Consensus 2018

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register for Consensus 2018?

Click here to register for the event.

What does my registration include?

Registration includes full access to sessions, exhibit hall, meal functions and cocktail receptions.

How do I pick up my badge at the event?

Please bring your printed confirmation email to registration on 2nd floor of the New York Hilton Midtown.

Registration hours:

Sunday, May 13: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on the 2nd floor

Monday, May 14: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on the 2nd floor

Tuesday, May 15: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on the 2nd floor

Wednesday, May 16: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the 2nd floor

Payment Instructions:

Online Registrations completed with credit card and Bitcoin payments are processed immediately. After Friday, March 30, 2018, CoinDesk will not accept check or bank transfer payments for the attendee registration.

Promo Codes / Discount Codes

CoinDesk will void promotional and discount codes if the registrant is not the authorized user. Your registration will be “pending” until the appropriate fee has been paid.

Discount and Special Rates

There are no special rates for daily attendance, expo hall only etc. only full conference passes are available. If you register using a special rate that is not applicable to you, you hereby give CoinDesk the right to charge your card for the difference upon notice that CoinDesk does not agree with your selection of the special or discounted rate. All determinations of the discounted/special rates are in the sole discretion of CoinDesk. CoinDesk reserves the right to not provide you with any special rate.

What if I’m unable to attend?

No refunds will be provided for cancellations.

What if I have to transfer my registration?

Requests for transfers must be submitted in writing by March 30, 2018, by emailing All transfer requests received after March 30, 2018, are subject to a US $200 administrative fee.

All transfers/substitutions are subject to an administrative fee after March 30, 2018, plus any additional fees as a result of differences in the attendee type (e.g., transferring the industry tier to an enterprise tier). The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. No refunds will be provided for registrations transferred from enterprise to industry.

Onsite Registration Policies and Procedures

CoinDesk accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard, cash, corporate/personal/travelers checks for payment of registration fees.

Please note: All registration fees are non-refundable.

Registration materials will be released only to the individual whose name appears on the badge. Photo identification (driver’s license or passport), credit card, or conference registration confirmation (barcode) will be required. Business cards are not an acceptable form of identification. Badges are non-transferable.

Badge Reprint

A US $200 non-refundable fee will be charged to replace a badge for any reason, including lost or stolen badges.

Hotel Reservations and Cancellation Policies

CoinDesk has negotiated special rates for attendees. Hotel accommodations are available exclusively to registered attendees until May 9, 2018 and will open to all interested parties after that date. You may secure your hotel reservation through May 9, 2018 however, availability will be limited.

After May 9, 2018 availability and pricing cannot be guaranteed.

Name: New York Hilton Midtown

Address: 1335 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 586-7000

Do not contact CoinDesk for hotel reservations or cancellations.

We Respect Your Privacy

Your name, address, phone number, email address are stored in the barcode on your conference badge. If you allow an exhibitor to scan your badge, you will be releasing your information to that exhibitor. You should consider your name badge barcode as an electronic business card, enabling you to easily provide your information to an exhibitor if you choose to do so.

Video & Photography

Video recording and hybrid events (including webcams, webinars, streaming video content) are prohibited inside the New York Hilton Midtown unless you have written permission from the CoinDesk Events Team.

Photographs may not be taken of any booth or product other than your own, except by the press or the official photographer designated by CoinDesk.

Photo/Video Release

By registering for the Consensus 2018 Annual Conference in New York, you acknowledge and accept that photographs or video taken of you by the Consensus or its service providers, may be used for promotional materials of CoinDesk, including but not limited to use in future conference programs or other promotional material, and on the Internet by CoinDesk and its service providers.

Badge Ethics, Counterfeiting & Theft

Only persons registered for this conference and wearing the proper badge will be admitted to the conference. For security and safety reasons, badges must be worn at all times.

Anyone found to be counterfeiting, copying or sharing conference name badges, or using a guest badge when s/he is not eligible for a guest badge, may be subject to sanctions up to and including removal from the conference.


When and where is Consensus 2018?

Consensus 2018 will take place from Monday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, NY

Is there a dress code?

The dress code is business or business casual.

Will there be WiFi at the event?

Yes, complimentary wifi will be available to all registered attendees. The wifi network username and password will be printed on the back of every attendee badge.


How do I submit a speaker and topic suggestions?

Click here to submit a speaker proposal. The deadline for speaker submissions will close mid-February. All speakers will receive a message from a member of the events team as soon as a decision regarding the submission is made. Please note this may take up to 4 weeks.

Where can I find a copy of the current agenda?

Consensus 2018 agenda will be posted closer to the event date. Please click here to view the skeleton agenda.


Partnerships and Press Passes

Please email requests to

Interested in sponsorship or exhibition opportunities? Contact

For any other ticketing inquiries, please contact

All media/press registration inquiries please contact

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