SteemFest² Updates - New Names Announced - Bitfilm Contest Awardshow - Venue Spotlight: Conference Day 1 - Centro Cultural de Belém

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Shy of 2 weeks ago after the initial announcement of the ticket sales start it is great to see "old faces" from last year coming again to SteemFest², but also new users! So far I've heard from a Japanese delegation of 10 people as well as a Korean delegation of 5. Humbling to hear people coming from all over the world to Lisbon on 1/2/3/4/5 November for SteemFest²!

TLDR;

  • New names added to the SteemFest² site (now with minor mobile optimisations)
  • Submit your movie short about crypto for the Bitfilm Contest
  • SteemFest's HF Hotel Deal Still Available: from € 75 / room / night (incl breakfast) - Book before 5 september or prices may most probs go up!

Sur les rives du Tage - by Yann Cœuru on Flickr

New names talking / performing at SteemFest² announced:

  • @dollarvigilante, MX - Anarcho-capitalist, libertarian and freedom fighter against the state & central banks
  • @serejandmyself, RU - CEO Golos Fund and organiser of GolosFest
  • @philmesnier, USA - Partner and Blockchain Practice Lead, Object Computing, Inc
  • @aaronkoenig, DE - Entrepreneur, consultant, writer and film producer organising the Bitfilm contest

Join the Bitfilm Contest with your crypto movie: Awardshow at SteemFest²

@aaronkoenig is organising another edition of the Bitfilm Contest series and this year the awardshow will be held during 'A night of Steem' on friday 3 November at SteemFest². The topic of the contest is "The Crypto Future". It's up to you how you interpret this. Your film may be about cryptography, cryptocurrencies or any other cryptic, futuristic issue and have a maximum length of 10 minutes. Please submit your film by October 1st latest! Read all about the Bitfilm Contest here.

Venue Spotlight: Centro Cultural de Belém - Conference Day 1

The idea of SteemFest² is to show you as much of Lisbon as possible, both during the conference days and ofcourse when you explore the city during the DIY Citytrip Weekender afterwards. Hence, every main activity is taking place ina a different venue across town. Some logistic challenges, but manageable, and all to keep things dynamic.

Introducing the Centro Cultural de Belém where we will have the Conference Day 1 on Thursday 2 November. SteemFest Transfer Busses depart in the morning from the Hotel Fenix Lisboa area to Belém (12-15 minutes trip depending on traffic) directly at the River Tejo coastline to this impressive conference center and museum. For the conference we will take up a dedicated part of the building near the entrance with 2 halls and a foyer area for breaks. A dinner hall is reserved for the food at night.

Right around the corner you can check up on many monuments & sights: For example the Jerónimos Monastery, the Palace and the Tower of Belém, the Museum of Archaeology, the Planetarium, and the Monument dedicated to the Discoveries at the riverside. Additionally, just a 2 minute walk away through the imperial square park & gardens you find one of the most well known Pasteis de Nata - pastry bakeries: Pastéis de Belém. Tip: if you go here, skip the queue and take a seat directly in the vast seating area, to be served within a couple of minutes by one of the many helpful waiters. The queue is only for the take away area. If you do want to take same, just order some extra with your waiter.


More names and location updates to be announced :)

Please... Don't forget to book your SteemFest's HF Hotels Package for € 75 / room / night including breakfast via http://steemfest2017.hfhotels.com. Prices may and most probably will go up after September 5!

1.★★★HF Musicbrand new with a swimming pool on top€ 84.00
2.★★★HF Gardenbuild in 2008 with several awards and a city garden€ 75.00
3.★★★★HF Lisboacosmopolitan 4 star hotel with city garden and spacious lobby - this will be the SteemFest homebase€ 97.00
4.★★★★HF Urbanspacious rooms (at 500 meter walk from the above 3 hotels)€ 81.00

Book via steemfest2017.hfhotels.com


In other news... I did the craziest Kite-surf challenge in the weekend after the previous update - kiting the whole coastline of the Netherlands (130 km's / 80 miles straight line distance). It was a fundraiser for the dutch heart research foundation. We kitesurfed about 130 KM's from dawn till dusk and raised just shy of 100,000 EURO for the heart foundation. It was quite a trip but conditions couldn't be any better.... Wind was great at 25 knots and sun all day. Especially the 2nd, 3rd and 4th leg gave us very shallow and forgiving shorebreaks (iaw, no breaks, just almost flat water) and we could really race those. But then the 5th and final leg, at the north of the Dutch coast has these mega breakwaters going about 100 meters (330 foot) into the sea. The organisation had summoned us to be better safe than sorry and go up to 200 meters (660 foot) out of the shore. It's where the sea gets depts of 10m - 20meters and so where the waves are fricking high. Having kitesurfed on one side for 100KMs, with a sore leg and salty eyes it was quite the challenge and I was so happy after another hour and a half of concentration to finally see the lighthouse of Den Helder, the end of the Dutch coast. All in all it was epic and what I took from that is a memory not to forget, a medal and ofcourse the Strava log :P

Have a nice weekend!
Greetings from Amsterdam,

@roelandp


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I would love to come, Lisbon is a wonderful city and boy do does Pasteis de Belem taste good. But I am still a bit too small to go there, give me a month or two and maybe by then I can talk with the bigger boys! ;-)

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You still have exactly 2 months :)

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I should be at least a small dolphin by then!

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with picokernal yeah why not :D lol :D

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I know man. It looks sweet and I've never been to Europe. What an experience :).

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I also have never, I'm only dreaming to get there

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That's cool that they're having a festival for Steem. Another excuse to throw a party it's great!

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dont forget me :P :D lol :D i wanna go to lisbon too :D

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Good luck @pele23 I am also working hard to get enough to go, I nearly got what I need for the ticket.

Sounds amazing! See you all there! 😎

Thanks for the update! I'd like to go, but my holiday has been used up this year and I need visa to go there! :(

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I wish I can join you guys/gals, but due to prior appointment I can't maybe next one.

Follow me @Yehey
Thank you.

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i have also your type of situation such an epic places

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I'm sorry justyy :( next time.

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hey @justyy i am lucky I still have some of mine but my work dont normally allow time off during November but as I done alot of favours I am waiting to see if they will let me.

Thanks a lot for this update! Looking forward to more goodness coming from your end. Namaste :)

Great! Just booked the ticket, see you guys all there!

When i see your update is very funtastice, I'd love to have an update like you, I'm trying it out but it needs knowledge from you, thanks for you still with me now,.i hope you to stayed and follow mind steemit akun @mukliss

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Good respon..

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Your voting is amazing @mukliss good repost

Awesome, thanks for the update. This event is going to be the highlight of the year, I can't wait for it!

I am also glad to see that we have so many prominent speakers and users who join. This is a sign by itself that Steem and the platform Steemit has a good reputation and that people believe in it.

Very exciting! :)

Very excited for Steemfest, see you all in Lisbon! :)

Hi Roelandp, What a great birthday present for me to be honored with a slot. I am looking forward to Steemfest!

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wooohooo happy birthday Phil!

Hi Roeland! I wanted to mention that 2 winners of steemfest trip have been announced today: https://steemit.com/steemfest/@stellabelle/winners-of-stellabelle-s-steemfest2-contest-gloglo-and-surpassinggoogle
@gloglo and @surpassinggoogle.

I want to know if there is anyone who can help them plan out itinerary, or I am not sure how many days to tell them to book hotel....can you assist them with this or give me some direction?

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the full program is stated on https://steemfest.com site on the top it has the itenerary of all five days, including provisionary timetable.....

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Good post ,Thanks !!

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oh, ok. Thanks....I completely forgot that the website existed. Thank you!

My interest to attend is up after seeing this post however I will like to know the full costs in order for me to better plan. I am from Germany

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flight + place to stay + steemfest ticket + some per diem for the days outside the main conference days for lunches & dinners.

You can make it as expensive or cheap as you want:

  1. Take a flight or hitchhike
  2. Stay in a hotel or airbnb (or share a hotelroom - see #steemfest channel in steemit.chat) or go for couchsurfing
  3. Steemfest ticket, depending on your feel and how steem has treated you pick a minnow or more expensive ticket.
  4. per diem for additional days in lisbon - portugal is cheap so you can be done with that very easy.

would be cool to welcome you in lisbon!

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Thanks I think I will go for a shared hotel room or airbnb shared room ..pls send me tips if you have any. Is the minnowticket ok? does it cover all entrance of the events?

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yes. errrrr'thing.

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Guess that errrrrrthing means everything including....hahaha

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I noticed @buzzbeergeek is looking for a roommate to split to hotel with: see https://steemit.chat/channel/steemfest

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Very nice rundown of the requirements for a trip like this.

I'd be interested in couchsurfing lol. Is it a sport?

Great men!

Wow looks awesome, cant make it however :( is there one next year?

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Yes @jackfitton I think @roelandp will be trying one for every year.

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Great!

Nice program, I wish I would be there

Great meeting! :)

Amazing sights, amazing event, thank you for this post!

It seems to be a great convention for steemitians, may be great experience for minnow like me. I wish to attend future steemfest and wish great success of it.

Even I will not be able to make it this year, i always feel so happy when i see updates from you about the steemfest 2!
I know it will be such a great event with so much fun with all these steemians meeting up!
Wish you all a great one from sunny Mauritius!

really nice to see people come from over the world.

Great work, we need more promotion.

So cool!

Niceee in lisbon im portuguese and i didn't knew

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é aproveitar!

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Bom agora ja sabes nao e @wvlic vais?

It's getting better and better!

There are still two months to prepare to attend SteemFest² in Lisbon, Portugal. I can only pray that the show is a success and the Steemians who are present from various countries have all their affairs. Greetings from Indonesia. Thanks for update information about SteemFest² @roelandp.

awesome

@roelandp have a nice day.
fantastic thanks for share.

Hell yeah! Glad to see Jeff Berwick @dollarvigilante will be there!
I owe him a drink for all the info he provided me over the years.

Kite surfing sounds awesome! I bet there's some good spots on the coast of Portugal!

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I am still trying to make it to the event @jeffjagoe nearly got enough for a ticket but I to am also really looking for the seeing @dollarvigilante speak.

Thanks for the votes in my status, I am happy and will follow you. greetings introduction friend.

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Steeemfeeest yay

Hello everyone!! I'm new to this network and I was wondering how I can asked for followers and interact with you? =)

Thanks for sharing this event, love to come but I'm a little bit far =( !!!

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I suggest just reading other people's blogs, and make relevant and insightful comments where you can. Followers will come naturally if your comments are interesting. While there's no hard rule against asking for followers, on most blogs it would be off topic and frowned upon.

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Sonds interesting and Kinda amazing would love to be there
and hope i will get in that position soon enough :)

beautiful picture.

Ehh sad I cannot visit this conference, I am sure it will be so cool in there :)
Wish you guys the best in there, you have my blessing :DD

Sounds like this would be an amazing event and great experience. I will have to work towards participating/attending next year and look forward to seeing more from it!

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Thats awesome @thegoliath and its what I am trying to do now.

Bast post.good luck

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In other news... I did the craziest Kite-surf challenge in the weekend after the previous update - kiting the whole coastline of the Netherlands (130 km's / 80 miles straight line distance). It was a fundraiser for the dutch heart research foundation. We kitesurfed about 130 KM's from dawn till dusk and raised just shy of 100,000 EURO for the heart foundation. It was quite a trip but conditions couldn't be any better.... Wind was great at 25 knots and sun all day. Especially the 2nd, 3rd and 4th leg gave us very shallow and forgiving shorebreaks (iaw, no breaks, just almost flat water) and we could really race those. But then the 5th and final leg, at the north of the Dutch coast has these mega breakwaters going about 100 meters (330 foot) into the sea. The organisation had summoned us to be better safe than sorry and go up to 200 meters (660 foot) out of the shore. It's where the sea gets depts of 10m - 20meters and so where the waves are fricking high.

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thats my text yes, what do you want to say?

I wanted to come but i don't have that much money now,i hope i am able to come next year :)

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Thats a shame @thecrytotrader just work slowly towards it for next year I am working towards buying the ticket nearly there.

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Yup iam on my way

Most wonderfull destination for travel my master @roelandp. I have do visit witness voting steemit and i see you on 5th and i upvote you because you must be up. Congrats my master in steemit. I will followed you until the end like a song of linkinpark. Please support meand visit mt steemit on @tuanpuput. Hehehee

Intersting contest..

How to win too?hehe

Great bro Thanks for the update

This is such a great event for creative motion icture makers like some of the top steemians can procure o produce.
Good initiative @roelandp

When is the Asian link up?

I'm new here, wish to join this but already used my holidays last month :( may be next year

I'm looking for a roommate. Find me in chat!

a very cool post I like your postings continue to work. and follow me

a very cool post I like your postings continue to work. and follow me

Nice post

the latest updates from you, is very beneficial to the community SteeMit everything. :-)

Great post and great information..thank you for share..have a nice day

the information is very helpful ..

◀️Buen trabajo sigue asi ◀️

Is there any technique for a post to come in trending section because I am feeling jealous seeing your payout money 🤣🤣

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the payout goes directly towards funding the SteemFest event so you could say it is distributed for all attendees

I'm booking my trip very soon. Looking forward to it

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Thats great @steevc I hope to be booking mine soon just working towards having enough for the main event ticket.

Great Info. Keep Steem on.

the photo of the scenery is very amazing, I like his photos

wow...looks like it will be a feast for the eyes, ears and soul...I am looking forward to this event. Gotta collect some dough for now and if i can summon enough courage maybe #teammalaysia ought to submit a video for the challenge as well.

all the best guys...lets make this year's event a eventful and unforgettable one.

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Best of luck getting the money @perennial I am nearly there on buying my main event ticket hoping to make it this year.

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Looking fwd to seeing u my friend

Hello, I'm Venezuelan. Good posting. You can give me your vote in my post. Greetings.

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intresting places really i like you article and places dream to visit that type of places i appreciate your article i'm upvoting you keep sharing

very beautiful articles ,,, @roelandp

Interesting Contest Thanks a lot for this update!

Good idea, I am glad that this event is made and you can enjoy it, I wish it could be done soon in Spain, because it would mean that things are much better in Steemit and for everyone. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Spain.
Good idea, I am glad that this event is made and you can enjoy it, I wish it could be done soon in Spain, because it would mean that things are much better in Steemit and for everyone. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Spain.

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Nice will be genial when I get 10 people from Honduras to known Lisboa, any day will happened thanks for the information

Nice post , thanks a lot for this upate!

Wow! I'm taking the next available flight to libson @roelandp would Love to take some pictures

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So cool that Jeff Berwick will be there with you guys! It looks like an amazing event is lining up.

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I know right if I can make it I am looking forward to him speaking @oddnugget

Hy @roelandp, I upvote you and begin follow you, pliss upvote and follow me, thanks

a great pleasure to come to the ceremony, there we can enjoy the beauty of the city of lisbon, I am sad because I can not attend, because the work that tied my legs, I hope if I have a chance and events like this made again I can come. ..

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Oh boy I know exactly what you mean @albuluhi about work tying your legs I am still in hope to escape and make it to steemfest.

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Yes, but, I can not possibly do it. thanks.

Really nice post for reference weekend, need money to go... Waiting another post for big vote please follow all

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Good luck @latahzan I been writing in hopes of having enough to get a ticket nearly there.

Lisbon wow! I live in Portugal! ^_^

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Lucky you are you going @domcrypto ?

a good post, that funnny if people go to amsterdam

This is a great post.

ok thanks friend
a very profitable post

Like this the exposure so that more people get on the steemit BUS!
Would love to be there.

I truly wish I could

nice post, following you now. Please follow me too

Thats cool. It will be great to see!!!

Thanx for the update.

Thanks you

Glad to hear you got to do some kitesurfing!!! for a good cause. I have been #paragliding like a mad man! So fun. Have fun at steemfest!

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the photo of the scenery is very amazing, I like his photos

I hope I will be with you in this great event
Thanks for the author