Speakers & Stages

Futurist Conference brings together 100+ speakers every year to discuss and debate how future technologies impact the social, economic, environmental and political landscape of our global economy.

Speakers & Stages

Speakers & Stages

Speakers & Stages

Speakers & Stages

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Application Deadline: June 5th, 2022

2022 Speaker Line Up

Ethan Buchman

Co-Founder of Cosmos, CEO of Informal Systems

Raine Maida

Founder & CEO, Drrops Inc. | Lead Vocalist, Our Lady Peace

Keith Grossman

President, TIME

Som Seif

CEO, Purpose Unlimited & Purpose Investments

Elena Sinelnikova

Co-Founder & CEO, CryptoChicks and MetisDAO

Greg Gopman

CMO, Ankr

Sam Gharegozlou

Co-Founder & President, Axiom Zen

Sergey Gorbunov

Co-Founder & CEO, Axelar

Tyler Spalding


Michelle Maiuri

Global Marketing Director, Deepcoin Exchange

Adam Cai

CEO, VirgoCX

Nick Spanos

Bitcoin Pioneer, Netflix's Banking On Bitcoin

Brian Mosoff

CEO, Ether Capital

Curt Cameruci

Flosstradamus, LBR8TD

Roger Ver

Founder, Bitcoin.com

Sandy Carter

SVP and Channel Chief, Unstoppable Domains

David Wachsman

Founder & CEO, Wachsman

Bin Zhu

Founder & CEO, Stratos


Co-Founder, CryptoKnight

Ashley Stanhope

Director of Communications, Ether Capital

David Gokhshtein

President, Gokhshtein Media


Technologist & Producer, WhoWho’s TreeHouse

Tracy Leparulo

Founder & CEO, Untraceable

Warren Paul Anderson

CEO, Discreet Labs

Lin Dai

Co-Founder & CEO, OneOf


Co-Founder, CryptoKnight

Alex Setiawan

CTO, Project SEED

Wendy O

Host of "THE O Show"

Clayton Hartford

Director, Brave Software

Tanya Lindsay

Co-Founder, CryptoMibs

Toufic Adlouni

Managing Director, Renno & Co

Alex McDougall

President & COO, Stablecorp Inc.

Brian Keogh

Director, Gemini Fund Solutions

Temur Durrani

Technology Reporter, The Globe and Mail

Linda Montgomery

Managing Director and CMO, Applicature

Ryan Berkun

Founder & CEO, Teller Finance

Pieter Vanhove

Program Manager, Microsoft

Mike Sessa

Co-Founder & CEO, CryptoKnight

Austin Davis

Co-Founder, Crownbits Rewards

Tanya Woods

Strategic Advisor, Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada

Ashley Wright

Co-Founder, Crypto Babes Club

Corey Herscu

Director, Growth, VerbFactory

Sam Bourgi

Business Editor, Cointelegraph

Stephanie Hughes

Finance Reporter, Financial Post

Justin Hartzman

Co-Founder & CEO, Coinsmart

A Few Past Speaker

Larry King


Vitalik Buterin


Charles Hoskinson


Anthony Di Iorio

Co-Founder, Ethereum

Brock Pierce

Crypto Pioneer, Philanthropist

Cindy Cowan

Founder, Cindy Cowan Entertainment Emmy Winning, Oscar & Golden Globe Nominated Producer

Robert Leshner

Founder, Compound

Zac Prince


Adrienne Batra

Editor In Chief, Toronto Sun

Mickey Maher

Senior Vice President, Dapper Labs

Itamar Lesuisse

Co-Founder & CEO, Argent

Alexia Hefti

Former Head of Global Blockchain, Deloitte

Artur Sychov

Founder & CEO, Somnium Space VR

Bradley Kam

Co-founder, Unstoppable Domains,

Dr. Jesse “aggroed” Reich

CEO, Splinterlands

Rachel Wolfson

Reporter, Cointelegraph

Alex Mashinsky

FOUNDER & CEO, Celcius

Charlie Shrem

Bitcoin Pioneer

Anatoly Yakovenko


Rune Christensen


Ben Goertzel

CEO, SingularityNET

Tone Vays


Steve Wand

CMO, GAME Credits | Co-Founder, Digitible

Ameer Rosic

Co-founder, Blockgeeks

Zack Seward

Managing Editor, CoinDesk

Sebastien Borget

Co-Founder & COO, The Sandbox Game President, Blockchain Game Alliance

Edward Nwokedi

Founder & CEO, RedSwan CRE

Leonardo Real

Chief Compliance Officer, Tether


We bring together world-class speakers to discuss the future of  emerging technologies. Speakers provide insights on the latest industries that are being transformed and disrupted. ​

Frequently our speakers and presenting companies launch products on-stage, make major announcements, and showcase their innovative solutions for the first time.​

Most presentations are bundled with panel discussions and similar industry keynotes to create themed segments on-stage throughout the 2 day conference.​

Don't miss out on hearing the future first. ​ Applications for main stage presentations are now open.

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Our panels bring together experts from different industries to discuss and debate current topics that will impact our future.  ​

This year some of our main stage panel themes (pending applications) include:

The Future of Blockchain Technology
The Future of Cryptocurrencies
The Future of Decentralized Finance
The Future of DAOs
The Future of Privacy & Security
The Future of Regulation
The Future of NFTs
The Future of Web3



Blockchain Bootcamp: An Overview

20 Minute Sessions​

- What is blockchain technology?
- Blockchain vs. Cryptocurrency.
- What is Ethereum? How this Toronto born technology has changed the world.
- An overview of digital collectables and one-of-a-kind tokens.
- The non-fungible token revolution.​
- How to future-proof your profession and the new career opportunities ahead.​
- Real-world use cases: How blockchain technology is changing every industry.​

Apply to be a speaker. Suggest your own topic or put your own spin on one of the above.

​Speakers Announced June 1, 2022. Apply Today!

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency For Beginners

20 Minute Sessions

-What is bitcoin & cryptocurrency?
-The benefits of coins, tokens, and programmable digital currency.
-What is a wallet? How to get started.
-What is an exchange? How to get started.​
- What is mining? How to get started.​
- A refresher for everyone: Security, passwords, keys, and privacy.​
- How ​to accept cryptocurrency for your business.
- ​Fundraising for charity with cryptocurrency.​- Receive free cryptocurrency and airdrops!
- Hands-on workshop on how to send, receive and store cryptocurrency.​

Apply to be a speaker. Suggest your own topic or put your own spin on one of the above.​

Speakers Announced June 1, 2022

Technical Developer Workshops

30 Minute Workshops

Technical hand-on workshops for developers taught by developers. Workshops range from beginner to advanced on a topic of your choice. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop but not mandatory.

​Apply to be a speaker for our technical developer workshops today! ​

Business & Strategy Workshops

10 Minute Sessions

Business workshops for entrepreneurs taught by business professionals. Workshops are tailored for small to medium size enterprises.​

Topics will include but not limited to: Raising Capital, Legal Services, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, eCommerce, and Social Media & Community Building​

Apply to be a speaker for Futurist Business Workshops.



Community Forum & Roundtables

60​ Minute Roundtable Discussions​

Lead & facilitate a roundtable discussion on a topic of your choice. Organize and bring together community leaders and organizations to join in the discussion.​ Roundtable is inclusive and open to everyone.​ Individuals, pairs, teams, or organizations can apply to be a facilitator.​

Facilitator Applications Due April 30, 2022

We receive thousands of applications every year for the conference. Please be patient with the selection process. You can apply for more than one topic/workshop/roundtable.​

We will begin to select and announce speakers April 1st, 2022.

Applications will close on June 5th, 2022.

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