Serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk has announced that VeeCon 2022 will begin today, May 19th, at 5:00 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
VeeCon is a four-day event and is the first-of-its-kind NFT ticketed event held by the entrepreneur. Attendees will be treated to a stellar array of speakers, including luminaries from business, music, art, Web3, sports, and popular culture. The Web3 community will be brought together through a mix of keynote speeches, innovative and informative presentations, discussions, and interviews scattered across many stages in the stadium.
VeeFriends is Gary Vaynerchuk’s NFT project, driven by his ambition to use NFT technology to create a community around his creative and business pursuits.
VeeFriends Series 1 was released in May 2021, with Vaynerchuk designing, drawing, and creating each of the 268 VeeFriends for a total of 10,255 tokens. The tokens symbolize the characteristics and qualities that Vaynerchuk intends to instill in others.
Collectors who own VeeFriends NFTs become members of the VeeFriends community and earn entry to VeeCon 2022, 2023, and 2024.
“VeeFriends and VeeCon are the culmination of my business and creative passions; this makes it special to me to see the first inaugural VeeCon come to fruition here in Minnesota,” said Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO & Creator of VeeFriends. “I am so grateful to bring these iconic figures together to meet the VeeFriends community and speak about topics I’ve been passionate about my whole life.”
VeeCon 2022 daily schedule
- Thursday, May 19th at 5:00 pm – The event will include a pitch competition between Minnesota’s greatest start-ups. Furthermore, the party includes food stations, vendor displays, and games to introduce Minnesota culture to the attendees, many of whom are first-time visitors. There will be a SKOL Line, DJ Skee from the Vikings, yard games, a sauna, a selection of food trucks, and performances by Adrian Be and music artist Blu DeTiger.
- Friday, May 20th at 8:00 am – Speakers at the event include acclaimed brain coach Jim Kwik and filmmaker Spike Lee. Brit Morin, Randi Zuckerberg, Michael Lazerow, Kevin Smith, Sean “GFunk” Gearin, Lisa Leslie, Tom Bilyeu, Steve Aoki, Deepak Chopra, Bobby Kim, Mike Novogratz, and Michael Rubin will also speak. The day closes with a happy hour presented by Captain Morgan and bibigo at 5:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., there will be a concert by LUL, Millie Go Lightly, and a headlining performance by TLC sponsored by OneOf.
- Saturday, May 21st at 8:00 am – On the main stage, speakers include Pharrell, Seth Green, Evan Keast, Yam Karkai, Clon, Isaac “Drifter” Wright, Mila Kunis with Lisa Sterbakov, Guy Oseary, Liam Payne, Logan Paul, sports icons Ricky Williams, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, and Baron Davis, and acclaimed digital artist Beeple. Furthermore, Saturday’s schedule includes discussions with Eva Longoria and Huda Kattan on empowering women in Web3. Closing with a session by Miguel and Roger Chabra moderated by Vaynerchuk.
- Sunday, May 22nd at 11:00 am – The main stage is opened by Mark Manson, who is followed by sessions featuring speakers Tyler Hobbs, Erick Calderon, SLOTH, Danny Cole, Isaac “Drifter” Wright, and Jen Stark. The finale features Snoop Dogg, Nick Adler, and Champ Medici, concluded by Gary Vaynerchuk’s wrap-up to VeeCon 2022.
Tickets to VeeCon: https://opensea.io/collection/veecon-tickets.