NFT Next Fest Sept. 14-15, 2022 Santa Monica

TechFire has been featured in Techmeme's list of nationally and internationally significant tech conferences, with more than 60 events since 2013 -- and the 2022 NFT Next Festival LA 2022 will be our biggest and best event ever! You don't want to miss this! Join us Sept 13 for a VIP gathering, and the main event Sept 14-15!

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We're Making Tickets FREE to Support the NFT, web3, and Crypto Community

To support everyone in the NFT, crypto, and broader web3 and tech communities, who have been through a lot this year amidst the crypto crash and broader market turmoil, we've decided to slash ticket prices down to zero. It costs a lot to put on an event like this, so this is only possible thanks to our sponsors like Splinterlands and Pillsbury Winthrop, so if you appreciate the event, all we ask is please go up to their booths at the event and thank them, and get to know more about what they do. BUT RESERVE YOUR SPOT ASAP, BEFORE IT FILLS UP! That said, many have still found ways to do well in the market, so we do also have some great VIP tickets available too for those who want insider access--check out details on Eventbrite. We're bullish on the long term prospects of web3 and want to support everyone in rebuilding for the next bull run, so come come beat the hot summer AND the cold crypto winter and join us!

Speakers

We're incredibly privileged to have an amazing lineup of speakers at NFT Next Fest, including these and more:

Adam Friedman
Executive, Creative Artists Agency (CAA); Investor at Connect Ventures

Adam Friedman is an Executive at CAA. In this role, Friedman works across the agency to maximize value, generate revenue, and drive key business development activity for the agency’s most prolific and entrepreneurial clients. He also leads a cross-departmental group of agents and executives focused on the evolving landscape of NFTs and web3. He works with such web3 endemic clients as Micah Johnson, Nyla Hayes, the metaverse Virtua, and Tally Labs’ Jenkins The Valet, to bring new forms of content and IP to the masses, in addition to advising the agency’s traditional clients, helping bridge the gap between web2 and web3. Additionally, Friedman is an investor at Connect Ventures, an early-stage investment partnership between CAA and global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA), through which he serves as a Board Director for Mojito, a web3 platform for NFT commerce, finance, and community engagement; Jomboy Media, a sports and entertainment digital media platform; and GHIA, a non-alcoholic aperitif.

Daria Shapovalova
Co-Founder DRESSX

Daria Shapovalova is the Co-Founder of DRESSX. With DRESSX having been known for its NFT fashion marketplace, Meta recently partnered with DRESSX for Meta's metaverse avatar fashion marketplace, alongside global brands like Prada and Balenciaga. Earlier, Daria successfully put Ukraine on the world’s fashion map, co-founding the first Internationally acclaimed fashion week in Ukraine, Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days. She also co-founded showroom More Dash, based in Paris, and the media company FW-daily.com. Daria has been recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30.

Dr. Jesse “Aggroed” Reich
CEO & Founder, Splinterlands

Aggroed is the Founder & CEO of Splinterlands, the blockbuster NFT game that's been been ranked #1 on DappRadar's list of top games on any blockchain, and indeed, one of the top Dapps (decentralized applications) of any type. Splinterlands is a free to play blockchain trading card game, and the rapid battles in Splinterlands are fast and furious, with each game only taking a few minutes.  Founded in 2018, Splinterlands Splinterlands, currently boasts 2.4M registered users and more than 1M unique active wallets, handling 3-5M blockchain transactions a day. Learn more and sign up at splinterlands.com

Miko Matsumura
Investor in OpenSea / General Partner, gCC (Gumi Cryptos Capital)

gCC is a Silicon Valley investment fund with over $500M in assets including early-stage investments in OpenSea, Yield Guild Games, Celsius Network, VEGA Protocol, Qredo, Agoric, Astar and 1Inch Network.

Mathieu Nouzareth
CEO US & Board Member The Sandbox

Mathieu Nouzareth is CEO US, and Board Member at The Sandbox, the Ethereum NFT based gaming platform owned by Animoca Brands. The Sandbox has attracted everyone from Snoop Dogg and Paris Hilton to Adidas and The Smurfs.

Tara Fung
Cofounder & CEO, Co:Create | Angel Investor

Tara Fung is the Co-Founder of Co:Create, a new protocol that allows NFT projects to create sustainable revenue streams and build decentralized brands by leveraging Co:Create's platform for native tokens, governing DAOs, and robust royalty management systems. Co:Create recently raised a $25M seed round led by Chris Dixon at a16z crypto, VaynerFund, and the teams behind RTFKT and fractional.art.

John Chen
Partner, Fika Ventuers

John Chen is a Partner at Fika Ventures and a columnist for TechCrunch. Previously with Emergence Capital, John wqs a Board Observer at Crunchbase, and previously was Chief of Staff to Box CEO Aaron Levie.

Carolyn Toto
Partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Carolyn Toto is an Intellectual Property partner and expert on NFT legal matters, for Pillsbury, a leading international firm.

Darion Lowenstein
Chief Marketing Officer, Xterio

On August 30, Xterio announced its $40 million funding round backed by Animoca Brands, FTX Ventures, Funplus, and more. Xterio is a web3 and web 2.0 game developer helmed by leaders from Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Jam City, and more. A former VP of Game Development for Scopely, Darion previously worked for EA, Activision Blizzard, Rockstar Games, 3DO, Sierra Entertainment, and served as Senior Advisor to Dr. Seuss Enterprises on gaming issues.

David Fisher
Founder, Project Lead & Artist League of Veterans (NFT Collection)

League of Veterans' NFT collection was chosen as a Launch Creator on the new GameStop NFT Marketplace. David Fisher is a Marine Corps vetrean who got his degree from Princeton in architecture, then was deployed by the Marines overseas as an Artillery Officer. League of Veterans (leagueofveterans.io) gives 50% of profits to veterans and 10% to nonprofits and is partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project as a Corporate Champion.

David Fields
Founder/CEO, Afterparty

David Fields is the Founder & CEO of Afterparty, a creator community platform that gives the most innovative creators, artists, and builders in Web3 the tools for delivering world-class experiences to their biggest fans. And for the first time ever fans get to participate in the success of their favorite artists and creators. Afterparty is backed by $7 million in VC funding from Paris Hilton’s 11:11 Media, Spencer Rascoff (Zillow), Jason Calacanis (The Syndicate), NBA star Andre Iguodala (Catalyst Fund), TenOneTen Ventures, and more. Fields previously was with Disney, and was Head of Acquisitions & Investments for Michael Eisner's The Tornante Company,

Moisés Zamora
Executive Producer of Netflix's Selena: The Series, and NFT creator of Astrolucha

The Creator, Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner of global-hit SELENA: The Series on Netflix, Moisés Zamora is creator of the NFT project Astrolucha (astrolucha.io), minting this Fall. Revealed at San Diego Comic Con 2022, Astrolucha is an NFT fight club of interstellar superheroes, stylized like collectible luchador albums from the 80s, designed to fund independent creators through one-on-one matches, mask-off tournaments and cosmic rewards.

Michael Horikawa
Counsel Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Michael Horikawa is an expert on NFT legal issues and other matters involving intellectual property, including copyright, patent trademark law, for Pillsbury, a leading international firm.

And more!
Stay tuned for more announcements!

We'll be rolling out more awesome speakers in the run up to the event. It's going to be an awesome lineup!

TechFire's, with 60+ events since 2013, has been recognized in Techmeme's list of nationally significant tech events.

With a reputation for attracting some of the biggest names in tech, our events aren't just your average boring conferences.

See event photos & more info at techfire.co

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Agenda

The Night Before: Tue, 9/13/22

VIP Dinner (See Eventbrite for VIP tickets)

Day 1: Wed, 9/14

The first, full day of NFT Next Fest! 8:00 AM: Doors Open! Networking, Bagels + Coffee, + Exhibitor Area Open 9:00 AM — 5 PM: NFT conference program, plus lunch, + networking breaks in exhibitor area 5 PM - 6 PM: Opening Night Reception

Day 2: Thurs, 9/15

Day 2 features much more! 8:00 AM: Doors Open! Networking, Bagels + Coffee, + Exhibitor Area Open 9:00 AM — 1:30 PM: NFT conference program, plus lunch + networking breaks in exhibitor area 1:30 pm - 5 pm: Check Out the DeFi & DAO Summit (see details at right)! 5 PM: Closing Party

DeFi & DAO Summit, 9/15

1:30 PM — 5 PM: DeFi & DAO Summit plus breaks for exhibitor hall & networking 5 PM: Join Closing Party for NFT + DeFi & DAO Summits

Location: Downtown Santa Monica

NFT Next Fest 2022 will be in Downtown Santa Monica, just four blocks from the beach, at the Historic Landmark Building at 1210 Fourth Street in Santa Monica. We're excited to return to the same venue as our 2015 TechFire Ignite Summit and many other TechFire events over the years--in fact, across TechFire's 50+ past events in LA, we've had more events here than any other venue. See below to view photos of some of our awesome past venues across our 60+ past events.

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Draft agenda/details -- subject to updates.

Presenting Sponsors: Splinterlands

Splinterlands, the blockbuster NFT game, has been ranked #1 on DappRadar's list of top games on any blockchain, and indeed, one of the top Dapps (decentralized applications) of any type. Splinterlands is a free to play blockchain trading card game, and the rapid battles in Splinterlands are fast and furious, with each game only taking a few minutes.  The Splinterlands company was founded in 2018 by Jesse "Aggroed" Reich (who will be speaking at the event!) and Matt Rosen. Its fantasy-themed collectible card game, Splinterlands, currently boasts 2.4M registered users and more than 1M unique active wallets, handling 3-5M blockchain transactions a day. Learn more and sign up at splinterlands.com

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Pillsbury

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has been recognized by the Financial Times as one of the most innovative law firms. Pillsbury has been a leader in helping clients navigate the many legal questions that arise in the uncharted waters of NFTs and web3 more broadly, drawing on its deep experience serving clients across tech, media, financial services, energy, real estate and other industries. From helping draft the original Patent Act that shapes patent law today, to incorporating Intel and leading its IPO, to advising the new emerging companies and projects of today that will be the giants of tomorrow, you can learn more about Pillsbury's NFT expertise here or by visiting pillsburylaw.com. Pillsbury's Carolyn Toto will be joining us to moderate a panel, and Michael Horikawa will be presenting.

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FAQ

TechFire, recognized in Techmeme's list of nationally and internationally significant tech conferences, is organizing NFT Next Fest. We've done more than 60 events since 2013, and can't wait to welcome you to this event--our best yet!

Email david@techfire.co for more info. We look forward to having you involved!

Contact david@techfire.co to suggest a speaker.

Email david@techfire.co or reach out on Twitter at @techfirelive