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May 08, 2023

Inside the Avalanche Summit II: The Ultimate Gathering for Blockchain Enthusiasts

In Brief

Metaverse Post had the opportunity to attend Avalanche Summit II, which brought together over 3,000 attendees to explore the latest developments in the blockchain and crypto space.

The conference occurred on May 3-5 in Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, drawing in over 300 speakers and more than 125 panels.

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Avalanche hosted its second crypto event in Barcelona’s stunning open-air architectural museum, Poble Espanyol, which boasts centuries of Spanish history. With a crowd of over 3,000 web3 enthusiasts, the event was large enough to fill the entire museum, drawing the attention of passing tourists. 

The Avalanche conference, which took place from May 3-5, boasted more than 300 speakers and 125 panels, an increase from the previous year’s 250 speakers and 60 panels. There were five different stages dedicated to talks and discussions, and the conference provided designated areas for networking, project presentations, food, and relaxation.

As attendees walked through the main entrance, they were greeted by various crypto startups and projects showcasing their products and giving away merchandise. The gamer sector added to the vibrant atmosphere of the conference.

The Recharge Garden at the Avalanche conference was a popular spot among attendees. Situated on the picturesque hill of Poble Espanyol, this serene oasis allowed visitors to get their work done in a beautiful and tranquil setting. For those seeking solace, a dedicated meditation area with healing sounds provided a peaceful retreat. Attendees could also indulge in a massage by a professional therapist or use one of the available massage chairs. All in all, the Recharge Garden was an ideal place to rejuvenate and unwind amidst the dynamic atmosphere of the conference. The sunny and warm weather also added to the great experience.

The culinary offerings at the summit were a standout feature, drawing rave reviews from attendees. The diverse selection of international and Spanish cuisines provided something for every palate, including delectable options such as Iberian ham, Catalan Cream dessert, churros, seafood and veggie paella, well-prepared salads, BBQ, and a selection of ice cream flavors.

A staff member from Poble Espanyol, who assisted with the event, attested to the high caliber of the conference, citing the impressive level of organization. The food, in particular, stood out as a highlight, reflecting the thought and care that went into the planning and execution of the event.

Once attendees were done with the DeFi talks and hanging out with like-minded people, they could take a stroll around some cultural artifacts or pop over to the nearby museum to check out the works of prominent artists like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miro.

Avalanche Is Big On Gaming, Not Leaving NFTs Behind

Among the many companies, a significant focus was on web3 gaming, and visitors had the opportunity to test-play games built on the Avalanche blockchain. According to an Ava Labs representative, Avalanche is becoming an increasingly popular choice for web3 gaming due to its efficiency and subnets.

Although there were not many NFT projects on display at the conference, a representative from Avalanche stated that the company plans to expand its presence in the sector, as they firmly believe in the technology’s potential. With Avalanche’s growing popularity and commitment to innovation, it will be interesting to see how they continue to shape the landscape of blockchain technology in the coming years.

The Avaissance program was also discussed at the Avalanche Summit II, as attendees learned about Avalanche’s new initiative to incubate the next generation of digital artists. The program includes an Artist in Residence program that provides funding, mentorship, and dedicated support from the Avalanche ecosystem for over 50 creators.

One highlight of the Avaissance program is the Mona Lisa Initiative (MLI), a digital art curation collaboration that jump-starts the next generation of Avalanche art. During a panel discussion at the summit, attendees had the opportunity to learn more about this pioneering program and the individuals behind it. The announcement of the program winners is expected later this month.

The Focus on Sustainability

Hosting an event for a massive crowd can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to managing wastage and environmental impact. However, Ava Labs proved that it’s possible to go big and still be eco-friendly. For the second year, the company teamed up with the Bye Bye Plastic Foundation to tackle its plastic and carbon footprint.

During a panel discussion featuring the BBP Foundation and the Crypto Carbon Ratings Institute (CCRI), Ava Labs highlighted its commitment to environmental protection at events and its status as an eco-friendly blockchain. The discussion centered on Ava Labs’ carbon efficiency and relatively low energy consumption.

Last year’s Avalanche Summit was also held in Poble Espanyol and had over 4,000 visitors. The larger number was mainly due to the hackathon, which took two extra days and had over 250 hackers attending, showcasing 56 projects.

Barcelona seems to be one of the major European hubs for crypto events. In July, the city will host the annual ETHBarcelona event, and the largest convention on the continent, The European Blockchain Convention, takes place in October. 

With its impressive lineup of speakers, panels, and exhibitors, the Avalanche Summit II showcased cutting-edge innovations and breakthroughs that are redefining the blockchain space. By bringing together a diverse range of voices and perspectives, the event fostered a spirit of collaboration and cooperation that will help shape the future of finance and beyond. As the blockchain ecosystem continues to evolve, events like the Avalanche Summit II will play a crucial role in driving progress and enabling individuals and organizations to thrive in this rapidly changing landscape.

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Agne is a journalist who covers the latest trends and developments in the metaverse, AI, and Web3 industries for the Metaverse Post. Her passion for storytelling has led her to conduct numerous interviews with experts in these fields, always seeking to uncover exciting and engaging stories. Agne holds a Bachelor’s degree in literature and has an extensive background in writing about a wide range of topics including travel, art, and culture. She has also volunteered as an editor for the animal rights organization, where she helped raise awareness about animal welfare issues. Contact her on [email protected].

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Agne Cimerman
Agne Cimerman

Agne is a journalist who covers the latest trends and developments in the metaverse, AI, and Web3 industries for the Metaverse Post. Her passion for storytelling has led her to conduct numerous interviews with experts in these fields, always seeking to uncover exciting and engaging stories. Agne holds a Bachelor’s degree in literature and has an extensive background in writing about a wide range of topics including travel, art, and culture. She has also volunteered as an editor for the animal rights organization, where she helped raise awareness about animal welfare issues. Contact her on [email protected].

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