05 Sep 2023 Anthony Lehrman
Web3 Switzerland Unites Visionaries At Biggest Swiss Web3 Fest To Date
Web3 Switzerland brings together an assembly of pioneering minds, crypto enthusiasts, and blockchain businesses as well as traditional companies as they embrace NFTs and Web3 assets in an unparalleled event that showcases the vanguard of the NFT and crypto space. NLU organised by the Swiss NFT Association and the Swiss Web3 Fest, initiated by the Crypto Valley & Crypto Oasis, will unfold in Zurich's esteemed FIVE Hotel drawing together more than 1’000 guests from across the globe. Parts of the conference will also take place in the Swiss NFT Association’s metaverse on Spatial, where participants can log in and interact with their peers in the virtual space.
NLU will be a two-day spectacle of interaction, learning, and entertainment, catering to crypto veterans, newcomers, and established blockchain enterprises. The event will encompass an array of subjects, from forging NFT communities and exploring NFT use cases to navigating legal and compliance landscapes, delving into DAO ecosystems, exploring Bitcoin NFTs and ordinals, engaging in AI debates, and celebrating the realms of music, art, and gaming NFTs. Distinguished NFT projects including the OG HODLers of Pudgy Penguins and the Bored Ape Yacht Club communities will have a strong presence at the event.
Immersive Experience and Global Projects
Distinguished by dynamic talks, immersive panels, hands-on workshops, engaging booths, and total hotel sections dedicated to crypto projects from all over the world the luxurious FIVE Hotel will transform into a bustling hub of Web3 innovation, housing an eclectic array of NFT and crypto players. Strolling through the venue, attendees will experience interactive booths that feature prominent projects such as Pudgy Penguins, pioneering Web2 (traditional industry) companies bridging into Web3 culture such as PURU Suisse, or mingle in the hotel sections designated to headline projects spanning from sustainability, longevity, tokenization, metaverse, gaming, digital art, and DeFi. Major players include DFINITY and Pulse World.
In the evening after a day full of networking and learning, attendees are treated to a gourmet flying dinner and later experience an epic afterparty in the hotel’s penthouse hosted by the PartyDegens who are known for throwing the afterparties as in NFT Paris, NLC Lisbon and many other renowned crypto events.
1. Dominic Williams – Founder and Chief Scientist of DFinity
2. Marcello Mari – CEO and Founder at SingularityDAO
3. Saqr Ereiqat – Co-Founder and managing partner at Crypto Oasis
4. Burnasso and Fifi - Pudgy Penguin holders and active in the Pudgy Penguins Europe sub-community
5. Vincent Verrone aka Legend – Doodleduckz Founder
6. Alexander E. Brunner – President of Home of Blockchain and Senior Government Advisor
7. Georg Bak – Digital art advisor and co-founder of NFT Art Day
8. Marcel Fleisch – Chief Product Officer at VP Bank in Liechtenstein
9. Patrick Tobler – CEO and Founder of Cardano’s marketplace NMKR
Key parts of the hotel are used as stages, workshops rooms and areas of interaction:
- Ballroom Main Stage
Unveiling keynote speakers, panels and exciting updates & announcements
- Soul Street
Dive into the metaverse and NFT projects, exhibited in the colorful and hip Soul Street
- Workshops in the Board Rooms
Gain insights from industry experts on Web3 and blockchain in an intimate working group
- The Penthouse & Bar
During the day the top floor of the FIVE Hotel visitors can experience immersive metaverse experiences and tap into blockchain gaming. At night the excitement
continues: Join the legendary afterparty in the penthouse!
Swiss Academic Footprint to Foster Innovation
Major Swiss institutions including the UZH Blockchain Centre, University of Basel, and HSLU will underscore the importance of blockchain education and its contribution to the Swiss innovation landscape. These influential players reinforce the significance of knowledge sharing and innovation in the rapidly evolving blockchain landscape and will be represented at the conference.
Ecosystem-Focused Dialogues to Reach Global Resonance
Embracing a participatory ethos, the Unconference champions open dialogue, cross-collaboration, and knowledge exchange. A diverse cohort of innovators, investors, and startup pioneers from various domains and more than 15 countries will convene to foster holistic growth and disruption. This event will take Switzerland to the global level of Web3 events happening in the largest Web3 communities such as France, the UK, the US, India, and South Korea just to name a few.
More than 50 partners and close to 80 speakers are coming together for this event from Switzerland and beyond for the Saturday event alone, 1’000 plus attendees are expected to fill up the FIVE hotel to the roof!
Tickets for the Unconference's daytime segment are complimentary. Sign up for free to gain access to a multitude of enriching experiences.
- Immersive talks and panels
- Interactive booth
- Food & Beverage
Elevate your experience by opting for an upgraded ticket, which grants access to:
- Gourmet Flying Dinner
- Exquisite afterparty hosted by PartyDegens in the FIVE Hotel’s penthouse
Creating Bridges Between Web3 Communities
The NFT Lakeside Unconference and the Swiss Web3 Fest stands as a testament to collaborative spirit, fortified by partnerships with the Swiss NFT Association, Crypto Valley & Crypto Oasis, Inacta Ventures, and TRUST SQUARE, and backed by the endorsement of Kanton Zug and the city of Zug. This conference marks the biggest Web3 gathering to date in Switzerland.
Swiss NFT Association’s Impact on the Swiss Web3 Ecosystem
"As Switzerland's premier NFT & Web3 association, we offer a physical hub for creativity, inspiration, and networking. A vibrant community of members showcase their use-cases, embark on collaborative projects, and navigate challenges in a nurturing environment. The association offers a Web3 coworking space, orchestrates events, workshops, and working groups, all while pioneering Web3 technology to bridge the gap between Web2 and Web3.", said Victor, Co-Founder of the Swiss NFT Association.