Proposal: Sponsor 4,000 OSMO to the Cosmoverse 2021 Conference in Lisbon?
Cosmoverse 2021 (https://cosmoverse.org/) is a community-led conference that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on November 5th, 2021. Due to unprecedented demand, we are going to expand the conference for an additional day, turning it into a two-day conference from November 5-6.
Cosmoverse is held to raise awareness of Cosmos and its vibrant ecosystem. Hundreds of Cosmonauts from all over the world will unite to learn and network at Cosmoverse.
Cosmoverse is organized by Cosmonauts, for Cosmonauts.
During late October and early November, Lisbon is going to be full with Crypto-specific events and conferences.
Cosmoverse takes place in between ETH Lisbon and Solana, which means that attendees from these events will have the opportunity to join us, too.
For those that are unable to attend, there will be a livestream broadcasting of the event, in collaboration with OmniFlix. A professional camera setup and videographers are already arranged. We will create specific in-stream content in advance to provide a seamless experience for online-viewers.
Cosmoverse is organized by the community, for the community. We managed to onboard reputable speakers from the Cosmos ecosystem, such as Sunny Aggarwal, Billy Rennekamp, Alessio Treglia, Federico Kunze-Küllmer, Brent Xu, Gregory Landua or Felix Lutsch, but also high-profile speakers from the broader Cryptoverse such as Meltem Demirors, Tegan Kline, Marc Zeller and more.
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Budget & post-conference report
If this proposal passes, 4,000 OSMO (worth ~ $20,000 as of today according to Coingecko) will be allocated to help make this event a great success.
The lead sponsor for the conference is the Cosmos Hub with marketing funds from proposal #46 “Luna Mission,” but we require additional resources to pay for:
Audio visuals / logistics
Day 2 venue + catering
Online marketing and coverage
We are going to publish a detailed report on the budget-spent after the conference occurred. Given that Cosmoverse was just an idea ~5 weeks ago and things are moving incredibly fast, the cost and budget planning is one of the hardest tasks for us at the moment.
In addition, given that we are just a team of 6-enthusiastic Cosmonauts without a company that could bail us out, we need to be incredibly cautious with our finances and avoid illiquidity.
The main cost-factors for this event (for 320 people) are:
Venue incl. catering: ~ $36,500 per day
AV + branding: ~ $34,200 total
Afterparty: ~ $20,000
Additional expenses: tbd
Team expenses: tbd
Team compensation: tbd
The cost for the venue would increase by ~$19,000 per day if we could host 500 guests instead of 320.
In case there is going to be a profit left, we plan to use this as starting liquidity for the next Cosmoverse conference.
Current sponsors are:
Cosmos Hub community pool ($34,000)
Citizen Cosmos ($5,000)
Regen Network ($5,000)
Cosmoverse is a community-effort that is financed in a hybrid manner by companies and DAOs. The first one ever? In the future, we envision Cosmoverse to become a fully DAO-funded endeavor that will take place annually.
The goal is also to keep the ticket prices extremely affordable (from 39€) which is very competitive to other crypto-conferences happening in Lisbon around the same time (tickets cost up to €1,000). The ticket also includes F&B throughout both days at the conference as well as access and F&B at the afterparty venue. Our goal is to provide as much value as possible for attending Cosmonauts, while also investing funds into media coverage to provide high-quality, free broadcasting of the event. Each presentation will also be recorded and published on Youtube.
The Osmosis core team has been an early proponent and supporter of Cosmoverse and is also receiving exposure at the event.
If the proposal is accepted, Osmosis will become a sponsor of Cosmoverse 2021.
Online and print visibility
Keynote slot on Day 1 (presentation by Josh Lee)
Panel slot on Day 2 (topic + panelists tbd)
1x high table at the conference in the exhibition area
1x stand up banner placed in the networking area
Promotion in relevant news outlets