Is conference season underway? Hopefully, Denver can heat up a bit during the next month, as fans and crypto executives come together for what has turned into one of the biggest annual crypto conferences every year, ETHDenver.
We take a brief look at the type of programming offered at the free-to-attend conference, speakers you can expect to see in attendance, and more from the upcoming event.
Can The Crypto Market Heat Up In Denver’s Cold Climate?
After months of bear market conditions – which felt like years – some crypto watchers believe conditions may be turning the tide. Broader markets are finally seeing some green start this year, and while we’re probably still a long way from the current market bear cycle, recent price action could lead to a breakout from pain.
Regardless, Denver’s cool weather will offer what many hope will be a warm home for both bulls and bears. The conference is self-described as «the world’s largest Web 3 #BUIDLathon and Community Innovation Festival.» ETHDenver on The flagship ‘#BUIDLathon’ will take place this year from 24th February to 1st March, with the main programming of events immediately following, running from 2nd March to 5th March. nearby Breckenridge slopes, with snowboarding and skiing combined with open source events in a more relaxed, laid back setting.
One of Ethereum's (ETH) flagship conferences, ETHDenver, is back in 2023. | Source: ETH-USD on TradingView.com
What can you expect
The lineup for the first #BUIDLathon looks to consist of a lot of programming you’d see at blockchain-specific events, including builder-specific participation that includes over $2M in winning incentives. Prizes, community events, panels and happy hours will dominate the programming throughout #BUIDLWeek.
#BUIDLWeek will continue with general conference programs that will run the gambit when it comes to speaker sessions. The ‘face’ of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, will be a featured speaker, along with Colorado Governor Jared Polis, and Big Green DAO founder Kimbal Musk – among others.
In a statement shared with Bitcoinist, ETHDenver founder John Paller said, “ETHDenver is about bringing diverse creativity around a common purpose and aims to drive the global blockchain ecosystem into the future… our festival is not artistic, community-driven unlike any other event in the space as there is no cost to attendees, creating an immersive and educational experience accessible to anyone interested in participating. We welcome anyone interested in thinking and #BUIDLing towards a decentralized future to join us to start or continue their journey.”
Let’s see if that brisk Denver air can help cool the sweltering heat of a bear market.