Cryptoecon & Governance Community Hub Idea

Please give a short description of the topic/cause for your Community Hub
SCRF and TE Academy are coming together to propose a Cryptoeconomics and Governance Community Hub/SLS that will bring together researchers across governance and cryptoeconomics.

Both fields are super hot at the moment, but missing depth and rigor at most other crypto conferences. We are excited to see Devcon’s offering talk tracks for Cryptoeconomics and Governance & Coordination. With our Community Hub/Self Led Session (SLS) proposal, we’ll complement the talks with what is missing most to grow this sector: a place to meet and discuss for our communities and for attendees from complex systems engineering, economics, game theory, data science, and political science.

What will you offer to the Devcon attendees?
Our vision is to combine three elements:
a) offer a networking spot to meet the Devcon speakers on relevant topics (Cryptoeconomics/Governance) and continue the conversation after the talks (Community Hub)

b) offer interactive workshops for hands-on trainings, or cross-disciplinary ideation (SLS?)

c) offer office hours/AMA sessions with researchers and practitioners in the field (Community Hub)

In terms of the exact programming, we will adjust the specifics once there is a bit more color on the talks/workshops in the main conference.

Opening hours:

  • Community Hub: Oct 11-14, 9a-5p
  • SLS: TBD

We will work to organize a series of networking events and office hours/AMA sessions in the Community Hub with a variety of experts in Cryptoeconomics and Governance.

What we bring to Devcon:
TE Academy is a crypto-native education platform for cryptoeconomics and token engineering. We offer education (free of charge for students) and build up Knowledge Commons for this new discipline. With more than 1000 students in our programs so far, we’ve been trailblazing the field together with thought leaders like Michael Zargham (Founder BlockScience, cadCAD.org), Trent McConaghy (Ocean Protocol, Founder tokenSPICE), Mark Richardson (Bancor, Head of Research), Fernando Martinelli (Founder Balancer), Nimrod Talmon (DAOStack/Ben Gurion University) or Kevin Owocki (Founder Gitcoin). Since November, we collaborate with SCRF on governance topics, like DAO Rewards or token-based governance and new voting mechanisms.
We’d like to bring our students, top researchers and practitioners to Devcon – and invite all attendees to learn more about this buzzing discipline in a playful and fun way.

SCRF is a grant funded organization with the mission of bringing together researchers and builders to create groundbreaking web3 advancements through actionable research. To succeed in this quest, SCRF facilitates resource and knowledge exchange, sponsors projects, and constructs collaborative forums. SCRF is comprised of an active international network of academics, industry architects, and blockchain advocates.

Since its inception, SCRF has sponsored notable research projects such as Professor Seth Frey’s literature review on building culture across disciplines, Metagov’s Govbase open database project, Professor Nathan Schneider’s CommunityRule and Modpol projects, and TalentDAO’s research on exploring leadership patterns in DAOs. SCRF has also provided support to the CMU Cryptography Seminar, helped organize a mini-conference on DeSci with Foresight Institute and OpSci at ETHDenver 2022, and co-organized the first DeSci Day in Amsterdam in April 2022 with DeSci Labs/Foundation, vitaDAO, Molecule, LabDAO, Foresight Institute, and Science Coins.

Add a rough outline of your Community Hubs program
Part of the day will be networking and part of the day at the Hub will be office hours/AMAs. We hope to supplement that with some Self Led Sessions, where we would like to run some focused workshops with partner orgs on specific topics in Cryptoeconomics and/or Governance.

List the people who will organise, oversee and be responsible for the Community Hub
The initial planning for this Community Hub was started by:

  • Angela Kreitenweis - TE Academy
  • Eugene Leventhal - SCRF

Additionally, we have some others who are interested in supporting us and will commit once they finalize their plans to attend.

List the equipment or production needs (see what’s possible in the RFP)
White boards (however many are available for one Hub) with markers and erasers, a monitor and way to plug in computers to display materials, desks and chairs as available. We realize the space is constrained but we have some great folks who are open to collaborating with this Hub, so we want to make sure attendees can get the most out of chatting/learning together

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As alumni of the TEA I would love to see this space happen. Any updates @akrtws @franzihei? I bet other latinos from TEA, TEC, SCRF, and even Commons Stack / Trusted Seed would be happy to support as well.