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CIP-1694 Community Workshops - The Line Up

CIP-1694 Community Workshops - The Lineup

CIP-1694 marks the first iteration of Cardano’s on-chain governance. Given this CIP’s importance, achieving broad consensus is vital as Cardano looks to the future. To make that happen, it’s incumbent that the community conducts its own governance discussions and events. Earlier this year, a governance workshops letter drafted by community leaders provided much food for thought about how to engage and empower the community directly.

Following on from the launch of a global workshop grant fund, Input Output Global (IOG), EMURGO and the Cardano Foundation are thrilled to announce the successful applicants to run a workshop to discuss CIP-1694. Nearly 100 quality and diverse applications from around the world were received. Submissions from North America, LATAM, and Africa made up over 80% of all applications, evidencing the strength of Cardano’s roots and interest in the future of on-chain governance.

The workshops, which will take place from May to July, will explore the latest developments in Cardano's on-chain governance proposed in CIP-1694. The in-person workshops will take place in over 20 locations worldwide, giving attendees the opportunity to network, confer, and collaborate with their local Cardano communities. On top of that, there will be over 25 virtual workshops, further opening opportunities to those who cannot attend in-person. 

Each workshop will provide inputs for technical design consideration, deliberating over questions such as; how much should a governance action deposit be? Or should DReps be incentivized? And, what should voting thresholds be set at? With workshops happening around the globe, all outputs will be synthesized to capture a comprehensive spectrum of feedback - moving CIP-1694 further on the path to consensus. 

The Workshops

The following workshops will be happening across the globe. It’s impressive to have such a talented and diverse group of workshop hosts. The successful applicants are:

Note: hosts names are their Discord handles

  • jamesdunseith#3315 hosting in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 

  • NeoCornelius#2319 hosting in Chicago, Illinois, USA 

  • Nori#9846 hosting in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  • TheRealAdamDean#3458, bayareaeagle#3314, and Rod.G#1645 hosting in Monterey, California, USA

  • lley154#5195 hosting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Darlington Kofa [lidonation]#0849 hosting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  • ALEXP7#9292 hosting in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • jmdegamboa#6368, Juanita#8262, DanielVanCast#0938, Jaime Andres | [LATIN] | Support#5619 hosting in Bogotá, Colombia

  • donovan#2646 hosting in Mexico City, Mexico

  • Otávio - hosting in São Paulo, Brazil

  • Krypto Labs#0504, and ANP#2862 hosting in Borre, Norway

  • nebast#9398 hosting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • wims#5274 and Nana Safo#6233 hosting in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Oscar west#6547 hosting in Seoul, South Korea

  • Yuta#6370 hosting in Kyoto, Japan

  • willhuang#9734 and EricTsai#8963 hosting in Taipei, Taiwan

  • quantumplation#3141 hosting in Williamsburg, NY, USA

  • MauAndreo#5309 hosting in La Plata, Argentina

  • NOODZ#9108 hosting in Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • Ubiodee#9502 hosting in Lagos, Nigeria

To RSVP for an event near you, get in touch with the event organizers directly via Discord. Note that some workshops will confirm their dates early next week.

To help visualize the global reach of this event, there is an interactive map showcasing the workshop locations and contacts for participating.

The Cardano founding entities co-hosted workshops

The global community events will be punctuated by three workshops in Zug (Switzerland), Tokyo ( Japan) , and Edinburgh ( Scotland) during June and July, co-hosted by the Cardano Foundation, EMURGO, and IOG. Edinburgh's event in July will wrap up the year's workshops and bookend the feedback loop on CIP-1694 design. Capacity will be limited given the nature of the format, however for those interested in attending Zug or Tokyo, please RSVP (Zug or Tokyo). Details for the Edinburgh workshop will be announced in the coming weeks.

Once again, congratulations to the successful applicants. Thanks to everyone who applied for their interest and enthusiasm in helping shape the future of Cardano governance via CIP-1694.