What is EDCON?

The EDCON (Community Ethereum Development Conference) is the global conference organized by LinkTime, a company that is part of the Ethereum community in China. The purpose of the conference is to improve communication and integration between the various global Ethereum communities. EDCON is organized as a conference series, and happens once a year in different countries. The first EDCON was held successfully in ESCP Europe, Paris, France on February 17-18, 2017, and this time, the event will be taking place in Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada on May 3-5, 2018.

The conference will cover the latest in Ethereum Blockchain technology and research (PoS / Casper, scalability, cryptography / privacy, security, etc), current trends as well as Ethereum and blockchain based projects and applications. There will also be a hackathon as part of the event.

We sincerely welcome and invite friends from Ethereum communities worldwide to participate in this event. We welcome anyone to register to speak, and the topics collected will be reviewed by our consultant team to make sure that we are creating a top-quality event and can be as inclusive and fair as possible. We hope that we can make EDCON Toronto even more of a success than EDCON Paris last year.

How Do I Participate in EDCON Toronto?

To register as a participant, you will be able to click registration to see the standard ticket price as well as the available developer and student discounts. Purchasing tickets will become available soon; once purchases open, we encourage everyone to register as soon as possible to take advantage of the special early bird rates.For those wishing to present, please click here to register. For those having interests in sponsoring us, please click here fill the form.

2018
May 3 - May 5

Toronto
Canada

600
Tickets

12
Speakers

SPEAKERS

Our speaker list will continue updating as we confirm more speakers. For those looking to apply to become a speaker, a registration form is available here.

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Vitalik Buterin

Founder of Ethereum
Ethereum Core Researcher

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Gavin Wood

Founder of Parity&Polkadot, Cofounder of Ethereum

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Joseph Poon

Founder of Lightning and Plasma

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Karl Floersch

Ethereum Researcher

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Martin Becze

Ethereum Core Developer

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Jon Choi

Ethereum Researcher

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Jun Hasegawa

Founder of Omise

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Loi Luu

Founder of SmartPool & KyberNetwork

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William Mougayar

Advisor & General Partner
Virtual Capital Ventures

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Jehan Chu

Managing Partner at Kenetic Capital

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Jae Kwon

Founder of Tendermint & Cosmos

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Thomas Greco

Special Advisor of Omise

AGENDA (IN PROGRESS)

May 3
Morning

Technology discussion

Afternoon

Technology discussion

May 4
Morning

Technology discussion

Afternoon

Business use case discussion

May 5
Morning

Business use case discussion

Afternoon

Hackathon awards

May 4
Morning

Investment forum
Technology forum

Afternoon

Ethereum community building forum

May 4
Afternoon

Hackathon

May 5
Morning

Hackathon

Afternoon

Hackathon awards

May 5
Evening

Party

FAQs

We plan to have up to 600 participants in total, including EDCON staff and volunteers. An early registration and purchase for the ticket is highly recommended as you can get a good discount if you are an early bird.

Purchase will be open on January 1, 2018. Please stay tuned.

The venue is located in Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3. You can take Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Go Transit, Via Rail Train, Greyhound Bus, Bicycling, Car, Taxi to the location, more information please check here.

Toronto, the capital of the Ontario province, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo. Ryerson University is located in the center of Toronto, surrounding by the central shopping mall, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, which is just a step away from Ryerson University. There are full of Hotels and Restaurants near by and the CN tower is only 1.7 km away from Ryerson University.

Yes, there will be video recordings of the wonderful presentations /demos /activities, and of course hackathon is included, and they will be uploaded to the website.

venue

Ryerson University,
350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3

The Ted Rogers School of Management(TRSM) at Ryerson University is Canada's leading diverse, entrepreneurial business school centered in an urban learning environment.TRSM is developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive 21st century business forward while making a positive impact on society.

A pioneer in practical, career-focused training, TRSM is at the cutting edge of entrepreneurial, socially conscious and innovative approaches to business.

The Conference focuses on technology, innovation, finance and targets at a better communication and cooperation between developers, startups, investors and Efans. The conference would not be successful without the support of TRSM, we would like to give our sincere thanks for Ryerson University’s help and cooperation.

Details about transportation, please check here.

EDCON 2017

Please check here for EDCON 2017 details.

SOUVENIR DESIGN CONTEST

This year, we would like to give YOU a chance to help design the accessories that we will be offering at EDCON. We are looking for designs for T-shirts, computer stickers and wristbands, with the themes of Ethereum, EDCON, Casper or Metropolis. Anyone is welcome to send us their designs, and we will choose the best 3 designs. If your design wins, it will be announced with your personal profile right here on the website, and you will get some free souvenirs, a free ticket to EDCON as well as up to $1000 USD travel and lodging expenses. This offer will end on February 28, 2018.

Now just imagine the one in your mind, and let’s make it real! If you finish designing, please send your work to contact@linktimetech.com, we will send back our feedback as soon as possible.

Organizer

LinkTime is a startup that primarily develops applications on Ethereum and provides Ethereum-based blockchain and smart contract solutions. LinkTime works closely with core Ethereum developers and researchers, and it helps to advance the Ethereum ecosystem through technological development, training and promotions.

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