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June 16, 2014, 12:19:46 AM
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Bitcoin in the Beltway: 2014
June 20-22, Washington, DC - Marriott Renaissance Downtown

Into the dragon's den. Bitcoin is one of the most disruptive, revolutionary, and fascinating technologies ever seen. And Washington, DC will soon play host to one of the most comprehensive conferences on bitcoin to date.

*10% of all proceeds to benefit "Sean's Outpost Homeless Outreach"

This was posted on reddit from the co-organizer, Jason King of Seans Outpost - Homeless Outreach

"Hey r/bitcoin.
This is Jason King from Sean's Outpost.

I just finished running all the way across North America for bitcoin and homeless awareness (#BitcoinAcrossAmerica) http://www.wired.com/2014/06/bitcoin-run-jason-king/
and I'm also the co-chair (with Elizabeth Ploshay) of the "Bitcoin in the Beltway" conference in Washington, DC that starts next weekend, actually it starts exactly one week from today.

I think I did the conference a disservice in agreeing to chair the event at the same time I was undertaking another major endeavor (running across the country). But in true bitcoin fashion, this conference has blossomed despite me (maybe in spite of me, honestly) and has really become an amazing event. Wonderful people like MK Lords and Elizabeth Ploshay have been really kicking ass making sure this was a great event.

We tried to make a different event with #BitcoinBeltway. It's not run by any organization with an agenda, it's just a group of people passionate about bitcoin and crypto who wanted to try and showcase the good of this community. And I think if you take a look at the lineup and diversity of speakers, you'll agree we have done a pretty good job... http://bitcoininthebeltway2014.sched.org/

Some of my personal favorite highlights:
- Dan Elitzer and Richard Ni of the MIT Bitcoin Project will be presenting. Their plan to give $100 in bitcoin to every student at MIT this fall is going to be huge. Very smart guys, with a great vision
- Brian Hoffman from Open Bazaar (formerly dark market) will be talking about their distributed, anonymous marketplace.
- The three "Jeffs" Jeffrey Tucker(liberty.me), Jeff Berwick(The Dollar Vigilante), and Jeff Garzik(bitpay.com) two anarchists and a core dev all passionate about bitcoin
- Fereshteh Forough from Womens Annex Foundation. A woman who puts her life on the line to bring technology and equality to the women of the middle east (and the rest of the word)...powered by bitcoin
- Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com, a huge bitcoin proponent and one of the first (maybe the first) large corporation to realize the potential of bitcoin.

Live Performances by YT CRACKER (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZfg1Gtcg08) and ZHOU TONGED (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pID03RrmKow)

But truly, naming highlights is like picking your favorite children. We have over FIFTY (50) speakers for the conference (50 cent is not one of them, alas). All top notch, speaking on a wide variety of bitcoin and crypto topics. Check the full list out here...
http://bitcoininthebeltway2014.sched.org/directory/speakers

But it's not enough. We want to be better. At the end of the day, this is your conference and not ours. What are we missing? How can we be better? What do you want to see that's not here? How can we improve? What haven't you seen in a bitcoin event that you wish was available?

Anyone that wants to get involved with the show, feel free to contact me directly at jason@bitcoinbeltway.com. We have a few exhibitors booths left and could still stand a few volunteers.

As a reminder, thanks to a partnership with the Crytpocurrency College Network, ALL STUDENTS are entitled to half off admission ($150)
And anyone interested in attending that has an actual hardship in being able to afford to go. Don't hesitate to contact us. We might be able to connect you with a sponsor. We're much more interested in creating a community event than anything else.

We take BTC, LTC and DOGE for admission.

TICKETS:
http://www.bitcoinbeltway.com/tickets/
The Venue is the DC Renaissance Downtown, NW Washington, DC
And as of right now, it's available on Expedia for bitcoin:)

Thoughts?
Jason King
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Wonderful event! Thank you for organizing and providing for all of us.
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