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DeFi Retreat
North America

April 30 - May 1, 2024
Washington, DC
The DeFi Retreats are a series of prominent international gatherings fostering critical collaboration between the Public and Private Sector in the Digital Assets Space.
Gain intimate and exclusive access to all Speakers and Guests under a unique All-Inclusive Experience.

About DeFi Retreat

DeFi Retreats redefine the essence of intimate gatherings, curating an exquisite experience for a limited audience of only 150 participants.

Top Regulators and Executives, including Managing Directors, VPs, CxOs from fintechs, venture capitalists, representatives from financial organizations, and legal luminaries spanning APAC, US, and Europe, are actively delving into business opportunities, establishing strategic partnerships, and dissecting solutions to the most complex Technology and Regulatory Challenges.

During the retreat, participants are immersed in off-the-record panel discussions offering a rare glimpse into the unfiltered opinions and perspectives of the industry leaders.

This is not just another conference, it's an all-encompassing experience where the boundaries between the stage and the audience blur, creating an environment where relationships flourish. Participants gain exclusive access to heads of Regulatory Agencies and Private Sector leaders over breakfast, engage in meaningful discussions during lunch, and foster connections at the evening reception.

The DeFi Retreat gatherings rethink the traditional conference setting. You will exit the confines of large conference halls and impersonal hotel rooms, and enter secluded, informal locations that offer an ambiance that encourages genuine connections to thrive.

DeFi Retreat is a TET Product. Learn more about TET here.

Alex Pelin
Founder, TET

Unique format

  • Quality over Quantity

    Only 150 Managing Directors, VPs, CxOs from: fintechs, VCs, financial organizations, legal firms and Regulators from APAC, US and Europe.
  • Real Conversations

    Off-the-record panel discussions and breakout sessions. Hear real conversations and opinions that aren't shared on a "mainstream" stage.
  • One, All-Inclusive Pass

    Access includes:
    - Welcome Reception
    - Access to all Guests
    - Access to Speakers
    - Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Drinks
    - Access to all off-the-record conversations

2024 Retreat Host

Miles Fuller,

As the Director of Government at TaxBit, Miles has a deep understanding of how the government and IRS operate. Over the course of fifteen years, Miles has represented the government before the United States Tax Court, handled tax-related bankruptcy cases, and led a team that specialized in digital asset tax issues and investigative techniques. His background in law, finance, and economics provides a specialized approach to tax litigation, tax procedure, and financial transaction-related taxation.

2024 Speakers

Less than 25 passes available

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Financial Club members attend for free

2024 Location

Join us at the Anderson House in Washington DC. The mansion was designed as the winter residence of Larz Anderson, an American diplomat, and his wife, Isabel, an author and philanthropist.

Completed in 1905, it has been called a “Florentine villa in the midst of American independence”.
Since 1939, this National Historic Landmark has been open to the public as a historic house museum where the Society of the Cincinnati, has continued the traditions of collecting, entertaining, and patriotic service that the Andersons began one hundred years ago.

Nearby Airports
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 17 min (5.6 mi)
- Dulles International Airport (IAD): 45 min (28.1 mi)

Transportation
We recommend using a rideshare service or Public Transportation. Parking will be extremely limited.

Attending Organizations

Government Agencies:
Financial Services Agency, Japan
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
House Energy and Commerce Committee
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Federal Reserve Board
Department of Treasury
U.S. Department of Commerce
China Select Committee
NCUA
FHFA
CFTC
FDIC
FBI
CFPB
DHS:SI
IRS:CI
IRS
NYDFS
DOJ
DISB
Idaho Department of Finance
NYS Office of the Attorney General
Private Sector:
Panoptic
K2 Integrity
TRM Labs
Onyx by J.P. Morgan
Galaxy
BPM LLP
Emc3 Advisors
TaxBit
Gattaca Horizons
Eventus Systems
Novirian Capital
Capgemini
Fireblocks
Hogan Lovells
Baker McKenzie
William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
Coinbase
Portal Ventures
AEM
Accenture
FactSet
Block
POSconnect
Visa
Algorand Foundation
UDHC
Blockdaemon
0x Labs
Nyca
Cato Institute
Atlantic Council
Leveraged Labs
The Financial Club
AWS
Kraken
Deloitte
BitGo
Manatt & Phelps
Vectr Fintech
Hummingbird Regtech
K2 Integrity
Lukka
Terranet Ventures
WilmerHale
Hummingbird Regtech
Newline by Fifth Third
Holland & Hart
Andreessen Horowitz
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Quadrata
Institute of International Finance
Asset Reality
Harvard University
Accion Venture Lab
Euler Labs
Ankura
FTI Consulting
Chainlink
Ondo Finance
Paxos
Elliptic
Kaiko
Hyperledger Foundation

Partners

DeFi Retreat Agenda

April 30, 2024

Official DeFi Retreat Reception
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hosted at Hotel Zena

May 1, 2024

09:00am - 10:00am
Breakfast. All-Access Networking

10:00am - 10:40am
Panel Discussion: DeFi Trends

Moderator

Evan Fisher
Founding Partner @ Portal Ventures

Panelist

Bouchra Darwazah
Managing Director, Principal Trading, Galaxy

Panelist

Staci Warden
CEO, Algorand Foundation

10:40am - 11:20am
Panel Discussion: Financial Crimes

Moderator

Jessica Peck
Senior Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

Panelist

Elizabeth Severinovskaya
Global Co-Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, K2 Integrity

Panelist

Patrick Wyman
Unit Chief, Virtual Assets Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Panelist

Ari Redbord
Global Head of Policy and Government Affairs, TRM Labs

11:20am - 12:00pm
Fireside chat: Regulation

Moderator

Julie Stitzel
Senior Vice President Policy, Digital Currency Group

Speaker

Tom Emmer
Majority Whip, US House of Representatives

12:00pm - 12:40pm
Panel Discussion: Money 3.0

Moderator

Michael B. Greenwald
Global Head for Digital Assets and Financial Innovation, AWS

Panelist

Jessica Renier
Managing Director & Head of Digital Finance, Institute of International Finance

Panelist

Wee Kee Toh
Global Head of Business Architecture, Onyx Coin Systems, J.P. Morgan

Panelist

Peter Harrell
Non Resident Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
FMR Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness, The White House

12:40pm - 02:00pm
Lunch. All-Access Networking

02:00pm - 03:00pm
Breaktout Session:
Tax Compliance: How it is changing and what that means for the ecosystem

Hosted by

Miles Fuller
Sr. Director Government Solutions, TaxBit
Trish Turner
Senior Advisor, Digital Assets, IRS
Tamara Kotzker
Of Counsel, Holland & Hart, LLP
Jonathan Cutler
Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax

02:00pm - 03:00pm
Breaktout Session:
RWA Tokenization

Chris Tyrrell
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Ondo Finance

03:00pm - 04:00pm
Breaktout Session:
Digital Identity
Hosted by

Kay Turner
Chief Digital Identity Advisor, FinCEN
Daniel Buchner
Head of Decentralized Identity, Block
Lisa Fridman
CEO & Co-Founder, Quadrata
Wayne Chang
Co-Founder and CEO, SpruceID

03:00pm - 04:00pm
Breaktout Session:
Ask me anything with Timothy Massad (FMR Chairman, CFTC)

Josh Lipsky
Senior Director, Atlantic Council, GeoEconomics Center
Tim Massad
Director, Harvard Kennedy School Digital Assets Policy Project, FMR Chairman, US CFTC, FMR Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, US Treasury

04:00pm - 06:00pm
Drinks. All-Access Networking