I am not sure whether or not this post is off-topic here. My apologies if that is the case.
We are holding the first ever Proof of Work conference in Prague this September as a collaboration between the ETC Cooperative and the Litecoin Foundation, seeking to bring together the major POW chains around our common cause. It’s a pluralist conference with a back-to-cypherpunk fundamentals focus.
I tried to engage the ZCash Foundation several months ago, but that withered on the vine. I spoke to the ZCash Community Grants committee as well without any movement and invited Zooko but he politely declined. I contacted a few other ZCash individuals too and have been tweeting up a storm.
We will have Monero representation, LItecoin have MWEB, of course, and we will have Amir Taaki and his darkfi team. I would hate for us to have no representation from the ZCash community purely because “ZCash is planning to move to POS”. Most of the themes are common to all of blockchain.
Phil Zimmermann will be keynoting. Other speakers include Jameson Lopp, Charlie Lee and Charlie Shrem
We are also partnering with HCPP at Paralelni Polis (Institute of Cryptoanarchy) which has a decades-old hacker heritage and broader philosophical topics:
I hope that some of you will come (and that this post is not out of bounds!)