Metafest 2023 set for return to Switzerland this April
The blockchain conference, uniquely hosted between the weekends of Caprices Festival, has unveiled its speakers and dates.
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Metafest 2023 is a cutting edge conference of creatives held from 12 – 16th April in the blissful Alpine resort of Crans-Montana in Switzerland. This summit is where Art meets Tech and key together topics such as the intersection between NFTs, The Metaverse, AI and Blockchain technology is all discussed, right between the two world renowned weekends of Caprices Electronic Music Festival.
Caprices Festival is an award winning winter music festival that has been running in the Swiss Alps since 2004. It is known for its internationally acclaimed headliners such as Bjork, Portishead, Iggy Pop, Cypress Hill and Nas, and has always been one step ahead in the world of Art and Technology. That now bears out with this innovative new international NFT and Metaverse conference, which is organised in partnership with SwissBorg, the #1 place to buy, sell, and hold crypto.
This year, subjects include Blockchain and Community Management with Cyrus Fazel, Co-Founder of Swissborg and Co-Founder of Metafest, giving a presentation on his general vision of the future of web3. Maxime Léonard, founder of Caprices Festival, will present his vision for the future possibilities offered by Web3 and Artificial Intelligence in the festival world while renowned artist Agoria will present his new show, which integrates cutting-edge technologies that allow the audience to interact live and in a distributed manner on the blockchain. In addition, Agoria will give a keynote speech on his vision for the evolution of the art world through new technological tools.
Founder Massam will present Kapela, an innovative art-tech and web3 project that decentralizes music creation and performance. As part of the presentation, a sneak peek of Kapela’s immersive and decentralized show they have created will be showcased, featuring Massam performing live with Sorä using the project’s software. Philippe Cramer, artist & designer, will present his latest art pieces in connection with Web3 technologies such as NFT or Metaverse and talk about the artistic process behind it. The works of Jean-Jacques Duclaux, also known as Eko33, focus on clear geometrical structures while including non-obvious yet advanced and diversified algorithmic forms. Rishi Patel of Plus8Equity will present Endel, an application that blends music and Artificial Intelligence for meditation and Sarkis, the pianist who sold one of the most expensive music NFTs in 2022, will discuss the use of Artificial Intelligence in his creative processes.
Simon de Kinkelin of Pianity will present the latest updates to their NFT music platform and Dominique Perret, a renowned freeride skier who has left an indelible mark on the history of the sport, will discuss the development and features of Wemountain, and how the platform is helping to make mountain sports safer for everyone. Wade Cawood, founder of Paradox1 will discuss unique immersive internet experience where communities, individual users and different organizations collaborate and get rewarded for the positive, on/off chain impact that their actions have upon natural ecosystems and society at large.
This pioneering gathering made a vital debut last year and proved a fantastic meeting place that brought together artists, investors, technologists, crypto companies and the public to immerse themselves into this intriguing new world through a series of events including NFT awards, NFT auctions, conferences, VR experiences and much more. The summit has been designed with both experts and newbies in mind, so will offer a health of knowledge for those with any level of interest in this new industry.
In an exciting collaboration, Caprices Festival is joining forces with Montreux Comedy Club to bring you a night filled with laughter and entertainment at the conclusion of the Metafest conference. To top off the unforgettable experience, a lively afterparty will follow, featuring talented DJs spinning tunes to keep the energy high and the dance floor packed until 4 am. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to unwind and celebrate with a perfect blend of comedy and music!