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Consensus 2022 – Meet Us & What to Expect

Jun 6 2022
Crypto Community
3 minutes
We're excited to join 1000s of leaders & 400+ speakers across 100s of industries for 4 days of networking & innovation.
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About Consensus 2022

Consensus 2022 is one of the biggest and longest-running crypto conferences in the world that will take place from the 9th to 12th of June in Austin, Texas (USA). 

The event is a “showcase and celebration of all that crypto has to offer” run by CoinDesk, a trusted leading crypto news source. 

This year, it is expected to bring together:

  • 15,000+ attendees;
  • 400+ speakers;
  • 4 days of exclusive experiences;
  • 250+ sponsors.

After 2 years of online-only events, this year the conference will take a hybrid form, with online streaming as well as an IRL event at the Austin Convention Center.

Consensus 2022 event poster

Picture Credits: Coindesk Consensus 2022 Austin

The event aims to thoroughly cover different perspectives and opinions of all things crypto, such as:

  • Blockchain;
  • Crypto;
  • Web3;
  • Metaverse.

Consensus 2022 offers top-level guest speakers that will engage in thoughtful and “hard-hitting” conversations while sparking insightful debates. In addition, they’ll provide valuable content for professionals in finance, trading, marketing, government, and much more. 

This is a unique opportunity to connect and network for many projects and entrepreneurs as it is an effective aggregator of the crypto world.

Meet Gravity Team at Consensus 2022

Picture Credits: Coindesk Consensus Austin 2022

Confirmed Speakers

The festival’s guest list comprises some of the most influential individuals in crypto and prominent governmental politicians, business people, and free-speech advocates. 

Consensus 2022 list of guests

Picture Credits: CoinDesk Consensus 2022 Austin

Some of the most prominent Crypto speakers:

  • Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO at FTX, currently the second-largest centralized exchange according to trading volume; 
  • Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, CEO and Founder of Binance, the leading blockchain ecosystem behind the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange; 
  • Sergey Nazarov, Co-Founder of Chainlink, a decentralized blockchain oracle network built on Ethereum;
  • Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO at Circle, USDC and payments & treasury infrastructure for the internet.

To Government and Business, Consensus 2022 invited:

  • Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator at U.S. Senate;
  • Dan Schulman, President and CEO at PayPal;
  • Wally Adeyemo, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury at U.S. Department of the Treasury;
  • Frances Haugen, Former Product Manager at Facebook.

In the Art World and as Free-Speech Advocates, Consensus plans to bring:

  • Latashá, Artist and Head of Community Programming at ZORA, an NFT marketplace;
  • Edward Snowden, President at Freedom of Press, a foundation that supports public-interest journalism;
  • Big Boi, Artist, Performer, and Speaker;
  • Micah Johnson, Creator at Aku.

Consensus Conference 2022 Agenda

The festival will last 4 days, and there will be many more activities in addition to keynote speeches and panel conversations! For the early-birds participants that enjoy exercising and well-being, there will be activities in the morning like:

  • Consensus Run Club;
  • Yin Yoga;
  • Meditation 3.0. 

Regarding more fun and networking activities, Consensus 2022 provides:

  • Several happy hour events, such as Filecoin Happy Hour and DESK Launch Happy Hour;
  • Evening parties like the WSB Casino Night Party or the Official Consensus Closing Night Party;

People at the Consensus 2018 conference

Picture Credits: CoinDesk Consensus Austin 2022

In terms of panel discussions, some of the most interesting ones will be:

  • Crypto at War: Behind Ukraine’s Historic Crypto Fundraiser, on the 11th of June;
  • Why Crypto Matters: A Conversation with the Head of the World’s Largest Crypto Exchange, also on the 11th of June;
  • The Internet of Money, on the 10th of June;
  • Defining DEFI: Discover what it takes to succeed in DeFi and Web3 from renowned investors on the 9th of June.

Besides the mentioned activities, the conference’s venue will have dedicated areas for entertainment and discovery. One good example of one of these spaces is the Metaverse Zone

The Metaverse Zone is a 6,000-square-foot space in the middle of the convention center, focusing on the emergence of virtual worlds and economies. It will only be open on the 10th and 11th of June, so Friday and Saturday. Some of the touched topics will be fashion and real estate in the metaverse, and virtual reality headsets will be provided.

Metaverse Zone

Picture Credits: CoinDesk Consensus Austin 2022

Another space the Consensus 2022 organization will bring to life is the NFT Gallery. This space will not only showcase some NFTs digitally, but it will also try to approach the marketing side of an NFT project launch.  

This gallery will not be located at the Austin Convention Center but will be pretty close, just one block away, at the Copper Tank and in and in partnership with Filecoin.

People in an NFT Gallery

Picture Credits: CoinDesk Consensus 2022 Austin

Gravity Team will be present at this event with:

  • Janis Sprenne, Head of Partnerships, and; 
  • Megan Martinsone, Head of Marketing.

consensus 2022 gravity team meet us

For anyone interested in scheduling a 15-30 minute meeting in Austin with Gravity Team, reach out to us via the official Consensus 2022 app. 

See you at Consensus! 

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We are always open to discussing new ideas. Do reach out if you are an exchange or a project looking for liquidity; an algorithmic trader or a software developer looking to improve the markets with us or just have a great idea you can’t wait to share with us!

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