As 2024 inches closer, one starts to wonder about the key future trends in the Web3 and NFT space. The best place to observe, analyze and discuss these trends is at global conferences and events. 2023 saw the organization of various insightful conferences and 2024 promises no less in terms of industry leaders coming together for expert discussions on blockchain, crypto, web3 and many more topics. We present a list of the top 10 global conferences in 2024 for NFT and Web3 that you surely should not miss, whether you are an experienced developer, an entrepreneur looking to get involved in the biggest Metaverse space, or simply someone interested in the future of the internet.
Date: February 23-24
Location: Grand Palais, 110 rue de Lyon, 75012, Paris
Price: 360€ – 1020€
About: To kick off this list, of top NFT events in 2024, is NFT Paris. After a record visitation of 18,000 people last year, NFT Paris is back for its 3rd edition. It is one of the major NFT events in Europe and brings together NFT enthusiasts from various backgrounds, including collectors, business owners, and artists. Last year, executives from top brands like LVMH, L’Oreal, Shopify, and Volkswagen gathered to display and discuss web3 innovations. The 3rd edition of the event will see speaker sessions covering a broad spectrum of topics, such as blockchain, gaming, social, fashion, art, brands etc. NFT Paris has gone one step ahead and announced the release of their own digital collectibles, circling around a loyalty program and linked to rewards, including discounted event tickets.
Date: March 26-27
Location: Hong Kong
About: Web3 mass adoption is rapidly growing in Hong Kong, and the government has made a strong commitment to position the city as a leading hub in the Web3 and virtual assets space. Thus, supported by the government, the WOW Summit is a perfect event for attendees to engage in important discussions, expand your network and explore business opportunities. The 2023 edition saw 7000 visitors from 30+ countries.
Date: April 3-5
Location: Times Square and Hudson Yards
Price: $420- $1577
About: This annual event attracts the global NFT Community and saw over 16,000 visitors last year. Many major NFT projects were discovered early at NFT.NYC (OpenSea, CryptoPunks, the Sandbox, Nifty Gateway & Rarible all spoke at #NFTNYC2019) and is sponsored by leading web3 companies, including Coinbase, Dapper, OpenSea, MoonPay, and Polygon. True to its name, it has integrated NFTs into its event by allowing visitors to mint NFTs as an alternative to Eventbrite PDF tickets.
Date: April 8-12
Location: Carrousel du Louvre, 99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Price: 100€- 5250€
About: The Paris Blockchain Week is a highly influential global event in the blockchain industry, uniting the industry’s most brilliant thinkers to sculpt Web3’s next chapter. The event saw 10,000 visitors last year and promises to bring onboard business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and developers who are passionate about ideating and driving progress in the blockchain industry. Some of the keynote speakers include Yat Sio (Outblaze and Animoca), David Marcus (Lightspark) and Richard Teng (Binance).
Date: May 15-16
Location: Signal Iduna Park, Strobelallee 50, 44139 Dortmund, Germany
Price: 499€- 899€
About: This event in Germany will provide the opportunity to network and connect with some of the most influential figures in Web3 from top companies like IBM, Microsoft, Polygon etc. The conference aims to equip attendees with the numerous opportunities that Web3 presents.
Date: May 29-31
Location: Austin,Texas, USA
Price: $775- $9000
About: Consensus is another influential NFT event of 2024, also focusing on crypto, blockchain, and Web3. Since its inception in 2015, Consensus has been a gathering place for various stakeholders to come together, collaborate, and make important decisions as the world undergoes a significant technological transformation towards blockchain technology. The primary focus is discussion of the most pivotal matters of the day, highlighting the biggest successes and debating the most critical conversations. The conference also organizes PitchFest, a competition where startup owners compete for funding opportunities.
Date: July 8-11
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Price: 0€- 400€
About: The Ethereum Community Conference (EthCC) is the largest annual European Ethereum event focused on technology and community and attracted over 5000 attendees in its last edition. EthCC covers many different subjects and tries to address different levels of comprehension of the blockchain technology, through conferences, workshops and side events. They are also a non-profit organization and any extra profits are redistributed in the economy.
Date: July 25-27
Location: Music City Center 201 Rep. John Lewis Way South Nashville, TN, USA 37203
Price: 335€- 4557€
About: Over the last five years, The Bitcoin Conference has become one of the world’s largest gatherings of bitcoiners. Expect breaking announcements, international media coverage, and countless meaningful talks by thought-leaders and industry innovator. It also features an Art Gallery that will showcase top bitcoin artists from all over the world, representing the latest in art, inscriptions, and interactive installations.
Date: 18-19 April 2024 and September 18-19
Location: Dubai and Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Price: Not communicated yet
About: The flagship event of TOKEN2049 week and taking place right before the Singapore Grand Prix, TOKEN2049 is the premier crypto event, organized annually in Dubai and Singapore, where founders and executives of the leading Web3 companies and projects share their view on the industry. The 2023 edition saw speaker sessions from representatives of Binance, Circle, Gemini and Yuga Labs so expect the same this year.
Date: Spring 2024
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Price: Not communicated yet
About: The event is an experimental web3 event space that brings together the global NFT community together. They implement token-based experiences for real life events whenever possible. In 2023 more than 4400 artists, collectors and entrepreneurs joined the conference. Their innovative spaces included a gallery showcasing the next wave in NFT photography and a massive projection set-up on a Main Stage.
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