The North American Bitcoin Conference will take place in Chicago, July 19 and 20, at the McCormick Place. Attendees will meet and hear from the biggest names in the digital currency industry, as well as powerful newcomers such as government officials, regulators and bankers. Merchants, vendors, exhibitors and startups also will be on hand.
Following the success of the European Bitcoin Convention and the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, thousands of community members will travel to Chicago, Illinois on July 19th & 20th to discuss the bright future of Bitcoin, the most successful virtual currency in the world.
Right now is a critical moment for Bitcoin. The world's most independent currency just turned five and is entering a crucial phase in its development. In the last six months the currency has dramatically increased in visibility and experienced the pros and cons of the limelight: rising acceptance with vendors and shoppers, alongside scrutiny, regulations, and fluctuating prices.
Why this conference
During the conference's short but action packed two-day agenda you will meet and hear from the biggest names in the industry, as well as powerful newcomers such as regulators and bankers. Workshops targeted at merchants will act as a forum for vendors, exhibitors, and recent Bitcoin startups to share their latest innovations and inform discussions. Regulators, banks, and government officials will be on hand to lead panel discussions that are light on fluff and heavy on content. We’ll also have VC investors on hand, and as always, our amazing rooftop parties.
What others are saying
The most respected Bitcoin conference in North America, the NABC was recently featured in CNN Money, Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, and The Wall Street Journal. This will be the largest Bitcoin conference yet in North America thanks to the support of our media partners Freedomain Radio, yBitcoin, Zeroblock, and Liberty.me.
After the grand success of The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami Beach,
we are happy to announce the next in our conference series, with Bitcoin Chicago.
More than 1200 bitcoin community members will soon be converging on Chicago for
a direction-setting conference aimed at driving the currency from speculation to mainstream.
Building on the recent success of the the North American Bitcoin Conference, Bitcoin Chicago
will happen on the 19th and 20th of July 2014, in the lovely McCormick Place.
Rich in potential and steeped in controversy, bitcoin is a radically new kind of money that operates
without governments or banks. Already available and in limited use, bitcoin has recently become a
hot topic thanks to intense value-fluctuations, political pressure and surging media attention.
• Bitcoin has surpassed Western Union in transaction volume.
• Bitcoin merchant acceptance fees far below credit card fees.
• Bitcoin received a preliminary “Stamp of Approval” in the US Senate.
In response to these changes in the bitcoin landscape, the North American Bitcoin Conference
(NABC) intends to bring focus to the divergent bitcoin community that now includes enthusiasts,
speculators, business-users and politicians. To ensure hard-hitting outcomes, speakers will include
Roger Ver, Trace Mayer, Tony Gallippi, Jeff Berwick and Charlie Lee amongst others.
As part of its mission to grow bitcoin use, the NABC will also offer workshops targeted at merchants,
and act as a forum for vendors, exhibitors, and recent bitcoin startups to share their latest innovations
and inform discussions. In addition, regulators, banks and government officials will be on hand to lead
panel discussions that are light on fluff and heavy on content.