The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis is officially kicking off its run next week, bringing together the best of web3 and the NFT community across two entire Downtown Miami city blocks and 12 buildings. Following the press preview on Tuesday, Nov. 29, the week’s public programming will start on Wednesday, Nov. 30, with doors opening at the event at noon ET.
Each day features panels and fireside chats with today’s top names in web3, as well as musical performances from some of the space’s most exciting rising talents.
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Wednesday (Nov. 30)
The following day, on Wednesday, No. 30, The Gateway will begin its run of scheduled talks and panels at the nearby Dupont building. Starting off the day’s programming at 12:30 p.m. ET is a fireside chat with SuperRare Founder John Crain regarding SuperRare’s future, hosted by nft now CEO Matt Medved. Then at 1:10 p.m. ET, the panelists will consider the new wave of gaming in Web3, focusing on interoperability and the need to empower gamers — featuring Brooke Grant, John Linden, Kai Henry, Lee Trink, and Swan Sit.
Other notable panels taking place at the Dupont building that day include a panel by Porsche on building community in Web3 at 2:00 p.m. ET, featuring Vexx, Deniz Keskin, Patrick Vogel, and Lars Krämer. Then David Grutman will host a talk emphasizing Miami’s role in the metaverse, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Another fireside chat with VeeFriends boss Gary Vaynerchuk will happen at 4:00 p.m. ET, to be hosted by nft now president Alejandro Navia.
Last but not least is the Rug Radio reveal, at 5:00 p.m. ET, courtesy of Farokh & Frens. Closing Wednesday’s run at the Dupont Building will be a special Web3 music showcase with performances by Heno, Iman Europe, Latashà, and more, kicking off at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Thursday (Dec. 1)
Thursday will also bring next-level educational and actionable intelligence from web3’s best in the DuPont building. Highlights include a panel on Instagram’s recent initiatives to help bring NFTs further into the mainstream at 1:10 p.m. ET.
Additionally, a chat with MoonPay CEO Ivan Soto-Wright and nft now CEO Matt Medved will happen at 1:50 p.m. ET. Later, a round-table discussion will feature JN Silva, Julie Pacino, Nelson G. Navarette, among others, on the state of film NFTs at 3:50 p.m. ET. Then a panel will follow on the upcoming Christie’s sale at The Gateway 2022, featuring Medved, Ayla El-Moussa, Lydia Chen, and Rhymezlikedimez.
Closing Thursday’s festivities will be DJ sets from AdWorld and The Whooligan, running hot from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., all times ET.
Friday (Dec. 2)
Friday is set to focus squarely on the NFT community as a whole, with numerous discussions on various subsets of the growing NFT art scene scheduled for the day at the DuPont building. Panels include a discussion on Achieving ConsenSys at 12:30 p.m. ET with Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin. Following that is a conversation about brand building in the digital age at 1:10 p.m. ET, featuring Micah Johnson, and a talk featuring Shira Lazar, Alex Zhang, BLOND:ISH, and Ed Balloon on how “community” runs far deeper than just a Web3 buzzword, at 1:50 p.m. ET.
A broad look at the future of Web3 media will feature TIME president Keith A. Grossman, speaking with nft now Co-Founders Matt Medved and Alejandro Navia at 2:30 pm ET. Moving deeper into Friday, attendees will also get an inside look at how Instagram is helping facilitate the Web3 creator journey at 3:10 p.m. ET, with Alexandra Edmonds, Ilse Valfré, Dave Krugman, and Vinnie Hager scheduled for the panel. Rounding out the day’s events is a discussion on the value of art appreciation and criticism in the realm of digital art at 3:50 p.m. ET with Lexy Schmertz and Bright Moments Founder Seth Goldstein, followed up by a birds-eye view on the state of music NFTs at 4:30 p.m. ET featuring nft now COO Sam Hysell, Latashà, Shannon Herber, Spottie Wifi, and Cooper Turley on the docket.
Closing the day will be unique multimedia performances from DJ_Dave and Daniel Allan, at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. ET, respectively.
Saturday (Dec. 3)
For The Gateway 2022’s last day of scheduled programming on Saturday, Dec. 3, panels are kicking off at 1:10 p.m. ET with a discussion on literary NFTs, featuring Sasha Stiles, Ana María Caballero, and Matt Medved.
Following this, Swan Sit, Avery Akkineni, Amanda Cassatt, and Jennifer Styles are holding a panel on the state of marketing in Web3 at 1:50 p.m. ET, with a panel on the growing luxury segment in Web3 led by GMoney and Chris Coleman following soon after, at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Closing the week’s comprehensive spread of Web3 discussion and education is a 40-minute discussion with some of the NFT space’s most prominent creators, namely, Roger Dickerman, Sam Spratt, Raf Grassetti, and Blake Kathryn, at 3:10 p.m. ET. To bring the week to an end, Sight Beyond Sound DJ and Falcons x Joaqu.n are heading a five-hour long run of music for attendees looking to keep the party going.
To ensure you don’t miss out on this jam-packed schedule of web3 celebration and education, make sure to RSVP your free ticket here to The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis.