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Welcome to Devcon.

We have got loads to cowl, and on this put up you may examine all of it! Learn carefully as we go over transit to the venue from Osaka’s airports, the Devcon Venue, the Agenda & Devcon App, and extra!

Please bookmark this piece to reply all questions that you could have associated to early and on-site registration, experiences across the venue, collaborating throughout talks, facet/after occasions and all the pieces else Devcon5.

To kick issues off, let’s talk about tips on how to get the place you are going.

I. Transit

Most attendees can be touchdown quickly, and we need to just be sure you’re in a position to simply navigate towards the Devcon venue.

Nearly all of of us will arrive at Osaka’s worldwide airport, Kansai Worldwide Airport (KIX). From there,  there are a couple of simple methods to succeed in the ATC Corridor, or the Cosmo Tower, Hyatt Regency and Quintessa inns.

a. KIX to the Venue 

KIX Airport Limousine Bus to Hyatt Regency Osaka

The Limousine Bus is an express-bus simply steps from the doorways to the airport. There are solely two stops earlier than this service drops off on the Hyatt Regency Osaka, which is adjoined to the venue. The bus leaves each half hour and is sure for Osaka Nanko/Common Studios.

The price for a experience is JPY1,600 per individual (about 15USD)oneway,or2,800yen(15 USD) a method, or 2,800 yen (

Through Metro 

The metro is a low-cost possibility for getting round any a part of Osaka. From Umeda/Honmachi/Shinsaibashi/Namba, take the Osaka Metro Chuo Line to “Honmachi” station, and from Honmachi station, take the Cosmo Sq. to Commerce Heart station for about 18 minutes.

From Shin-Osaka, take the Osaka Midosuji Line to Honmachi station, and from “Honmachi” station take the Cosmo Sq. to Commerce Heart station for about 18 minutes.

Through JR (Japan Rail)

From Tennoji or Osaka station, take the Loop Line to “Bentencho” Station and switch to the Osaka Metro Chuo Line by way of Cosmosquare for about quarter-hour and get off at “In entrance of the commerce middle” Station. This journey ought to run about ¥390.

b. ITM to the Venue

For these arriving by way of connection or domestically at Itami Airport (ITM), we advocate the Itami-Airport Limousine Bus, which is able to shortly convey you to the middle of Osaka. From there, join with Osaka Metro’s Chuo Line to succeed in the ATC Corridor.

And for extra data on native transit, we’re all the time thrilled by our group taking the lead, and happy to advocate and share these group assets:


Different Helpful navigation instruments 


II. Devcon Registration

a. Early Registration

Optionally, skip the road on Day 1 by registering on Monday to obtain your wristband and badge!

Date: Monday, October seventh

Time: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Sakishima Cosmo Tower 1st ground

b. DOORS OPEN: On-Web site Registration

Date: Tuesday, October eighth

Time: 8:00 AM (Programming begins @9:00AM)

Devcon Venue: ATC Corridor 2 Chome-1-10 Nankokita, Suminoe Ward

  1. Registration “have to know”

  • All strains are equal — no alphabetical order this 12 months!

  • Earlier than you arrive, you will need to redeem your code for a ticket QR and obtain the PDF to your system or print it upfront.

  • Wristbands are required for entry and should be picked up at registration. Don’t lose your wristband — it is not going to get replaced.

  • Badges are non-compulsory, and might be picked up on the Swag Station in Corridor C

  • For all on-chain public sale and raffle ticketeers, please make sure that you’ve got redeemed your tickets right here. Employees will be capable to help on-site if wanted.

c.  Web

We all know how convention Wi-Fi usually feels, so we’re attempting out a couple of new issues this 12 months. Along with the usual venue Wi-Fi possibility, we’ll have devoted connections in every room to assist with presentation-streaming and extra. Additional, when you’ve got an unlocked telephone, let our workers know at registration for a present and a few devoted information (a data-only SIM card legitimate at some stage in the convention [5 days]) of your very personal.

d. Reserve Swag in the course of the ticketing course of? 

We have got you lined, however you may choose issues up a bit later. See the Swag part for extra data (Pt. III-B-1-ii)!

III. Venue & Experiences

a. Welcome to the ATC Corridor

Handle: 2 Chome-1-10 Nankokita, Suminoe Ward, Osaka, 559-0034, Japan

The ATC corridor is a phenomenal and trendy venue full with indoor and outside area, a direct prepare cease for fast downtown entry, a view of the water (for these nautically-inclined amongst us) and on-site meals and purchasing!

We now have various distinctive actions and areas for everybody to look ahead to each inside and outdoors the primary venue, together with a packed schedule on levels of all sizes, all kinds of meals choices, and different experiences.

Let’s begin with these experiences!

b. Contained in the Venue

1. The Unimaginable Corridor C!

i. Tabling Groups

Corridor C is straight accessible from the primary entryway and gathering place of the ATC Corridor. Inside you may discover workers and swag from thirty of the Ethereum ecosystem’s main groups. Make sure to go to all through the convention as effectively, since many tabling sponsors and teams will rotate after Day 2 of Devcon.

ii. Swag & Gross sales

Talking of swag, Corridor C can also be the place to choose up your pre-ordered swag and extra! Did you choose your gear in the course of the ticketing course of? Head to the Swag Station and current your QR (obtain individually out of your ticket) to redeem on your swag. Should you chosen a measurement, we have it reserved for you.

Need one thing extra? We have got unique designs and add-ons like Devcon hoodies on the market as effectively. Verify these out right here: swag.ethereum.org – use the password “osaka5” 😉

iii. Badge Design, Sticker Station and Meals!

Is your badge not but lined in pastel coloured and meme-related stickers? We will help. Final 12 months’s Devcon stickers went shortly, so we have reloaded. Head to the again of Corridor C to satisfy your sticker desires, and seize a snack alongside the best way.

2. Decompression Room II

Have to keep away from eye contact? Take the elevator to Flooring 6 and discover a stress-free, refreshing area for friends to doze and laze about. No gadgets please! On Day 4, there can be a meditation session led by a Zen monk for these in dire want of a lift after a protracted convention.

3. Dogfooding, One other Form of Meals

i. Ethereum Galaxy (Burner Pockets Recreation) 

Come play Ethereum Galaxy, a webapp scavenger hunt the place you may uncover all the celebs within the Ethereum group’s night time sky, constructed by FlexDapps. Accumulate stars by visiting all areas of the convention scanning QR codes, and full an entire galaxy to win prizes and the last word easter egg.

ii. Proof Of Attendance Protocol (POAP)

Snag your collectible ERC-721 token to show your attendance at Devcon!

4. Crypto Grows on Bushes

‘On the Revitalization of Nature’ is an artwork/thought expertise produced and curated by the Division of Decentralization. By means of compelling artwork initiatives (lots of which use the applied sciences that we’re so arduous at work on equivalent to Plasma, IPFS and others) we search to activate the emotional attachment we really feel in direction of our planet and spark ideas on the present local weather disaster. Individuals are invited to share their concepts, questions and complaints in a conventional “Complaints E-book” which can be later used on a second iteration of the present.

5. Elsewhere 

Step by means of a portal, leaving the hustle and bustle behind, and into an interactive theater exhibit that’s Elsewhere. On the entrance you may discover a stress-free, refreshing area for friends to take a deep breath and decompress. Go to Celo’s listening sales space, flip pages by means of particularly glorious books, chat with mates over a cup of tea whereas clearing your head. Additional in, an suave and interactive expertise exploring the veiled ideas with which we mythologize cash will lead you on a journey not like another.

To seek out “Elsewhere”, take elevator #2 (left of Corridor B) to the third ground and head to Umier Dice/Room 308:

Devcon Venue- Inside

c. Exterior the Venue

1. Devcon Park

We won’t wait so that you can see the yard! Devcon Park overlooks the water from the again of the Devcon Venue, and is constructed by our mates at ConsenSys. Get pleasure from seating, meals, drink and nice views.

2. Devcon Park Amphitheater

Want some air? Take a look at the cool outside amphitheatre space for extra talks, panels and workshops. This area additionally has some free blocks of time if you would like to schedule your personal discuss! Simply head on down and pencil it in. We’ll present an replace right here quickly with particulars on tips on how to schedule time utilizing the Scheduler!

Oh… and we’ve a particular visitor becoming a member of us on Day 1 that you simply will not need to miss.

 3. Teatime with Doge

Doge with Ethereum Hat

Meet Kabo-chan.

She’s fluffy, cute, and you could know her higher because the real-life face of Doge. That is proper, the pup that began all of it is right here within the fur and can be providing you with the most recent on breakthrough state-channel analysis. Okay, we’re kidding about that final half.

Be a part of Kabo-chan on Day 1 (October eighth) at 2:30PM for teatime and selfies.

d. Meals is an expertise, too!

Attendees can have a couple of extra choices this 12 months on the subject of the menu.

Pastries and occasional with an area flare can be round every morning, and light-weight snacks (+espresso and tea) are supplied all through the day. For lunch, everybody can be supplied with a stack of vouchers at registration which can be utilized to get your self a lunch at any of the areas listed right here.

In whole, we’ve almost 30 eating choices in and across the venue to let everybody discover and choose their favorites every day.

IV. Schedule & Devcon App

a. Agenda

This 12 months’s schedule is accessible in a number of codecs. The official on-line launch is stay at Devcon.org/Agenda.

For extra data, see our full put up on the schedule right here.

*Should you want a hand with discovering a room (or the rest at Devcon), hold a watch out for the dark-red workers shirts worn by volunteers and workers on the Devcon workforce.

b. The Devcon App

An on-the-go schedule is accessible by means of our Devcon cell app. Test it out beneath!

By means of the app, you can save your most anticipated talks to a personalised schedule, seek for and find out about audio system by identify, obtain stay Devcon updates, join and share schedules with mates and extra! We might prefer to ship a particular thanks to Ackee for his or her work on this 12 months’s app.

appa.devcon.org (for iOS)

appg.devcon.org (for android)

c. HackMD

This 12 months we can be providing a collaborative note-taking platform known as HackMD for each Devcon5 discuss!

Contribute notes to the HackMD pocket book throughout each discuss that you simply attend, and in case you miss any talks, test HackMD for notes and suggestions from others on what you missed.

The Devcon5 pocket book can discovered right here, with separate notes for every discuss.

d. After & Facet Occasions

Except for Devcon occasions and actions, there’s a lot occurring in Osaka, and impartial teams throughout the Ethereum ecosystem have been at work to mixture facet occasions, afterparties and different alternatives for all of us to participate in. We applaud their work and dedication, and might’t wait to see everybody at a couple of of the occasions that they are serving to to make occur. Take a look at their pages beneath.


V. Cultural Ideas

First time in Japan? Do not smoke exterior! This is some recommendation about social customs that could be new to you, like frequent phrases, data on tipping tradition, and extra.

a. Do’s

  • At all times have money available. There are various shops, eating places and taxis solely settle for money. ATMs are positioned in each comfort retailer

  • Should you neglect one thing at house, head to a comfort retailer (7-11, Household Mart and Lawson) and yow will discover most must-have objects there

  • You’ll be able to drink the faucet water

  • On public transportation ready for trains or bus, line up a queue in an orderly approach and don’t reduce in, Japanese folks actually care for his or her queues

b. Don’ts 

  • Don’t tip in eating places (no tipping tradition)

  • Don’t throw away trash on the road

  • Don’t drink or smoke on the road (designated areas solely)

  • Don’t make telephone calls whereas on public transportation

  • Don’t converse loudly on public transportation

c. Native ideas 

  • Discover quite a lot of scrumptious native meals in Dotonbori space equivalent to Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Kushi-age

  • Japan’s official journey app is beneficial to find enjoyable spots and to get alert notifications in case of pure disasters https://www.jnto.go.jp/smartapp/eng/about.html

  • There are sometimes women-only prepare vehicles if wanted (written in English on the facet of the prepare)

  • If you don’t want to hold round heavy suitcases, there’s a convention baggage storage service supplied by ecbo cloak https://cloak.ecbo.io/

  • For additional data, discover with Osaka Information https://osaka-info.jp/en/

d. Helpful phrases

Bear in mind some helpful Japanese phrases (most Japanese folks don’t converse English however they’re normally useful to reply with some vocabulary)

  • Howdy – Konichiwa (こんにちは)

  • Thanks – Arigatou (ありがとう)

  • Excuse me – Sumimasen (すみません)

  • Please – Onegai shimasu (おねがいします)

  • Sure – Hai (はい)

  • No – Iie (いいえ)

  • I am sorry – Gomen nasai (ごめんなさい)

  • I do not perceive – Wakarimasen (わかりません)

  • Goodbye – Sayounara  (さようなら)

  • Good night time – Oyasumi (おやすみ)

  • I do not perceive Japanese – Nihongo wakarimasen (にほんごわかりません)

  • What’s this? – Kore ha nandesuka? (これはなんですか?)

  • The place is _? – _ ha doko desuka? (____はどこですか?)

  • The place is the restroom (rest room)t? – Rest room ha doko desuka? (トイレはどこですか?)

  • Do you settle for bank cards? – Bank card ha tsukae masuka ? (クレジットカードはつかえますか?)

  • I’m _ . – Watashi ha __ desu (わたしは____です)

  • Assist! – Tasukete kudasai (たすけてください)

VI. Different issues to know

a. Security First!

1. Emergency numbers:

  • 119 – Ambulance, fireplace, emergency rescue

  • 110 – Police

  • 118 – Sea rescue (for these of you that insist on making boat events occur)

  • “I’m at  (place identify)” = Watashi ha (place identify) ni imasu

  • “It is an emergency! Please ship ambulance” = Kinkyu desu! Kyu-kyu-sha wo onegai shimasu.

We can have medical workers on the venue on-site in case of emergencies.


b. Code of Conduct

Please keep in mind to abide by the Code of Conduct, which is accessible right here: https://devcon.org/code-of-conduct.

For any questions concerning the Code of Conduct, or to make a report/file a criticism, contact a workers member or a volunteer.

c. Keep updated with the most recent information!

Be a part of the Official Devcon Bulletins Telegram channel: https://t.me/efdevcon5

First time at Devcon? Be a part of the n00bs channel: https://t.me/devcon5n00bs

Comply with Deva on Twitter: https://twitter.com/efdevcon

Keep Tuned to (and allow) push notifications within the Devcon App:


The official web site for Devcon5 is https://devcon.org/

That is it! Bear in mind to bookmark this web page for fast entry to all issues Devcon, and welcome to Osaka.



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