A celebration of all the Solana community has accomplished, and inspiration for what comes next.

Lisbon

Nov 7-10, 2021

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The first conference organized by the Solana Foundation, Breakpoint will bring together industry leaders, builders, and innovators from around the globe.

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Balaji S. Srinivasan
Former CTO of Coinbase & General Partner at a16z
Image of Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Circle
Jeremy Allaire
Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Circle
Image of Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX & Alameda Research
Sam Bankman-Fried
CEO of FTX & Alameda Research
Image of Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO & Founder of Solana Labs
Anatoly Yakovenko
CEO & Founder of Solana Labs
Image of Raj Gokal, COO & Co-Founder of Solana Labs
Raj Gokal
COO & Co-Founder of Solana Labs
Image of Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares
Meltem Demirors
Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares
Image of Kyle Samani, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital
Kyle Samani
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Multicoin Capital
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Amy Wu
Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Image of Bobby Ong, Co-Founder of CoinGecko
Bobby Ong
Co-Founder of CoinGecko
Image of Sam Williams, Originator of the Arweave Protocol
Sam Williams
Originator of the Arweave Protocol
Image of Tegan Kline, Co-Founder & Business Lead at Edge and Node
Tegan Kline
Co-Founder & Business Lead at Edge and Node
Image of William Mougayar, Executive Chairman of Kin Foundation
William Mougayar
Executive Chairman of Kin Foundation
A representation of the fluidity and speed of the Solana Network in circular 3D forms.
Venues

A distributed conference in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal.

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LxFactory
THE ECOSYSTEM STAGE
Amazing use-cases and applications.

A 175-year-old textile factory has been converted into a dynamic hub for artists, architects and creative professionals. LxFactory can host up to 1,900 guests surrounded by restaurants, bars, shops and street art. This is the home of Breakpoint’s Ecosystem stage.

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THE GROWTH STAGE
Agenda setting discussions and announcements on the future of Solana.

Lisbon’s historic botanical gardens span 1.5 hectares, housing hundreds of species of plants. It’s also the setting for Breakpoint’s Growth stage, where we’ll get hands-on with the DeFi, NFT and other use-cases driving the Solana world.

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SUD Lisboa
DEVELOPER TRACK
Hands-on workshops and tutorials with the best devs in the ecosystem.

Sun’s out, laptop’s out. With stunning rooftop views over the Tagus river, SUD Lisboa will host Breakpoint’s Developer track. Apply to speak on the Developer track below.

FAQ
Ticketing

There are! A limited number of Developer Track tickets are subsidized by the Solana Foundation and offered at $350. To qualify for this program, you must be an active blockchain developer (but not necessarily on Solana!) that does not work at a project that has raised more than $1 million in funding. Applications closed on October 1st.

If you’re a developer under the age of 24, you should apply for the Breakpoint Global Fellows Program! Solana Labs, in partnership with Jump Crypto, will be awarding a significant stipend to promising young builders from anywhere in the world so they can attend the conference. Applications closed on October 1st.

There are two tiers of tickets available:

  • Breakpoint 3-day pass + closing party - This ticket gets you access to all 3 days of the conference in all venues plus general access to the Solana closing party on the 10th of November.
  • VIP - Access to all conference venues over 3 days of programming, plus VIP package, which includes: VIP dinner prior to conference opening day, access to the VIP lounge at the closing party on November 10, leather registration bracelets, early VIP registration package pickup on November 5, access to the Solana VIP hub, VIP registration and entrance to LxFactory, premium vans for transportation to conference venues and VIP venue.

Tickets may be transferred, but are nonrefundable. However if at the time of Breakpoint your country of residence has instituted a mandatory quarantine exceeding 72 hours, your ticket will be eligible for a complete refund.

If Breakpoint is postponed due to restrictions imposed by local officials, the conference will be rescheduled. If this new date does not work for your schedule, we will provide a complete refund. Please contact us at Breakpoint@solana.com to request a refund.

Travel

Breakpoint programming starts on Sunday, November 7 and runs through Wednesday, November 10. The afterparty will be on the 10th of November. Lisbon is an amazing city, full of bars, restaurants, history and activities, so we suggest flying into Lisbon early! We also expect lots of unofficial events to happen the weekend prior.

There are no official accommodations, but all of conferences venues are in the heart of Lisbon. There are lots of great hotels, hostels, and Airbnbs in the city. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Pestana Palace Lisbon
  • NH Hotel Group
  • Turim Hotels Group

Check out this document to get discounts for these hotels.

We selected Lisbon for a variety of reasons. One of those has been Portugal's leadership in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we've gotten closer to the event, we know we made the right decision. Now, 85% of Portugal's citizens are vaccinated against COVID-19. Local restrictions, including mask mandates, have just been lifted, and the government takes every precaution to make sure all visitors entering the country have either been vaccinated and tested negative for COVID-19.

We want to keep you safe. We want to be respectful of our host country. With that said, we've made the decision that vaccinations against COVID-19 are mandatory for all attendees of Breakpoint 2021. Proof of WHO-approved vaccinations will be required for all attendees to enter Breakpoint venues.

The following will be acceptable forms of proof of vaccination:

  • EU Digital Vaccination Certificate
  • CDC card
  • CLEAR Health Pass
  • Other government-issued vaccination card or passport application (including Sputnik)

We understand that this may be a decision unpopular with some of you and we respect that. We are offering full refunds or registration transfers for those who can't or won't attend based on this decision.

If you can no longer attend, please send your refund request in writing to breakpoint@solana.com by 12pm PST, Friday, October 15.

Breakpoint events will require mandatory vaccination. But travelling to Portugal may have different requirements.

Currently, anyone arriving to mainland Portugal:

  • Must present a negative RT-PCR test from the 72 hours prior to arrival
  • Will undergo a health screening at the airport
  • For residents of certain countries, quarantines are required.

Find more information about your specific circumstance here.

Solana can provide an invitation letter for you to enter Portugal. Please click here to generate an invitation letter.

Breakpoint will take place across three venues over three days. We expect a number of community-driven events to be organized during the conference. Breakpoint will publish a calendar of public events. To list your event please submit here.

There’s no surfing on the agenda, but the town of Nazaré, which is about 90 minutes away from Lisbon, is home to the biggest waves in the world. 🤙

Yes, we will maintain a calendar of events around Breakpoint. You can submit your event here.