>The ultimate Open Metaverse conference_

Fully remote & free / 28th & 29th July 2021

BUILDING THE OPEN METAVERSE

Join us to explore some of the world’s most exciting elements of the Web 3 ecosystem - DeFi, NFTs, Virtual Worlds, Gaming, Digital Fashion, DAOs and more. Diffusion Digital is our two-day virtual conference made up of pitches, talks, panels, and live Q&A (and some surprise guests). Whether you're a founder, investor, developer or just have an interest in the space, we invite you to hear from the people supporting the growth of the Open Metaverse!


Future & Past Attendees

Join pitches, live Q&A and talks

Diffusion Digital is the ultimate Web 3 demo day. As well as industry leading panelists and speakers, the pitches and progress from our latest Base Camp cohort will be showcased. Learn more about our teams and their journey through the Metaverse.  Sign Up

Agenda

28th July (Times in BST)

13.00 - DeFi Summer: One Year On

Andrew Keys - Managing Partner, DARMA Capital
Jamie Burke - CEO, Outlier Ventures

14.00 - Financing Real World Assets with DeFi

Dimitrios Chatzianagnostou - Founder, Tokenfabrik
Sidney Powell - CEO & Co-Founder, Maple Finance
Kristy-Leigh Mineham - Founder, OhGodACompany
Lewis Farrell - CMO, TitanMining
Rumi Morales - Board Member, Outlier Ventures

14.30 - Fireside Chat with Tokenfabrik

Dimitrios Chatzianagnostou - Founder, Tokenfabrik
Rumi Morales - Board Member, Outlier Ventures

15.00 - A Defining Moment for Luxury in the Metaverse

Alissa Aulbekova - Co-Founder, Auroboros
Paula Sello - Co-Founder, Auroboros
Sallyann Houghton - Business Development Fashion Industry / M&E - Epic Games
Maghan McDowell - Senior Innovation Editor, Vogue Business
Benoit Pagotto - Co-Founder, RTFKT
Jamie Burke - CEO, Outlier Ventures

15.30 - Fireside Chat with Auroboros

Alissa Aulbekova - Co-Founder, Auroboros
Paula Sello - Co-Founder, Auroboros
Jamie Burke - CEO, Outlier Ventures

16.00 - Real Estate in the Metaverse

Hrish Lotlikar - CEO, SuperWorld
Robby Yung - CEO, Animoca Brands
Nitin Gaur - Director, IBM Financial Sciences & Digital Assets
Janine Yorio - Managing Director, Republic | Manager, Republic Realm
Scott Collen - Base Camp Lead, Outlier Ventures

16.30 - Fireside Chat with SuperWorld

Hrish Lotlikar - CEO, SuperWorld
Scott Collen - Base Camp Lead, Outlier Ventures

17.00 - Base Camp: Startup Questions with Web3 Founders

Peter Wood - CEO, Coinburp
Johan Unger - Co-Founder & Project Lead, Meme.com
Justin Banon - Co-Founder, Boson Protocol
Ana-Maria Yanakieva - Investment Manager, Outlier Ventures

18.00 - Reinventing NFTs with Polkadot

Bruno Skvorc - CEO, RMRK
Alex Mitrovich - CEO, Unique
Ray Lu - CEO & Co-Founder, Bit.Country
Aron van Ammers - CTO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

29th July (Times in BST)

13.00 - Building the Metaverse with Filecoin & IPFS

Juan Benet - CEO & Founder, Protocol Labs
Molly Mackinley - IPFS & Filecoin Lead, Protocol Labs

14.00 - Expanding Play2Earn in Mobile

Nielsen Caruncho - CEO, Playcheck Games
Jeff Zerlin - Co-Founder, Axie Infinity
Gabby Dizon - Co-Founder, Yield Guild Games
Scott Collen, Base Camp Lead, Outlier Ventures

14.30 - Fireside Chat with Playcheck Games

Nielsen Caruncho - CEO, Playcheck Games
Patrick Kreuch - Creative Director, Playcheck Games
Scott Collen - Base Camp Lead, Outlier Ventures

15.00 - Game Creation in the Metaverse

Giovanni Petrantoni - Founder, Fragcolor
Richard Kim - General Partner, Galaxy Interactive
Amy Wu - Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Jamie Burke - CEO, Outlier Ventures

15.30 - Fireside Chat with Fragcolor

Giovanni Petrantoni - Founder, Fragcolor
Jamie Burke - CEO, Outlier Ventures

16.00 - Can AI Democratize Companionship?

Nils Pihl - CEO, Matterless
Craig Allen - Former CCO, Embodied, Inc.
Pearly Chen - VP Business Development & Partnerships, HTC Vive
Arif Khan - CEO & Founder, Alethea AI
Janet Adams - COO, SingularityNET
Jamie Burke - CEO, Outlier Ventures

16.30 - Fireside Chat with Matterless

Nils Pihl - CEO, Matterless
Damir First - CCO - Matterless
Jamie Burke - CEO, Outlier Ventures

17.00 - Making Digital Identity More Inclusive & Accessible

Ankur Banerjee - CTO & Co-Founder, cheqd
Marta Piekarska-Geater - InDuna, Balancer Labs
Alex Preukschat - Author, BitcoinComic.org & LibroBlockchain.org | Coordinator, Blockchain Espana, Alianza Blockchain, SSIMeetup.org
Evin McMullen - Co-Founder, Serto at ConsenSys
Aron van Ammers - CTO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

17.30 - Fireside Chat with cheqd

Ankur Banerjee - CTO & Co-Founder, cheqd
Aron van Ammers - CTO & Co-Founder, Outlier Ventures

18.00 - Decentralization, is it unlimited?

Seth Ward - CEO, Meryt
Marek Laskowski - CTO & Co-Founder, Open DeFi
Yorke Rhodes III - Co-Founder & Director Digital Transformation, Blockchain, Microsoft
Rumi Morales - Board Member, Outlier Ventures

18.30 - Fireside Chat with Meryt

Seth Ward - CEO, Meryt
Rumi Morales - Board Member, Outlier Ventures

19.00 - Scaling the Avatar Economy

A. Daniel Garcia - CEO, CryptoAvatars
Cathy Hackl - VP, Avatar Dimension & Metaverse Growth Strategies, Upland
Sebastien Borget - COO & Co-Founder, The Sandbox
Ryan Gill - CEO & Co-Founder, Crucible
Trevor Walford - DAO Facilitator, ex. Product, Decentraland
Liam Kelly - UK News Editor, Decrypt

19.30 - Fireside Chat with CryptoAvatars

A. Daniel Garcia - CEO, CryptoAvatars
Scott Collen - Base Camp Lead, Outlier Ventures

Future & Past Speakers

Andrew Keys

Managing Partner, DARMA Capital

Juan Benet

CEO & Founder, Protocol Labs

Molly Mackinlay

IPFS & Filecoin Lead, Protocol Labs

Jeff Zerlin

Co-Founder, Axie Infinity

Sallyann Houghton

BD Fashion Industry / M&E, Epic Games

Cathy Hackl

VP, Avatar Dimension | Metaverse Growth Strategies, Upland

Robby Yung

CEO, Animoca Brands

Evin McMullen

Co-Founder, Serto at ConsenSys

Sam Hamilton

Community & Events Lead, Decentraland

Amy Wu

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Yorke Rhodes III

Co-Founder & Director Digital Transformation, Blockchain, Microsoft

Kristy-Leigh Mineham

Founder, OhGodACompany

Sidney Powell

Co-Founder / CEO, Maple Finance

Richard Kim

General Partner, Galaxy Interactive

Ray Lu

Co-Founder / CEO, Bit.Country

Peter Wood

CEO, Coinburp

Nitin Gaur

Director, IBM Financial Sciences & Digital Assets

Marta Piekarska-Geater

InDuna, Balancer Labs

Lewis Farrell

CMO, TitanMining

Maghan McDowell

Senior Innovation Editor, Vogue Business

Ryan Gill

CEO & Co-Founder, Crucible

Marek Laskowski

Co-Founder / CTO, Open DeFi

Johan Unger

Co-Founder / Project Lead, Meme.com

Janine Yorio

Managing Director, Republic Realm

Janet Adams

COO, SingularityNET

Gabby Dizon

Co-Founder, Yield Guild Games

Craig Allen

Former CCO, Embodied, Inc.

Bruno Skvorc

CEO, RMRK

Pearly Chen

VP Business Development & Partnerships, HTC Vive

Alex Preukschat

Coordinator, Blockchain Espana, Alianza Blockchain, SSIMeetup.org

Alex Mitrovich

CEO, Unique Network

Sebastien Borget

COO / Founder, The Sandbox

Arif Khan

CEO & Founder, Alethea AI

Bruce Pon

Founder / CEO, Ocean Protocol

Roham Gharegozlou

Co-Founder / CEO, Dapper Labs

Joe Petrowski

Technical Integrations Lead, Web 3 Foundation

Sam Williams

Founder, Arweave

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-founder / COO, Polygon (Previously MATIC)

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

Chief Strategy Officer, DIA Association

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 & Education Programs, Twitch

Mona el Isa

Founder, Avantgarde

Paul Claudius

Co-Founder, DIA

Joe Yu

Lead Researcher, Sperax

Introducing the Base Camp 5 cohort

Personal AI Companions In The AR Metaverse

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Bringing Luxury Fashion to the Metaverse

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VR Avatars Across the Metaverse

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Decentralized Gaming Engine

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Empowering Investment via Meritocracy

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Play2earn Gaming Franchise

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Buy & Sell Virtual Real Estate

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Financing Crypto Native Real World Assets with DeFi

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Creating the Trusted Data Economy

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