Exploring Digital Identity for Decentralized Societies

Exploring Digital Identity for Decentralized Societies

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Exploring Digital Identity for Decentralized Societies — a RadicalxChange Open Space unConference

About this event

Exploring Digital Identity for Decentralized Societies — a RadicalxChange Open Space unConference

Protocols for decentralized social verification are a key missing element of the Internet. In the absence of broadly adopted open standards, so far this role has largely been filled by big technology organizations. Yet, the challenge of furthering open protocols that can support better and more scalable forms of digital sociality, greater local control and federation as well as composable and community-bound rights, is within reach.

This is a central theme for us, as many of the proposals being worked on with the RxC global community (e.g Plural Voting, Plural Funding, and Data Dignity) require some form of participant authentication to be put into practice. As such, recently the DeSoc paper advanced powerful new concepts and served to ignite important conversations around this theme within the blockchain space. Moreover, many other communities, such as the Internet Identity Workshop, W3C working groups, and others, have worked on related challenges and fostered many of the innovations that are being used on the current web with tooling developed and ready for Web3 too. With this gathering, our aim is to facilitate a space for knowledge exchange, risk mitigation, and cross-collaboration across an extensive plurality of actors.

The Format

There won't be speakers, keynotes, or panels. At the beginning of each day of the event, all of the attendees will gather and co-create the agenda for the day, with participant-led sessions, discussions, and workshops. This Open Space unConference format is a social technology meant to support in-depth dialogue and rich interactions, allowing for a full exploration of the topic.


Tickets are priced according to the sliding scale below, please select the option that fits your budget. As a non-profit, we are grateful for contributions that can help us sustain our work. That said, our aim is to make the event accessible to all who'd like to join us, so apply here for a scholarship if would like a free ticket for any reason. We hope you can join us.

  • $200 Professional with Resources
  • $150 Doing Good
  • $100 Glad to Contribute
  • $50 Contributing
  • $25 Student/Civil Society

Who is this Event For?

Everyone exploring these topics is proactively welcome, no matter where they are in the world or what their level of experience or expertise is. We imagine people who have an interest in any of the following topics joining the event:

  • DeSoc & Soulbound Tokens
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Decentralized Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials
  • Data Governance and Public Policy Issues
  • Regenerative Economy & Community Currencies
  • Decentralized Identity Developments
  • Web3 applied to Governments and Governance
  • Blockchain for Good Applications
  • Sybil Resistance / Anti-bots Techniques
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)
  • Self-Sovereign Identity
  • Privacy Implications with AR and VR
  • And more! Please don't limit yourself to these suggestions, and bring in your full creativity to co-create this gathering with us!


The workshop will run with an Opening and Agenda Creation, 3 sessions, and a Closing Circle, for a total of 5 hours each day. We will also have session notes and be compiling a Book of Proceedings.

Time: Anchored in America's time zones

  • Pacific Time (PDT): 7 am - 12 pm
  • Mountain Time (MDT): 8 am - 1 pm
  • Eastern Time (EDT): 10 am - 3 pm
  • Europe Time: 3 pm - 8 pm London (BST) / 4 pm - 9 pm Berlin (CEST)

We ask you - as best you can - to fully commit to being at the event on both days.

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