Greetings fellow Steemians! As some of you may have seen recently on the trending page, the Global Block Builders are holding a conference in Austin, Texas April 10-13 of this year. There are roughly 83 days left until the conference begins.
Our group initially started out as the Steem Creators in early 2018. We have since then morphed into the Global Block Builders which still consists of core Steem Creators members, as well as new leaders and speakers from other popular blockchains.
We are as the name implies, a global blockchain company dedicated to bringing together the brightest minds and the most popular venues, building the strongest blockchain-based community in the world. Our focus now is set on event planning and execution which we feel is what the blockchain community both wants and needs.
With that being said, the upcoming conference is our first official event representing this natural progression. Feel free to follow along at http://globalblockbuilders.com. The first two North American events were held is Las Vegas and Toronto, both of which had great turn outs in terms of head count. Austin, we believe, is going to raise the bar to a whole new level of excellence.
We have a phenomenal lineup of speakers from various walks of life that will share their wisdom and insights for everyone in attendance. Speakers such as Andrew Levine @andrarchy - Senior Content Director at Steemit Inc., Elizabeth Powell - Head of Communications and Advocacy at Steemit Inc., I.J. Maha @steemcafe - Founder of Global Block Builders, and Larry Morrison @larrymorrison - CEO of College Loan Freedom will be gracing the stage.
Right now we are in the process of adding more speakers to the lineup. If you feel like you have something to share such as a concept, an idea, or a project that would add value to the blockchain community at large, please fill out our speaker application here.
What to Expect When Attending GBB Events
We at Global Block Builders maintain a high standard of excellence throughout each phase of our events. When you make the decision to purchase a ticket and attend our event, we want to make sure that you get your money's worth once you arrive.
The evening before the event begins is reserved for the meet and greet session. People who get into town early can all hang out and get to know each other better before the conference officially kicks off. This is normally a laid-back atmosphere where there is no pressure or judgement present.
The conference itself is going to last 3 days, followed by a 4th day of fun and festivities. Wednesday the 10th through Friday the 12th will take place at the Coppertank Events Center right in the heart of downtown Austin. Speakers will be presenting both on the main stage and on the secondary stage. You will be filled to the brim with wisdom and know-how by the end of those 3 days.
Saturday the 13th is going to be a time for fellow blockchain enthusiasts to change the atmosphere up a bit and have some fun. The specific activities will be mentioned as we get closer to April. Overall, you can expect to have the time of your life alongside other tech savvy ladies and gentleman.
Hotel accommodations will be no trouble at all since Austin has an enormous amount of places to choose from. The Marriot, the Hilton, and even the KOA Campgrounds if you are the outdoorsy type. If you want to go with a more expensive stay, we recommend considering a roommate or 2 to split the cost of the room.
Night Life with Global Block Builders / Steem Creators
The conference itself is going to be held during the daytime Wednesday through Friday, which leaves the evenings open for night life. Are you someone who comes to life at night? Do you have so much energy that you can't control yourself? The night life might be something you want to check out.
For this conference, @maryjaney will be in charge of planning and coordinating the night life activities. We are not 100% sure what she has in store this time, but whatever it is, it's going to be a blast. At our last conference in Toronto, Canada, we had a live Steem Creators concert where different Steem artists came and performed on stage at a local venue. The energy in the room was off the charts.
Back in Las Vegas last year at our genesis event, we went Indoor Skydiving (yes, that is me in the red suit above) along side skydiving expert Carly @ogc. It was an absolutely incredible time and I'll never forget the memories had there. Also, every conference we find some way to entertain a Karaoke night of some sort. Do you sing? Are you terrible at singing? If you said yes to either of those questions, we definitely want you there!
Benefits of Attending Our Events
Attending a Global Block Builders event will be like nothing you've ever experienced before. One of the key benefits you will recieve while in person with us is true, face to face relationship building. Sometimes the cryptocurrency / blockchain space can start feel lonely now and then. Get to our events and get re-energized and uplifted. Get excited about your interests and take the time to share them with others who feel the same way.
Not only that, but you will receive world-class teaching from some of the leading minds in the blockchain industry. You will receive cutting-edge ideas, concepts, and strategies that will help take your game to a whole new level. Our goal is that you walk away from this event excited and equipped to take action once you get back home.
Events are where the magic happens. They are where opportunities open up and new partnerships are formed. The energy in the room is so electric that it's hard to leave once it's over. Now, the question left to answer is this... will we see you there? Will you save the date for April 10th-13th in Austin, Texas? Will I see you there and snap a selfie for you to own forever? (that's the real value of attending this event ;)
Bottom line, you will be very pleased upon deciding to join us in Austin. Great teaching, great food, great fun, and most of all, great people. Feel free to invite a friend or 2 to come with you! The more the merrier as it adds even more to the overall energy in the room. These events will change your life in a big way, and also in ways you don't even expect.
Thank you so much for reading! Stay tuned for future updates as we continue to build this event bigger and better for our attendees. I'm Ken Melendez, Director of Communications at Global Block Builders and cannot wait to hear from you in the comments below. Cheers.