[Approved] NDC Nearcon Takeover


Our objective is to create an engaging and interactive space at NEARCON, where conference attendees can connect with representatives from NDC and members of the House. This space will serve as the NDC office hours, providing a platform for community members to engage in meaningful conversations, learn more about NDC initiatives, and collect some swag.


  • NDC Booth & NDC Zone / Office Hours Area
    • Date: November 7-10, 2023
    • Location: Convento Do Beato Alameda do Beato 40, 1950-042


Specific: In the end, our general goal is to inform conference goers about the amazing NDC election recently held, answer any questions about the transition from V0 to V1 and V1 governance plans, as well as creative ways for others to join the NDC ecosystem.

Measurable: To help define our result in quantitative or qualitative terms, we will be looking at the amount of the following:

  • In order to receive merchandise from the NDC booth, conference goers will be required to interact on chain. If they do not have a NEAR wallet they will be required to create one before receiving merch. Our goal is to get at least 500 on chain transactions.
  • 750 in-person impressions via the booth, office hours and side events.
  • 50k+ online impressions via social media platforms (i.e. Twitter, TikTok etc)

Achievable: With over 5000 people attending the conference and a motivated marketing team, we feel confident that we will meet and exceed our 150 in-person goal and 50k+ online impressions.

Relevant: In alignment with V1’s recent priorities, we will be focused on community growth. Specifically communities of account holders with high retention.

Time-bound: We will complete our goal of 150 conference goers, 750 in-person and 50k+ online impressions one month following the NEARCON conference.


  • NDC will be using all of its social media accounts (i.e. Twitter, IG, TikTok etc) to help promote that NDC will have a presence at this year’s NEARCON conference.
  • NDC will also be using its partnerships (i.e. NEARweek, Lit Collective, and Ecosystem commentators etc) to help spread the word about NDC’s presence as well.


Booth Design:

  • Specific: To design the booth in line with the “NDC Lounge / Office Hours” aesthetic, using the Pinterest board) as inspiration.
  • Measurable: The design should reflect at least 80% of the elements from the Pinterest board.
  • Achievable: The design team will work closely with the event management to ensure the feasibility of replicating the Pinterest aesthetic within the booth.
  • Relevant: The booth design should be aligned with the overall theme and branding of the NDC Congress.
  • Time-bound: The booth design must be finalized and ready for setup by the day before the event launch.

Proof of Pizza:

  • Specific: NDC will organize a launch party on November 7th, coinciding with the registration event, featuring drinks, music, and a vibrant atmosphere for the NDC attendees in collaboration with Pizza DAO.
  • Measurable: At least 70% of the registered attendees are actively engaged in the launch party.
  • Achievable: Sufficient resources and manpower will be allocated to ensure the successful execution of the launch party.
  • Relevant: The launch party should create a positive buzz and generate excitement for the upcoming V1 launch.
  • Time-bound: All arrangements for the launch party should be completed before the November 7th.

NDC Congress Office Hours:

  • Specific: To provide support at the booth from the GWG, CDAO, MDAO, and respective houses to assist attendees, answer inquiries, and engage with stakeholders.
  • Measurable: Each stakeholder group will be assigned specific time slots and responsibilities for engagement during the event.
  • Achievable: Adequate coordination will be maintained between the teams to ensure smooth functioning during the office hours.
  • Relevant: The engagement during office hours should contribute to fostering a strong relationship between NDC and its stakeholders.
  • Time-bound: The specific time slots and responsibilities for each stakeholder group should be decided and communicated in advance of the event.

Community Highlight:

  • Specific: To invite community members from diverse backgrounds to the booth and provide them with a platform to showcase their projects.
  • Measurable: At least 10 community members actively participate in the booth’s community highlight event.
  • Achievable: Outreach efforts will be made to ensure the participation of community members from various sectors.
  • Relevant: The community highlight should demonstrate the inclusivity and diversity within the NDC ecosystem.
  • Time-bound: The schedule for community members’ participation and their showcasing at the booth is currently TBD.

Engage-a-thon with CDAO:

  • Specific: To host an engage-a-thon in collaboration with the Creatives DAO during the conference, encouraging attendees to visit the NDC booth by providing a special passport and exclusive swag.
  • Measurable: At least 50% of the NEARCON attendees participate in the engage-a-thon and visit the NDC booth.
  • Achievable: Engaging content and incentives will be provided to ensure active participation from the attendees.
  • Relevant: The engage-a-thon should promote the visibility and engagement of the NDC booth and its activities during the conference.
  • Time-bound: The engage-a-thon schedule and the distribution of special swag should be planned and communicated before the start of Nearcon.


Day 1: November 7, 2023

  • 1:00 - 5:00: Badge Pickup
  • 4:00 -7:00: Proof of Pizza

Day 2: November 8, 2023

  • 8:30 -9:00: Booth Preparation
  • 9:00 - 12:00: Office Hours with HoM, COA, TC
  • 12:00 - 3:00: (Regional Community Highlight)
  • “Regional Communities Unite” (Astro++ DAO plug)
  • 3:00 - 5:30: Engage-a-thon with CDAO

Day 3: November 9, 2023

  • 8:30-9:00: Arrive and Booth Prep
  • 9:00 - 12:00: Office Hours with the HoM, COA, and TC
  • 12:00 - 3:00: Project Highlights and Demos (Whos the BoS)
  • 3:00 - 5:30: Engage-a-thon with CDAO

Day 4: November 10, 2023

  • 9:00 - 10:00: Final Day Preparation and Briefing
  • 10:00 - 12:00: Office Hours with the NDC
  • 12:00 - 3:00: Engage-a-thon with CDAO
  • 3:00 - 5:30: GWG Closeout NDC Close-out announcements


We believe that our booth activation plan will be a valuable addition to Nearcon, providing attendees with an opportunity to connect with NDC and House members, learn more about our initiatives, and engage in meaningful discussions. We are excited about the potential collaboration and look forward to making this event a success.


Total Amount Requested: 13,600
Near Wallet: ogruss.near
Wallet Owners Name: Russell Ballard


Is this the activity that ShardDog will implement and host, or another?

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In your budget sheet, include the quantity of T-shirts, stickers, and notebooks, as well as the prices for each.

Again, 4,200$ in remuneration is excessive, and another 2,400$ for your travel means we have spent nearly half of the budget. It looks no good, please look into your staff payment.

Why don’t you apply via the Nearcon support grant by NF which is ongoing currently?

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Dear Marketing (Eco) DAO contributor, your application was approved by Marketing (Ecosystem) DAO. The approved proposal included in October’s request to NDC Trust.

Please advise that during this transition period (NDC v0-v1), the following applications’ approval procedure:

  1. :green_circle: October 21 - 25th time for proposals from the Community, updates accordingly to NDC Metrics;
  2. :green_circle: October 26 reviewing by MDAO councils, approval on governance forum, and creation post-request to NDC (House of Merit , CoA, NDC trust);
  3. :yellow_circle: October 27-31st, House of Merit (HOM) will review your proposal;
  4. :red_circle: October 31 – HOM will vote for your proposal on-chain;
  5. :red_circle: November 1, in case of successful approval by HOM, HOM will pass the request to COA to vote on-chain;
  6. :red_circle: November 2nd-6th – CoA will review your proposal and vote on-chain (can veto);
  7. Once the CoA gives its approval, the NDC Trustees will carry out the transaction, provided that the expenses align with the Trust’s objectives;

So, during this time, please

  1. Fill out the form to pass KYC KYC Request Form (if not yet)
  2. Wait for future instruction from Marketing (Ecosystem) DAO and an invitation to create a transfer on Astro DAO.
  3. Please join NDC Marketing HUB Telegram: Contact @ndc_marketing
  4. Please get in touch with me on telegram @kmotiv 24/7 if you have any questions.

Dear @RussLive215 !
Our request to NDC trust has been approved. So please, create a transfer from Marketing DAO treasure to your wallet. Marketing DAO Proposal Funding Guide - Updated August 2023

It was a fantastic event, and thanks to the community generousity our Dao, Dao Ashé, created an ongoing collective drop of BIPOC and diverse art where we onboarded 8 artists during Nearcon who minted their work that week and will go on tell their collectors about NEAR. We expect 20 more wallet activations from artists minting in the collection in the next three months and will soon develop a strategy to showcase the work in various events to promote visibility and encourage collectors to sign up to NEAR.

This is the gallery of our exhibition in Mintbase:

Thanks to the NDC I had this amazing opportunity to be in Nearcon Lisbon this past week, and our Dao Ashé NFT Expo is a dream come true. At Nearcon I contacted Ruben from Mintbase, with whom I have had a very streamlined conversation during the last week about bugs I’ve detected using the system.

I also met with Soleco from Meteor wallet about the fact that the app does not show the real information of our NFTS, and their AI invents it instead. He will get back to us when the engineers fix that.

I had the pleasure to wax lyrical with several members of different DAOS like @joannaorlova.near from Near NY, Shawn, from Near Toronto, and OG @rhymetaylor who have given me precious information on how to set up and maintain a project. I was able to meet and talk to plenty of members of our community, and since I’m new in Near, it was great to feel part of that great spirit of innovation and togetherness IRL.

During my time spent at the NDC Nearcon area I did plenty of sketches of people who came round to visit us, and our Near mates, and I hope I did a good job at contributing to give the NDC space a bit of creative flare of my own.

I also shot plenty of videos during the Pizza Day whilst not being able to stop myself dance all night to the hypnotic grooves that @antmarshall was spinning on the plates. Yes, the twirling maniac, that was me!

Very big thank you, this is only the beginning for us, and this project will develop into a virtual gallery in Nearhub pushing the limits of technology with virtual and augmented reality, 3D, gaming and more. Big up to :heart: @russlive215 for his amazing help and encouragement.


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