DIP: Devcon Satellites
Devcon has a physical capacity and not everyone can attend due to capacity, cost, distance, timing.
Devcon is limited to certain cities, as it requires a country which will allow visitors from multiple countries, not be too far away from USA and Europe, have a venue of a certain size, along with available internet and video streaming, and the EF needs to at least not lose money on the event.
This means there are places in the world which may never host Devcon. (e.g. Buenos Aires, Melbourne/Sydney and probably anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere :sad:).
A way to rectify this, and welcome one million devs is to have Devcon Satellite events.
The best part of Devcon is the people, so a Devcon Satellite event could be as small as watching a recording of the keynote, perhaps the cheezy intro song/dance and then some chat (with drinks).
A medium Devcon satellite could have a one day package of the best of Devcon: Keynote, EF update, Eth2, Layer 2 scaling and opening and closing ceremonies over a single day.
A larger Devcon event could have livestreams of the mainstage (assuming the mainstage has Ethereum focused presentations) or even multiple stages to cover the interesting presentations. This would most likely work best in a city with a similar timezone. So for 2021 this could be places like Buenos Aires, Toronto and Denver.
This does require either live streaming (which is announced months before on what exactly will be available rather than last year where it was available minutes into a talk) or quick availability of recorded video and some packaging of the recorded videos.
The small and medium Devcon Satellite events could even be held after Devcon, such as the week after, with potential that some of the people who attended Devcon could also be there.
Medium and Large Devcon Satellites could be run by EF and be paid events to cover costs, Small Devcon Satellites could be run by communities at no charge.