Europe’s Top Blockchain Conferences 2023
Conferences can play an important role in shaping one’s career. Especially in the blockchain space, which is dominated by a remote work culture. With workforces spread across the globe and with limited in-person interactions, these conferences and events facilitate rare networking scope. They provide valuable opportunities such as meeting like-minded individuals and industry peers, listening to some of the best minds of respective niches, discovering new fields and avenues, exchanging productive ideas, creating long-lasting relationships, and boosting creativity and self-confidence.
Apart from these exciting networking panels, workshops, talks, (and parties :)), such events also offer solid chances for promising projects to pitch their ideas to the whole industry. The various hackathons and competitions enable upcoming startups to attract prospective investors and the right talent, thereby securing all the help needed to materialize these ideas into reality.
Eventually, whether you are seeking to collaborate with industry peers, exploring prospects to join the industry, or attempting to pitch your concept to the industry leaders, these conferences have something to offer to everyone. This post will take you through some of the most reputed Europe-based blockchain conferences scheduled for 2023.
The European Blockchain Convention is a premier blockchain and crypto event hosted annually in Europe. The 8th edition of the convention is all set to take place in Barcelona, Spain, from February 15 to 17, 2023. Featuring over 200 prominent speakers shedding light on emerging trends in Blockchain, Crypto, DeFi, NFTs, and Web3, and with 2,500 enthusiasts in attendees, the event claims to provide unparalleled networking opportunities. The Conference is scheduled to be conducted for the span of three days and will cover a variety of independently organized events; meetups, workshops, networking parties, and dinners. As per the agenda released by the organizers, one can expect to see over 100 sessions taking place over two stages, a 2000 sqm area to meet key players in the industry, three networking parties to get on with the community, EBC Awards to meet the 100 hottest blockchain startups in Europe, and over 500 1:1 meetings.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: February 15 – 17, 2023
The 6th edition of the UK’s highly prestigious Blockchain Economy London Summit is back on February 27th-28th, 2023. With over 3,000 participants, 120 journalists, and 70 sponsors, coming from 65+ nations, the event will deliver an impeccable exploring, learning, and networking experience. The first day will be inaugurated with the Networking Hour, followed by Blockchain Economy London Summit Grand Opening Ceremony. The second day will have Expo Visit and Networking, and an Award Ceremony. The most exciting aspect of the Summit will be the “Game Show”, a one of a kind gaming and crypto-related computer and video games consumer exhibition. The exhibition will provide emerging web3-based gaming projects the unique opportunity to showcase their ideas to a community possessing similar interests.
Location: London, UK
Date: February 27 – 28, 2023
France’s capital is all set to host the 4th edition of Paris Blockchain Week from March 20th, 2023. The programme will commence on Monday with three events namely Talent Fair, Start-Up Competition, and Investors Day, headlining the day. The Talent Fair will serve as a forum connecting the key Web3 recruiters and specialists to the candidates/professionals; Start In Block will anchor promising Web3 projects competing to grab the chance to be able to pitch their ideas on PBWS Main Stage; while investors and prospective investors will be able to explore exciting opportunities in Blockchain, NFTs, and Web3 on the Investors Day. Tuesday (21st March) will be dedicated to WEB3XP and a VIP Dinner. The conference will then proceed with the flagship event, Paris Blockchain Week Summit, on 22nd to 23rd March. The summit, functioning as a global meeting place for the blockchain community, will witness more than 6,000 attendees, 250 sponsors, 270 speakers, 400 media partners, 20 workshops, and three stages, coming together to explore the latest developments in blockchain technology and to shed light on its future implications. The noted speakers will likely be Joseph Lubin (CEO and Founder, Consensys), Silvio Micali (Founder, Algorand), Denelle Dixon (CEO and Executive Director, Stellar Development Foundation), Ira Auerbauch (SVP, Head of Digital Assets, Nasdaq), and many more prominent names of the blockchain community. The event will be concluded with a Wrap-up Brunch on 24th March.
Location: Paris, France
Date: March 20 – 24, 2023
After the success of its inaugural event, Avalanche is all set to host its second summit for the Avalanche community. The summit, which is set to take place in Barcelona, will commence on May 3rd, 2023, and conclude on May 5th, 2023. The summit will bring together the community of Avalanche builders, developers, users, and enthusiasts. The summit is bifurcated into two main themes, DevCon and Hackathon. The 2022 Hackathon saw more than 250 hackers with winners receiving over $200k in rewards. Last year’s DevCon featured Emin Gün Sirer (Founder & CEO, Ava Labs), Stani Kulechov (Founder & CEO, Aave Companies), Tascha Che (Founder, Tascha Labs), and Sergey Nazarov (Co-Founder, Chainlink) as some of the eminent speakers. This conference sold out rapidly last year – we recommend interested readers to buy tickets early.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: May 3 – 5, 2023
DappCon is a developer conference exclusively dedicated to Ethereum-based decentralized applications and infrastructure. It is quickly becoming one of the most esteemed platforms for the Ethereum community to exchange knowledge and explore opportunities in this ever-growing ecosystem. The conference is a perfect blend of talks, workshops, panels, and parties. The 2022 talks and panels discussed diverse trends and addressed numerous problems in the Ethereum space – some of the topics that dominated the stage were “Privacy as a Public Good”, Gnosis Chain: Extending Ethereum – The Layer 1.5’, “Why are Smart Wallets the Future of Ethereum”, “zK Panel” and “EVM, the eternal Web3 engine?”. Also this conference sold out quickly last year – secure your tickets early if you plan to attend.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: September 10 – 12, 2023
Blockchain Expo Europe is a two-day event to be held on September 26-27, 2023 at RAI, Amsterdam. The event is expected to register over 6,000 attendees, 150 speakers, and 200 exhibitors. The agenda for the conference will be presenting a series of expert keynotes, panel discussions, and case studies exploring the potential of blockchain in disrupting key industries including but not limited to financial services, healthcare and insurance, legal and governance sectors, and real estate. The Blockchain Expo will host six co-located events covering top content from other emerging industries (IoT, AI & Big Data, Cyber Security & Cloud, Edge Computing, and Digital Transformation). “Blockchain in Business”, “Into the Web3 – Connecting New Technologies Within a Blockchain Context”, “Creating a sustainable ecosystem using Blockchain”, “Blockchain’s Value in building out a Web3 strategy”, and “The privacy and governance of Blockchain”, are some of the major topics that will take center stage on the two-days expo.
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: September 26 – 27, 2023
Initiated in 2009, Web Summit has grown to establish itself as one of the most influential annual tech events globally. Described as the intersection of technology and finance, Web Summit will be held in Lisbon from November 13-16, 2023. Covering a wide range of sectors, the event addresses each ecosystem individually as “Tracks”. The track addressing blockchain technology is titled, “Crypto”, which will be dedicated to four themes; “Future of cryptocurrency”, “Web3”, “Global shift to DeFi”, and “Metaverse and GameFi.” The other Track with a theme (Blockchain and cryptocurrency) dedicated to Web3 will be MoneyConf. Blockchain and Fintech giants like Binance, OpenSea, Tezos, Cardano, Polygon, and Animoca Brands will be in attendance. The standing and prestige of the summit in the tech world can be determined from the numbers that defined the 2022 event, which witnessed 71,000+ attendees (42% women), 1,000+ speakers, 2,300+ startups, 1,000+ investors, 2,000+ media, and 340+ partners.
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: November 13 – 16, 2023
The 2023 blockchain conference space is bigger than ever. Within the blockchain space, NFTs, Metaverse, and Privacy in Web3 are expected to draw the same amount of attention as previously. Additionally, Zero Knowledge Functionalities, Decentralized Identities, and AI might be the new trending topics. So take out some time from your busy schedules to connect with the global blockchain community and strengthen your professional network while also having fun.