NFT events and conferences are great ways to meet the frens behind the avatars you interact with on Discord. They can also be great ways to seek out new projects, thought leaders, great parties, and opportunities to get exclusive real-life mints are just some of the perks of attending an NFT conference.
Plus, there’s nothing more rewarding than meeting other community members and possibly finding new projects, investment opportunities or exclusive candy.
To that end, the Supplain team has created this NFT guide to the top blockchain, cryptocurrency and NFT conferences and events for 2022.
Why attend NFT events?
NFT events are essential for blockchain professionals and cryptocurrency enthusiasts, whether virtual or in-person. Attending NFT conferences is the most important way to stay informed of the latest industry trends and network with others you have met in cryptocurrency communities.
In addition, NFT events feature new blockchain and web 3.0 technologies that professionals leverage the business potential for greater collaboration in the industry.
With NFT conferences and events on hiatus due to pandemic restrictions, 2022 will change all that. Many NFT events intend to plan IRL shows.
📅 May 17-19, 2022.
Blockworks, the leading financial media brand for digital assets, will host the largest Metaverse and DeFi event ever! It will take place in sunny Florida in the spring of 2022: time to get your summer clothes out of your closets!
Permissionless is not only a cultural event where you can learn and network, it’s also an adult playground with yacht parties, lounges, live demos, gaming areas, food vendors and adult beverages. The Florida life, right?
Permissionless aspires to be a place where professional investors can learn in depth what DeFi is, what it isn’t and what it could become. The industry’s most visionary names shaping the future will enlighten us through talks on many topics, from the metaverse, to NFT and gaming, to the future of finance and institutional adoption, and much more.
In addition, there will be an NFT Art Gallery where artists and creators will showcase their creations in an on-site gallery. This will allow participants to live a metaverse experience.
In short, citizens of the metaverse will come together, deepen their knowledge and have fun.
Check the website for tickets, more information and to see the list of speakers (36 amazing speakers at the time of writing this post) who will create the future on stage.
📅 April 4-5, 2022
📌 Lisbon, Portugal
🎫 Price from €600
About the conference: A 2-day event packed with talks, panels, workshops and experiences that brings together artists, projects, platforms, collectors and investors from the global NFT community.
- Over 2500 attendees
- More than 100 talks and panels
- More than 100 international speakers and artists
- 4 content themes
📅 April 6, 2022
📌 Tallinn, Estonia
🎫 Price from €199
About the conference: 1-day event full of talks, panels, workshops and experiences connects builders, creators, investors and other web3 industry pioneers from the global NFT community. The founder of NFT Standard will also be in attendance. NFT Tallinn takes place in a creative and event center located inside a former power plant and is also designed for those non-web3.0 attendees.
- 500+ attendees
- 20+ talks and panels
- 50+ speakers
- 3 full tracks
📅 April 6-9, 2022
📌 Miami, Florida, USA
🎫 Price from $99 (if paid in Bitcoin)
About the conference:
- The world’s largest Bitcoin gathering
- With top speakers
- A robust list of industry guests
A four-day pilgrimage for those seeking greater freedom and individual sovereignty. The parent company of the conference is BTC, Inc, whose mission is to “propel the world toward hyperbitcoinization.”
- 35,000+ attendees (expected in 2022)
- 450+ Speakers
- 3000+ Companies
- 100+ Artists
This crypto-event is the largest Bitcoin gathering featuring the best speakers, sponsors and guest list, hosted by Bitcoin Magazine. The conference has moved from Los Angeles to Miami after the city’s mayor promised to make it the cryptocurrency capital of the world.
Bitcoin 2021 made headlines with speakers including Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, computer scientist Nick Szabo, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor and U.S. Senator (R-WY) Cynthia Lummis.
This time, the list of speakers again includes Saylor, as well as El Salvador President Nayib Bukele, “The Bitcoin Standard” author Saifedean Ammous, Blockstream CEO Adam Back, Lightning Labs CEO Elizabeth Stark, Andrew Yang, Square Crypto product developer Steve Lee, and Strike CEO Jack Mallers.
Paris NFT Day
📅 April 12, 2022
🎫 Price from €715
About the conference: A community-oriented event to spread the word, help educate and onboard newcomers the right way, make new friends and strengthen established friendships.
- Over 2000 attendees
- 100+ speakers
Paris Blockchain Week Summit
📅 April 13-14, 2022
📌 Paris, France
🎫 Price from €1,100
About the conference: The flagship event of Paris Blockchain Week, PBWS will host sessions on traceability, leveraging blockchain in the innovation journey, digital governance, what’s built in 2021/2022, the state of liquidity of digital assets, international regulatory cooperation and much more.
- More than 3,000 attendees
- More than 250 speakers
Blockchain Life 2022
📅 April 20-21
📌 Moscow, Russia
🎫 Price from $74
Blockchain Life is one of the largest events in the blockchain industry. The forum brings together more than 5,000 participants and 100 booths. Guests of the forum include both industry professionals and those who are just starting out: traders, miners, crypto-entrepreneurs and classic companies, investors, blockchain developers, government representatives and many others.
The forum will discuss the most relevant industry topics, such as: how to make money with cryptocurrencies in 2022, the development of DeFi, cryptocurrency regulation in Russia, the features of effective mining, the prospects of NFT, the implementation of blockchain in business and government, and much more.
The forum will traditionally include the international Blockchain Life Awards and the Startup Pitch competition for promising startups.
📅 April 18-25, 2022
📌 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
🎫 Price to be defined
About the conference: A collaborative Ethereum week, built by and for everyone. A week-long in-person gathering that will feature separate Ethereum events, each with a unique focus. The goal is to focus on depth rather than size conferences and bring the Ethereum community together in smaller groups to discuss specific topics.
ETHAmsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
📅 April 22-24, 2022
📌 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
🎫 Price from: FREE, must apply to attend.
About the conference: Three days of hacking, summits and side events celebrate the energy of the ecosystem and set an optimistic tone for the rest of the year. ETHAmsterdam is an event that brings together some of the top minds and experts in Ethereum and ETHGlobal’s return to in-person hackathons from 2020. It allows teams to make something great in just 36 hours by providing an abundance of hacking resources such as mentors, sponsors and software.
DCentral Austin Web3 Summer
📅 June 7-8, 2022
📌 Austin, Texas, USA
🎫 Price from: Unknown as ticket sales are not yet on sale.
About the conference: Web3 Summit with a focus on:
- Metaverses and NFTs
- GameFi and Play 2 Earn
- DAOs & DeFi
Not much else has been posted on their website for this NFT conference yet, but this article will be updated when it is.
📅 June 9-12, 2022
📌 Austin, Texas, USA
🎫 Price from $999
About the conference: One of the most influential crypto and blockchain experiences of the year, the focal point for those decentralizing the world. The festival-style event showcases and celebrates all facets of the blockchain, crypto, NFT and Web 3 ecosystems and their broad effect on commerce, culture and communities.
Curated and produced by CoinDesk, Consensus brings together tens of thousands of attendees to hear from sought-after thought leaders and experience a wide range of discussions, meetups, parties, musical performances, dinners, experiences and more.
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, Blockchain Association CEO Kristin Smith, Freedom of Press President Edward Snowden, Messari CEO Ryan Selkis, Pantera Capital CEO Dan Morehead, Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov, Cardano creator Charles Hoskinson and several others will headline the conference this year.
Hosted by media publication CoinDesk, Consensus will feature parties, musical performances, dinners and experiences in addition to the usual meetups (for $799). Consensus passes, however, are non-refundable.
📅 June 20-23, 2022
📌 New York City, USA.
🎫 Price from $599.
About the conference: The premier annual non-fungible token event is “the NFT Superbowl” by Coinbase. Since 2019, NFT.NYC has been committed to giving a voice to the growing NFT community. One of Supplain’s founders, Sander the Ape, will be speaking at NFT.NYC. Supplain is hosting a special reception with the Estonian Embassy for builders and investors in the web3 space – contact us for details.
- Over 700 speakers (new speakers announced every month).
- More than 20,000 attendees
NFT Show Europe
📅 September 17-18, 2022
🎫 Prices from €200
About the conferences: NFT Show Europe will host digital exhibitions, immersive installations, talks, meet-ups, panel discussions and some exciting side events in a magnificent setting: the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. The ambition of the conferences is for it to become the beacon NFT event across Europe, with an international projection and a commitment to build an inspiring environment that brings blockchain closer to the general public, focusing on NFTs in particular.
- More than 100 speakers (new speakers are announced every month).
- More than 3,000 attendees
📅 September 20-21
📌 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This world-leading conference returns in 2022 to bring together leading industry experts from around the world for two days of discussion, covering Blockchain, IoT, Cybersecurity and Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Big data.
With over 500 speakers, Blockchain Expo brings a broad collective experience to its conference. However, unlike other events, this one also brings executives from major brands such as BBVA, Pfizer, General Electric, Shell, Nestlé, Coca Cola, BP, Boston Consulting Group, among others, to talk about the emerging technology.
This event is a great way to network not only with those working in the blockchain sector, but also outside of it. In addition to networking, this event offers one-on-one meetings, brand exposure and lead generation to its attendees.
Blockchain Economy Summit
📅 October 4-5
📌 Dubai, UAE
Given the UAE’s pro-cryptocurrency regulations, it makes sense for these events to be held in the capital, which is seeing cryptocurrency companies and investors flock to it.
Back in 2018, the Dubai government launched this annual conference with the goal of bringing together thought leaders, startups and investors in one space to help promote the city as a cryptocurrency hub.
Last year, MicroStrategy co-founder Michael Saylor, Bitcoin maximalist Tone Vays and Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal were among the speakers discussing crypto, DeFi, NFT and Metaverse.
Unlike other events, the Dubai government is making the conference accessible to regular people by keeping the ticket cost at around $50.
So, if you want to learn more about cryptocurrencies and network with some of the brightest minds in the industry, these conferences are a great way to meet with them as well as other crypto enthusiasts.
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