>The ultimate Open Metaverse online conference_

Free Access / 7th & 8th April 2021

JOURNEY FROM WEB 3 TO THE OPEN METAVERSE

Join some of the world’s most exciting elements of the Web 3 ecosystem, for a two-day virtual event - made up of pitches, talks, panels, and live Q&A. Whether you're a founder, investor, developer, or just have an interest in the space, we welcome you to hear from the people driving the next major web cycle forward!


Future & Past Attendees

Join pitches, live Q&A and talks

Diffusion Digital is the ultimate Web 3 demo day, the pitches and progress from our latest Base Camp cohort will be showcased and you'll hear how they are harnessing the power of converging emerging technologies in industries such as fintech, energy, insurance, industrial tech, and more. Sign Up

Agenda

7th April

14:20 - Opening Diffusion Digital

Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

14:30 - Opening The Metaverse

Panelists:
Richard G. Kerris - GM Media & Entertainment, Head of Worldwide Developer Relations, NVIDIA
Nicolas Pouard - Blockchain Initiative Director, Ubisoft
Dave Haynes - Director of Developer Ecosystem & Vive X, EMEA, HTC
Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

15:00 - Will NFTs drive adoption of Crypto?

Moderator:
Scott Collen - Basecamp Program Lead, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
Serena Tabacchi - CEO & Co-founder, MoCDA
Sebastien Borget - Co-Founder & COO, The Sandbox
Jordan Lyall - $MEME
Peter Wood - CEO, CoinBurp

15:30 - CoinBurp fireside chat

Panelists:
Peter Wood - CEO, CoinBurp
Scott Collen - Basecamp Program Lead, Outlier Ventures

16:00 - Crypto _ Africa

Moderator:
Charlotte Kapoor - Head of Strategic Partnerships, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
Yele Bademosi - CEO & Founder, Bundle
Sandeep Nailwal - Co-founder/COO, Polygon (MATIC)
Vijay Garg - Co-Founder, Inclusion Capital
Aronu Ugochukwu - CEO and Founder, Wicrypt

16:30 - Wicrypt fireside chat

Panelists:
Aronu Ugochukwu - CEO and Founder, Wicrypt
Charlotte Kapoor - Head of Strategic Partnerships, Outlier Ventures

17:00 - It's bigger than hip-hop

Moderator:
Ana-Maria Yanakieva - Investment Manager, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
Chris "Big Knuck" Washington - Artist
Rare Scrilla - Digital artist / Music producer
Danny Litin - Head of Marketing, Rhymesayers Entertainment
Garett Laugavitz - Founder, Cipher

17:30 - Cipher fireside chat

Panelists:
Garett Laugavitz - Founder, Cipher
Ana-Maria Yanakieva - Investment Manager, Outlier Ventures

18:00 - The Future of the Attention Economy: open, public, and paid for.

Moderator:
Rumi Morales - Partner, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
Jarrod Dicker - VP Commercial, The Washington Post
Sam Williams - CEO/Co-Founder, Arweave
Alexander Morris - Architect & CEO, KOI

18:30 - KOI fireside chat

Panelists:
Alexander Morris - Architect & CEO, KOI
Rumi Morales - Partner, Outlier Ventures

19:00 - Where do NFTs go next?

Moderator:
Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
John Orion Young - Artist
Josie Bellini - Artist & Designer
Jim McNelis - Founder, NFT42

19:30 - NFT42 fireside chat

Panelists:
Jim McNelis - Founder, NFT42
Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

20:00 - Closing Remarks - Day 1

Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

8th April

13:20 - Opening - Day 2

Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

13:30 - Building the 1st NFT Unicorn

Panelists:
Roham Gharegozlou - Co-Founder/CEO, Dapper Labs
Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

14:00 - Digital Identity for Corporates

Moderator:
Chris Donovan - Head of Legal, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
Andrew Tobin - Managing Director, EMEA, Evernym Inc
Ivar Wiersma - Head of Venture Development, R3
Andre Kudra - CIO, esatus AG
Cindy van Niekerk - CEO and Co-Founder, Umazi

14:30 - Umazi fireside chat

Panelists:
Cindy van Niekerk - CEO and Co-Founder, Umazi
Chris Donovan - Head of Legal, Outlier Ventures

15:00 - Cooperative platform as a new approach to platform economics

Moderator:
Matus Steis - Token Design Lead, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
Bruce Pon - Founder/CEO, Ocean Protocol
Nik Scharmann - Project Director "Economy of Things", Bosch
Dr Ana Trbovich - Co-Founder, Grid Singularity & Energy Web Foundation
Dr. Harry Behrens - CTO, bloXmove

15:30 - bloXmove fireside chat

Panelists:
Dr. Harry Behrens - CTO, bloXmove
Matus Steis - Token Design Lead, Outlier Ventures

16:00 - Tokenizing the value of memes

Moderator:
Ana-Maria Yanakieva - Investment Manager, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
Marguerite deCourcelle - CEO, Blockade Games
Sid Kalla - Co-founder & CTO, Roll
Connie Digital - Content Creator/Artist
Johan Unger - Co-Founder & Project Lead, MarbleCards

16:30 - Marble Cards fireside chat

Panelists:
Johan Unger - Co-Founder & Project Lead, MarbleCards
Ana-Maria Yanakieva - Investment Manager, Outlier Ventures

17:00 - What do developers want from blockchains?

Moderator:
Aron van Ammers - CTO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
Simona Pop - Head of Community, Status
Joe Petrowski - Technical Integrations Lead - Web 3 Foundation
ZX Zhang - CryptoEconLab Lead, Protocol Labs
Greg Marlin - Founder, Idexo

17:30 - Idexo fireside chat

Panelists:
Greg Marlin - Founder, Idexo
Aron van Ammers - CTO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

18:00 - Blitzscaling dCommerce stack

Panelists:
Justin Banon CEO/Founder, Boson Protocol
Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

18:30 - Building the NFT Polkadot Parachain

Panelists:
Alexander Mitrovich - CEO/Founder, Unique Network
Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

19:00 - DAOs, NFTs and the Web3 audio collaboration economy

Moderator:
Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

Panelists:
Deadmau5 - DJ / Producer
Vivie-ann Bakos - Founder, BLOND:ISH
Dean Wilson - CEO & Founder, Seven20
Sean Gardner - CEO and Cofounder, MODA
Jimi Frew - Head of Music / Co-Founder, MODA

19:30 - MODA fireside chat

Panelists:
Sean Gardner - CEO and Cofounder, MODA
Jimi Frew - Head of Music / Co-Founder, MODA
Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

20:00 - Introducing Polkadex

Vivek Prasannan - Executive Director, Polkadex
Charlotte Kapoor - Head of Strategic Partnerships, Outlier Ventures

20:20 - Introducing Titan

Ryan Condron - CEO / Founder, Titan
Charlotte Kapoor - Head of Strategic Partnerships, Outlier Ventures

20:40 - Closing Remarks

Jamie Burke - CEO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

Future & Past Speakers

Bruce Pon

Founder / CEO, Ocean Protocol

Roham Gharegozlou

Co-Founder / CEO, Dapper Labs

Sebastien Borget

COO & Founder, The Sandbox

Joe Petrowski

Technical Integrations Lead, Web 3 Foundation

Sam Williams

Founder, Arweave

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-founder / COO, Polygon (Previously MATIC)

Deadmau5

Vivie-ann Bakos

BLOND:ISH

Marguerite deCourcelle

CEO, Blockade Games

Nicolas Pouard

Blockchain Initiative Director, Ubisoft

Dr Ana Trbovich

Co-Founder, Grid Singularity & Energy Web Foundation

Richard G. Kerris

GM Media & Entertainment - Head of Worldwide Developer Relations, Nvidia

Simona Pop

Head of Community, Status

Jarrod Dicker

VP Commercial, The Washington Post

Yele Bademosi

CEO & Founder, Bundle

Justin Banon

CEO / Founder, Boson Protocol

Dave Haynes

Director of Developer Ecosystem & Vive X, EMEA, HTC

Ivar Wiersma

Head of Venture Development, R3

Sid Kalla

Co-founder / CTO, Roll

Jamie Burke

CEO, Outlier Ventures

Sergey Nazarov

Co-Founder, Chainlink

Changpeng Zhao

Founder & CEO, Binance

Toby Simpson

CTO & Co-Founder, Fetch.AI

Angela Kreitenweis

Co-Founder, Token Engineering Global Community; Founder & CEO, conectopia UG

James Keck

Blockchain Lead, Accenture

Joseph Lubin

Founder, Consensys

Mark Miller

Chief Scientist, Agoric

Ryan Selkis

Co-Founder & CEO, Messari

Eyal Hertzog

Co-Founder, Bancor

Sabine Brink

Blockchain Lead, Shell

Omri Ross

Chief Blockchain Scientist, eToro

Peteris Zilgavis

Head of Digital Innovation, European Commission

Rebecca Wald

Product Manager, Mode Banking

Simon Taylor

Co-Founder, 11:FS

Tor Bair

Exec. Director & Chairman, Secret Foundation

Walid Al Saqqef

Founder, InsureBlocks

Felix Feng

CEO & Co-founder, Set Protocol

Ioana Surpateanu

Co-Head of European Government Affairs, Citigroup

Denis Pitcher

Chief Fintech Adviser to the Premier of Bermuda

Yan Ivtal

The Graph

Deborah Simpier

CEO Althea

Dr. Jürgen.Kuballa

Blockchain Director EMEA, Oracle

Hubertus Thonhauser

Chairman of Tezos Foundation

Jack Purdy

Messari

Mark Candella

Director of Student and Education Programs at Twitch

Mona el Isa

Founder Avantgarde

Paul Claudius

Co-Founder, Dia Data

Joe Yu

Lead Researcher, Sperax

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