Proposal “PEER-Summit-2019“ (Closed)Back

Title:RENEW PEER Summit Powder Mountain January 10th - 13th 2019
Owner:campbell
One-time payment: 375 DASH (22852 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-03-19 / 2018-04-18 (added on 2018-03-19)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 80 Yes / 421 No / 65 Abstain

Proposal description

Proposal:  RENEW DASH asPremier Sponsor of Leading Crypto Event: 

Video of art installation at 2018 Summit (thank you to Pete Eyre):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo4eUXV-iXk 

PEER Summit 2019 (peersummit.co) Amount:  375 Dash We want to RENEW DASH as a premier sponsor of PEER Summit, a leading event in crypto that brings together thinkers, entrepreneurs, social impact leaders, authors and founders in the blockchain space for a 3-day weekend retreat.    

The weekend is mix of curated keynote presentations and convenes moderated group sessions with an eye towards outcomes, collaboration and real conversations around the possibilities of crypto and the work ahead.   The summit is invitation only and guests and content are carefully curated.  Each one is sought to be made unique and exceptionally high quality.  The belief is that strong community emerges through people spending high quality time together and we believe DASH will benefit by engendering good will and partnership with this key group of people creating projects in crypto. 

The inaugural Summit weekend which took place January 5th-7th 2018, for which DASH was a premier sponsor, included a mix of some of the leading investors in crypto and included many established as well as aspiring founders.   It included keynotes from author Ryan Holiday of Perennial Seller and from the DASH community, Amanda B. Johnson and Chuck Williams.   The weekend was roughly 1/3 international, coming in from many different parts of the globe, gender balanced and included content on everything from social impact, to token launches. 

Aside from Amanda B Johnson and Chuck Williams we had other members of Core attend the event as well as other MNOs.   

One of things we did with the previous sponsorship was to commission an immersive art experience (paid entirely in DASH).  Jessica Angel (jessicaangelarts.com) used adhesive vinyl to turn a gathering space at the event into an immersive
art exhibit:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo4eUXV-iXk 

In addition this installation we had 4 other artist/musicians who were a part of the event and were also paid directly with DASH for their contribution to the weekend.   

We invite anyone to connect with any of people from Core or otherwise who attended the event for their feedback of the quality and caliber of the attendees and experience.   

We want to renew DASH sponsorship for the next PEER Summit which will occur January 10th-13th 2019 and are planning to lock in premier sponsors in the coming months.   Included in the sponsorship:  

1.  5 DASH Core/DASHCommunity registrations for the summit including a per diem and travel expenses.  Again these are specifically for members of DASH Core or other key members of the DASH community to attend the event.  It’s worth noting we have already received feedback from the previous DASH speakers and attendees that several are planning on and interested in being a part of next year’s event. 

2.  5 scholarships for social impact crypto founders, including a per diem and travel expenses to attend the event.   With these invitations we would seek to sponsor ones that could be strategic for the network.  For instance, last year we connected Work Around Online with Dash to explore using it as solution for their platform.    

3.  Premier Sponsorship of the Summit:   This is a sophisticated crowd and for the last Summit  we sought to make to the sponsorship creative and authentic through keynotes and sponsoring artist.  We are planning to do something similarly creative and authentic again and pair that with educational content from a keynote or two about DASH and the progress the community is making. 

Thank you for considering the proposal and we encourage anyone who attended to share their perspective on this recent summit and the upcoming event next year.    

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1 point,4 years ago
Have spoken with attendees from last year's Summit (sponsored by DASH), and they claim not to have known the conference was even sponsored. Much less that it was sponsored by DASH.

How is this possible?
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0 points,4 years ago
Not sure how that's possible, but just to clarify, DASH was one of the three sponsors of the event, not the sole sponsor. A few things to note however: 1. One of the main two meeting rooms for the event was a visualizing of the dash blockchain as shown in the video linked in the proposal. The entire room, windows and floor were covered with an adhesive vinyl art installation representing the master node network. The artist contracted to create the space was paid entirely in DASH and we opened the summit Friday afternoon with her(Jessica Angel www.jessicaangelarts.com) talking about she had spent the previous week creating the art piece funded by the DAO. 2. Amanda B. Johnson spoke as a keynote Saturday talking about the DAO. 3. Chuck Williams spoke about Governance as well and sponsors were announced. Not sure who you spoke with but it was pretty hard to miss and the the 3 core members and other MNOs who attended gave us positive and complimentary feedback. If someone attended and feels we could have done better or has any ideas to improve on the next one if the DAO renews this, please feel free to send them our way.
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0 points,4 years ago
Voting No because of tight budget and with believe that this can be funded in later cycles.
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0 points,4 years ago
Thanks for the comment, yeah, it's a tight month, several large proposal hit late in the cycle after we had submitted this.
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2 points,4 years ago
Like others have said please do a pre-proposal first and with the budget as tight as it is now is really not the best time for such a proposal. I'll have to vote no for now.
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1 point,4 years ago
Just responded to this above on our timing. Kindly let us know if you have additional thoughts, it seems to us to fit within the bounds for the proposals/schedule for the month so far.
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2 points,4 years ago
Ditto to points raised by ampp and Arthyron. Too early, no pre-proposal. No for now, try again later.
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1 point,4 years ago
We addressed this above, this was roughly the same time frame Stanford required as well. We welcome your thoughts and consideration.
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3 points,4 years ago
Why on earth would you need this payment 9 months ahead of the event? And why is it ~140k usd when the last was 44k usd (with half going to pay for travel expenses)? Anyway i like what you are doing and chuck had nothing but good things to say about it but it does seem a bit too soon to be renewing it.
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-1 point,4 years ago
I hear you, it's just that Premier sponsors for the event need to be locked down by May/June so we wanted to have this passed this month. We also stewarded the proposal to be a premier sponsor for the Stanford University Economic Summit Proposal last summer with DASH and Stanford also required a commitment ~9 months in advance, so maybe not all that unusual for a major event.

Regarding the budget; the registration prices for the event are more expensive this year since the conference has been expanded to cover additional days. Also because the event was successful for DASH and ended up attracting the perfect group for this kind of sponsorship we wanted to do more with this proposal. For instance, the Social Impact component adds roughly $30k but we believe that kind of thing engenders good will for a long term positive approach and actually helps people by connecting them with an ecosystem of partnership. Doing good aside, we think those kind of sponsorships will lead to a greater chance of those founders implementing DASH on their platforms.

We encourage anyone to connect with Core members or MNOs who attended the Summit to get their feedback. From our perspective it really is a unique event in crypto which attracted some of the largest investors and several of the founders of projects seen as leaders of the pack. Also, the community around this Summit is a strong, connected, collaborative group still and the exposure for DASH there was especially positive. We have worked to be thoughtful on the proposals we have passed and stewarded in partnership here and hope that the community appreciates our efforts.
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3 points,4 years ago
I would have liked to have seen a Pre-Proposal for a request of this size, even if it is a renewal, simply because of the changes to the crypto-space that have occurred within that time. The push lately has been more toward integrations and adoptions and advertising rather than networking with other cryptocurrency players, who frankly generally ignore Dash as a whole. Still, I think presence at these events can be helpful, so if this doesn't edge out other proposals with a more direct benefit, I'll definitely vote yes, but will wait until all the month's proposals are in to be sure we have enough to allocate this way.
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1 point,4 years ago
We really appreciate the support Arthyron and the thoughtful comments. I wish I could say I had a crystal ball in terms of what actually makes the most impact but I can only speak from personal experience. And for me, and many people I know, having honest, authentic conversations with real human begins generally trumps things read online since even some of the main news outlets in the space are conflict or information via impressions logged by Bitcoin-IRA banner ads et al. I think the human interaction is still key to any movement and my impression from people I know in Silicon Valley and conversations like we had with folks like Chris Burniskie at the recent Stanford event is that the crypto elite are coming around to DASH. I think these kind of proposals where key folks in the space spend a few days on a mountain with the likes of Chuck and Amanda are critical to moving the puck down the ice.
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