TokenFest announces September Boston event

Token Fest, the premier conference and expo for the business and technology of blockchain, has announced its second event in North America, taking place at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston, September 13 – 14, 2018. The event will feature a new trifold conference format designed for VIPs entitled: Institutional Strategy, Accredited Investors/Family Offices, and Enterprise Professionals. The enhanced program reinforces Token Fest’s commitment to produce the highest caliber of educational and networking experiences for senior level executives exploring blockchain solutions.

Following on the heels of a successful flagship event in San Francisco, which had more than 2,000 attendees, 129 exhibitors, and 60 sponsors, Token Fest 2018 expects to double in size, with 4,000-plus attendees, 200-plus speakers, and 200-plus exhibitors for its upcoming Boston event.

“The blockchain events market is currently oversaturated. An increasing number of conferences with heightened expectations for investors and executives have diluted the quality of blockchain’s corporate conference calendar, and the return for attendees,” Token Fest CEO Ryan Colby said. “We’ve decided to not only focus on an elite roster of speakers, but reverse the traditional conference model and invest in an executive VIP program to complement the show. This creates a win/win for delegates and sponsors by aligning only the most qualified attendees with the best solution providers.”

Notable industry speakers include:

  • Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle;
  • Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com;
  • Eric Ly, co-founder of LinkedIn;
  • Ned Scott, CEO of Steemit;
  • Michael Casey, senior advisor to the MIT Digital Currency Initiative at MIT’s Media Lab;
  • Adam Draper, CEO of Boost VC;
  • David Wachsman, CEO of Wachsman;
  • Alex Mashinsky, founder of Celsius Network;
  • Nick Spanos, co-founder of Zap.org;
  • Marshall Hayner, CEO of Metal;
  • Olga Feldmeier, CEO of Smart Valor;
  • Christine Mohan, co-founder of Civil;
  • Andy Bromberg, CEO of Coinlist;
  • Kain Warwick, founder of Havven.

“After the success of Token Fest San Francisco, we wanted to take the event to another city that embraces innovation in all its forms — making Boston the ideal choice,” Token Fest co-founder and co-producer Brinkley Warren said. “As an emerging East Coast hub for blockchain enthusiasts, we are thrilled to bring Token Fest’s unique slate of programming to a city that prides itself on blending tradition with ingenuity.”

Exclusive networking experiences include a Black Tie Token Poker Tournament, an outdoor VIP party at Fenway Park during a Boston Red Sox game, and a closing party at Club Royale, Boston’s most exclusive night club.

The conference will include a series of keynotes, fireside chats, moderated panels, and an ICO Competition, with an exhibit floor showcasing the latest blockchain industry solutions. Featured sessions will offer expert insight into digital asset management and custody, security tokens, crypto exchange architecture, institutional investing strategies, regulation and compliance, and enterprise blockchain integrations.