I organized my own conference with NFTs like Gary Vee in 30 days

Took me 1 month to organize it and execute it (while I was vacationing in Greece)

Use NFTs as tickets

More than 3200 subscribers in 2 weeks

COVID-19 strict restrictions (everyone must be tested or provide tests)

Do more of fun stuff — less of boring stuff

I got epic speakers flying in from the biggest companies on the planet

We gave 2500 euros (~$3000) to participants of the hackathon (yes, we even had a hackathon)

Don’t overthink it

Start small

Was it easy?

Things that didn’t work out

  1. We had 14 more sponsors that wanted to participate (and they have already signed up for next years’ conference!) but I didn’t have time to on-board them, collect payments and get their images and websites. I know it sounds easy but I had tons of other things that HAD to happen and I couldn’t outsource this. So, one thing I should do is make the process of onboarding automated or at least easier to be done by someone else than me. Definitely a “fail” moment.
  2. Swag. Our swag provider didn’t deliver on time. So we had no swag for the conference. Buuuuuut I am going to send swag to everyone that got a ticket.
  3. Duration. It should have been a 3-day conference. 7 hours firechats are brutal. In my defence, I never thought we’ll have all these amazing speakers flying to the event.
  4. Food. Damn you COVID! We were not allowed to bring food to the conference so in my “built-to-fail” fashion, I started going to “private lunches” with each team separately. Money was not an issue (thank you again sponsors!) but having to eat 5 times in Day One and 0 in Day Two was not balanced.




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