FEbruary 11, 2022
Stacks Events in 2022: Series, Summits, and Save the Dates
by Shannon Voight on February 11, 2022
The Stacks ecosystem continues to grow every day and we want to ensure the community has an array of platforms and places to connect. At the Stacks Foundation, we’re planning an exciting year of events to keep you connected and informed on all the pressing topics including DeFi, NFTs, GameFi, scalability, sustainability, interoperability, the future of Stacks, and so much more.

In this post, we’re sharing the specific plans we have, as well as more tentative ones to give you clear a picture of when and where you will likely see events from us in 2022. Just as importantly, we want to communicate what we’re not focused on here at the Foundation. If an event or effort is not on this list, we do not currently have plans to support it. These are prime places for leaders to step up on valuable efforts that are beyond our bandwidth. We will support your efforts with grants, sponsorship, or other resources the opportunity calls for as we’re able.

Please note that event dates are subject to change, planning events globally while accounting for shifting Covid-19 realities is an imperfect science that introduces uncertainty.

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    The Bitcoin Innovation Summit is a virtual event taking place on February 24th that will highlight top builders and thinkers that are shaping the future of Bitcoin. The Summit will feature both ecosystem and developer tracks including virtual keynotes and panels from industry leaders, live demos, developer workshops, and discussions on the future of Bitcoin-powered DeFi, GameFi, NFTs, community networking, and more.

Stacks Monthly Webinar Series
We’re kicking off a monthly webinar series on topics based on community requests. Join us as we meet once a month to hear from industry leaders and other protocols on topics that are top of mind.

The first one takes place today, February 11th at 2 pm EST / 7 pm UTC!
Join Muneeb Ali (Stacks, Trust Machines), Brittany Laughlin (Stacks Foundation) and Kyle Ellicott (Stacks Accelerator) as host. We’ll be discussing:

Hibernate to Accelerate: Preparing for a Bear Market, Making Smart Crypto Moves in a Down Market
If you're crypto-committed, a bear market can wreak havoc on your portfolio and your mental well-being. But, there are smart ways to put your crypto to work and come out stronger on the other side. From Stacking to staking, to getting more involved in governance, the panel will share tips on how to be in the best position to benefit from the next bull run.
Bitcoin Unleashed (Stacks Summit #1)
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    We’re thrilled to announce Bitcoin Unleashed a Stacks Summit taking place on April 5-6 at Faena Forum in Miami, Florida. It’s been too long since we’ve been able to have one of the popular community-wide summits the community has enjoyed together since 2018. The two-day event will be a celebration of everything the Stacks community has accomplished. Attendees will hear from industry-leading founders, researchers, and developers and get an inside look into the most important innovations and collaborations across the blockchain ecosystem. Details to be announced very soon but trust us, you wont want to miss out on this event!

NFT Series and Unmuteable
In early May, we’re working with several different teams in the ecosystem to put together a virtual 3-day series that will be heavily focused on NFTs. This will include:
  • itsNFT: An investing and trading summit focused on NFTs
  • Metaverse on Bitcoin: Conference and exhibition to encourage the development of the metaverse secured by Bitcoin
  • Unmuteable: Melody, metaverse, and Web 3 music. The world's premier event for artists and technologists working at the intersection of music and crypto.
  • Building on Bitcoin and DeFi conference: Stay tuned for more or message [email protected] to get involved.

Follow @stacks on Twitter for updates on these events!

Stacks Summit #2 (East, TBD)
With Covid-19 still an issue in many places, planning an event of this scale still carries a fair degree of uncertainty, but our goal is to host a Stacks Summit located conveniently for community in the Eastern hemisphere in the second half of 2022. We’re exploring locations and believe an event in the Fall (Q3) is highly likely. We’ll release more updates on the Stacks Summit as soon as they are available so you can plan travel.

Hackathons and Meetups
Where possible, the Stacks Foundation is planning to ramp back up support for in-person hackathon and Meetup style events. This was long a strength of the community and we’re applying heavy resources here to bring them back online starting in Q2. To that end, we’ve hired two more full-time engineers that will play a role in supporting these events locally, with plans to hire a person dedicated to overseeing this strategy, as well as to coordinate with Stacks Chapters and other local organizers. Our support for hackathons will include both partnering with existing organizations on large-scale hackathons, as well as our own fully-managed events as you’ve seen in the past.

Speaking, Sponsoring, and other Activations
For more information on Stacks events and our activations at Consensus, Bitcoin 2022, EthAustin, EthPortland, Permissionless, etc., please visit the following link: https://community.stacks.org/events

Something missing?
It’s obviously impossible to plan the entire year today, so there’s wiggle room in the schedule and we’ve intentionally left room to be opportunistic as new events come online. If you hear of an event you think is a can’t miss opportunity, don’t hesitate to get in touch. If it doesn’t make sense for us to take on, we’ll likely be able to set you or others up with resources to make it happen.

❤️ See you out there!

Shannon drives event and marketing programs for the Stacks Foundation. Prior to joining the Stacks Foundation, Shannon worked with Blockstack / Hiro for five years where she produced numerous events and hackathons, which included the annual Blocktack Summit. Additionally, she spent over 11 years honing her skills as an event and program producer, talent manager, and brand strategist at Condé Nast Publishing and Time Inc. @svoight