Networking matters. And if you’re into crypto, networking matters twice as much. Besides, there is nothing more inspiring than spending a day (or two) surrounded by a group of like-minded people who are discussing the things that you are passionate about. 

Every year, blockchain-themed events take place in multiple locations around the world and visiting at least one of them could drastically improve your chances of pushing your project forward or simply learning something useful. 

There is a conference for everyone, and we’ve decided to list the most noteworthy crypto events of 2021-2022 so you can get your passport ready in advance.

1. Blockchain Expo Europe

When: November 23-24, 2021
Where: in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Format: Physical/Online
Ticket price: Free Expo passes give access to the exhibition, the Digital Transformation conference, and networking. The price of a virtual visit on all sections starts from 299 euros.

It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussions across 4 co-located events covering Blockchain,  IoT, Cyber Security & Cloud, AI and Big data. 5,000 attendees are expected to congregate for the conference including CTO’s, Heads of Innovation and Technology, IT Directors, Developers, Start-Up’s, OEM’s, Government, Automotive, Operators, Technology Providers, Investors, VCs and many more. ​​

The Blockchain Expo will showcase the most cutting-edge technologies from more than 300 exhibitors and provide insight from over 500 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences. The Blockchain conference agenda will present a series of expert keynotes, interactive panel discussions and solution-based case studies. All exploring the key industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including; legal sectors, retail, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more

2. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology AIBT

When: December 04-06, 2021
Where:  in Beijing, China
Format: Physical/Online
Ticket price: The price for listeners starts at $220

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Technology are two highly discussed topics and technologies in recent times. AI can handle the support to manage blockchains more efficiently. Meanwhile, Blockchain can be used to help to track, understand and analyze decisions made by AI. AIBT is an annual conference that aims to present the latest research and results of scientists (professors, doctoral students, and postdoc scientists) related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Technology. This conference provides opportunities for delegates from different areas to exchange new ideas, applications and experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations, and to find global partners for future collaboration. We hope that the conference results in significant contributions to the knowledge base in these scientific fields.

AIBT features invited keynote speakers, peer-reviewed paper presentations, and academic visits. The conference is completely open (one only needs to register first), you will not have to be an author or a discussant to attend. We truly believe that AIBT 2021 will provide a good platform for all participants to have fruitful discussions and to share research ideas.

3. European Blockchain Convention

When: December 13-16, 2021
Where:  in Barcelona, Spain
Format: Online
Ticket price: Essential Pass 159 euro

European Blockchain Convention is a four-day online event filled with inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, one-to-one meetings and high-level networking. The place to meet 2,500+ entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, developers and tech leaders from the Blockchain industry. An exceptional line-up of over 120 speakers will join this year’s event, including Algorand Foundation CEO Sean Lee; ‘The Bitcoin Standard’ author Dr. Saifedean Ammous; Bitstamp managing director Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux; Bank of Israel deputy governor Mr. Andrew Abir; Bank Santander head of blockchain Coty de Monteverde; Circle chief strategy officer Dante Disparte; Distrikt co-founder Andra Georgescu; ConsenSys Health founder Heather Flannery; Hyperledger executive director Daniela Barbosa and European Parliament member Eva Kaili.

The talks will cover topics including the institutional adoption of DeFi, the tokenization of securities, stablecoins, the rise of NFTs, decentralized social media, CBDCs, the new era for financial services, self-sovereign identity, sustainability, social innovation, gaming in the metaverse, why DAOs matter, blockchain scaling solutions, and green bond.

4. World conference and awards on blockchain technology

When: July 02-03, 2022
Where: in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Format: Physical/Online
Ticket price: starts at $300 per ticket

WORLD CONFERENCE AND AWARDS ON BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY organized by Shaheen Group is a premier meeting attracting international participants in the industry and showcases a wide variety of blockchain offerings. This two-day event will include high-level plenary talks, keynote lectures, interactive sessions, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations, technical workshops, and other social gatherings covering the latest research and innovations in blockchain.

This global forum is anticipated to attract numerous participants across the world including researchers and industry professionals to foster strong networking opportunities aimed at enhancing career and business goals. We hope this conference will offer exciting research and business opportunities for all participants.

Among the sessions at the conference, the topics that are particularly interestingly enough  Smart Contracts, Blockchain Transformation in Financial Services, Blockchain in Aerospace, Defense, Healthcare, Education.

5. Paris blockchain week summit

When: April 13-14, 2022
Where: in Paris, France
Format: Physical/Online
Ticket price: starts from 550 euro VAT excluded

Paris Blockchain Week Summit will bring together 1,700+ entrepreneurs, investors and media from all over the world to talk about blockchain and cryptocurrency in order to make France the first G20 country to create a business-friendly environment for our rapidly growing ecosystem. Renowned speakers from the most prominent blockchain and crypto-asset organizations will take the main stage, both virtually and in-person, to present the latest advances in the industry on four tracks: Tech Builders, Open Finance, Enterprise Blockchain, and Public Policy. Some key topics to be addressed on stage include decentralized finance, stablecoins, crypto lending platforms, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), governance, developer communities, collectibles and more.

Among the speakers will be Founder & CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao, PwC Global Crypto Leader Henri Arslanian, and Chief Scientist at Brave Software Ben Livshits.

6. The North American Bitcoin Conference

When: January 17-19, 2022
Where: in Miami, United States
Format: Physical/Online
Ticket price: $599 Physical and $199 online

The past 12 months have seen a meteoric rise in DeFi value, enormous gains for both Bitcoin and Ethereum, and a dynamic global interest in NFTs. TNABC 2022 will track the highs and lows of digital assets, explore the future of regulation and compliance, and ask how we can collectively make the industry a more equitable, inclusive place. Thousands of crypto thought leaders, executives, change-makers, innovators, developers, and blockchain pioneers will convene in Miami to share strategies and experiences, look towards the future, and develop their networks. You can listen as the most brilliant minds teach us about global adoption of blockchain technology, institutional investment (including Grayscale, Microstrategy, ETFs, NFTs), geopolitical threats and the newest opportunities in blockchain (including regulatory sandboxes, restrictions). Discuss decentralized finance (including DeFi, “Ethereum killers”, yield farming), central bank digital currencies (including stablecoins, Tether) and much much more. 

The first confirmed speakers include: Bitcoin pioneer and host of Untold Stories Charlie Shrem, CEO and founder of Blockchain.com Peter Smith, managing director of Quantum Fintech Group Harry Yeh and co-founder of Tether Craig Sellars. The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami is being hosted for its eighth year by Keynote, which is responsible for the largest and longest-running conferences in the blockchain space, such as the World Blockchain Forum (WBF) and the Fantom Developer Conference.

7. Blockchain Life 2022

When: May 20-21, 2022
Where: in Moscow, Russia
Format: Online
Ticket price: the standard price starts at $68

In Moscow, Russia at one of the most innovative platforms in the world – Music Media Dome, the 8th International Forum on Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Mining – Blockchain Life 2022 will take place.

The forum traditionally gathers more than 5000 participants and 80 sponsors.

Among the guests of the forum are both industry professionals and those who are just starting their journey in one of today’s most promising areas: traders, miners, entrepreneurs from crypto and classic businesses, investors, blockchain developers and many others.

The event consists of two main parts: a conference, where speakers share insights on the numerous topics of the forum; and an exhibition, where leading industry companies present their new and current projects. Participation in the forum allows you to get advanced knowledge and acquire numerous new contacts, being among the leaders of the world crypto community.

Despite the travel restrictions between countries, significant industry players from dozens of countries come to the forum. There will be 4 main topics at the conference in which you can learn of blockchain’s vulnerabilities, Best countries and regions to use mining equipment, Analysis of popular altcoins, the crypto-race between states, and much more.

8. Blockchain Expo North America

When: May 11-12, 2022
Where: in Santa Clara, United States
Format: Online
Ticket price: Free, but an additional fee is charged for exclusive exhibitions

The Blockchain Expo is a technology conference and event, consisting of top-level content and thought leadership discussions looking at the blockchain ecosystem. This event is aimed at the ambitious enterprise technology professional seeking to explore the latest innovations, implementations, and strategies to drive businesses forward. The Blockchain Expo North America conference agenda will present a series of expert keynotes, interactive panel discussions, and solution-based case studies. All exploring the key industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology, including legal sectors, retail, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate, and more.

The conference is closed for registration, but you can already get on the waiting list to be the first among the participants. Dedicated Sessions: Blockchain Solutions for Enterprise, Blockchain Platforms and Strategies, Crypto and Digital Asset Investment, Fintech and Regulation, and Blockchain for Business.

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