Save the date:
13th of
February 2020
10:00 - 18:00
The Sports Castle Denver CO
DAOfest is an event series focused on advancing the technology and adoption of decentralized governance globally.
We call all stewards, architects, engineers and designers that are working towards a world full of functional and mature DAOs to join us as we speak, listen and build together in Denver in February. See what we’ve been up to:

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DAOfest aims to answer three questions

Why and how to launch a DAO?

Understand what your organization can gain from designing and creating its own DAO and how to launch it at minimal cost.

How to become a DAO Citizen?

Join a world-changing ecosystem that is changing what’s possible for collective creation.

How far has the industry come?

Get up to date into all that is possible now and what will be possible soon with DAOs out in the real world.

some of the speakers at daofest denver

Matan Field

DAOstack Chief Architect

Creator of the holographic consensus framework, prominent governance researcher, and founder of DAOstack, Matan is now focused on unlocking the potential of scalable collaborative networks in order to move towards new forms of human collaboration.. Join us as he articulates the tools invented for this purpose and what you can do to drive this vision forward.

Audrey Tang

Minister of Digital of Taiwan and Radicalxchange

She is a Taiwanese free software programmer, who has been described as one of the "ten greats of Taiwanese computing personalities. She is the youngest minister in Taiwanese history and a leading member of Radicalxchange movement. Her daily work focuses on how government and citizens can work in sync on the use of future technology.

Amanda Cassatt

The Marketing DAO

Amanda Cassatt uses storytelling to catalyze technological transformations. She is a current advisor and the former CMO of ConsenSys, co-creator of Ethereal, and the Secretary of MarketingDAO, which aims to grow Ethereum’s brand in the “Ethereum way.” 

Griff Green

The Commons Stack

One of the founders at The Commons Stack and Giveth 2.0  . These projects aim to realign incentives to facilitate better management of public goods. They use computer aided governance to develop new economic tools and models for social impact projects.

Simona Pop

Eth Scholars DAO

With a background in experiential marketing, she is passionate about the potential blockchain has in levelling out the playing field in terms of access to information, resource and a global pool of work. Together with the Bounties team, she is working to broaden the access to blockchain applications, re-engineer the way we collaborate and facilitate the future of work through bounties.

Kames Geraghty

1 Million Devs Initiative

Steward for the One Million Developers initiative. Helping grow the Ethereum ecosystem with a focus on better decentralized human coordination.

Eva Beylin

MolochDAO / The Graph

Eva is a contributor to MolochDAO, the community-based grants DAO that focuses on supporting immediate Ethereum needs and memes. MolochDAO's design is technically simple, safe and self-curating as members can only be sponsored by other members. Eva also works on Ecosystem Strategy at The Graph, a decentralized indexing and querying layer for dApp development.

James Duncan


Coming from his first experience with decentralized governance and remote management at the Ethereum Foundation, James became obsessed with sustainable resource coordination. He launched Abridged with Eric Chung and James Young in 2019 to create intuitive interfaces and valuable crypto experiences for 'normies'. The team is deeply involved in the MetaCartl and recently launched SignalDAO on Telegram.

Jason Wiener

Principal at Jason Wiener | p.c.,  co-founder of “Colorado
Cooperative Developers”

Specializing in cooperative law, shared ownership models, and worker-ownership,
Jason has advised on dozens of worker-cooperative, multi-stakeholder ownership conversions, and platform cooperatives. He also published more than 6 scholarly law review articles on international, human rights and fair trade, open sourcing renewable energy technology topics.

Thomas Spofford

Open Raise / dOrg

Thomas is a member of dOrg, a freelance development cooperative incorporated as the first ever blockchain based limited liability DAO under US law. With a background in software engineering, he’s working on projects to advance the Ethereum ecosystem and to help unlock human potential via blockchain.

John Kelleher

Open Raise / dOrg

John Kelleher is a founder of Level K.  He is working on enabling DeFi and DAOs.

Jaye Harrill


Passionate communications manager for blockchain security company Quantstamp, Jaye has a long leadership history in blockchain and Ethereum community spaces. She has dedicated her life to bringing broad visibility to the transformative changes this technology is expected to bring. Currently, Jaye is most known for her marketing, community events and security standards work. She is committed to bridging as many blockchain newbies together with as many vets as possible. Long term, 1 doge will forever be 1 doge.

Nathan Schneider


Journalist and Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he founded the Media Enterprise Design Lab. He is the author of three books on the cooperative economy, most recently “Everything for Everyone,”  and co-editor of the platform co-op manifesto “Ours to Hack and to Own.” His articles have appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, and Vice.

Joel Thorstensson

CTO at 3box

Joel is the CTO and co-founder of 3Box. His interest in privacy and user data agency was first sparked when he realized software’s role in shaping society during his teenage years. This eventually lead to falling down the rabbit hole of blockchain systems and studying complex systems.

Luuk Weber 


Luuk is a passionate ecosystem builder with a keen interest in leveraging technology to improve well-being. With a background in Business and Philosophy he continuously explores what it means to work, live and love in the 21st century. Luuk actively aims to build functional DAOs with FestDAO and CuraDAO.

Simona Pop

Eth Scholars DAO

With a background in experiential marketing, she is passionate about the potential blockchain has in levelling out the playing field in terms of access to information, resource and a global pool of work. Together with the Bounties team, she is working to broaden the access to blockchain applications, re-engineer the way we collaborate and facilitate the future of work through bounties.

Suji Yan

Dimension.im / Anti-996 License

Suji is founder of Dimension.im. Dimension created Maskbook and Tessercube alongside with other free software for empowering Cyberian. Suji is an entrepreneur, engineer and journalist, and help created Anti-996 License.

Lou Kerner

Crypto Mondays 

How you build a community. What is a community? Why is it important? How big can a community get? What are the biggest communities? Use cases include looking at Ethereum / Consensys, Tezos, Chainlink, and CryptoMondays, the largest crypto Meetup in the world.

Nate Hindman


Nate Hindman is the Head of Growth at Bancor Protocol, which recently announced its upcoming launch of the BancorDAO. Nate's talk will explore how certain decentralized exchange protocols are reshaping themselves as DAOs to create user-owned exchanges.

Tristan Roberts

Hybrid Entities

Tristan is a summoner of 'hybrid entities' that leverage both legal and distributed systems. He founded the Research Collective, a non-profit/DAO, after seeing the dire need for decentralizing science during his work as a test subject for Ascendance Biomedical's experimental gene therapies. 

Zefram Lou

Bacon Labs Chief Geek / F12

Zefram works at the intersection of DeFi and DAOs. He is the co-creator of Betoken, a decentralized crypto hedge fund that uses meritocratic incentives to optimize performance. He also co-created Fantastic12, a product that lets you turn any Discord channel into a DAO, collaborate on Gitcoin bounties, and share the rewards. He also created PoolDAI, the first platform that lets people lend out their DAI and donate the interests to charity. You can check out his work at github.com/ZeframLou

John Paller

Opolis / ETHDenver

John Paller is a technology entrepreneur with just shy of 20 years in the talent acquisition, HR and employment space. After building multiple successful enterprises, he founded Opolis, an employment ecosystem for the self-sovereign worker. He provides vision, strategy and domain expertise to the project. He also leads fundraising, investor relations and community outreach and adoption. He founded and serves as Executive Steward for the ETHDenver BUIDLathon, the largest Ethereum-based hackathon in the world.

Aaron Soskin


Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Govrn, a campaign finance platform that uses Outcome Based Donations to give constituents the power back in politics. They focus on fixing the broken incentive structure in campaign finance and reducing reliance on Big Money, which causes many of the problems we see in politics today.

Auryn Macmillan

Community Relations at Colony

Colony builds tools for organizing and incentivizing teams, projects, and communities. And Auryn is their main community builder! He has worked in community, communications, and marketing with several of the most well-known projects in Ethereum.

Donnie Benjamin


Donnie served as an Army Intelligence Officer after attending West Point, attended Harvard Business School, and has worked at Google and Consensys. Now he is team Sobol: A coordination tool that is designed to maximize the potential of individuals connected in global communities.

Weilei Yu

Developer Relations at Streamr

Weilei is a LAMP full-stack software developer and data analyst with multiple years of experience who has been tinkering with codes since early high school. Recently he's been focusing on large scale Business Intelligence platforms and infrastructure, helping companies deploy and manage big data analytics.

Megan Knab

CEO of Veriledger

Megan Knab is the Founder and CEO of VeriLedger, and automated crypto accounting platform. Prior to starting VeriLedger, Megan helped start up an agency brokerage project at ConsenSys. Her background before working in crypto is in accounting and finance. Her passion is building efficient business systems that eliminate the need for human intervention.

Bill Warren

Peeps Democracy

Bill is the co-founder and CEO of Peeps Democracy. where they're building platforms to allow people and organizations create cause-based DAOs to fight for the issues important to them. Peeps Democracy launched We the Peeps, a decentralized PAC platform, in Fall 2019 and is launching Peeps DAO, a decentralized advocacy and nonprofit platform.

Billy Renekamp

Studio Bin

Billy Rennekamp is an artist, developer and co-founder of Bin Studio, a research, design and development studio based in Berlin. He's involved as a developer, researcher and community member of a number of projects including Cosmos.Network, Aragon Black, Gnosis.io, Relevant.community, NewModels.io, Trust.support, MemeLordz.com, ENSnifty.com and Doneth.org.

Victoria Ous


Currently, she is leading the decentralized incubator of Odyssey, an open innovation program which includes the world's biggest blockchain & AI hackathon. She builds ecosystems around the best performing teams from the Odyssey Hackathon that support the advancement & adoption of these prototype solutions.

Oren Sokolowsky

DAOstack Chief Engineer

DAOstack's Chief Engineer. Highly experienced full stack developer and team leader. More than 20 years in a wide range of development projects.

Julien Bouteloup

StakeDAO & ArbitrageDAO

Julien is a tech adventurer in Blockchain and security audits. He is the founder of Stake DAO by Stake Capital, a revenue sharing DAO based on staking as service, liquid pools, derivatives and arbitrage opportunities (ArbitrageDAO).

Matthew Finestone


Runs business and operations at Loopring, an open protocol for high-performance non-custodial exchanges on Ethereum. Before DEXs and DeFi, He was a bond trader. Became involved in the dxDAO by virtue of Loopring's reputation stake therein. The dxDAO owns and governs the DutchX trading protocol, and seeks to widen its activities and purview over other software protocols.

Ezra Weller

DAOstack, Groupmuse

Co-founder of Groupmuse, DAOstack team member, musician MOZRAT in a previous life. Working on communities and tools for better collaboration and less authoritarianism.

Pat Rawson

DAOstack Comms

Pat is an expert DAO designer and will hold your hand as you go through the first steps of launching your very first decentralized organization.

Eric Arsenault

DAOstack Bizzdev

DAOist who began his journey a year ago starting with Genesis DAO, and quickly expanding to various communities experimenting with DAO use cases. Currently, Eric is leading DAO use case design efforts at DAOstack.

Felipe Duarte

The DAO Canvas

Originally an artist and activist, his experience on the ground during the social upheavals of Brazil have shifted his reflections towards society and organizations. From pollinator of the Genesis DAO he become the Organiser of DAOfest, creator of the FestDAO and The DAO Canvas

Eylon Aviv


Eylon will share the lessons learned and future of the dHack a decentralized hackathon powered by DAOstack that optimizes for greater stakeholder engagement, more efficient reward distribution, and a novel means to incubate the best up and coming projects within Ethereum’s open-source ecosystem.

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7th of February

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