This tip proposal goes out to Zoé Meckbach, Global Head Ambassador of Events for Polkadot, who recently moderated the Polkadot Foundations stage during Consensus by Coindesk conference in Austin, TX on June 11th 2022.
Overall the Polkadot stage during Consensus was a great success for the whole Polkadot ecosystem. The room was packed with over 200 people and many attendees came up to the speakers after their presentations. It was also a great experience to have Zoé moderating the stage. As a very active member and global head ambassador of Polkadot she gave special insights of the ecosystem and introduced each speaker on a personal note. Such an environment would have not been able to be created with an outside ecosystem moderator.
About Foundations stage:
Foundations is a program within Consensus designed to put the spotlight on thriving blockchain ecosystems. It’s a chance for protocols and projects to design a series of conference sessions specifically aimed at their community: which means developers and other technical contributors as well as the investors, customers and founders.
Foundations at Consensus was distributed in 2020 with over 20 projects and ecosystems involved.
The foundation stage was a programme of 90 minutes and moderated by Zoé. It started with five ecosystem talks, 5 minutes each. A customized intro of each parachain project with ecosystem insights was moderated by Zoé.
Ecosystem Spotlight, 30 minutes:
Acala, Dan Reecer, Chief Growth Officer, email@example.com , “Acala’s DeFi platform and the aUSD stablecoin”
Phala Network, Marvin Tong, Co-Founder - metaverse infra + soulbound NFTs
Composable Finance, 0xbrainjar, Founder and CEO, "Composable Finance: The Interoperable Infrastructure for Modular DeFi Functionality”
Unique Network, Charu Sethi, CMO, "A scalable blockchain for composable NFTs with advanced economies"
Rodrigo Gallegos Anda - Product Manager Litentry, "Tangible identity without being seen!"
Then three longer sessions were presented with respective intros and professional moderation as well.
Changelog, 15 minutes
Polkadot, Robert Habermeier, Founder - represented by Derek Yoo, Founder Moonbeam, Changelog Q&A, 10 minutes (Q&A period with a gallery of one analyst)
Polkadot, Robert Habermeier, Founder - represented by Derek Yoo, Founder Moonbeam, CoinDesk analyst: Anais Rachel, Crypto Research Analyst, Bitwise
Unlocked, 20 minutes
- Moonbeam, Derek Yoo, Founder - Emerging Trends in Multichain DApp Development Construct 15 minutes - Kilt, Ingo Rübe, Founder and CEO
All attendees and community members were highly inspired by Zoé’s work on stage. Please see below posts that report on the community satisfaction.