Confirmed Crypto Renaissance Speakers: Kristin Smith and Andrew Berardini

Our next round of speakers have just been announced for Crypto Renaissance! This private, invite only conference on December 10 in San Francisco will be focused on sharing insights and perspectives about our new economic reality and, more importantly, how you can participate in the future. The list of confirmed speakers already include Steve Jurvetson, Alexander Rose, and Renée DiResta. Tickets are selling fast, so make sure to request your invitation today!

Kristin Smith: Blockchain Association

Kristin Smith

Executive Director, Blockchain Association

Kristin is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington DC-based trade association representing the most prominent and reputable organizations in the crypto industry. Kristin serves as a liaison between federal agencies and the cryptocurrency industry to assist in the creation of legislation that promotes the growth of the cryptocurrency ecosystem in the U.S.

She is also a leading, public voice advocating for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry through high-tier media interviews, op-eds and letters to the editor, and global speaking engagements.

Prior to leading the Blockchain Association, Kristin helped blockchain and technology companies achieve their public policy objectives in Washington. She served as a Senate and congressional aide on Capitol Hill for nearly ten years, much of which was spent focusing on technology policy. She co-founded HODLpac and currently serves on the organization’s board of directors, is a Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web board member, and is featured on Fortune’s 2020 40 Under 40 list.

You can find Kristin on Twitter.

Andrew Berardini: Writer, Editor, and Curator

Andrew Berardini

Writer, Editor, and Curator

Andrew Berardini is a writer, editor, and curator from California. He has curated exhibitions at venues including MOCA- Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo, Castello di Rivioli, and the Pavilion of Estonia at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Best known for his poetic and corporeal writing, Andrew has been a longtime contributor to Artforum.

Since 2008, he has been faculty at the artist-run free school the Mountain School of Arts and has occasionally run a residency for art writers at the Banff Centre in Canada. In 2016, he was appointed writer-in-residence at the Institute for Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles and appointed a judge for the Sadakichi Award for Experimental Work with Scent for the Art and Olfaction Awards.

A contributing editor at Momus and Mousse, he is the author of the book Danh Vo: Relics (Mousse, 2016) and of a forthcoming work on color. Andrew is the past recipient of an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Grant. His book about color will be available in May 2022.

You can find Andrew on Twitter.

By Emily Huh