The Ultimate Blockchain Event Calendar (Updated 2018)
The number of blockchain events and conferences has exploded in 2018, and will most likely continue to grow in 2019. We’ve put together a blockchain event calendar for you, so you never miss out on any of these events. The blockchain event calendar is a work in progress, so we’ll be adding more conferences to it as the organizers announce them.
Read our guide to blockchain events in October 2018 HERE.
Read our guide to blockchain events in November 2018 HERE.
Read our guide to blockchain events in December 2018 HERE.
Read our guide to blockchain events in 2019 HERE.
Why attend blockchain events?
It seems pretty old-school to attend business events in a world where everyone can reach out to each other online. However, nothing beats face-to-face communication, and blockchain events are some of the best places you can meet new people and form connections. The main reasons you should attend blockchain events are:
- Learn new things
- Network with peers
- Network with vendors
- Position yourself as an authority
1. Learn and be inspired
Blockchain technology is a fast-paced industry, and there will be new things to learn every day. Since you’re only one person, it’ll be difficult for you to keep up. Fortunately, some experts and specialists focus on very narrow subjects. They will know everything there is to know about a small aspect of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Blockchain events are the perfect opportunity for them to share a distilled and concentrated version of the knowledge they’ve gathered. You should, therefore, attend events to learn as much as you can and find inspiration for your current or next project, Blockchain events for you to quickly absorb the latest and the greatest in the industry, which you can then apply to your business or ICO.
2. Network with peers
Blockchain events are the perfect place to source ICO team members if you’re thinking of launching your own ICO. You will of course also encounter your present and future competitors at the blockchain events. Don’t be put off by that. Use it as an opportunity to do some competitor analysis, and see what they’re doing better or worse than you. You might even discover that you’re much better off as collaborators than competitors and decide to join forces.
3. Network with vendors
Attendees at trade shows and expos tend to avoid the exhibit hall — except if they want some free swag. That’s because the booths are usually staffed by sleazy salespeople that will take up your time. However, the exhibits are also an excellent way for you to find out more about the industry you’re in. You’ll see what kind of businesses flourish, and which ones seem desperate. You’ll also be able to network with the vendors and maybe even discover a product or service that you could use.
4. Position yourself as an authority
Blockchain events are also a great way to position yourself as an authority in your field. Whether you’re a coder, cryptography expert, or have launched a successful ICO, here’s your chance to share your experience. Building up your credibility in this way is an excellent way to get people to come to you, rather than the other way around.