Name & short description of the Event
- A gathering of DAO East & Rest✨
Description of Team
SeoulBound is held with love by SporeDAO. Decipher this to find out who we are: = (,)
SporeDAO was born to bridge the cultural and language gaps between Web3 contributors based in Asia and those in the rest of the world. We are a group of Ethereum community members involved in DAOs and grassroots community building around the world, but we noticed a large gap between those of us who travel around the world to ETH events, and those entering the Web3 space just through Asian contexts. We formed this DAO to educate users and builders with the philosophy of decentralization, rooted in Asian philosophies and ancient understanding of community. Ultimately for decentralized organizing and technologies to reach mass adoption in Asia, we need to do different experiments to meet Asian communities in their own contexts.
- Songyi Lee (@iamsonge) : Culture and Experience Designer. Co-Creator of DAOsalon, Gatherin.gs, Impact Collective DAO
- Jenna Park: GM @ETHaewon Hacker House (EF Funded)
- See Eun Ha: Author of The DAO Book, co-founder of Nonce (350+ community/hacker house in Seoul, started in 2018)
- Gen Lee : Bootstrapped BanklessKR
Timeline & Location
April 19-21th (or 18-20th) in Seoul, Korea. The participants of EthTokyo(Apr 14-16th) can make a convenient SeoulBound visit!
Breakdown of schedule:
- Day 1 (April 19) /Identifying the Thread/ : Deep introduction in circles to create personal/cultural connections.
- Day 2 (April 20) /Weaving Together/ : Open Space (Unconference style) for different topics. It can be a workshop, sharing circle, or discussion.
- Day 3 (April 21) /Fabricate the Future/ : Group Workshop to draw future steps on creating new narratives, stories, and collaborations.
- Day 4 (April 22 / optional) : Excursions to different parts of Seoul to experience people, food, and culture.
Location : Local Stitch (Work&Life Community Space for Creators / https://localstitch.kr/)
Funds usage & amount Requested
Main hall : $2,500* 3 (days) = $7,500
Breakouts : $2,000*1(day) = $2,000
Food & Beverage >
Day 1 (Dinner) : $30* 120=$3,600
Day 2 (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) : $50*120=$6,000
Day 3 (Snacks/Lunch) : $30*120=$3,600
Staffing & Operations >
logistics, facilitation, local travel, materials : $15,000
Design Asset & Publishing : Logo/Branding/Website design and publishing : $5,000
Giveaways : $40*120=$4,800
Tickets to teens : $150*20 = $3,000
Total Expense : $50,500
Income (ticket sales $150*100) : $15,000
Sponsored Income : $35,500 (This is the amount we are raising)
If the sponsorship amount exceeds the goal of minimum operation cost of $50,500 , we will use the fund to provide lodging for sponsored participants, followup research projects, content creation, and next event planning.
|Food & Beverage
||Day 1 (Drinks/Dinner)
|Day 2 (Drinks/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
|Day 3 (Drinks/Snacks/Lunch)
|Staffing & Operations
||logistics, facilitation, local travels, materials
|Design Asset & Publishing
||Logo/Branding/Website design and publishing
||Tickets to teens
Why Does This Matter?
“The blockchain ecosystem is generally focused on western historical contexts. What can we learn from historical parallels from outside the western tradition?” - from EF Academic Grants Round 2023 Wishlist
SeoulBound is an in-person gathering to create bridges between DAO builders/enthusiasts in the East with those from other parts of the world. So much of the global decentralization conversation focuses on the tooling/technology part (software), and what gets missed is the human element of decentralization in practice (“humanware”). SeoulBound aims to create an environment for collective learning, bridging ancient wisdom with the value system of decentralization.
Our tagline is: “Weaving wisdom for a new era - Ancient Wisdom, Modern Knowledge, and Planetary Minds”
SeoulBound is a highly curated 3-day gathering bringing diverse voices and fostering deeper dialogue. We intentionally focus on diversity to bring perspectives not often found in crypto gatherings, and we are creating a safe space to enable participants to share their wisdom about collective practices and challenges. While there is a growing interest in DAOs, we are using this time to get below the surface level dialogue about DAOs and get into the act of decentralized organizing, the philosophies that influence our work, and the inner and collective work needed to make DAOs successful.
During this time, we focus on both DAO-curious individuals from the East and DAOists from other regions, enabling them to collaborate and create synergy together.
East & Rest
Do we believe that Decentralized Tech and Practice could change the ‘world’? World isn’t just West but also East and Rest. We need diverse values, stories, and narratives to build healthy and thriving ecosystems.
Bringing together DAOists from all over the world, Asian Communities, and DAO-Curious outside the West and Rest.
DAO isn’t a modern invention. Instead of reinventing the wheel, we can learn from decentralized org tech & knowledge practiced by our ancestors and apply it today.
Embodying DAO-ism. Culture, Connection, and Community. We create 3 days of transformative experience through ‘connection’
Sovereign individuals immersed in the Collectivist, relational culture! Meet the local community builders and discuss different solutions we use to tackle the same problem, Moloch!
For more info, check out our website or partnership deck.
List of Other Sponsors, if applicable.
Are you able to provide photos of the event ?
- Yes, we will make sure to provide photos galore
Are you willing to do a follow up interview with a member of our team ?
Do you have a Gnosis safe where you can receive WETH ? (Please list it)
- sporedao.eth (0xdB587c215626Cc38c04f9e283e159F3907791baf)