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Bitcoin 2023: Miami Florida – May 18th to 20th
I attended the Bitcoin 2022 in Miami this past April, stayed at The Confidante, and absolutely loved it. I’m a big believer in the future of Bitcoin and if you have any interest at all in Bitcoin itself, or the entire ecosystem being built around it, I would highly encourage you to attend the conference which hosted over 26,000+ attendees, 400+ companies, and 400+ speakers. The diversity of people involved in the space is more akin to a Disney World trip than what is stereotypically considered a Tech-bro space so I have no doubt you’ll feel completely at home learning from speakers, vendors, and attending workshops.
Bitcoin 2023 will be held in Miami, May 18th to 20th. Today they dropped the prices on tickets and have a first day sale
The big days you want to make sure you are there are the 19th and 20th. The 18th is an industry day and the biggest speakers will more than likely pack the schedule on the 19th and 20th. The 20th also has a big music festival which I skipped last year, but had some big names.
- General admission tickets are currently $349
- Industry Pass is currently $1,199
- Whale VIP Passes at $5,499.
- Prices will increase 07/08/22 at 11:59 PM PT
They’ve announced an initial list of speakers:
- Michael Saylor
- Zoltan Pozsar
- Michelle Phan
- Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano
- Lyn Alden
- Alex Gladstein
- Stacy Herbert,
- Obi Nwosu
- Fode Diop
- Vijay Boyapati
Jordan Peterson was one of the speakers at Bitcoin 2022
How to use points to stay
I’ll be using points for lodging while my buddies and I attend the conference – the conference center is on 19th/20th and Washington. We stayed at the Confidante, but could potentially switch it up this go around to stay a bit closer. Odds are we will still use Hyatt points; however there are several options and I’m intrigued to stay at the Kimpton Surfcomber which is super close to the convention center and in the thick of the action.
I’m highlighting Hyatt and IHG in particular, but there are a ton of Marriott options. None that were really that appealing price/point wise when I just did the search, but
You can populate Hyatt points from either Chase or Bilt. One thing to keep in mind – the Centric isn’t on the beach…
The Confidante is where I stayed last year in a one bedroom ocean front suite. With rates cracking in at 17k a night… I’d stay here again in a heartbeat; however, the resort is feeling a bit run down and will change over to be an Andaz at some point. Note that the hotel will be under renovation until the Andaz rebranding finished in 2024 so keep that in mind. The location is further north, away from all the craziness, which could either be a good or bad thing.
Note that on 4 night stays the property is pricing in at 17k a night vs 20k if you stay just 3 nights. Either way, it’s a solid deal with rack rates over $600 a night, but it’s only 8k more to add on a 4th night.
- Transfer from Chase, or just buy them.
This hotel is smack in the middle of all the a hub-bub and I’d say less than a 10 minute walk to the convention center. IHG recently revamped their entire program and now comes with free breakfast for Diamond members, which I am, and I’m really intrigued to try out this property vs the Confidante. There are few other Kimptons, an Interncontinental, and loads of other properties as well. I’m highlighting this one specifically because of the proximity to the center and the deal you can get via points ( specifically buying them ).
As you can see, prices are comparative to the The Confidante; however, the points required are a lot more. Note, if you have the IHG Traveler, Premier, or Business Premier, you’d get a 4th night free on reward redemptions. Note..IHG often has points for sale at just 1/2 a penny a piece. A 4 night stay would be the same as below… about 210k points ( or $1050 if you bought them ). Buying them would be a great deal and drop the price to around $250 a night.
I am planning 100% to attend Bitcoin 2023 and if you see me down there – please say hello!
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