April 4, 2023

5 Reasons to Attend a Blockchain Conference


Blockchain and crypto are digital technologies built by humans to conduct business transactions, store value, create digital property, and more. As they are digital, there are also offline blockchain conferences and blockchain meetups to enable blockchain developers, Web3 entrepreneurs, startups, large enterprises, investors, media, and community members to gather in person to share their expertise, discuss industry news, and network. 

Depending on the size of the blockchain conference, it can be a one, two, or three-day conference. Usually, the conferences have group panel discussions and keynote speeches by well-known industry figures, and workshops.

As a blockchain company and a founding entity of the Cardano blockchain, EMURGO offers several opportunities for its employees to attend blockchain conferences and local meetups for the reasons mentioned above. 

In this blog post, we will list the 5 best reasons to attend blockchain conferences and meetups and why it is essential for those looking to work or already working in blockchain.

Perks of attending a blockchain conference

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#1 – Learn from blockchain industry experts

Blockchain industry experts and insiders have years of experience in not only the blockchain industry, but traditional finance, big tech, engineering, and other professional backgrounds. By going to a large-scale blockchain conference such as Consensus or TOKEN2049 to name a few, you can listen to them speak on panels and give keynote speeches which will help you gather insights.

The experts and insiders usually discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the blockchain industry and also present an opportunity to network during the conference.

In addition to the keynote speeches and panel discussions, most conferences also have technical workshops and breakout sessions. These sessions are usually led by blockchain developer experts who provide hands-on training on various aspects of blockchain technology for a certain blockchain ecosystem such as Cardano or others. 

#2 – Stay up-to-date with the latest crypto trends

The blockchain industry is constantly evolving, and attending a conference can help you stay on top of the latest developments in the blockchain industry, such as new use cases, protocols, and decentralized applications (dApps).

Narratives and developments move fast in the blockchain industry. Projects are being worked on around the clock and there are many users excited to test beta versions of the latest dApps and upgrades.

Attending a blockchain conference will let you hear directly from developers and insiders and also present an opportunity to mingle with different people in the industry.


#3 – Excellent networking opportunities

As mentioned, many different types of people go to blockchain conferences. The common thread is that you’ll meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for blockchain technology and crypto. If you’re a developer looking to find potential teammates or receive funding, attending a blockchain conference provides excellent networking opportunities. If you’re someone seeking a job in Web3, blockchain conferences can help you to meet potential projects that are looking for someone with your skills. 

Like in any other business, networking is essential in the blockchain industry to help form new business partnerships, connections, and leads.

#4 – Get cool swag and merch

Often, there are many companies and projects hosting booths at conferences to promote themselves. They will also pass out free swag and merch for attendees to take. If you’re a community member or fan of a particular project, there is a good chance that you can receive some free merch if they are present at a conference.

#5 – Attend post-parties and other side events

The actual conference with panels and speeches is the main event during the day. But, there are also pre and post-conference parties, especially at the larger conferences. These events are also another great way to relax and network with other attendees.

Looking to start a career in blockchain?

If you are interested in a career in blockchain technology, then apply now to EMURGO.

Go to EMURGO’s careers page to apply for remote Cardano blockchain jobs and have the opportunity to start an exciting career in Web3.

EMURGO is a global blockchain technology solutions company based in Singapore and a founding entity of the Cardano blockchain, one of the largest blockchain networks. EMURGO has more than 100 employees around the world with offices in Asia, the US, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa. 

As a blockchain company, EMURGO embraces a decentralized work environment with perks & benefits such as remote work, career advancement, new learning opportunities, and much more!

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