Consensus is the annual gathering of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology world. Since 2015, Consensus has attracted every major company, developer, founder and investor in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world to engage in an annual discussion about the future of the industry. To give you a brief example, consensus has attracted big names in the industry like Craigh Wright, who is the creator of Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV, and Steve Mackey, who developed and created one of the bitcoin trading robots, which you’ve been reading all about in the latest years. You can read more about it in this Bitcoin Revolution review. Consensus is designed to be a big tent for the industry: it convenes industry participants ranging from enterprise consortia to cypher punks. This convening power breaks down the barriers that separate companies in the industry and allows everyone working on the technology to spend three days learning from their peers. Previous speakers reflect the richness and diversity of the Consensus crowd, ranging from titans of Wall Street and rulers of the Fortune 500, to pioneering cryptographers and the core developers who power the world’s most valuable cryptocurrencies.
These include names like: • FedEx’s Fred Smith • Fidelity’s Abigail Johnson • Square’s Jack Dorsey • Chairman of the US Securities Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton • Whitfiled Diffie, co-creator of public-key cryptography • David Chaum, investor of the first digital cash …And many more
EXCEPTIONAL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES Consensus is the one global conference and expo that brings entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, traders, developers, academics, students and the curious together under one roof to explore, collaborate and debate the future of blockchain and crypto. THOUGHT PROVOKING INSIGHTS Featuring the most sought after industry leaders, innovators and analysts, our 2018 speaker lineup tapped enterprise blockchain, crypto startups, policymakers and cross-industry pioneers. Experience it for yourself and review the various topics that supported our extensive agenda. BUSINESS EXPANSION Regardless of your line of business, Consensus hosts a wide variety of industry leaders who are shaping the future and advancing the reach of blockchain and crypto. Explore the various ways to get involved and increase your exposure exponentially.
Consensus 2018 Media Coverage
Consensus 2018: What You’ve Missed So Far From The Biggest Bitcoin Event
Blockchain Week: Snoop Dogg, Dorsey Bring Crypto to the Masses
5 Things I Learned About Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies at Consensus 2018
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Innovations from Consensus 2018
When and where is Consensus 2019? Consensus 2019 will take place from Monday, May 13 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.
Where can I find a copy of the current agenda? The agenda will be posted closer to the event date. Please click here to view the skeleton agenda.
Is there a dress code? Come dressed to represent your personality and your business.
Will there be WiFi at the event? Yes, complimentary wifi will be available to all registered attendees.
How do I register for Consensus 2019? Click here to register for the event.
What does my registration include? Registration includes full access to sessions, exhibit hall and scheduled meal functions.
How do I pick up my badge at the event? Please bring your confirmation email to registration. Attendees are required to provide a government issued photo ID at registration in order to collect registration materials.
What are the registration hours?
Sunday, May 12: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on the 2nd floor of the Hilton
Monday, May 13: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the 2nd floor of the Hilton
Tuesday, May 14: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the 2nd floor of the Hilton
Wednesday, May 15: 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM on the 2nd floor of the Hilton
Monday, May 13: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM on the 2nd floor of the Sheraton (Empire Ballroom East)
Tuesday, May 14: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the 2nd floor of the Sheraton (Empire Ballroom East)
Wednesday, May 15: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the 2nd floor of the Sheraton (Empire Ballroom East)
What payment method do you accept? CoinDesk accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard, cash, corporate/personal/travelers checks or BTC for payment of registration fees. Please note that CoinDesk will not accept check or bank transfer payments for attendee registration after April 26, 2019.
Do you offer any special rates? There are no special rates for daily attendance, expo hall only, etc.
What if I have to transfer my registration? Requests for transfers must be submitted in writing by April 26, 2019 by emailing [email protected] All transfer requests received after April 26, 2019 are subject to a US $100 administrative fee, plus any additional fees as a result of differences in the attendee type (e.g. transferring the industry tier to a enterprise tier). The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Badges cannot be transferred once it has been printed.
What if I lose my badge? A US $200 non-refundable fee will be charged to replace a badge for any reason, including lost or stolen badges.
What if I’m unable to attend? No refunds will be provided for cancellations.
Can I apply for a press pass? To apply for a press pass, please email requests to [email protected] Provided you have the proper credentials, you are welcome to attend free of charge.
Hotel Reservations and Cancellation Policies CoinDesk has negotiated special rates exclusively for registered attendees at the following venues. Discounted room rates are based on availability, and cannot be guaranteed if rooms sell out. We encourage you to book your rooms early, and please do not contact CoinDesk for hotel reservations or cancellations. New York Hilton Midtown 1335 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 +1-212-586-7000 Discounted room rates are available at $345/night until April 18, 2019. Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York, New York 10019 USA +1-212-581-1000 Discounted room rates are available at $369/night until April 19, 2019.
SPEAKERS & AGENDA
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. Only speakers who are selected 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.
For media partnerships, please email requests to [email protected]
Take a Look at Past Events
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 6th Avenue
Main stage (crypto & enterprise), Exhibit halls, sponsored meeting rooms, sponsored sessions, Developer sessions & workshops, Breakfast & Lunch.
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue, West 53rd Street
Registration, Crypto content/sessions, sponsored meeting rooms, Breakfast & Lunch (limited service), Hackathon