The Researching Web3 Workshop is the first scholarly conference dedicated to exploring Web3. This field-defining workshop brings together scholars from across academia to generate new research questions, learn about new and emerging technologies, and coordinate communities of practice.
Web3 is a new, novel, and highly active area of socio-technical development built upon blockchain technologies. It has numerous unique areas of scientific investigation, ranging from cryptoeconomic coordination mechanisms to unique sites of social order.
With the recent explosion of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and other resilient, peer-to-peer technologies (DeFi, DeSci, NFTs, etc.), the Researching Web3 Workshop offers scholars a unique opportunity to learn about new and emerging social movements and technologies, coordinate research agendas, build classroom curricula, and collaborate with colleagues within and across disciplinary boundaries.Request registration information
This two-day online event is research focused and field defining. The Researching Web3 Workshop includes short summaries and reviews of foundational topics, on-stage interviews with practitioners, opportunities for socializing and research networking, and access to curated resources for further research and study. We will explore and plan for publications and grant funding as outputs from the workshop. As well,
An optional pre-conference workshop offers attendees a faculty-focused, no-code, hands-on tutorial of key Web3 technologies. Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will receive an NFT certificate of completion.
Building on the success of our recent “Defining Web3” experiment with novel forms of publicly crowdfunded, blockchain-based scholarly publication, the Researching Web3 Workshop advances the state of the art by engaging scholars who seek to generate new research questions and gain insight into emerging technologies and social practices. The Researching Web3 Workshop emphasizes the uniqueness of disciplinary research while providing attendees with opportunities to assemble transdisciplinary research teams to tackle the big questions emerging from Web3’s socially-disruptive, novel technologies and organizational forms.
The Research Web3 Workshop is organized by Dr. Quinn DuPont and Dr. Frances Liddell and is generously funded by the Smart Contract Research Forum. Attendance is free but registration is required.
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Participation is exclusive to researchers and university faculty and is by invitation only. Space is limited.
Please request an invite by submitting your email address and we will contact you.