VeeCon 2022, hosted by Gary Vaynerchuk at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis from May 19-22, 2022, can only be described as surreal. This conference featured a unique blend of business seminars, motivational speeches, and raves.
Holders of Vaynerchuk's "VeeFriends" NFT were granted exclusive access to the conference. This was the first-ever NFT-ticketed event. Attendees without a VeeFriend were able to purchase tickets using Ethereum. The event was complete with a giant stage, ferris wheel, and jumbotron that featured animated characters.
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The purpose of VeeCon was to celebrate all things NFT, while Vaynerchuks’s collection took center stage, many other projects made an appearance. These projects included; BAYC, WoW, CyberKongz, Creature World, and more.
In addition, Gary Vee didn't hesitate to call upon his celebrity contacts to speak at VeeCon. Some of the big-name performers in attendance included:
- Mila Kunis
- Seth Green
- Pharell Willams
- Snoop Dogg
- Logan Paul
- Eva Longoria
Along with this, Wyclef Jean and Miguel were among the musical performances.
There was also a significant physical collectible presence from brands such as LukaTigers + Brons, Sasha T., SlabStox, Rally, Brigandi, The Coffee Breakers, Candy, Goldin and more.
To see both the physical and digital collectible world merge was an interesting dichotomy, but will this happen again in the future? During a My First Million podcast, Vaynerchuk confirmed that VeeCon will continue to be held annually through at least 2024.