Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Protocol Labs?

Protocol Labs is made up of 200+ independent teams working together to drive breakthroughs in computing. Our work spans the innovation pipeline, from early research projects to successful startups that reach millions of users.

What is LabWeek?

LabWeek is a decentralized conference convened by network teams in Protocol Labs. Taking place in emerging tech hubs around the world, it’s a chance for PL teams to connect, collaborate and innovate across their fields of expertise. Events span topics such as zk proofs, AI x blockchain, decentralized storage, gaming in Web3, public goods , consensus, DePIN, cryptoeconomics, DeSci, and many more.

This year, there are 3 LabWeeks focused on Public Goods, AI and Web3. Join us for a week of summits, research-focused seminars, engineering workshops, unconferences, and happy hours that are open to anyone interested in learning more.

Who is it for?

LabWeek is attended by Protocol Labs teams from around the world, and is also open to the public. LabWeek is for subject experts, those who want to share big ideas, go deeper on conversations, debate issues and possible solutions. If you're interested in connecting with like-minded individuals working at the forefront of emerging tech, then LabWeek is for you.

When will it take place?

LabWeek-Public Goods will be from Thursday, April 11 to Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

Where will it take place?

LabWeek is a decentralized conference and events will take place all over the San Francisco Bay Area in the US.

I'm in! How do I register for LabWeek?

Great! Check out the schedule, and register for any events that you’re interested in. Each event is independently managed, and may have different policies for ticketing and registration. We invite you to join as many events as you are able to.

All events are optional?

Yes! This is a choose-your-own-adventure event, so please choose the events, sessions, arrival and departure dates, and activities that are interesting and relevant for you.

A bunch of us are actively working on putting together a fantastic schedule. We want your suggestions, feedback, and additions here. Please jump in to help make this thing a thing that helps you.

Can I host an event?

Yes, absolutely! We encourage anyone to host events during LabWeek.Here's what's involved:

  • Identify a topic that you know a thing or two about, and think others should care more about in the Public Goods space
  • Recruit folks you collaborate regularly with to help shape the content of your event

You will have total control over the structure of your event. Morning of talks & afternoon of discussion? Go for it! Required reading before attendance? Sounds great.

The LabWeek team will work with you to help situate your track in the broader schedule, give feedback, and help to make your event great. If you are interested in hosting an event, please send us an email at spaceport@protocol.ai.

Do you have hotel recommendations?

We don’t have any hotel rooms blocked for LabWeek but here are some suggestions:

Berkeley Area

Graduate Berkeley
2600 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

San Francisco Area

InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, an IHG Hotel
999 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
Do I need a visa to attend?

Attendees are responsible for checking requirements and arranging their own visas to the US. Please note that visas and any fees to support obtaining your visa is up to the individual to cover the cost of these services. We are unable to provide personalized invitation letters for attendees.

Will you livestream LabWeek?

Each event organizer will make this decision for their own event. Generally, we expect many not to livestream, but to record their sessions and post them online afterward. We would love to have you join us in person!

I still need help! Who should I contact?

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at spaceport@protocol.ai.