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Speaker Information


Ken Fromm, Executive Producer | @kenfromm (telegram)


Telegram Channel (speakers): Coming soon


Edge & Node House of Web3

Building 103

103 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94129

 (Note that the event is in the Presidio, not on the street by the same name in the downtown SF.)

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Event Schedule

Friday, May 12, 2023

Program:      9:00am – 5:00pm PDT

Happy Hour:  5:00pm (no host/offsite)

Setup:           7:30am – 9:00am 

Teardown:    5:00pm – 5:30pm

VIP Reception

Thursday, May 11, 2023
 6:00pm - 8:30pm

You and a guest are invited to attend the VIP Reception at 

J. Garzoli Gallery ​(link)

Free Speaker Tickets and Guest Passes

Your name tag will be at the registration table.

Use the code BUILDVIP for 1 free VIP ticket
     (VIP reception + event)

Use the code BUILDGUEST for 1 free guest ticket

     (event only)

If you would like more guest tickets, let us know. Note: please have Guest register early as if we become oversubscribed we may have to throttle guest passes. 

Speaker and Sponsor Interviews

We are working on conducting 6-10 minute interviews with the sponsors and many of the speakers to post to YouTube. Still pulling together the pieces for this though. More information to come. (The mainstage sessions will be recorded but the interviews are meant to be more consumable for event promotion. 


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upload Mainstage presentations here (mainstage only)

  • Mainstage – Non-commercial talks of broad interest to Ethereum developers. Talks should be educational. Please avoid product pitches on the mainstage and stick to the allotted time. Reserve questions for a round table or take them offline after you exit the mainstage.

    IMPORTANT: Upload your mainstage deck here (tbd).

    There will be a podium and countdown timer. Please abide the time as you'll be taking away from the next talk.

  • Workshops – Sponsored workshops on cool tech. 25-30min as listed in the program. Projector and screen in the large conference room. Speakers will plug in laptop and drive on your own. No need to provide a deck in advance. Attendees will range from beginners to experts.

  • Expert Sessions – Deep dive instruction or discussions. Talks can be instructional or you can lead discussions/debates. We're expecting these to attract advanced developers so feel free to go deep from the start. Speakers will plug in laptop and drive on your own. No need to provide a deck in advance.

  • Roundtables – Small group discussions to connect with speakers or discuss less narrower subjects. Sessions will be in the lounges immediately after the breaks. Expect 10-15 at a session but others can sit or stand around. If you want to take it outside on the lawn, all the better. Roundtables are a chance for attendees to meet with you and others in a small setting so please make them feel welcome.


Posted in the venue

To Do


1. Make sure we have the correct name, title, org, headshot, and talk title at Please also provide bullet points of your talk if we have not already created a description.

2. Make sure the timeslot works for you. (Note that we may shuffle talks around a bit.)

3. Put the day and the evening before on your schedules.


The Week Before (5/1)

1. Familiarize yourself with the conference, agenda, location (in the Presidio), and goals of the event (developers, developers, developers).


2. Note on the agenda that several mainstage speakers may also have roundtable sessions.

3. Mainstage speakers should upload their presentations here.

4. If you are unable to upload prior (booo!), then bring your presentation on a USB drive and provide to the speaker coordinator well in advance of you talk. (Plugging in the USB onstage or, god forbid, using your own laptop is bad form.)

At the Event

1. Pick up your pre-printed badge at the front desk. (All speakers will be pre-registered. However, please have any guests register.)

2. Check in with the speaker coordinator by the front desk/registration desk far in advance of your presentation.

3. There is a speaker lounge just off of the north lounge but feel free to post up in any of the lounges (except during the roundtable sessions) or other parts of the venue.

4. Please make the attendees feel welcome and help us support learning, sharing of knowledge, and collaboration.

Presentation Formats

Please prepare slide presentations for these talks:

  • mainstage (not needed for panels or conversations)

  • workshops

  • expert sessions

(presentations are not necessarily for roundtables as there will be no displays in the lounges)

Screen Format: 16x9

File Format: pdf

Presentation Serving Order (Mainstage)

1. AV Techs serves your uploaded version which you drive from the podium. (If you haven't provided it in the days prior, please make nice with the AV folks and give it to them on a USB device well prior to your talk.)

2. If AV doesn't load it, plug in a USB thumb drive in the podium in the shared laptop and drive from there.

3. If that fails, plug in your laptop. (should be last option)

If you would like to include BuildETH branding on the front slide, logos can be found at

Presentation Tips


  • Go deep (no"blockchain is great"handwaving)

  • Provide context ("we are here")

  • Don't pitch on the mainstage

  • Include architectural diagrams, ecosystem diagrams, workflows, graphs, and other content-heavy diagrams

  • Limit use of stock photos.

  • Have a good narrative and/or a strong point of view

  • Go in depth with your examples


  • Use large typefaces

  • Don't crowd information on slides

  • Use interesting bullet points and backgrounds and simple color schemes

  • Have a designer help you or use tips from the web –herehere, and here)

Expert Sessions
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