Save the date:
20th of August
14:00 - 18:00
DAOfest is a day-long event during Berlin Blockchain Week where you will be provided the tools for those who want to launch, interact with, or understand the early stage DAO ecosystem.

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations are a new framework for coordination and are already being used for art, philanthropy, research, activism, marketing, software development, financial services and more.

Come learn the technology and engage with the people working to unlock the future of organizations.

This is just the beginning.

what IS a DAO?
DAOfest aims to answer three questions for all participants...

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.

our speakers:

Will Harborne

EthFinex Cofounder

Having developed the concept for Ethfinex in 2017, Will now leads the team towards a vision of the first fully decentralised exchange where customers are in control. They have taken the latest step towards this vision by recently launching the efxDAO, an initiative to test collective decision making for the allocation of Ethfinex capital.

Matan Field

DAOstack Chief Architect

Creator of the holographic consensus framework, Matan is now focused on propelling an alliance of organizations to found a super-scalable collaborative cryptonetwork on DAOstack. Join us as he articulates the tools invented for this purpose and what you can do to drive this grand ecosystemic experiment forwards.

Daniel Resas

Blockchain & Digital Asset Practice Lead, Schnittker Möllmann Partners

Governance issues in decentralized systems form an integral part of Resas’ academic and practical work. With his corporate lawyer background, he is particularly intrigued by the opportunities / challenges arising at the intersect of behavioral and institutional economics and decentralizing technology, which he will discuss at DAOfest.

Rob Solomon

Organizational Systems Designer at ConsenSys

Rob Solomon applies his background in corporate financial planning to his passion in decentralized organizational design. Drawing on his experience having worked in traditional organizations, Holacratic organizations, and others in between, Rob designs resource allocation, accountability, and agreements frameworks based on market principles at ConsenSys, one of the worlds largest global blockchain companies.

Michael Zargham

Founder, Blockscience

The Commons Stack, born out off of Dr. Zargham’s research, aims to build the digital infrastructure necessary for a commons-based peer production. Zargham will go into a deep dive of the power of continuously funded organizations to create a membership-owned Commons.

Brandon Klein

Founder, the Retail DAO

A collaboration guru, facilitator, and serial entrepreneur, Brandon Klein is now pushing the DAO envelope with the launch of a Retail DAO pilot in downtown Minneapolis to be announced at DAOfest!

Luuk Weber

Co-founder, The Carribean Blockchain Network & CuraDAO

Luuk is a passionate organizer with a strong desire to help communities thrive, and is actively pushing DAO adoption in the Caribbean region. With a background in Business and Philosophy and a black belt in Karate, you could consider him a true DAO warrior.

Ori Shimony

dOrg Cofounder

dOrg is a freelance development cooperative incorporated as the first ever blockchain based limited liability DAO under US law. Learn about their journey through an ever-shifting regulatory landscape and their plans to streamline the process for new DAO founders by building the necessary tooling.

Jordan Ellis

Co-founder, dOrg

The DAO open-source ecosystem is rapidly growing, and dOrg, the open-source developer cooperative, is driving many projects in the industry. We invite developers to join Jordan for a deep technical dive of the different projects being actively worked on.

Silke Elrifai

Head of Legal, Gnosis

Mix one part legal hacker, one part institutional guru, and one part international law practitioner, and you get Silke Elrifai, the force majeure driving development in DAO legal systems. As legal pioneer, Silke will present the complex legal considerations given in order to help the dxDAO come alive.

Christiane Ernst

Product Manager, Gnosis

Christiane was instrumental as product manager for the launch of the largest ever live DAO experiment on the Ethereum blockchain: the dxDAO. Learn about the challenges she faced, and her insights/speculations on the past, present, and future of the experiment.

Joel Thorstensson

Co-founder, 3Box

Data ownership is a hot topic and an issue many blockchain industry experts are trying to solve. Joel will discuss the importance of owning one’s own data when interacting with DAOs, and the steps 3Box is taking as a decentralized cloud provider to be the DAO solution of choice.

Eric Arsenau


Eric is a member of Genesis DAO, dxDAO, and MetaCartel DAO. He is currently working on creating a gamified NFT reputation game for MetaCartel, as had recently launched DAOfund, a venture capital DAO to fuel the ecosystem.

Shane Hong

Kyber Network

How do you create the perfect DAO for your community and vision? Through radical experimentation and iteration, of course! Shane and Illan will be teaming up to present results from past and present KyberDAO experiments, and the lessons learned that will shape its future form.

Ilan Doron

Kyber Network

How do you create the perfect DAO for your community and vision? Through radical experimentation and iteration, of course! Shane and Illan will be teaming up to present results from past and present KyberDAO experiments, and the lessons learned that will shape its future form.

Eylon Aviv


Eylon will introduce the dHack: a decentralized hackathon optimized 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.

Livia Deschemayer

The Genesis DAO Community manager

Joining your first DAO doesn’t have to be hard! Livia, the helper hero of the Genesis DAO, will onboard newcomers to the DAO ecosystem with a simple, step-by-step workshop. Her main independent research has been around the concept of autonomy as she believes DAOs are the ground for self sovereignty and the raise of the collective intelligence.

Felipe Duarte

DAOfest Organiser

Originally an artist and activist, his experience on the ground during the social upheavals of Brazil have shifted his reflections towards society and organizations. His activities conspire to evolve how we relate to each other and with our personal narratives - which led him into the Genesis Alpha DAO and to becoming the Organiser of DAOfest.world

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