Attendance

Register for the event online by clicking HERE

This discount is reserved for women and is being delivered on good will. CoinDesk has the right to refund passes if the code is being abused. This discount is valid for the first 500 registrations and limited to four passes per order. This discount only applies to new registrations after Feb. 1 on Two-Day and Pro passes. REGISTER HERE

Consensus passes grant access to Consensus sessions, events and receptions, in accordance with pass level, and subject to capacity restrictions. Consensus passes are non-refundable.

Find more information on Two-Day, Pro and Piranha and other passes HERE

Once you have been registered for the Conference, you will receive your registration confirmation by email. If you do not receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours of purchase, please email events@coindesk.com. You will receive reminders and other communications from us as the event grows closer with more information about your registration.

Please bring your email confirmation or registration QR code to any of the Event Registration Hubs. You must provide a government issued photo ID at registration in order to collect registration materials. You must collect your own individual registration.

Registration Hours and Locations (subject to change)

Hilton Austin, 6th Floor
Monday, April 24 • 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25 • 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 26 • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 27 • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, April 28 • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Austin Convention Center, 4th Street and Trinity Entrance
Wednesday, April 26 - Friday, April 28 • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CoinDesk offers different discounts and promotions (ie Student passes, Military Discount, Government official discount). It has the right to void promotional and discount codes if the registrant is not the authorized user of the account that qualifies for the promotion or discount. Your registration will be "pending" until the appropriate fee has been paid.

There are no special rates for daily attendance, exhibit hall only etc. If you register using a special rate that is not applicable to you, CoinDesk has the right to charge you for the difference upon notice that CoinDesk does not agree with your selection of the special or discounted rate. All determinations of the discounted/special rates are in the sole discretion of CoinDesk. CoinDesk reserves the right to not provide you with any special rate.

No refunds will be provided for cancellations. Your pass will grant you access to virtual content, or you may transfer your pass to someone else, for a $100 transfer fee.

Requests for transfers must be submitted in writing by Friday, March 31, 2023 by emailing events@coindesk.com. All transfer requests are subject to a US $100 administrative fee plus any additional price difference of pass upgrades (e.g., transferring the Two-Day tier to the Pro tier).

CoinDesk accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and various cryptocurrencies for payment of registration fees. Payment by invoice can be requested by contacting us at events@coindesk.com.

Please note: All registration fees are non-refundable. Please direct any questions regarding attendee registration to events@coindesk.com.

Registration materials will be released only to the individual whose name appears on the badge. Photo identification (driver's license or passport), credit card, or Conference registration confirmation (barcode) will be required. Business cards are not an acceptable form of identification. Badges are non-transferable after Friday, March 31, 2023.

A US$200 non-refundable fee will be charged to replace a badge for any reason, including lost or stolen badges.

All events on-site at Consensus are first come, first served, and all events are subject to Fire Marshall capacity. Most sessions will be streamed on our virtual platform during and available after the event.

CoinDesk reserves the right to exclude any prospective attendee who has engaged in prohibited conduct in prior Consensus conferences from registering or attending Consensus. Furthermore, Company reserves the right to cancel without refund any attendee’s registration for Consensus if any attendee engages in such prohibited conduct. Details regarding prohibited conduct are available in the Terms and Conditions of Attendance (below).

General Information

Consensus will take place from April 26 to April 28, 2023, at various locations in Austin, Texas. Continue to check CoinDesk.com/consensus for our most up-to-date map and information.

To book at our Headquarters or one of our partner hotels, please visit the Hotels Page.

Any reservations made after the cutoff date shall be at the Hotel's current available rate. We encourage you to book your room early as we are expecting rooms to sell out. Do not contact CoinDesk for hotel reservations or cancellations.

Not for the general conference and festival. Specific events may have a dress code and will be noted in the event-specific details.

The VISA Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less, without first obtaining a visa, when they meet specific requirements. Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel. If you prefer to have a VISA in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) VISA.

It is the sole responsibility of the Attendee to take care of any government visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa should allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. Company will not contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants or provide any other assistance relating to visa issues. Failure to obtain a visa in advance of the Conference does not constitute a valid basis for obtaining a refund.

Please send the information listed below to events@coindesk.com and our team will generate your invitation letter. Please note that we will only issue invitations if you are registered for the event.

  • Name:
  • Title:
  • Company Name:
  • Industry:
  • Company Address:
  • Passport Number:
  • DOB:
  • Date of Issue:
  • Date of Expiry:
  • Consensus Ticket Number:
  • Yes, complimentary wifi will be available to all registered attendees. The wifi network username and password (if applicable) will be distributed through various materials and signage throughout the event.

    Personal belongings such as briefcases, backpacks, purses, coats, book bags, laptops, tablets or mobile devices, etc. should not be left unattended in meeting rooms or public areas. These items are the responsibility of their owner and CoinDesk will not be held responsible for their safekeeping should they become lost or stolen. Additionally, any unattended items may be subject to removal by security upon being discovered. If you lose or find an item, please ask about the lost and found at registration.

    For the good of the show and the exhibitors supporting the show, the only legitimate place to conduct business during show hours is within a contracted exhibit space on the show floor. Exhibiting companies are encouraged to protect their investment and report any violations to Company management. Attendees observed soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or in another company’s booth, may be ejected from the Conference and may be banned from future conferences in Company’s sole discretion. If you witness this unethical practice during the Conference, please immediately report the offense to show management.

    No. Consensus is a private event and maintains a weapons-free policy for all events. Attendees are prohibited from carrying weapons of any kind, including, without limitation, concealed or displayed firearms, and are not permitted to bring weapons onto the conference premises. Attendees’ bags may be checked prior to entering a physical, in-person venue (whether part of the physical events or production for the online events) by employees, contractors and/or representatives of: (a) Consensus; (b) the venue for the applicable event; and/or (c) CoinDesk clients or Consensus sponsors. CoinDesk reserves the right, in its sole discretion, without refund, deferral or credit to attendee, to deactivate and/or revoke the registration credentials of an attendee if such attendee violates this policy. Attendees must comply with this policy regardless of the terms of any signs posted on the premises or venue of any event.

    Conference Participation

    Your name, address, phone number, email address are stored in the bar code on your Conference badge. If you allow an exhibitor to scan your badge, you will be releasing your information to that exhibitor. You should consider your name badge barcode as an electronic business card, enabling you to easily provide your information to an exhibitor if you choose to do so.

    Ramps and handrails are spread throughout our facility. Ramps provide a gradual incline accommodating wheelchairs and scooters. Automatic doors, requiring a simple push of the button, are available at select locations around the facility. All four levels within the facility can be accessed via elevators. Each elevator has a bumper safety system. Major buttons in the elevator are readable in Raised Braille. You can reach all buttons from a wheelchair or scooter. More about the ACC’s accessibility can be found HERE.

    Video recording and hybrid events (including webcams, webinars, streaming video content) are prohibited inside the Austin Convention Center and at all Consensus events unless you have written permission from the CoinDesk Events Team.

    By registering for Consensus, you acknowledge and accept that photographs or video taken of you by CoinDesk or its service providers, may be used for promotional purposes, including but not limited to use in future Conference programs, other promotional material and on CoinDesk.com and its service providers.

    Only persons registered for this Conference and wearing the proper badge will be admitted to the conference. For security and safety reasons, badges must be worn at all times.

    Anyone found to be counterfeiting, copying or sharing Conference name badges, or using a guest badge when s/he is not eligible for a guest badge, may be subject to sanctions up to and including removal from the Conference.

    Consensus registration credentials, including badges, may not be used as a prize or incentive in any form of promotion, contest, game, or sweepstakes without advance written approval from CoinDesk.

    Speakers & Agenda

    CoinDesk welcomes speaker proposals for Consensus 2023 and we encourage all interested parties to read our Consensus 2023 Speaker Submission Guidelines for program details and tips on how to craft a compelling application.

    Click here to submit a speaker proposal.

    CoinDesk provides all speakers with a complimentary registration to the Conference for themselves and a guest. Registration fees for speakers are waived under a separate Conference speaker agreement between the speaker and CoinDesk.

    Consensus 2023 agenda will be updated on a rolling basis as the Conference dates approach. Stay up to date by joining our newsletter list and following us on social media.

    Media

    Please email requests to partnerships@coindesk.com.

    Please submit requests to the Press Center

    Health & Safety

    For COVID-19 and other health guidelines in the United States, please visit wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/.

    Entrances to official event venues will have security checks, including bag search, metal detection devices and screenings. All bags are subject to search.

    Attendees are encouraged to consider their bag type and use clear bags (mesh, plastic, vinyl, etc.) to expedite entry.

    Safety is a top priority at Consensus. Please prepare for your entry to the event by early arrival, and please note the following precautions and procedures we have in place.

    Entrances to official event venues will have security checks, including bag search, metal detection devices and screenings. All bags are subject to search.

    Attendees are encouraged to consider their bag type and use clear bags (mesh, plastic, vinyl, etc.) to expedite entry.

    All attendees and guests must have a valid event pass or ticket. If you, or a friend, require medical assistance, please call 911 and locate your nearest medical tent or alert a staff member.

    Remember, if you see something, say something. Flag down any staff member or public safety official if you notice something that doesn’t seem right. Call 911 in the event of an emergency. All event access is subject to capacity and on a first-come, first-served basis.

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