SmartCon 2022, Chainlink’s premier web3 conference, is just a little more than a week away. This year’s event includes two full days of panels and presentations from more than 100 industry leaders and academics, including former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt; former Coinbase CTO, Balaji Srinivasan; Solana Labs co-founder, Anatoly Yakovenko; and Ava Labs founder, Emin Gün Sirer.
Thousands of founders, developers, entrepreneurs, and blockchain enthusiasts from around the world are expected to attend the in-person event, September 28 and 29 in New York City. Thousands more will attend the event virtually as it’s streamed online. Many virtual attendees are also creating their own in-person events by hosting SmartCon watch parties for their local Chainlink communities.
Last year, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Chainlink community members hosted dozens of international SmartCon 2021 watch parties, from a desert casita in the foothills of Cave Creek, Arizona to an idyllic bretzel and beer-filled garden bar outside Vienna, Austria. This year, Chainlink enthusiasts are celebrating SmartCon at around 50 watch parties spanning nearly every continent.
Most watch parties will take place during the SmartCon live conference. Anyone can organize a SmartCon celebration using Chainlink’s SmartCon 2022 Watch Party Guide as a comprehensive resource.
Hosts have the freedom to plan their own agenda, combining livestreams with in-person community workshops/codelabs and live music. In addition to its extensive host guide, Chainlink is supporting watch parties by offering refreshment reimbursements for registered attendees. After SmartCon is over, organizers can submit photos from their parties to be shared across the Chainlink community page and social media channels.
Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in to learn about the latest and most significant advancements in the world of blockchains, smart contracts, DeFi, decentralized gaming, insurance, and NFTs from the people pioneering web3 with essential tech like Chainlink’s trust-minimized infrastructure. Make sure you follow Chainlink and Chainlink Today on Twitter, and subscribe to the official Chainlink YouTube channel to watch SmartCon 2022. We can’t wait to see you there.
For more information about hosting a SmartCon watch party, email firstname.lastname@example.org.