You might be wondering, what is NFT.NYC 2022? The short answer, NFT.NYC 2022 is a real-life conference happening in New York City this week, proving there’s still life to the NFT art trend. NFTs aren’t just about the digital art you see people collecting online, they include access to real-life events, parties, and conferences. The biggest of them in the world is NFT.NYC and it’s happening right now and will end on June 23rd.
It has been called the “new Woodstock” and compared to CES. So what is NFT.NYC 2022? This is the fourth annual event that brings together hundreds of artists, musicians, filmmakers, investors and technology entrepreneurs. There are 1,500 speakers scheduled and around 14,000 attendees spread across the week – culminating in a live performance by NFT fan Madonna.
If you’re new to NFTs, this can be a daunting event. You can prepare by reading our guide What are NFTs? and even try it yourself with my tutorial, how to create an NFT for free.
NFT.NYC 2022 is a mix of panels, pop-up events and gallery showcases that bring together some of NFT’s superstars. Everything is covered, from how to make a successful NFT to how NFTs grow African and Japanese art communities, to predicting NFT 2.0 and how non-fungible tokens can help save the planet (we know that is controversial).
Below, I’ll highlight some of the best events and most interesting discussions taking place all week. And don’t worry, if you can’t make it to New York, many of these events are streamed live on Twitch, Discord, and YouTube.
What is NFT.NYC 2022?
NFT.NYC 2022 (opens in a new tab) is in its fourth year and was founded by Jodee Rich and Cameron Bale in 2018. The idea was to bring NFT creators and collectors together in one place, whether they use NFTs for art, music, games or web development, everyone is welcome. There really is no other place where you might see the future of Web 3 and entertainment all in one place.
Showing how far NFTs have come in four years, NFT.NYC 2022 now covers more than 16 non-fungible token usage areas, including art, photography, music and film. Last year, 5,600 attendees were welcomed while NFT.NYC 2022 organizers expect 1,500 people to gather at the many events and conferences.
NFT.NYC 2022: where is it being held?
The event is held in seven venues in New York, these are some of the most famous spaces in the city. I’ve listed them below so you can see at a glance where you might want to head if you’re lucky enough to attend.
Keep in mind that NFT.NYC 2022 is also hosting a number of satellite events in the city and some of them will be as hot and interesting as the main events, and will include inclusive spaces like the Mint Block Party as well as invitation-only parties like ApeFest. Take a look at the 2022 NFT.NYC Events Schedule (opens in a new tab) for more details as we go along.
- Radio City Music Hall
- Marriott Marquis of New York
- Times Square Palladium
- The Edison Ballroom
- Edison’s roof
- The town hall
- Margaritaville Resort Times Square
NFT.NYC 2022: Who’s talking?
There are plenty of speakers and performers appearing at this year’s conference, and someone for everyone. Below, I’ve picked out some of the talks that might be most interesting for anyone new to NFT, or artists who want to research new ways to use NFT. For full details and to see everyone speaking this week, check out the NFT.NYC 2022 schedule. (opens in a new tab). We’ll take a look.
Tactics to get your fashion NFTs to crush it
It’s a roundtable that grabs my attention, especially since it’s a large area of non-fungible token usage that’s doing well and hard to break into. The speakers are impressive and include: Nico Fara (opens in a new tab) (CAD Fashion), Nelly Mensah (opens in a new tab) (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) and Jessica Greenwalt (opens in a new tab) (VaynerNFT).
How to Create an NFT Marketplace and Community
Sounds like a speech everyone should pay attention to, and speaker John Knopf (opens in a new tab) has the credentials to offer great advice. The photographer has built up a dedicated following and regularly sells his work for up to 50 ETH / $57,000 / £47,000.
NFT for good and profit
As NFTs suffered during the NFT crash and artists and collectors wonder what it means to create one of these new works of art, speakers including Mec Zilla (opens in a new tab)Adam Levine (opens in a new tab) and Inna Modja (opens in a new tab) aim to show how NFTs can be a force for good as well as your bank account
Putting the traditional art world on chain with NFTs
How to bring mainstream artists and institutions into NFTs is a topic that keeps coming up, and this talk aims to answer any questions you might have. Speakers include artist Chris Cummings (opens in a new tab) who created one of the first NFT marketplaces for museums and Christie’s Peter Klarnet (opens in a new tab).
15 Ways to Create a Successful NFT Project
This conversation is going to be impacted. Who doesn’t want to learn how to create NFT art that everyone will love? Speakers Travis Wright (opens in a new tab) (NFT.Agency / AncientWisdom.io) and Joel Comm (opens in a new tab) (Bad Crypto Podcast) are the duo with knowledge.
Women-led NFT projects
A panel discussion that focuses on some of the biggest women-led launches that raise important questions as well as creating stunning digital art. The list of speakers is a who’s who of some of the best NFT art projects of the past two years, including Flower Girls’ Vicki Jevons. (opens in a new tab)Cassandra Sagehorn from Hello Sunshine (opens in a new tab) and Lisa Mayer of Boss Beauties (opens in a new tab).