March 13, 2020Press Release

Join us for The Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020

Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020 will provide an open and more accessible experience across multiple days and time zones.
by ConsenSys

In light of recent events, we have decided to host this year’s Ethereal Summit New York virtually.

The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and the wider community is our top priority. Due to growing concern around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the information shared by the CDC, WHO, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and our legal advisors, we’ve decided to postpone the Ethereal Summit New York in-person event to the fall of 2020. In the meantime, we’ve already gone to work reimagining Ethereal NY as the first-ever Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020, which will take place on May 7-8.

Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020 will provide an open and more accessible experience across multiple days and time zones. As of today, nearly all of our confirmed 80+ speakers have committed to join us for the Ethereal Virtual Summit. You can expect to hear from these industry leaders in familiar formats such as keynotes, fireside chats, and panels, but with even more engagement via virtual roundtable discussions and VR meetups. This will be a first for us, but we’re excited to deliver a digital experience that is more available to our global community. 

While we’re disappointed we won’t be able to host an in person gathering in May, we’re excited that we’ll be able to offer access to the Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020 to a wider array of individuals who might have been previously unable to attend because of cost or travel. We’ll be sharing more information on how to register in the coming weeks for this first-time virtual summit for free! 

For those who have already purchased a ticket for Ethereal Summit NY, we will pre-register you for Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020 in addition to providing a full refund on your original ticket purchase within the next 45 days. For those who paid in ETH, DAI, USDC, or BTC, you’ll also receive the refund to the wallet address you provided.

We’re grateful to our generous sponsors who have been true partners as we navigate this unprecedented situation. We are committed to upholding the highest standards for content and attendee experience that our community has grown to know and love from the Ethereal Summit.  We hope you will join us in this new virtual format!

Stay healthy and please subscribe to the Ethereal Summit Newsletter so you are the first to hear updates.

The Ethereal Summit Team

FAQs:

Is Ethereal New York canceled?
No, we’ve pivoted to our first Ethereal Virtual Summit in light of health concerns about COVID-19. Our community has always been a remote-work, decentralized culture so it made sense to go on with the show so we can share the engaging stories from over 100+ speakers committed to Ethereal – from the safety of your own home.

The in-person event will be postponed until Fall 2020 (TBD).

What is the cost to join Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020?
We wanted to open more access to attendees globally who have never been able to attend Ethereal. The Ethereal Virtual Summit will be free! You can thank our generous sponsors for this opportunity.

When will the new digital event take place?
May 7-8th, 2020 – more details coming soon.

I’ve already purchased a ticket, will I get refunded for the in-person event?
Attendees who were registered for Ethereal NY will automatically be registered for Ethereal Virtual Summit at no charge. Ethereal is automatically refunding all Ethereal NY tickets by May 1, 2020.

Since Ethereal is now being offered virtually, can my teammates and friends attend?
We would love to have more people take advantage of this unique opportunity. Registration details for the virtual event are coming soon.

Networking with other community members is a big reason I attend, so how are you going to offer that benefit virtually?
We will share more details over the coming weeks regarding how you can engage and interact with other attendees, speakers, sponsors, and partners. We are looking to host a virtual Expo as well provide networking/roundtable discussions to join.