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The Ultimate Guide to Devcon5: Exploring Ethereum Foundation’s Insights

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Welcome to Devcon! We have a lot of information to cover in this post. Pay close attention as we discuss transit to the venue from Osaka’s airports, the Devcon Venue, the Agenda & Devcon App, and more! Make sure to bookmark this piece so you can refer back to it for any questions you may have related to early and on-site registration, experiences around the venue, participating during talks, side/after events, and everything else about Devcon5.

To begin, let’s talk about how to get to your destination.

I. Transit
Most attendees will be arriving soon, and we want to ensure that you can easily navigate your way to the Devcon venue. The majority of people will arrive at Osaka’s international airport, Kansai International Airport (KIX). From there, there are a few convenient ways to reach the ATC Hall, Cosmo Tower, Hyatt Regency, and Quintessa hotels.

a. KIX to the Venue
KIX Airport Limousine Bus to Hyatt Regency Osaka: The Limousine Bus is an express bus located just steps from the airport. There are only two stops before this service drops off at the Hyatt Regency Osaka, which is connected to the venue. The bus departs every half hour and goes to Osaka Nanko/Universal Studios. The cost for a one-way ride is JPY1,600 per person (about 15USD) or JPY2,800 (about 26USD) for a round trip. The travel time is 50 minutes. You can check the time table here: [insert link]

Via Metro: The metro is a cost-effective option for getting around Osaka. From Umeda/Honmachi/Shinsaibashi/Namba, take the Osaka Metro Chuo Line to “Honmachi” station, and from there, take the Cosmo Square to Trade Center station for approximately 18 minutes. From Shin-Osaka, take the Osaka Midosuji Line to Honmachi station, and from “Honmachi” station, take the Cosmo Square to Trade Center station for about 18 minutes.

Via JR (Japan Rail): From Tennoji or Osaka station, take the Loop Line to “Bentencho” Station and transfer to the Osaka Metro Chuo Line via Cosmosquare. Get off at “In front of the trade center” Station. The cost for this trip should be around ¥390.

b. ITM to the Venue
For those arriving at Itami Airport (ITM) via connection or domestically, we recommend taking the Itami-Airport Limousine Bus, which will quickly bring you to the center of Osaka. From there, you can connect with Osaka Metro’s Chuo Line to reach the ATC Hall. For more information on local transit, we recommend using the community resources available.

II. Devcon Registration
a. Early Registration
You have the option to skip the line on Day 1 by registering on Monday to receive your wristband and badge.

Date: Monday, October 7th
Time: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Sakishima Cosmo Tower 1st floor

b. DOORS OPEN: On-Site Registration
Date: Tuesday, October 8th
Time: 8:00 AM (Programming begins at 9:00 AM)
Devcon Venue: ATC Hall 2 Chome-1-10 Nankokita, Suminoe Ward

Registration “need to know”:
– All lines are equal, there is no alphabetical order this year.
– Before you arrive, make sure to redeem your code for a ticket QR and download the PDF to your device or print it in advance.
– Wristbands are required for entry and must be picked up at registration. Do not lose your wristband as it will not be replaced.
– Badges are optional and can be picked up at the Swag Station in Hall C.
– For all on-chain auction and raffle ticket holders, please make sure to redeem your tickets online. Staff will be available to assist on-site if needed.

c. Internet
We understand that conference Wi-Fi can be unreliable, so we’re trying something new this year. In addition to the standard venue Wi-Fi, we will have dedicated connections in each room to ensure smooth presentation streaming and more. If you have an unlocked phone, let our staff know at registration. You will receive a gift and a data-only SIM card valid for the duration of the conference (5 days).

d. Reserve Swag during the ticketing process?
We’ve got you covered! However, you’ll need to pick up your swag a bit later. Please refer to the Swag section for more information (Pt. III-B-1-ii).

III. Venue & Experiences
a. Welcome to the ATC Hall
Address: 2 Chome-1-10 Nankokita, Suminoe Ward, Osaka, 559-0034, Japan
The ATC Hall is a beautiful and modern venue with both indoor and outdoor space. It has a direct train stop for quick downtown access and offers a view of the water. On-site, you’ll find food and shopping options. We have a variety of unique activities and spaces for everyone to enjoy both inside and outside the main venue. This includes a packed schedule on stages of all sizes, a wide variety of food options, and other exciting experiences. Let’s start by discussing those experiences!

b. Inside the Venue
1. The Incredible Hall C!
i. Tabling Teams
Hall C is directly accessible from the main entryway and serves as a gathering place at the ATC Hall. Inside, you’ll find staff and swag from thirty of the leading teams in the Ethereum ecosystem. Make sure to visit throughout the conference as there will be rotations after Day 2 of Devcon.

ii. Swag & Sales
Hall C is also where you can pick up your pre-ordered swag and more! Did you select your gear during the ticketing process? Head to the Swag Station and present your QR code to redeem it. We have your reserved size available. Additionally, we have exclusive designs and add-ons, such as Devcon hoodies, available for purchase. Check them out at swag.ethereum.org (password: “osaka5”).

iii. Badge Design, Sticker Station, and Food
Is your badge not yet covered in pastel-colored and meme-related stickers? We can help with that. We have reloaded this year’s Devcon stickers, which went quickly last year. Head to the back of Hall C to get your stickers and grab a snack along the way.

2. Decompression Room II
Need a break from the crowd? Take the elevator to Floor 6 and find a relaxing space for guests to rest and relax. Please refrain from using devices in this space. On Day 4, there will be a meditation session led by a Zen monk for those in need of a boost after a long conference.

3. Dogfooding, Another Kind of Food
i. Ethereum Galaxy (Burner Wallet Game)
Come play Ethereum Galaxy, a web app scavenger hunt where you can explore the stars in the Ethereum community’s night sky. Collect stars by scanning QR codes in different areas of the conference and complete a whole galaxy to win prizes and discover the ultimate Easter egg.

ii. Proof Of Attendance Protocol (POAP)
Get your collectible ERC-721 token to prove your attendance at Devcon!

4. Crypto Grows on Trees
‘On the Revitalization of Nature’ is an art/thought experience produced and curated by the Department of Decentralization. Through compelling art projects that use technologies such as Plasma and IPFS, this experience aims to activate the emotional attachment we feel towards our planet and spark thoughts on the current climate crisis. Participants are invited to share their ideas, questions, and complaints in a traditional “Complaints Book” which will be used for a second iteration of the show.

5. Elsewhere
Step through a portal and leave the hustle and bustle behind as you enter an interactive theater exhibit called Elsewhere. At the entrance, you’ll find a relaxing space to take a deep breath and decompress. Explore Celo’s listening booth, flip through excellent books, and chat with friends over a cup of tea to clear your mind. Further into the exhibit, you’ll experience an artful and interactive journey exploring the veiled concepts with which we mythologize money. To find “Elsewhere,” take elevator #2 to the 3rd floor and head to Umier Cube/Room 308.

c. Outside the Venue
1. Devcon Park
We can’t wait for you to see the beautiful outdoor area! Devcon Park overlooks the water from the back of the Devcon Venue and is built by ConsenSys. You can enjoy seating, food, drinks, and great views.

2. Devcon Park Amphitheater
If you need some fresh air, check out the outdoor amphitheater area for more talks, panels, and workshops.

We hope this information helps you navigate the Devcon experience. Enjoy your time at Devcon5!

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