Consensus 2022 Visitor Guide_ Getting Up Close and Personal with DAOs

Consensus 2022 Visitor Guide_ Getting Up Close and Personal with DAOs

The acronym stands for decentralized autonomous organizations. DAOs are covered in detail at Consensus. Here are our top tips for those who want to get into DAO rabbit hole.

Getting up close and personal with DAOs

The 2022 Consensus Festival is a showcase for everything crypto has to offer, including how decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), a crypto-based corporate governance structure, are changing the organizational status quo.

At this year's Crypto Celebration in Austin, Texas, June 9-12, the world's brightest and most influential minds will speak about the role of DAOs in reshaping the community and eliminating the need for centralized management teams.

Here are our top choices for those who want to join the exciting conversation about DAOs:

Thursday, June 9, 2022

In the Sunset Room, CoinDesk Editor-in-Chief Kevin Reynolds will chat with Leslie Cauley, founder of TruthDAO, a professional news organization built with community support through a decentralized DAO structure, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. CDT on Thursday.

Friday, June 10, 2022

On the Big Ideas Stage from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., Gitcoin founder Kevin Owocki and Chief Insights Columnist David Z. Morris will lead the session "DAOs for Humanity," exploring how collaborative communities with real financial stakes are fostering new economies and policies within the desiccated shell of the old.

Then, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the main stage, catch "The Starfish Moment: Decentralized Organizations and the Reinvention of Philanthropy," and be ready to engage in conversation with Big Green co-founder Kimbal Musk and former ICANN President Rob Beckstrom.

LinksDAO made headlines this year with its mission to own one of the best golf courses in the world. Come to the Sports Court and join "Hole In One with LinksDAO" from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. to listen to Mike Dudas, founder of LinksDAO.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Start the morning at 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Explorations Stage 2 with "The Rise of the New Digital Cooperative," where Jump Capital Founder Jeff Kauffman, CityCoins Community Lead Patrick Stanley, and Joyce Yang of Global Coin Research will join to talk about the growing momentum of DAOs in the status quo.

Stay in the same room from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as UnicornDAO Co-Founder Rebecca Lamis, Tribute Labs Chief Operating Officer Priyanka Desai, Gitcoin Founder Kevin Owocki, and CoinDesk Content Director Jennifer Sanasie discuss "DAOs and the Future of Fundraising and Collective Action."

For a quick refresher on the basics of DAOs by crypto influencer Cooper Turley, be sure to check out "The ABCs of DAOs" from 11:00 to 11:15 a.m. in the Sunset Room.

In the same room, Laura Shin, crypto journalist and author of "The Cryptopians," will reveal the history of the first DAOs from 12:00 to 12:30.

Finally, on the Big Ideas Stage from 2:30 to 2:50 p.m., Julie Fredrickson, managing director of Chaotic Capital, will talk about "The InDAOstrial Revolution." Hear her thoughts on whether DAOs can drive an explosive innovation cycle, just as the invention of enterprise was a transformative innovation for the human organization.


The DAO House, presented by Binance, will provide a space to network and learn about the emerging world of DAOs. The DAO House will feature sessions with some of the most dynamic communities and builders in the space. The venue will allow DAOs and their communities to meet and network in members-only events.