Consensus 2024, presented by CoinDesk, is set to be the world’s most influential crypto event, taking place in Austin, TX from May 29th to June 1st. This annual gathering is renowned for uniting global crypto, blockchain, DeFi, and Web3 communities, aiming to shape the future of digital finance. The conference is often likened to major global events such as the Super Bowl and World Cup in the blockchain domain and the Cannes Film Festival in the Web3 arena.
Consensus is recognized as the world’s largest, longest-running, and most influential gathering that brings together all facets of the cryptocurrency, blockchain, and Web3 community. The event is designed to foster hard-hitting conversations with visionary speakers and hands-on workshops aimed at addressing industry challenges. Developers, investors, founders, brands, policymakers, and more attend Consensus to gain the tools and insights needed to continue building a decentralized future. The name “Consensus” is aptly chosen, as this event serves as the primary forum where the industry congregates to discuss pivotal matters, celebrate successes, and engage in critical debates.
Foster Connections: Consensus is unique in its ability to bring together all sides of the blockchain ecosystem. Attendees have the opportunity to network with founders, developers, creators, executives, marketers, startups, and newcomers.
Get Inspired by Innovators: The event attracts thought leaders from traditional finance, blockchain, AI, Web3, and beyond. They converge in Austin, Texas, to share the latest insights and discuss the industry’s future.
Showcase for Groundbreaking Work: Hundreds of top-tier brands from the digital economy showcase their innovative products and services at Consensus.
Themes and Topics
Consensus 2024 will cover a wide range of topics tailored for various interests:
- TradFi/DeFi: Sessions will map out the future of finance and investing.
- Builders: Deep dives into developing and building within crypto, blockchain, and Web3.
- Policy: Discussions on the future of crypto policy and regulations with industry and government leaders.
- Web3: Topics will encompass the ownership economy, NFTs, the metaverse, brand building, DAOs, and more.
Consensus 2024 promises to be a landmark event in the crypto and Web3 space, offering attendees a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and shape the future of digital finance. With its rich history and reputation for delivering high-quality content and networking opportunities, Consensus continues to be a must-attend event for anyone involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry.
Consensus 2015 marked the beginning of the Consensus conference series. Held in New York City on September 10, the event attracted over 600 attendees. Keynote speeches were delivered by industry leaders, and panel discussions focused on blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and their potential impact on global aid, disaster relief, and the future of global finance.
The second Consensus conference took place from May 2 to May 4, 2016. One of the main highlights was the Proof of Work competition, where five blockchain startups vied for a $10,000 prize. Colony, a decentralized employment company, emerged as the winner. A significant debate between R3 CEO David Rutter and 21 CEO Balaji Srinivasan centered on the merits of public and private blockchains.
From May 22 to May 24, 2017, the third Consensus conference was held, attracting over 2,700 attendees. The event featured more than 50 panels and workshops with over 200 speakers discussing various topics related to the blockchain and digital currency sectors.
The fourth annual Consensus conference in 2018 saw more than 8,000 attendees. Held in New York from May 14 to May 16, the event was notable for its high-profile speakers, including Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, and Dr. Ben Bernanke, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Consensus 2019, held from May 13 to May 15, drew over 10,000 attendees. The event featured more than 350 speakers and covered a wide range of topics related to blockchain technology.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sixth Consensus conference transitioned to a virtual format. Named Consensus: Distributed, the event took place from May 11 to 15, 2020, and attracted over 13,000 registered attendees.
Held from May 24 to May 27, 2021, Consensus 2021 was a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual components. The conference spotlighted NFTs and the metaverse, with CoinDesk debuting an interactive VR exhibition featuring dozens of crypto artists.
Consensus 2022, held in downtown Austin, Texas, from May 24th to May 26th, was a festival-style event with over 20,000 attendees. The event was significant in the crypto community’s history, especially after the largest bull market in crypto history from 2020 to 2022.
Consensus 2023 took place in Austin, Texas, from April 26 to 28, 2023. The event featured talks from major figures in the industry, discussing the rebuilding of the industry after a challenging 2022 and the future of U.S. crypto policy.