Today, Istanbul Blockchain Week is announcing IstanDAO, two events spread over two days, that will focus on the future of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO). IstanDAO will be an interactive discussion on how we organize our communities, projects and workplaces. The event will bring together influential DAOs across the world alongside DAO contributors for industry leading brainstorms, talks, and deep conversations. IstanDAO will provide participants an opportunity to collaborate, share and solve key issues facing DAO’s with the aim to provide an industry-wide framework for DAOs to implement after the event.
IstanDAO will include two half-day events on the 15th and 16th of November during Istanbul Blockchain Week’s flagship event, IstanBlock. Beginning with the IstanDAO Unconference, a half day invite-only discussion to explore common solutions to the biggest challenges facing DAOs, with over 20 of the world’s top DAOs taking place. Followed by IstanDAO CON, a half-day DAO conference to focus on future trends and the frontier development of DAOs.
IstanDAO was initiated by Bankless DAO, one of the most influential DAOs in Web3, Layka DAO, the first & largest DAO in Turkey, SeeDAO, the most influential DAO in China, and Istanbul Blockchain Week, Turkey’s largest Web3 conference.
The IstanDAO Unconference aims to answer some fundamental questions: how do we use DAOs to reorganize our workplaces, and find a balance between democracy and efficiency? How to ensure the professionalism of voting decisions while maintaining a high participation rate? How to prevent DAOs from becoming a tool for the benefit of a small group? What is the future of this revolutionary technology?
“A DAO is a collectively-owned, blockchain-governed organization working towards a shared mission. Attracted by its flat structural and incentive design, a large number of innovators have been brought together to develop various DAOs to facilitate the same goals among like-minded folks. IstanDAO aims to provide an IRL platform to gather DAO practitioners to discuss the evolution of DAO and facilitate DAO2DAO collaboration in the long-term.” comments Grace Gui, the IstanDAO initiator.
IstanDAO will join three other key events taking place during the Istanbul Blockchain Week:
- NFT Day will,bring together the world of Non Fungible Tokens to discuss this fast evolving technology. Through panels, keynotes and discussions, NFT Day will explore NFTs role in culture, art, media, entertainment, ownership and investing. NFT Day will take place on November 14.
- IstanHack is a 3-day hackathon where developers from around the world can showcase their passion and talent for building web3 applications. It will take place in the Hilton Bomonti Hotel in Turkey over November 14 – 16.
- W3E Championships will be the world’s first live Web3 Esports event. Teams have been invited from across Europe and Asia to play EV.io – the most popular game on the Solana blockchain. The winners will take home $15,000 and the inaugural W3E trophy – including an NFT version too! W3E Championships will take place on November 17 at the ESA Esports Arena.
IstanDAO is looking for leaders in the space and potential speakers. If you would like to get involved, or would like your DAO to take part in our collaborative Unconference, you can sign up at our official website.
Bringing Web3 to Istanbul
Istanbul Blockchain Week promises to the region’s can’t miss conference. Among the speakers will be Sandbox’s Sebastian Borget and legendary cryptographer David Chaum, with involvement from top tier exchanges such as Binance and Coinbase, large corporates like Mastercard and Vodafone and the best NFT projects alongside huge institutions such as the United Nations. Gaming talent participating at the event includes Yoshihisa Hashimoto, the former CTO of Square Enix who personally oversaw the Final Fantasy and Sonic Unleashed brands leading voices from gaming/fashion/music/entertainment for a big celebration of web3 culture.