With the blockchain industry at fever pitch, a merry-go-round of puffed up conferences has left Jonathan Gagliardoni thirsting for a different formula. Speaking to CryptoSlate, the Token Forum founder and blockchain entrepreneur explained why the recipe for his upcoming conference catered to a more selective palate.
Kicking off Nov. 9 on the top level of Seattle’s Columbia Tower Club on the 76th floor, the second-ever Token Forum will once more look to cultivate blockchain’s most intimate networking environment in the unassuming tech stronghold of the Pacific Northwest.
— Token Forum (@thetokenforum) November 7, 2018
Strictly No Hype
When it comes to conferences, Gagliardoni would seem to have attended his fair share of thinly-veiled shilling extravaganzas.
Yet the Seattle local, who also juggles his position as CPO and co-founder of decentralized loyalty startup EVERY, explained that the Token Forum was in some ways born out of his “tiredness” of all the “hype”.
It shouldn’t raise eyebrows that the Token Forum maintains a strict, ‘no plugging one’s products’ policy at all times with the whole act being “less than 10 percent” about companies”, Gagliardoni assured.
Presumably, such sterility is a prerequisite to achieving the forum’s ultimate mission—to build a breeding ground for the industry’s most elite networking opportunities—one that weighs minds over marketing.
As Gagliardoni surmised:
How do we get really good people in the room,