Proposal “PEER-Summit-Powder-Mountain“ (Completed)Back

Title:PEER Summit Powder Mountain January 5-7, 2018 and Future of Money in San Francisco
Owner:campbell
One-time payment: 85 DASH (5023 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 85 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-11-18 / 2017-12-18 (added on 2017-11-22)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 0 Yes / 0 No / 0 Abstain

Proposal description

Proposal:  DASH Sponsorship of PEER Summit (peersummit.co) & Future of Money Conference in SF (futureofmoney.com).  This proposal also includes summit tickets, travel and accommodations for up to 5 members of core.  

Amount:  85 Dash

This proposal is brought by PEER Ventures, Mark Campbell and Jared Hutchings.  We submitted a previous proposal to sponsor the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy and Research annual event. 

PEER Summit is a unique event that brings together thinkers, entrepreneurs, investors, social impact leaders, authors and founders in the blockchain space for a weekend retreat.  The weekend is mix of curated keynote presentations and moderated group sessions with an eye towards outcomes, the possibilities of blockchain, and the work ahead.   

This proposal is to accommodate tickets, travel and accommodations for 5 members of core to the event and to make DASH a sponsor of the event.  The event will have a number of potential partners and be hosting many of the large institutional investors in crypto.  

DASH as a payment option for attendees has already been integrated into the site registration.  At the event this year, Michael McCullough, EIR at Greylock, Observer Dali Lama Foundation, Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way and Perennial Seller are speaking.  Several of the other speakers, attendees, and co-collaborators of the event represent founders and early investors in many of the leading token projects. 

DASH core members will be leading a session at the event centered around DAOs and governance.  

This proposal also includes a $2500 sponsorship of the Future of Money conference is San Francisco on December 4th.  The sponsorship includes the DASH Logo on a banner behind the main stage.  This event is put on by Brian Zisk.

Thank you for your consideration.

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0 points,5 years ago
Is there any update on this somewhere? Both conference dates are passed.
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0 points,5 years ago
lots of 'wood' for two people visiting a lone and unknown conference without any impact.

Mark Campbell and Jared Hutchings seem to be directors of Peer Venture Partners which is the organizer of the PEER Summit. This looks like this company simply wants to fund their weekend from the DASH treasury.

Where is the acknowledgement of the core members?

No Preproposal discussion on top.

In short: Take my NO
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1 point,5 years ago
I believe in this initiative too, voting yes!
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1 point,5 years ago
Mark and Jared (who will be seeing these conferences through) don't need my endorsement, but I'm going to give it again anyways...

I've known these guys personally for many years; they are the kind of people Dash needs. They're thoughtful, professional, and well-connected, exactly the types I want representing this project.

These conferences will be successful because of the people involved, both on the organizing side and on the invite lists.
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0 points,5 years ago
You folks make a compelling argument. I vote yes!

And if Chuck wants to go, so much the better.

solarguy
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0 points,5 years ago
thanks for the support, we're stoked about this event.
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0 points,5 years ago
Voting yes with my MNs. Hope it passes. The more conference sponsorships the better. Not a ridiculous price for the exposure in my opinon.
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0 points,5 years ago
This sponsorship and conferences are interesting and can give the opportunity for Core members to establish relationships and contacts, which could end up in B2B associations. We should try to approve it.

You have my support. Thank you for you proposal
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1 point,5 years ago
(MNO) Chuck Williams alone is an impressive personality and hub of knowledge. YES
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1 point,5 years ago
I'm humbled.
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1 point,5 years ago
Campbell, would you mind providing an itemized cost list and can you say what you will do with leftover funds due to appreciation?
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0 points,5 years ago
5 dash reimbursement
$20k summit sponsorship
$2,500 for Future of money
$21,500 for conference registration, lodging, travel & airfare for 5 core members

If there's extra we'll sponsor some additional people, outside of core but from the community to attend the summit.
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0 points,5 years ago
You don't intend to pay yourself for the effort of making and executing this proposal, should it go through?
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0 points,5 years ago
My understanding is that as one of the conference organizers/event sponsors, his fee is baked into the registration itself. They want a strong Dash presence there. We've been talking for a while via email. @babygiraffe/Ryan Taylor has said "..[this conference] would be convenient..." - however no commitments yet from anyone other than myself AFAIK.
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0 points,5 years ago
We do have a few MNOs committed and confirmed to come up. Yes, we are hosting here, this sponsorship is hugely helpful but the conference overall is quite expensive to put on and is likely a money losing thing for us to host but still worth it to do because we are active in the space. And yes, we would love a strong showing from Dash, a lot of serious players in the industry are coming up.
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4 points,5 years ago
Hey MNO's - Chuck Williams here. I've been emailing b/f for a few months (since the Dash conference) and would REALLY like to attend this event. From my understanding some big names in the crypto-space will be there, and we'll have opportunities to interact personally, and comfortably. I'm trying to get Ryan, Robert, and a few others to this invitation-only event.
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2 points,5 years ago
Correct me if I'm missing something, but the PEER Summit doesn't seem to have many big names or companies in the blockchain space in comparison to conferences like Consensus, Money 20/20 or the North American Bitcoin Conference. Would you mind better explaining why this would be a good use of Core's time and the treasury's funds? The Future of Money has a lot more speakers and attendees but still seems relatively low on key industry players whom Dash would benefit from meeting. If you could explain why you think these events will produce a worthwhile return on investment, that would be much appreciated. Thanks for your efforts to spread the word about Dash at conferences
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1 point,5 years ago
hey Paragon. I think this is better for DASH than Consensus. I was at consensus in May. DASH had a booth and then got siloed away in an small obscure room for the content piece. This will be done right and many of the large institutional investors in the space will be there; folks like Sequoia Capital and Novagratz's fund.

On future of money conference, I think you are right...it's not about the key industry folks there but Zisk puts on a good conference. He has been doing it for 7 years and it's well attended. So that one is more about educating new people than influencing key industry players.

Thanks for your diligence/questions.
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1 point,5 years ago
Yes need a confirmation from core regarding this.
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2 points,5 years ago
Do you have 5 core members who confirmed their participation?
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1 point,5 years ago
yes please , need those details first
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0 points,5 years ago
Chuck Williams will be attending and we have been coordinating this with him, Ryan Taylor and Philipp.
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0 points,5 years ago
Please provide a link or something that proofs it
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1 point,5 years ago
Chuck Williams here. I'm committed to attend (pending reimbursement agreement e.g. this proposal), and have been trying to convince Robert, Ryan, and whoever else to join me. I'll forward an email to the team this weekend with an open call for 5 members. Ryan has said it would be convenient for him - but I'm sure he's conflicted with these events and family. My kids are teenagers now, so travel is less of a conflict for me, personally.
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0 points,5 years ago
Assuming we can get a few representatives to commit to this I will vote yes. Will wait for an update.

Walter
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0 points,5 years ago
I would also like to know who exactly from Core Team will go to this summit...
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