2023 Speaker Applications Now Open

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


Past Speakers
2022 Speaker Line Up

Vitalik Buterin

Founder, Ethereum

Anthony Di Iorio

Founder, Decentral, Jaxx, and Ethereum

Ethan Buchman

Co-Founder of Cosmos, CEO of Informal Systems

Michelle Rempel

Member of Parliament, Government of Canada

Robbie Amell

Producer & Actor, Collective Pictures

Alex Dominguez

Chief Investor Relations Officer, Unicorn Hunters

Raine Maida

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

Elena Sinelnikova

Co-Founder & CEO, CryptoChicks and MetisDAO

Christie Harkin

Managing Editor, Technology CoinDesk

Boris Alergant

Head of DeFi Markets, Ripple Labs

Greg Gopman

CMO, Ankr

Som Seif

CEO, Purpose Unlimited & Purpose Investments

Arthur Camara

Director of Product, Dapper Labs

Paolo Ardoino

CTO, Tether

Attending Virtually

Andrew Gastwirth

Chief Innovation Officer, DLA Piper

Sergey Metelin

Developer Advocate, Executive Director Americas, Swirlds Labs

Abigail Castro

Developer Evangelist, Swirlds Labs

Tanim Rasul

Chief Operating Officer, NDAX

Tyler Spalding


Sergey Gorbunov

Co-Founder & CEO, Axelar

Adam Cai

CEO, Virgo Group

Dr. Nataliya Hearn

Director, CryptoChicks

David Shafrir

Co-Founder & CEO, Secure Digital Markets

Nora Anwar

Marketing Manager, VirgoCX

Andrew Weiner

Vice President, MEXC Global

Vincent Kadar

CEO, Polymath

Daniel Shakhmundes

Chief Technology Officer, Secure Digital Markets

Charlene Cieslik

Chief Compliance Officer & Head of Customer Success, Localcoin

Clayton Hartford

Director, Brave Software

Kevin Hobbs

Founder & CEO, Aventus Ventures

David Cormican

Head of Production Oversight, Mogul Productions

Ben Armstrong

Founder, BitBoy Crypto

Josh Stein

Developer Advocate, Ankr

Pamela Draper

President & CEO, Bitvo Inc.

Josh Neuroth

VP Product, Ankr

Keith Grossman

President, TIME

Attending Virtually

Ego Huang


Brian Mosoff

CEO, Ether Capital

Eric Richmond

Chief Operating Officer, Coinsquare

Roger Ver

Founder, Bitcoin.com

Kate Goldman

Senior Policy Associate, Elliptic

Eric Rodriguez

Director of Strategy and Operations, Unstoppable Domains

Lin Dai

Co-Founder & CEO, OneOf

Fred Pye

Founder & CEO, 3iQ

Jon Monahan

Vice President of Sales, Splinterlands

Matt Marino

Co-Founder, TapiocaDAO

Kimberly Adams

Co-Founder, Bridge Network

Mark Connors

Head of Research, 3iQ

David Wachsman

Founder & CEO, Wachsman

Ben Kurrek

Developer Relations Engineer, Pagoda | Co-Founder of Fayyr

Aqeel Mohammad

Product Strategy / Design, Ethereum Foundation

Tracy Molino

Counsel, Dentons Canada LLP

Austin Baggio

Product Manager, Pagoda

Bin Zhu

Founder & CEO, Stratos

Patrick Dunlop

Co-Founder & CEO, Jackal Labs

Ashley Stanhope

Director of Communications, Ether Capital

Sukhveer Sanghera

CEO, Earth Wallet

Igor Denisov

CEO, Squirrel Wallet

Kyle Fry


Dean Skurka

Head of Exchanges, WonderFi

Dina Mainville

Founder & Principal, Collisionless

David Gokhshtein

President, Gokhshtein Media


Technologist & Producer, WhoWho’s TreeHouse

Tracy Leparulo

Founder & CEO, Untraceable

Warren Paul Anderson

CEO, Discreet Labs

Larry O'Brien

Co-Founder of DGOV3 | member of Prior Art | former Mayor of Ottawa | founder of Calian Group

Ross Macdonald

COO, Gokhshtein Media

Stephanie Hughes

Finance Reporter, Financial Post

Chua Kok Tung

Lead Game Designer, Project SEED

Ehsan Shariati

Co-Founder & CTO, Functionland

Tanya Lindsay

Co-Founder, CryptoMibs

Jeff Chan

Producer & Director, Collective Pictures

Fazil Mohamed Jabar


Andile Ndlovu

Artist Manager, Electric Feel Entertainment

Chris Pace

Chief Technology Advocate, Coincover

Pavel Sinelnikov

Integrations Lead, Metis

Toufic Adlouni

Managing Director, Renno & Co

Eunika Sot

Co-Founder, COO & CMO, Yuser

Alex McDougall

CEO, Stablecorp Inc.

Leon Marshall

Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales, Genesis

Michael Sanders

Co-Founder & Chief Storyteller, Horizon

Viveik Vivekananthan

Founder & CEO, Swing.xyz

Tian Lim

Senior Project Manager, Metamask, ConsenSys


Co-Founder, Dx, DxSale

Graeme Moore

Head of Tokenization, Polymesh

MK Marsden

Co-Founder of Prior Art DAO | Managing Partner of Touchpoint Strategies

Jean Yves Martineau

Co-Founder of Prior Art | DAO EVP of Technology SimWin


Lead Developer & Strategic Partnership Coordinator, Beefy

Wayne Chen

CEO, EukaPay

Milena M.

CTO, āut Protocol

Alex P.

CEO & Product Architect, āut Protocol

Kevin Neilson

Developer Relations Engineer, Moonbeam

Mawadda Basir

Co-Founder & CEO, Hunt Analytics

Denys Ivanov

COO, Hacken.io

Brian Keogh

Director, Gemini Fund Solutions

Maggi Xu

Co-Founder, GMGN DAO

Louisa Bai

Crypto Strategy and Partnerships, Stellar.org

Justyna Osowska

Founder, Women in Blockchain Canada

Ameer Rosic

Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Jessica Levesque

Executive Director, C4

Ryan Berkun

Founder & CEO, Teller Finance

Pieter Vanhove

Program Manager, Microsoft

Ashley Wright

Founder & CEO, The Wright Success

Russell Castagnaro

Entrepreneur in Residence, Bufficorn Ventures

Austin Davis

Co-Founder, Crownbits Rewards

Joshua "0xJoshua.eth" Lapidus

Executive Steward for Partnerships and Ecosystem at Opolis, Merch Steward of ETHDenver + Treasurer of SporkDAO

Tanya Woods

Strategic Advisor, Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada

Eduardo Vivas


Corey Herscu

Growth & Media Expert (no company)

Randy Marusyk

Managing Partner, MBM Intellectual Property Law

Mary Sorrenti

Vice President, Game Pill

Sam Bourgi

Business Editor, Cointelegraph

Justin Hartzman

Co-Founder & CEO, Coinsmart

Amber Scott

Founder & CEO, Outlier Compliance Group

Cristian Lupascu

Co-founder & CEO, OMNIA Protocol

Steve Ngok

Partner, DoraHacks

Majd Hailat

Founder & CEO, Altura

Jia Ling Yang

Founder & CEO, Playground

Amer Ameen

VP of Product & Project Management, ChainSafe

Kwame Bryan

Software Developer Gaming, ChainSafe

Shannon Wells

Head of Growth, Livepeer

Stanley Szeniawski

Customer Success, QuickNode

Stephen Sargeant

Founder, airdropd

Pratik Gauri

Co-Founder & CEO, 5ire

Emma Todd

CEO, MMH Data Systems

David Yi

Chief Commercial Officer, Aspen Creek Digital Corporation

Kunal Bhasin

Director & Co-Leader, Cryptoassets & Blockchain, KPMG Canada

Jesse Abramowitz

Lead Blockchain and Protocol Developer, Entropy

Pico Velasquez

Metaverse Visionary, Architect & Entrepreneur | CEO, VIIRA

Soushiant Zanganehpour

CEO, Swae.io

Wael Rajab

Founder, Blockchain Academics

Dilesha Williams Stelmach

Director of Business Development, Empowered EDI

Marc Lijour

Co-Founder, DeFi Toronto

Shagufta Sayani

Blockchain Leader, EY

Pramod Gopalakrishna

Blockchain Leader, EY

Anu Bhardwaj


Taras Kulyk

VP, Digital Strategy & Growth, Validus Power

Ronnie Levi

Senior Account Director, MarketAcross

Maxim Sindall

COO, Altura

A Few Past Speaker

Larry King

CNN Legend, TV and Radio Host

Charles Hoskinson

Founder, Cardano

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

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.

APPLy to Speak



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