General

  • Are there any other events being planned?

    Devcon is the only event hosted by the Ethereum Foundation, but there will be many other events planned by the community during Devcon Week! A few to keep an eye out for:

    • October 7-9: ETHGlobal’s ETHBogota Hackathon
    • October 10: ETHLatam Day (all in Spanish, for newcomers and experts alike)
    • October 11-14: DEVCON!
    • October 15 & 16: Devcon Co-working
  • How can I contribute?

    You have different options to contribute to Devcon VI:

    1. Volunteer

      If you want to join 100+ other amazing, passionate volunteers at Devcon VI in Bogotá, apply here.

    2. Apply to speak

      If you are working on improving the world through decentralization and by using Ethereum, you can apply to speak here.

    3. Submit a Devcon Improcement Proposal (DIP)

      Have an idea for Devcon? A community-run event? A cool interactive experience? Something out-of-the-box? Let us hear your idea! Participate in our Devcon Forum and/or submit a Devcon Improvement Proposal!

  • How do I get a press pass?

    Apply here.

  • How can I see information from past Devcons?

    Check out the Devcon Archive! There you can see videos of keynotes, workshops, and other experiences all sorted into playlists that are available in one place, with details of past events and media dating back to 2014’s “ÐΞVcon-0” in Berlin.

  • In which language will presentations and talks be delivered?

    The main language of the conference will be English. All main-stage talks will be translated into Spanish, and we will provide Spanish translations for side-stage talks and workshops where possible.

  • What are the COVID-19 policies?

    We will be implementing whatever COVID requirements are mandated by the government of Colombia at the start of the event. Currently as of June 2022, there are no restrictions.

    We’re also happy to mention that our venue Ágora Bogotá has has qualified for Bureau Veritas Safe Guard certification, meaning they have satisfied a rigorous set of biosafety criteria operationally and in their physical space.

    As the global situation continues to improve, our team will actively monitor and provide updated plans to our Devcon Blog, @EFDevcon Twitter, and Devcon.org. Stay tuned for more!

  • Will there be Wifi?

    Yes! Fast, reliable WiFi is a priority to us this year, and it will be available to all attendees for the duration of the event.

  • I need a Visa Invitation Letter. How do I get started?

    The Devcon team will try to provide Visa Invitation Letters for those who have a valid ticket to Devcon. Please fill out the form here to request an invitation letter. Note: We cannot cover any costs associated with visa fees.

Location

  • Where is Devcon taking place?

    We’re excited to announce that Devcon VI will be held in Bogotá, Colombia's capital and largest city.

    Our venue is the Agora Bogotá Convention Center; a newly constructed and state of the art venue that we hope will be, by far, the most suitable venue to ever host Devcon.

  • Why Bogotá?

    Our search for a fitting location for Devcon VI began prior to Devcon V in 2019. After exploring venues in over ten cities across the world, and meticulously evaluating each against an extensive set of criteria, the clear winner was Bogotá, Colombia.

    See our City Guide for an in-depth explanation on why Bogotá.

  • Is Bogotá safe?

    Bogotá is safer today than at any point in the last 50 years in terms of crime rates. That said, when visiting as a tourist, whether it be Paris, New York City, or any other metropolis, we recommend exercising some extra precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. For more details, see our City Guide.

  • What will the weather be like in Bogotá?

    At an altitude of 2,600m, the weather in Bogotá is comfortable year-round with average daily highs of around 20ºC (68°F), and nighttime lows around 8ºC (mid-40s°F).

  • Do locals speak English?

    The majority of locals in Bogotá speak Spanish, although you are more likely to run into English speakers in tourist-friendly areas like Candelaria, Sante Fe and Chapinero.

  • What is the food like in Bogotá?

    Below are a few of the popular dishes, but one can expect most of the food found in Bogotá to be typical Latin American dishes, surrounded by lots of fresh produce.

    • Arepas, circular corn cakes, are a Colombian diet staple found throughout the city.
    • Many main course dishes consist of octopus, shrimp, or other seafood.
    • Ajiaco is a common hearty soup made with chicken, potatoes, and corn on the cob
    • Empanadas are common breakfast items/snacks.
    • Tamales! Need we say more?
    • Hot chocolate, which is an absolute necessity in the lives of the locals, is served alongside a plate of cheese that can then be dipped into the beverage – causing it to melt.
    • Despite the large amount of coffee Colombia exports, specialty coffee shops are relatively new in Bogotá, but lucky for us they’re on the rise!
  • Is the tap water in Bogotá potable?

    The tap water is safe to drink. Colombia’s major cities have some of the best tap water around. Bogotá and Medellin are known for their excellent water quality.

Programming

  • What types of talks are there?

    Devcon makes a point of delivering a holistic learning experience through talks, workshops, panels, lightning sessions, and other freeform formats! Everyone learns in their own way, and we aim to accommodate as many styles as possible.

  • Who can be a speaker at Devcon?

    Devcon has a public application process. Anybody can apply. Stay tuned to Devcon Blog, @EFDevcon Twitter, and Devcon.org to know when we'll open our call for speakers.

  • Who decides on the speakers at Devcon?

    In recognition that the Devcon speaker application process has been very competitive in past years, we are doing our best to make the review process as fair, unbiased, and as open as possible for all. All speaker applications are reviewed by teams of community experts who analyze each application relevant to their area of expertise and collaborate together to make the final decision.

Ticketing

  • When will tickets go on sale?

    Tickets will be sold via an Auction & Raffle Presale in July (more news here). General Admission sales will take place throughout July & August. All updates regarding ticket sales will be broadcasted via our Devcon Blog@EFDevcon Twitter, and Devcon.org!

  • Can I purchase tickets with ETH or DAI?

    Yes — we will be accepting both ETH and DAI payments for tickets this year on Mainnet, Optimism & Arbitrum, in addition to standard credit/debit card purchases.

  • Will there be opportunities to buy discounted tickets to Devcon?

    Yes! More information can be found here.

  • What are the policies towards Refunds & Transfers?

    Refunds - All tickets will be refundable as long as the request is made before the start of the event. Refunds will be issued using the same payment method used to purchase the ticket: Credit card, ETH, or DAI. If the refund request is approved for a ticket paid for in cryptocurrency, you will be responsible for paying the gas fees of the transaction of the refund - gas fees will be deducted from the refunded amount. Please allow up to 4 weeks for refunds to be issued.

    Transfers - In our effort to prevent scalping and ensure equal opportunity for all interested community members to be able to purchase tickets, we will only allow ticket transfers on a case-by-case basis upon written request to support@devcon.org.

    PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BUY OR SELL A TICKET FROM AN EXTERNAL SOURCE — YOU RISK BEING SCAMMED.

  • Tickets are sold out - How can I attend?

    We will open up a Waiting List after our final wave of General Admission tickets have sold out. In the event of cancellations, tickets will be granted to those on the Waiting List in the order that they signed up. We strongly encourage anybody looking to purchase a ticket from a third party to do it through email & copy support@devcon.org.

  • What happens to my ticket if Devcon is postponed again due to COVID restrictions?

    While we aim to open up ticket sales only when we are confident the event can take place as planned, in the event that we need to postpone Devcon for the safety & health of our attendees and the local community, tickets purchased will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

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