Selection of 13 events you should consider attending in the second half of 2020
Now that the world is slowly coming out of the quarantine and traveling is allowed again, we believe this is the perfect time to catch up on networking and book a place for the top conferences for 2020.
And because we know how much you want to go out now and meet your friends again, we decided to stay home and do the research for you. So, we present to you the best upcoming Blockchain and Crypto conferences you can attend this year!
Date: 6–10 July
With more than 5000 participants and 350 Blockchain companies, SF Blockchain Week is here to help the industry reach mainstream adoption through fundamental education and engagement with projects leading the way. Live broadcasts, virtual exhibitions, and fireside chats will be offered throughout the event, and topics discussed will include the potential benefits that Blockchain can offer for businesses, as well as how developing regulations will shape the sector. Each day is set to focus on a different theme with speakers like Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, and former CFTC chairman Chris Giancarlo.
Date: 22nd July
Place: Online — Live Stream & VR
MDC 2020 is a premier digital asset event, where mining and disruptive Blockchain technology will be examined in-depth. With showcasing live speakers, sponsors, and vendors online and featuring an interactive VR experience, MDC is the first event to gather all major mining stakeholders in one place. The conference will focus not only on crypto mining but also on enterprise solutions, B2B sales, cutting-edge research, and innovative technology with speakers like Irene Gao from Bitmain, Jane Hu from BTC.com and Jason Brown from Komodo.
Date: 26–27 August
Place: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Price: $145 (15% discount for groups of 3)
Forum Blockmaster is the largest and most important Blockchain and cryptocurrency conference in Brazil, aiming to gather top industry leaders from the country to do business, share knowledge, and connect. The event is held in Portuguese with more than 10 000 participants, making it a great opportunity for discovering new projects and networking.
Date: 28–29 August
Place: Frankfurt, Germany
Price: Free (application for invitation required)
UNCHAIN Convention is a two-day conference featuring a number of leading Blockchain entrepreneurs and developers, that aims to connect experts with industry players from across to the globe to explore the potential of the decentralized economy of tomorrow. Some of the speakers include Charlie Shrem, Giacomo Zucco and Alena Vranova, and access to this year’s event is Free, however, you need to apply for an invitation and wait for the approval.
Date: 2–3 September
Place: Dubai, UAE
The Future Blockchain Summit aims to attract global governments, enterprises, startups, education institutions, and individuals to turn the UAE and the world into full-scale Blockchain adoption. The event is also the largest annual meeting ground for the full global Blockchain ecosystem and will feature various startup hubs, Blockchain challenges, courses for developers, and conferences for the different industries. It offers something for everyone, from governments through healthcare and education to finance. The pass for the expo only is Free and gives access to the networking events and beginner workshops.
Date: 6–7 October
LA Blockchain Summit is the leading conference for Blockchain investing, building, and mainstream adoption. An exclusive, curated, and informative event presented by some of the world’s foremost innovators, change-makers, and prominent leaders in the Blockchain ecosystem such as Tim Draper, Catherine Coley, and Maya Vujinovic. The event welcomes each year developers, entrepreneurs, startups, investors, venture capital funds, retail investors, family offices, real estate investors, startup entrepreneurs, issuers, exchanges, broker-dealers, service providers, and members of the media.
Date: 5–11 October
Place: Hong Kong
Asia Crypto Week is a week of various independently organized educational and developer-focused events that aim to nurture mass adoption by providing first-hand information about the industry. It brings together Blockchain enthusiasts and industry professionals to share their experience and knowledge with the Asian Blockchain ecosystem.
Date: 8–9 October
Place: Bangalore, India
TestCon aims to bring together people willing to engage with the community by sharing knowledge, experience, and innovative solutions. The conference provides an excellent platform to keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends, exchange experiences, discuss ideas, and benefit from networking opportunities. This year’s topics include Test Automation and TestOps, Non-functional Testing & Innovation, Emerging Technologies in Testing, and Test Team leadership and management.
Date: 21–22 Oct
Place: Moscow, Russia
Blockchain Life 2020 will unite everyone from global industry leaders to those who are just beginning to be interested in Blockchain and cryptocurrency. It is one of the largest industry events with more than 5000 participants annually and serves as a professional tool for personal and business development. This year’s speakers come from top companies such as Binance, Deloitte, Huawei, and Kraken.
Date: 11–13 November
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
Price: 199 Euro
Decentralized conference is organized by the University of Nicosia and welcomes more than 1500 participants each year. The event consists of presentations and discussions about all things Blockchain and crypto from well-known speakers such as Dr. Adam Back — the CEO of Blockstream, Ryan Fox from Bitshares, and Dr. Garrick Hileman — Head of Research at Blockchain.
11. Blockchain Technology Conference
Date: 23–24 November
Place: Munich, Germany
Price: 629 Euro for both days; 359 Euro for one (Group discounts available)
The Blockchain Technology Conference is a two-day event full of workshops, more than 15 sessions, and keynotes. The event provides insights for building, testing, and deploying Blockchain applications, as well as helps for understanding smart contracts, cipher algorithms, Apps, and peer-to-peer networks. If you hurry up and register before August 13th, you get a Raspberry Pi or C64 Mini for free too!
Date: 24–25 November
Place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Price: 0–900 Euro
The Blockchain Expo Europe brings together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 events covering Blockchain, IoT, 5G, Cyber Security & Cloud, AI, and Big data. More than 8000 participants join each year, among who are CTO’s, Heads of Innovation and Technology, IT Directors, Developers, Start-Up, Investors, VCs. The event will feature expert keynotes, panel discussions, and case studies in the fields of retail, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate, and more.
Date: 9–10 December
Place: Paris, France
Price: 350–1700 Euro
Paris Blockchain Summit brings together more than 1700 entrepreneurs and investors from all over the globe each year to discuss Blockchain and cryptocurrency. The event aims to set France among the first G20 countries to create a business-friendly environment for the rapidly growing ecosystem. Some of this year’s speakers include the CEO of Binance — Changpeng Zhao, the co-founder of Tezos — Arthur Breitman and Dr. Jutta Steiner — founder of Parity Technologies.