In the time since the last Devcon announcement, the state of the Ethereum ecosystem has been electric. We’ve realized critical milestones on the Eth2 roadmap, as well as countless breakthroughs and major progress by teams across the ecosystem. We are incredibly excited to celebrate these achievements with all of you at Devcon in Bogota soon.
That said, we need to talk about timing, because we’ve made the difficult decision to hold off on reuniting for a bit longer rather than pushing ahead with our August target (☔️✔). While nothing is guaranteed given the ongoing pandemic, we’re hopeful that a new date announcement is possible soon with the availability of COVID-19 vaccines ramping up now, and updated pandemic-related trends improving. Still, we want to make sure we do this responsibly and that as many people as possible are able to make the trip from all around the world, which seems unlikely by early August. We have, in recent weeks and months, continued to monitor and listen to the concerns raised by the community, and general sentiment around the August date, and it is clear that the best way to ensure that that we can deliver for everyone is with just a little bit more time.
Meanwhile, there’s a lot going on! The road to Devcon will be paved with the many events, virtual and in-person — including EthCC, which is now scheduled to take place in July of 2021 (hosted in Paris by our friends at Ethereum France). We’re excited to support the efforts of all of the amazing and creative teams working to keep our ecosystem thriving. And while we’ve stayed engaged and connected over the last year from afar, we hope to come together again as the situation improves.
As soon as we are able to make date-related announcements, you’ll find right alongside it information on ticketing, speaker applications and all the other details we know you’re eager to learn. Until then, we’ll continue to actively review Devcon Improvement Proposals, so if you’ve got an idea that you think will make Devcon better, send it our way. We’ll continue to work toward putting together an amazing event, which will be here before we know it.