Consensus 2022 Visitor Guide: Inside the DAOs

Short for decentralized autonomous organizations, DAOs will be covered extensively at Consensus. Here are our top picks for those interested in jumping down the DAO rabbit hole.

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Sage D. Young is a tech protocol reporter at CoinDesk. He owns ETH, LINK, AAVE, PEOPLE, OS, and HTR as well as a few NFTs.

Getting down with DAOs

The 2022 Consensus festival is a showcase of all that crypto has to offer, including how decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), a corporate governance structure built around crypto, are changing the organizational status quo.

This year’s crypto celebration in Austin, Texas, June 9-12, will have the world’s brightest and impactful minds talk about the role of DAOs in remaking the community and eliminating the need for centralized management teams.

Here are our top choices for those interested in joining hard-hitting conversations about DAOs:

Thursday, June 9, 2022

At the Sunset Room on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CDT, CoinDesk’s Editor-in-Chief Kevin Reynolds will chat with Leslie Cauley, founder of TruthDAO, a professional news organization built with community support through a decentralized DAO structure.

Friday, June 10, 2022

On the Big Ideas Stage from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Gitcoin Founder Kevin Owocki and Chief Insights Columnist David Z Morris will lead “DAOs for Humanity,” a session exploring how collaborative communities with real financial stakes foster new economies and politics within the desiccated husk of the old.

Afterwards, come to the Main Stage at 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for “The Starfish Moment: Decentralized Organizations and the Reinvention of Philanthropy” and be prepared to engage with Big Green co-founder Kimbal Musk and former President of ICANN Rob Beckstrom.

LinksDAO made headlines this year for its mission to own one of the world’s greatest golf courses. Come to the Sport Court and join “Hole In One with LinksDAO” from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m to listen to Mike Dudas, founder of LinksDAO.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Start the morning at 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Explorations Stage 2 with “The Rise of the New Digital Cooperative” where founder of Jump Capital Jeff Kauffman, CityCoins Community Lead Patrick Stanley and Global Coin Research’s Joyce Yang will come together and talk about increasing momentum of DAOs in the status quo.

Stay in the same room from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., as UnicornDAO co-founder Rebecca Lamis, Tribute Labs Chief Operating Officer Priyanka Desai, Gitcoin founder Kevin Owocki and CoinDesk Content Director Jennifer Sanasie will conduct “DAOs and the Future of Fundraising and Collective Action.

For a quick brushup on the fundamentals of DAOs by crypto influencer Cooper Turley, consider tuning into “ABCs of DAOs” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Sunset Room.

In the same room from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., Laura Shin, crypto journalist who wrote “The Cryptopians,” will unveil the story of the first DAO.

Lastly, on the Big Ideas Stage from 2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., Managing Director of Chaotic Capital Julie Fredrickson will be the speaker for “The InDAOstrial Revolution.” Hear her thoughts about whether DAOs can drive an explosive innovation cycle, the way the invention of corporations was a transformative innovation for human organizing.

MEANWHILE AT THE DAO HOUSE …

The DAO House presented by Binance will feature space to network and learn about the emerging world of DAOs. The DAO House will feature sessions with some of the most dynamic communities and builders in the space. The location allows DAOs and their communities to meet and connect in members-only events.

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