the biggest names in crypto and media circles, with lively panel discussions and amazing networking opportunities. Grit Daily House is the “media house” during Consensus which includes other outlets on stage, especially Business Insider, Axios, CoinTelegraph, Forbes, Entrepreneur and CoinDesk.

Where Does TradFi Go From Here? Recalibrating the Risks and Opportunities

Matt Halstead Director of Real Estate and Digital Assets at Texas Teachers
Dan Tapiero, Founder, CIO and Managing Partner of 1Rountabale Partners
Dawn Harflinger, President of Lili’uokalani Trust
Joe Marenda, Global Head of Digital Assets Investing Cambridge Associates

April 27

How Web3 Can Help Fix Social Media and Consumer Apps

Sriram Krishnan, General Partner at a16Z Crypto
Angie Lau, Editor-in-Chief at Forkast Labs
It’s Time to to Make Real-World Assets Real
Sam Lessin, General Partner at Slow Ventures

Women Who Web3 Lounge

The Women Who Web3 Lounge is a place for leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, developers and more to start the day with mindfulness exercises and then connect with like-minded women in the industry and participate in programming designed to empower and educate women in the Web3 space.

AMA: Mariam Nusrat, Founder and CEO at Breshna Game

April 28

How to Make Crypto Games That Don’t Suck

Marc McGinley Game Director of Animoca Brands
Saro McKenna, Co-Founder of Dacoco and Alien Worlds
Andrew Campbell, Product and Market Growth Lead of Laguna Games

Dressing the Digital World: Cutting Edge or Out of Fashion?

Derek Edwards, Managing Partner at Collab+Currency
Nick Gonzalez, Co-Founder of UNXD
Megan Kasper, Founding Member of Red DAO

Exclusive: Mastercard’s Vision for Crypto’s Next Chapter

Raj Dhamodharan, Head of Crypto and Blockchain at Mastercard
Danny Nelson, Managing Editor at CoinDesk

ReFi House

A multi-day event space bringing the ReFi community together for content, thought leadership conversations, workshops and demo’s discussing net zero goals, ESG, sustainability and blockchain. The agenda includes speakers and panel discussions from April 27 – 29. Note that some are invite only..

For more information check out the full schedule here and register your interest for Grit Daily House here.

Lisa Gibbons
Lisa Gibbonshttp://www.blocktelegraph.io
Lisa Gibbons is the Editorial Director at BlockTelegraph.

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