VeeCon 2022, the superconference of the year hosted by Gary Vee and VeeFriends made history by bringing some of the biggest masterminds together to educate and celebrate the Web3 community as a whole. The event was held at the U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN from May 19 till May 22, 2022.
Starting from Meetup Party hosted by Gary Vee himself to iconic speakers, educational discussions, Q&A sessions, and many more, the multi-day event was a complete success to kickstart a new Web3 era. Here are all the juicy details about VeeCon 2022.
With the Web3 industry slowly expanding into the world, VeeCon 2022 was announced as a comprehensive event to celebrate achievements and highlight the contributing figures of the industry. Gary Vee, the CEO of VeeFriends, commemorated the superconference by hosting a Massive Minnesota Meetup Party at The Commons in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 19, 2022.
VeeCon 2022 included some of the greatest speakers, musical guests, entrepreneurs, and artists, with exclusive activities hosted by Johnnie Walker, Coach, and other brands.
With over 5,200 people attending, VeeCon was a VeeFriends NFT holder-only event. VeeFriends is an NFT project comprising 10,255 characters by Gary Vee that aims to build a conclusive Web3 community by bringing in some of the greatest leaders and masterminds together.
Since this event was hosted in partnership with Gary Vee, every VeeFriend owner had VIP access to the event. According to the website, VeeFriend NFT holders can access this event for three years.
VeeCon tickets were airdropped into the VeeFriend holder wallets. Those who didn’t have a VeeFriend could buy tickets from the secondary market in the OpenSea at a floor price of 0.41 ETH, which is around 847 USD. There were around 10,255 tickets sold.
VeeFriends token art for VeeCon 2022
To make this event extra special, Gary Vee collaborated with SnorPro, founder of Art Blocks, who dropped an exclusive NFT artwork collection to commemorate VeeCon 2022.
This collection featured a variety of designs and color combinations. Gary drew various designs for the word VEECON and SnoPro created 900+ individually crafted letters out of those designs with borderless letters and over 100 backgrounds. Out of the collection, there are also 30 unique postcards.
Event Details: Keynote speakers, musical guests, and others
VeeCon invited many high-profile entrepreneurs and speakers from around the world to the conference. Before the event, the organizers had already released a list of keynote speakers who would be talking at VeeCon on the official website.
These speakers talked about their inspirations and introduced new concepts and ideas to the audience regarding Web3 and blockchain technology. In a way, VeeCon is the perfect place to appreciate contributors and leading figures of the Web3 world.
Moreover, these keynote speakers are intended to showcase Gary Vee’s interest and community. Gary said, “VeeFriends and VeeCon are the culmination of my business and creative passions; this makes it special to me to see the first inaugural VeeCon come to fruition here in Minnesota. I am so grateful to bring these iconic figures together to meet the VeeFriends community and speak about topics I’ve been passionate about my whole life.”
Since the superconference is held in a stadium, the speakers were spread across the arena with multiple stages so people could visit any corner of their interest and meet the famous figures.
Other than Web3 entrepreneurs and businesspeople, VeeCon also invited musical guests and famous NFT creators such as Beeple, FEWOCiOUS, and pplpleasr that had separate segments of their own.
VeeCon is basically an event to celebrate VeeFriends, so highlighting the NFT industry is quite important. Many digital artists and notable NFT community members attended as speakers such as Andrew Wang, NFT Nick, and nft now co-founder Sam Hysell.
Famous and award-winning singers also attended or are to attend VeeCon 2022 including Liam Payne, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams, and Steve Aoki.
Here’s a complete timeline of the three-day VeeCon based on the details provided by the website:
- The event began with Gary Vee officially giving an Opening Keynote
- Tom Sachs, FEWOCiOUS, and Micah Johnson talked about NFT art at ‘Rockets, Paint Parties and Aku!’
- ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving an NFT’ by Mark Manson, the author of famous self-help books such as The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
- ‘Great Conversation with Great People’ by DJ Steve Aoki and YouTube celeb, Tom Bilyeu
And many more.
- ‘Innovation & Creation’ a conversation between Gary Vee and Pharell
- ‘2021 Success Stories’ featured the mastermind of World of Women Yam Karkai, Evan Keast, and Clon Isaac.
- ‘Bringing NFTs Mainstream’ with gmoney, OhhShiny, and NFT Nick
- ‘Decentralized Storytelling’ by Julie Pacino, Pplpleasr, and Sam Hysell.
- ‘Beeple Crap’ by famous and best-selling NFT artist, Beeple
And many more.
- ‘Character Work’ Seth Green and Gary Vee
- Gift Goat,’ a discussion between Danny Cole, Drifter, Sloth, and Jen Stark with Gary Vee
- ‘DeathRow to Sandbox’ with Snoop Dogg, Nick Adler, Champ Medici
Every speaker talked with such depth by quoting personal experiences and inspirations. VeeCon is truly a great place for young and emerging talent to find answers to all questions.
Exclusive events and activations
In addition to the informative discussions, VeeCon also held many exclusive events featuring experiential activations within the venue. Since this is the first-ever VeeFriends sponsored event, Gary Vee hoped to bring more and more people into his community by encouraging interactions and networking.
Maha Abouelenein, a local organizer of the event and CEO of media organization Digital & Savvy, told CNBC, “I can’t wait to see all the friendships that are created at VeeCon.”
In other words, VeeCon is a great place to meet different people with shared interests and possible collaborations with famous figures.
In his opening speech, Gary Vee said, “The timing of VeeCon could not be better. There’s an incredible chapter of Web3 coming this next year. Everyone here is wildly aware that there has been a correction in [crypto] pricing … it’s not fun when your assets go down on paper. It is what it is, but the timing is remarkable because now a lot of good work gets done. A lot of the innovation gets done.”
VeeCon featured a Boardroom Bleachers networking event hosted by the boardroom.tv. There were book corners throughout the stadium for bookworms. For VeeFriends, a special event for ‘Gift Goat’ holders was organized by Johnnie Walker at Club Purple in the U.S. Bank Stadium.
All in all, the multi-day superconference is quite diverse as it catered to every single industry so that attendees could fully enjoy their time at the event. For Esports fans, attendees could see their favorite pro gaming streamers at the Version 1/MN Rokkr Experience, a Candy Grand Slam virtual pitching experience and batting cages located on the Main Field.
VeeCon activation includes NFT LAND by Pepsi that will feature NFT collections from Women and Weapons, Creature World, Quarter Machine, Sup Ducks, World of Women, etc.
For each day’s closing, VeeCon invited musical artists to perform, including Miguel, Millie Go Lightly Adrian Be, Lulu, TLC, Lian Faz, Immasoul, Lil Polo Tee, Garzi, and Fresco Trey.
Unofficial events: Satellite Events
In addition to the events announced with VeeCon, the VeeFriends community and partner companies also organized their own events called Satellite Events. These events also happened within the venue at different locations so attendees could attend any based on their interests.
VeeCon is in partnership with big crypto companies including Coinbase, Rally, Gala Games, Captain Morgan, Johnnie Walker, Pepsi Co, Bibigo, Candy Digital, Boardroom.tv, and many more.
VeeCon is an exclusive multi-day superconference held by Gary Vee and VeeFriends to celebrate and bring together the Web3 industry in one place. It is an educational event with an iconic lineup of guests including notable entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, and content creators to learn and interact to build a progressive global community.
Just as Gary says, “VeeCon 2022 is inspired by favorite events I’ve seen throughout my life, including business conferences, music festivals, closed-door offsite events, and not least of all, summer camp activities. This is the career-defining conference of my life, and I will deliver. I hope to see you there.”
According to the website, the event will be conducted for three years, 2022, 2023, and 2024. VeeCon 2022 is the first conference held.
With only one day remaining for VeeCon 2022, it is truly a must-attend event of the year for all the NFT and Web3 enthusiasts. According to various sources, people from all over the world have visited this educational and fun conference to meet and interact with others who share the same interest as them.
Since this is a personally organized event by Gary Vee, it follows his vision to strengthen the Web3 community by inviting VIP speakers, musicians, and entrepreneurs to share their thoughts and experiences with their fans and other attendees. Overall, VeeCon 2022 is a perfect place for startups and emerging artists to find investors or collaborators to kickstart their careers.
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