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Polkadot Decoded 2023 Call for Proposals Now Open

March 21, 2023
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The Polkadot Decoded 2023 Call for Proposals is now open for submissions.

Do you have an idea for a talk, workshop, or demo session for the Polkadot Decoded 2023 flagship event? Don’t miss out on the chance to present your ideas, tech, or live project to an audience of thousands of Polkadot community members, industry professionals, and blockchain enthusiasts. Make sure you submit on time.

CFP submissions will be open until March 29th. You can find more information on the talk formats, tracks, and submission guidelines below.

The Polkadot Decoded 2023 flagship event will be held on June 28th - 29th in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Talk Formats & Tracks

In the interest of creating a diverse program suitable for both technical and non-technical audiences, the following presentation formats are available:

Polkadot In Action

Share one or more specific use cases for Polkadot and show how the technology is bringing success, adoption, and momentum, or the potential for widespread adoption, to the Polkadot ecosystem. This could include a use case that your own team/company addresses or potential use cases that others could work on, such as Web3 gaming, asset tokenization, decentralized social, identity, or any other use case pushing the boundaries of Web3. Demonstrate how Polkadot’s technology stack uniquely enables innovation, efficiency, scalability or other benefits for this use case, and how it can give teams and projects a competitive edge. Keep in mind that the program may be divided into sections for specific verticals, so having a clear use case category is advised.

Who is it for?

  • Business decision makers considering Polkadot
  • Web2 businesses & enterprises considering Polkadot
  • Blockchain startups considering protocols to build on
  • Token holders & potential token holders

Tracks (TBC):

  • Web3 Gaming
  • Asset tokenization
  • Metaverse
  • NFTs/POAs
  • Sustainability
  • Security
  • Smart Contracts
  • Web3 in media/art

Polkadot & the Movement for a Better Web

High-level visionary talks and thought leadership on the big problems Polkadot solves. For this format, the focus should be on the capabilities of the technology, not the code. Share your vision of Polkadot and let the world know how it can help and is helping build a better web and a brighter future. Talks in this category can also cover high-level topics such as positive developments and momentum in policy, governance, social impact, sustainability, humanitarian use cases, and more.

Who is it for?

  • Token holders
  • General audience
  • Business decision makers
  • Policy makers
  • Existing Polkadot community

Tracks (TBC):

  • Decentralized Social
  • Legal / Policies
  • Governance
  • DAOs & Community
  • Scalability
  • Founders/Startups

Polkadot Deep Dive

A tech talk or workshop diving deep into the technology of Polkadot and/or an ecosystem project, aimed at bringing new builders into the ecosystem. This format can include a project demo or hands-on workshop to showcase your work on a technical level, or a deep-dive into the technology of Polkadot itself. Project technical demo proposals must include a link to your project's Github repo. Workshop proposals should include an outline of what your educational goals are, i.e the outcome you want your audience to achieve after attending your workshop.

Who is it for?

  • Technical decision makers and developers from enterprises, SMEs, and startups considering building in the Polkadot ecosystem
  • Existing Polkadot builder community
  • Web2 developers

Tracks (TBC):

  • Tools / Infrastructure
  • Data / Cloud
  • DeFi
  • Cross-Chain Interoperability
  • Security
  • Smart Contracts
  • On-chain Privacy

Unleashing the true potential of Web3

Demonstrate how Polkadot is leading the way to the multichain future with the most viable and powerful technology for Web3. When and why should Web3 teams, Web2 enterprises and developers consider building their own use-case optimized blockchain on Polkadot, and what are the various options for building dapps in the ecosystem? Talks in this category should demonstrate the true potential of Polkadot’s tech stack to fuel a new wave of innovation, helping prospective teams inform their decision on the right platform for their blockchain or Web3 application, including a look at the resources and tools available for builders in the ecosystem.

Who is it for?

  • Prospective builders/founders
  • Business decision makers
  • Technical decision makers

Polkadot Ecosystem Showcase

Present/demo your own project to the community in a short talk sharing key information and insight into the benefits provided, the users served, the problems solved, and the adoption potential behind your project. Share why you chose to build on Polkadot and how the technology helps you meet your project objectives. Demos in this category should be aimed at a non-technical audience.

Who is it for?

  • Token holders
  • General audience
  • Existing Polkadot community
  • Potential startup founders

Submission Guidelines

When submitting your proposal, please make sure it complies with the following requirements, otherwise it might not be considered:

  • All proposals must be submitted in English.
  • Proposals must be submitted no later than March 29th 2023, at 10pm CET.
  • All submissions must be related to Polkadot.
  • If you are presenting a project, it must be in active development or be a live product/service, you must have publicly announced the project’s connection to Polkadot, and the project must not be under negative legal, regulatory, and/or community scrutiny.

All submitted proposals will be reviewed by an advisory board consisting of members from Parity Technologies’ engineering, business development, and marketing teams. Together with Parity’s events team, the community, ecosystem teams, and the advisory board, we will be able to curate an agenda that showcases the best of Polkadot and Kusama.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to present your project or share your vision at Polkadot Decoded 2023. Submit your proposal now.

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