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Polkadot Decoded 2024 Call for Speakers now open

April 4, 2024 in Events
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The Polkadot Decoded 2024 Call for Speakers is now open for submissions.

Do you have an idea for a talk, panel workshop, or pitch session for the Polkadot Decoded 2024 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.

CFS submissions will be open until April 25th. You can find more information on the talk formats, tracks, and submission guidelines below.

The Polkadot Decoded 2024 flagship event will be held on July 11th - 12th in Brussels, Belgium. Check out more information about the event & see what tickets are available HERE.

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.

Target Audience:

  • Business Decision Makers/ General Audience
  • Blockchain Developers
  • Web2 Businesses
  • Token Holders/Investors
  • Enterprises

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.

Target Audience:

  • Token Holders/Investors
  • General audience
  • Business decision makers
  • Policy makers
  • Existing Polkadot community

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.

Target Audience:

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

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.

Target Audience:

  • 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.

Target Audience:

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

Lightning Pitch

Showcase your project to potential investors in a short pitch, fostering opportunities for collaboration and growth. This stage is exclusively tailored for project founders seeking strategic investment to propel their innovations to new heights.

At the Polkadot Pitch Stage, presenters are invited to deliver concise presentations, unveiling the essence of their projects while captivating the attention of discerning investors. Each pitch should be aimed to convey the project's core value proposition, target market, and the pressing problems it addresses. Moreover, presenters elucidate the inherent potential for widespread adoption within the Polkadot ecosystem, underlining how the platform's technology serves as a catalyst for scalability and interoperability.

The Polkadot Pitch Stage is a magnet for investors seeking to align their capital with groundbreaking projects poised for exponential growth.

Target Audience:

  • Token holders/Investors
  • Business decision makers
  • Potential startup founders

Tracks for all Stages

  • Web3 Gaming
  • Asset Tokenization
  • Fundraising
  • Security
  • Decentralized Social
  • Legal Policies
  • Governance DAOS
  • Scalability
  • Tools/Infrastructure
  • DeFi
  • Data/Privacy
  • Interoperability

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 April 25th 2024, 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 Polkadot Ecosystem members in collaboration with some representatives from Parity Technologies. Together with the Decentered Studio team, and the advisory board, we will be able to curate an agenda that showcases the best of Polkadot and Kusama based on the collaborative decisions of the community advisory board.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to present your project or share your vision at Polkadot Decoded 2024.

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