NFT (Non-fungible tokens) conferences can be amazing ways to meet the frens that have been behind the avatars you interact with across Discord. They can also be great ways to find new projects, thought leaders, great parties, and chances to get exclusive mints IRL are just some of the upsides to attending an NFT conference.

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NFT Conference Date Location Cost Size
Art Basel Dec 02 2021 Miami $60-130 90k
CES (NFT) 2022 Jan 5, 2022 Las Vegas, NV $200 - $500 150k
ETH Denver Feb 11, 2022 colorado free 3k
SXSW Interactive March 11,2022 Austin, TX $1,120 400k
NFT.Land by TokenSmart March 22,2022 Las Vegas, NV .5 ETH 150
VeeCon 2022 May 19,2022 Minneapolis, MN 8 ETH 10k

Honorable mention to checking out Eventbrite's listing for local NFT themed conferences that may be happening in your area. Note to look for events that have good details, speakers and seem like they will be attended by a good amount of people. Be careful about just going to single project-led events that may just be interested in shilling one particular project and not share a broader look at the market.

Art Basel

Website: Art Basel Miami | Crypto Art Basel conference site
Date/location: Dec 2nd, 2021 | Miami, FL
Cost/attendees: $99 - $10k | 90,000 (though unclear about the the NFT track)
About: "The 2021 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach – Art Basel’s first in-person fair in Miami Beach since 2019 – will feature 253 leading galleries from around the globe presenting the highest quality of works across all media, from rare and historical masterpieces to new pieces by today’s emerging artistic voices. In addition to showcasing exceptional art within its Galleries, Positions, Nova, Survey and Edition sectors, the fair will also present 16 large-scale artworks in Meridians; 25 carefully curated exhibitions as part of the Kabinett sector; as well as 10 panels as part of the fair's renowned Conversations series."

CES (NFT) 2022

Website: CES 2022 | NFT featured track
Date/location: Jan 5th, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV
Cost/attendees: $200-$500 | 150,000
About: "The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced CES® 2022, the world’s most influential technology event, will feature a new program for the growing digital assets industry, with a focus on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), initial coin offerings (ICOs) and other blockchain-based technologies and businesses. The new initiative will include digital asset exhibits, as well as conference programming highlighting the rise of NFTs and the market’s future. CES heads back to Las Vegas Jan. 5-8, 2022, with Media Days taking place Jan. 3-4, 2022."

ETH Denver

Website: ETH Denver conference site
Date/location: Feb 11th, 2022 | ColoradoCost/attendees: $free | 3,000
About: "THE LARGEST AND LONGEST RUNNING ETH EVENT IN THE WORLD. ETHDenver is a member-owned Community Innovation Festival. "

SXSW Interactive (#SXSWi)

Website: SWSWi conference
Date/location: March 11th, 2022 | Austin, TX
Cost/attendees: $1,120 | 400,000
About: "An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.Join us from March 11-20 in Austin, Texas for the 2022 SXSW Conference & Festivals. Stay tuned for more information on attending SXSW 2022." by TokenSmart

Website: conference website
Date/location: March 22nd, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV
Cost/attendees: .5ETH | 150
About: "Our inaugural 2022 event will spearhead the growing interest and demand for NFT knowledge and partnerships. NFT.Land will stand alone in delivering education on cutting edge topics with industry thought-leaders and creating opportunities for attendees to make valuable connections. Our goal is to help you grow your business while showcasing TokenSmart’s dedication to fostering its own community’s growth and prosperity."

VeeCon 2022

Website: VeeCon NFT conference website
Date/location: May 19th, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN
Cost/attendees: ~ 8ETH | 10,000
About: "VeeCon 2022 is a multi-day superconference where only VeeFriends token holders will experience an extraordinary lineup of content including iconic keynote speeches; aggressive amount of innovative and educational talks, panels and Q&A sessions; and many collaborative experiences including competitions, gatherings, and team sessions. In addition, there will be a bevy of entertainment."