“Why participating in live crypto events is important to understanding digital assets”.
I am 60 yo and I consider myself a crypto native. The first crypto I acquired in 2019, some of you may think it was very late. Consequently, I am not a dinosaur but not a knewb (newbie, noob, or nub). Nevertheless, never stopped learning about blockchain and cryptocurrency from the day one I started, and I am learning something new almost every day. We can learn from the internet, from virtual friends, and even AI-agents acting as private tutors. It all adds to our general knowledge about the crypto ecosystem but attending conferences and professional events is a real opportunity to test our knowledge. Attending in “Person” and talking to real people who share similar interests is a precious experience.
The merit of in-Person crypto conferences & Web3 events.
The crypto and Web3 space is constantly changing and crazy quickly evolving. Multiple innovations, projects, and trends emerging like mushrooms. While it’s handy to track developments through online channels, attending conferences and events in person provides unique benefits for networking. Also learning and building a strong community.
I am going to highlight some of the key reasons why in-person attendance at crypto gatherings adds such a significant value to our knowledge and performance.
Making New Contacts
The people you meet and the connections you make at conferences can have a strategic impact on your success in the crypto market or industry. Conversations during coffee breaks, meals, and parties often lead to new partnerships, investment opportunities, career openings, and other breakthroughs.
The casual networking at in-person events allows organic relationship building that is harder to cultivate online. You might meet founders of exciting new projects, experienced crypto traders, investors looking for new deals, or developers interested in collaborating. But what it’s most important you will be surrounded by people like you. The real crypto-passionate and blockchain veterans. At all ages with different levels of ecosystem experience. What they have in common is the passion for blockchain, and all sorts of knowledge associated with the term “crypto-native”.
Having face-to-face conversations lets you better understand someone’s vision and goals compared to interacting through digital mediums. Exchanging business cards, and email addresses, or just adding to LinkedIn contacts is a perfect way to propagate networking.
Absorbing the Energy, Hype & Hopium!
The thriving energy at conferences and events fuels innovation and big ideas that advance the entire community and the industry. Being physically present lets you absorb the full force of this creative, optimistic atmosphere.
The hype around new projects and roadmap reveals its significance when experienced live. You can make more informed investment decisions by observing crowd reactions and measuring genuine levels of enthusiasm.
Several crypto thought leaders usually make appearances at prominent conferences. Seeing their speeches and presentations “live” provides a richer experience than watching a recording.
Learning Cutting-Edge Information
Keynotes, seminars, workshops, and interactive sessions at events provide valuable education on the latest crypto trends, technologies, platforms, and business models.
The rapid rate of change in the industry means printed publications and online resources quickly become outdated. But attending events gives exposure to blowing-mind-edge information before it hits the mainstream.
Questions answered live by panellists and small group discussions with leaders also deliver precious insights.
Cryptocurrency prices and project ideas can shift rapidly based on newly identified developments from conferences. Being there in real-time is the best way to stay ahead of the game.
Strengthening the Community
In-person events allow community building that fully realises the decentralised ethos of Web3. Participants unite around shared passions, values, and vision for the technology’s potential.
Relationships and bonds form through chance encounters that could never be arranged online. After-parties, dinners, small meetups, and informal activities outside of scheduled programming provide unique opportunities to strengthen connections made during sessions. Such community spirit encourages innovation, collaboration, and faith in the DAOs and decentralised future.
Attendees also represent the diversity of mindsets and backgrounds in the crypto space and ecosystem. In-person interactions increase empathy and understanding between different segments. Ideas of practical interoperability and composability growing…. You name more. Not to mention DeFi!
Reading articles and watching talks online simply does not compare to the experience of being physically present and engaged at a real-world conference. Your senses come alive through real human contact, conversations, food, entertainment, and exploring a conference venue and a city – for example, Melbourne.
The bonds built with other attendees through shared moments and adventures build natural networks that support you. Also, gaining new friends for Discord or Mastodon server. You can get a better sense of project roadmaps, DAOs, token launches, etc.
New partnerships developed on stage have more clout when experienced in person. The energy, spirit, and atmosphere cannot be replicated digitally.
To Cut it Short
As the crypto and Web3 industry matures, high-quality in-person events getting even more important for driving positive progress and building a sustainable community. Progress from which you can take benefits and a community you may trust.
So, making the move and effort to attend and participate in person may be a game changer in the crypto and emerging technology world. Attending conferences and workshops can pay big dividends for your career, investments, network, and understanding industry.
Do not forget about the significance of crypto and NFTs stickers that look cool on your worn or brand-new laptop 🙂
Also, I am going to attend the Australian Crypto Convention in Melbourne soon, see you there 😊 Regards, Jacek Korneluk.