Community is everything at Stellar. Without developers, entrepreneurs, supporters, and anchors, we’re just an idea. The success of the Stellar network relies on us all working together.
That’s why we’re excited to announce the first SDF-sponsored conference, Stellar Meridian, which will be held on November 4th and 5th 2019 in Mexico City at the beautiful Proyecto Publico Prim.
Meridian is an opportunity to discuss big-picture questions around financial inclusion, efficiency, and innovation. Where are the greatest applications for Stellar in our financial present? What roles will Stellar have in our financial future? How are different countries approaching regulation and compliance? Where can Stellar make the most impact? What can we all do to make building on Stellar easier and more rewarding?
Conference structure will revolve around the principles of community-building, information exchange, and networking. We are going to emphasize discussion and interaction. Think breakout sessions and hands-on workshops rather than a stream of presentations. All of SDF will be in attendance, and many significant Stellar projects from around the world will be there, too.
Consistent with SDF’s mandate, we’re structuring Meridian to be a level playing field for idea sharing. You’ll see this ethos reflected in the conference program, which we’ll share soon, and it’s also why we aren’t bringing in any sponsors or offering paid speaking positions.
Meridian is for the Stellar community to talk to each other, not for others to talk to the Stellar community. We’ve chosen a beautiful and historic space to welcome our ecosystem and we can’t wait to see what comes out of two days of collaboration.
Mexico City is one of our favorite places. It’s the largest city in the Americas. The conference infrastructure there is robust. There’s a thriving blockchain community, with many companies building against real problems and making real impact. Mexico City is also a nexus for cross-border payments, especially payments in the Americas, which will be a big focus of the conference.
We’ll be releasing more information in the coming weeks, including a provisional agenda and an opportunity to reserve tickets. In the meantime, you can sign up on the waitlist at meridian.stellar.org.
Photo Credit: Proyecto Publico Prim
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