Monday, July 18 (Open House & Marketplace)

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Open House & Celo Marketplace

Come meet the Celo community and explore the panel discussions, interactive workshops, and wellness offerings we have in store for you this week. Enjoy our 2 floors of lounge and coworking space, as well as a marketplace of local artisan products.

Tuesday, July 19 (ReFi & Stable Assets)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
The Future of ReFi

Hear about real world use cases that are putting ReFi into action.

Adrian Wons, Senken // Nirvaan Ranganathan, Climate Collective // Raphaël Haupt, Toucan // Christoph Lange, Atem

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Why ReFi is Web3's Future - A Closer Look

Looking at the history of web3 adoption and the role Refi and on-chain carbon markets have to play in bringing institutional capital to Web3.

Phil Fogel, Flowcarbon

11:10 – 11:40 a.m.
Environmental Impact through Social Tokens

Discussing #impact2earn learnings for organizing collective impact through social tokens.

Andrew Berkowitz, SocialStack // Nesma Bensalem, WeCare Impact // Camille Guitteau, Bye Bye Plastic Foundation // Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt, Project Zero

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Midday Wellness: Get Grounded through Reflection & Connection

Amidst all the travel and excitement, you’re invited to connect to your body, expand your awareness, and clarify your intentions for the week. 

Join us for a facilitated workshop of mindful movement, meditation, reflective journaling, and small group discussions.

If you have it, please bring a journal/paper and pen.

Adriana Cerundolo, Bloomtree Wellness

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Funding Ideas Forever with Perpetual Crypto Funds

What if there was a funding mechanism that was built to last forever? Funding long-term goals like climate change and longevity require long-term funding systems. Perpetual Crypto Funds achieve this by using proof of stake and deflationary blockchains to fund ideas and projects with a funding system that has the potential to last forever.

Tomiwa Ademidun,

1:30 – 1:50 p.m.
Accessing Users and Liquidity Everywhere - An Introduction to Interchain Applications

Users and liquidity have never been spread out over more blockchain ecosystems. Listen to Abacus’ Nam Chu Hoai about how to think about the interchain for your application.

Nam Chu Hoai, Abacus

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Office Hours w/Abacus

Following Nam’s talk on interchain applications, join him for office hours for personalized support on  how to think about the interchain for your application.

Nam Chu Hoai, Abacus

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Mento 2.0 - Sustainable Stable Assets

To better support the sustainable growth of Mento stables, new innovations are required to increase the protocol’s robustness. Mento 2.0 is the next iteration of the protocol that will define what it means to be a stable asset platform.

Markus Franke, cLabs

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
A Step Towards a Stable Regenerative Future

Lightning talk

Ruben Russel, Kolektivo

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
How to Build More Robust Stable Assets

Panel conversation

Slobodan Sudaric, cLabs // Jacek Czarnecki, MakerDao // Mashiat Mutmainnah, Celo Foundation

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.
DeFi to ReFi

Let’s do a review of the past year’s events and anticipate the future of stable coins and DeFi.

Julien Bouteloup, Curve // Stani Kulechov, Aave // Pablo Veyrat, Angle Protocol // Marek Olszewski, Valora 

Wednesday, July 20 (Social Impact & Local Use Cases)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Social Impact and Web3: Celo's Theory of Change

Hear about the projects and initiatives that are increasing financial access to emerging communities.

Angelo Kalaw, Celo Foundation

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Voices from the Ground: Use Cases in Surprising Places

Learn best practices for growing prosperity in local communities from Celo beneficiaries.

Bernard Joseph Guerrero, Nagbacalan Weavers Cooperative // Emmah Mumbi, Cinch Markets // Emmaculate Ochieng, Digital Freelancer // Angelo Kalaw, Celo Foundation

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Midday Wellness: Does your EQ match your FQ?

Learn the underpinnings of human motivation as it shows up in our financial IQ. We often think understanding finance more will lead to better results whereas underneath every financial system is human emotion. This talk will explore the connection of emotion and finance. Answering the questions: Does your EQ equal your FQ?

Janice Taylor, EQ Exchange

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
It Doesn't Have to be Degen

Often DeFi has taken a less than responsible approach to finance, but it doesn’t have to be this way. We can build more inclusive and accessible protocols to help users improve financial literacy and wellbeing. In this talk Rachel will explore the ways in which decentralised finance can improve users’ lives in a sustainable way.

Rachel Black, GoodGhosting

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
A Framework for Building Financial Inclusion Through Decentralization

A discussion and workshop hosted by the Winterproof alliance of projects committed to building infrastructure for the emergence of a decentralized, inclusive economy. The workshop will present the framework and facilitate a discussion for how to improve and apply these principles in the space and to collaborate on building shared systems.

Ashley Brooke Taylor, ReSource

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Office Hours w/Abacus

Get personalized support on how to think about the interchain for your application from Abacus’ Nam Chu Hoai.

Nam Chu Hoai, Abacus

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Empowering Local Communities through DeFi

Defi is not just degen. Learn how local communities are expanding local commerce and financial accessibility through DeFi tools.

Gabriella Chang, EthicHub // Jessica Gaubert, ImpactMarket

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Inclusive UI

Design is a key component in making tools accessible to all. Learn how to design for inclusion in this workshop.

Thomas Negrit, FlyWallet 

Thursday, July 21 (Community & DAOs)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Web3 Community Building Fireside Chat

Join this conversation about what “community” means, what it means to Celo, and what makes for meaningful, vibrant community in Web3.

Isabella de Brito, Talent Protocol // Alison Filler, Climate Collective // Eric Nakagawa, Celo Foundation // Daniel Olarte, Celo Foundation

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
How to Fund Community Projects

Learn about best practices for funding community and sources of funding available within the Celo Ecosystem.

Aaron Boyd, Prezenti Celo Commuity Fund // Kevin Tharayil, Celo Foundation // Jarrell James, Ocelot // Anna Kryukova, Celo Foundation

12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Midday Wellness: Your Vision for the Future

What are you building towards? How can you move towards that vision?

Join us for a facilitated workshop of mindful movement, meditation, and reflective journaling to clarify your vision for the future, and connect with other passionate community members. If you have it, please bring a journal/paper and pen.

Adriana Cerundolo, Bloomtree Wellness

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
What is a DAO, Really?

Should DAOs be fully decentralized? And completely automated? Are all web3-native organizations also DAOs? What does it mean to be a real DAO? And do you even need to be a DAO to build in web3? Join this exploration of what DAO really means.

Juliette Chevalier, Surge, Aragon // Miguel Piedrafita, ConstitutionDAO, Worldcoin // Emo Kirk, FWB, Gradient Ventures // Filipę Macedo, Talent Protocol

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Hyperstructures, Public Goods and ReFi, Oh My!

A convo with Kevin Owocki and Xochitl Cazador.

Kevin Owocki, Gitcoin // Xochitl Cazador, Celo Foundation

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Office Hours: stCELO - earn yield on $CELO with one transaction

This office hours is for all the (future) builders on Celo that might improve their products by integrating stCELO and for everyone in the ecosystem that wants to learn or give feedback on this protocol.

Mathieu Chanson, cLabs

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Delightful Product & DAO Design

In this workshop we will introduce principles for creative collaboration, decentralised recruitment and organisation around focused work. We will facilitate a hands-on exercise to rapidly align a team on responsibilities and fair compensation and share tools and resources to create resilient businesses in web3.

Andrej Berlin, DeepWork // Justina Švitraitė, DeepWork

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Kuneco, Celo's Community Call
Join us IRL or online for this live-from-Paris edition of Kuneco. Kuneco means “togetherness” in Esperanto, and is a space to hear the latest updates and celebrate Celo community.

Friday, July 22 (Pitch-a-thon) – please plan to come for the whole day to participate in this full day workshop.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Pitch-a-thon Meet & Greet

Get to know other builders, judges, and the Celo Foundation DevRel team.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Use Case Panel Discussion

Learn about use cases for building towards prosperity for everyone to inspire your own ideas.  

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Pitch-a-thon Kickoff!

Review of event structure, rules, prizes, and sponsors. Choose a vertical and form a team. 

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.

Pitch your idea to your team, vote on which idea to run with as a group, and choose roles for carrying out your team prototype & pitch deck.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Build your team prototype & pitch deck.

2:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Share your team prototype & pitch.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Judging & Voting

Both the judges and participants will vote on the top 3 projects, provide tips for the final pitch, and those final projects will have time to iterate on their pitch.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Final pitching

Each of the 3 final teams will have 5 mins to share their pitch.

4:00 p.m.
Winner announcement!

Judges will announce the event’s winners, followed by a group celebration.