Stanford DAO Symposium

Hosted by the Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance and Stanford Center for Blockchain Research

WHEN May 2-4, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
WHERE Virtual

About the Symposium: DAOs - or decentralized autonomous organizations - have the potential to revolutionize governance as we know it. But many open questions remain regarding the role and legal structure of DAOs, the types of incentives that should be used to encourage network and governance participation, the best way to tailor voting mechanisms to particular projects and communities, the structure and operations of DAO treasuries, and the characterization of governance tokens under federal securities laws, to name a few. The Stanford DAO Symposium will bring together Web3 leaders, developers, advisors, academics and community members to evaluate and strategize best practices in decentralized governance. Participants will explore some of the broad challenges facing this community and consider ways to ensure that DAOs are governed effectively as they continue to grow and scale.

Who should attend: DAO builders, developers, community members, delegates, and advisors who want to deepen their understanding of DAO governance and enhance the effectiveness of governance mechanics should attend this Symposium. Others who would benefit from this Symposium include venture capitalists who are investing in the Web3 space, governance experts, and academics, regulators, and policy makers who are interested in learning more about how DAOs operate.

How to attend: After you register for the Symposium, you will receive a Zoom link that will allow you to join the sessions live, engage in real-time Q&A with speakers, and participate in small group networking. If you are not able to attend the Symposium live, you can watch the recorded sessions on demand. Videos will be posted to YouTube and a link to recorded sessions will be shared with participants within two weeks after the program concludes.



The Stanford DAO Symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is required to received access to the online event.


For information about logistics and registration, email

For substantive questions and information about the Stanford DAO Symposium, please contact Kristen Savelle, Managing Director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, at (650) 723-6229 or