The Business of Art and NFTs (Grit Daily x TokenSociety)


Thu Dec 02 2021 at 09:30 am to Fri Dec 03 2021 at 04:00 pm


Le Rouge Miami - Night Club | Miami, FL

The Business of Art and NFTs (Grit Daily x TokenSociety)
The much anticipated "underground" Grit Daily x TokenSociety VIP Lounge, during Miami Art Week. Programming 10am-4pm, Dec 2 & 10am-4pm Dec 3
About this Event

What to expect

Historically Miami's top nightclub, daytime content will feature creators, comedians, tv hosts, and walk-around activations. Drinks and lunch will be served to a select, classy crowd.

The much anticipated Business of Art and NFTs is here. Programming by Grit Daily runs 10am-4pm, with doors open at 9am ET.

A relaxed environment, an oasis right in the middle of Miami Art Week, enjoy a mimosa or an Irish (spiked, for the uninitiated) coffee and hear from the people behind the scenes.

Lunch, featuring gourmet sandwiches and salads, will be served both days, December 2 and 3, at 12 ET, noon.

Le Rouge serves as Miami Art Week's (unofficial) VIP Lounge.

This event is for invitees only. You will need a ticket to enter the premises. IDs will be checked.

Notable press in attendance includes:

Benzinga | BlockTelegraph | Coindesk | CoinTelegraph | CryptoSlate | Dataconomy | Grit Daily | Hackernoon | Haute Living | Page Six | People magazine | | TheStreet | The Cut | VentureBeat, and 120 others!

December 2

Morning emcee, Sandra Ponce de Leon

10:15 AM | 10 minutes | Here's "News": South China Morning Post on Tokenizing Its 118 Year Collection, with Gary Liu, CEO, South China Morning Post.

10:30 AM | 20 minutes | Rewriting the Art of Calligraphy. Explore the connection between Asian art, calligraphy, and NFTs following a $10M NFT sale on OpenSea (calligraphy), with famed literary agent, Bill Gladstone. Bill Gladstone, agent for Deepak Chopra and Marie Kondo. Cecilia Liu, Master Zhi Gang Sha.

11:00 AM | 20 minutes | NFTs: Invading Entertainment, with Scott H Weissman. Take a deep dive into TokenSociety, with a preview of the Gay Aliens drop. Ft. Scott Weissman, TokenSociety.

11:40 AM | 20 minutes | NFTs Spur Digital Land Grab.Top names in blockchain dish on what they expect will stay the same over the rest of the decade for blockchain, art, and NFTs, in contrast to being asked what will change. With Alex Mashinsky (Celsius Networks), Tami McQueen (Panoramic Ventures), and Paul Judge (Softbank Opportunity Fund), Tam Gryn (Rally), and special guest Bill Tai. With Ben Parr moderating.

12:00 PM | Lunch.

Afternoon emcee, Adryenn Ashley

12:55 PM | 20 minutes | What Are NFTs, for Artists? What should artists (not) do with NFTs? What are sure-fire ways to (not) succeed? YESJULZ (American social-media personality, talent manager and entrepreneur), Alejandro Glatt (Tulum based multi-disciplinary artist), Dyl: platinum recording artist & crypto rapper, and Jessica Ewud (LEGO artist).

1:30 PM | 20 minutes | Marketers Bet NFTs Can Be More Than Just PR Stunts. Hear from behind the scenes at enterprise comms and the sharpest PR minds on how not to launch an NFT project. Masha Prusakova (Polygon), Alexandra Karpova (Metaplex), Akbar Hamid (5th Column), David Wachsman (Wachsman). With Jordan French (Grit Daily) moderating.

2:00 PM | 20 minutes | Marketing NFTs: 101 Featuring NFTPromo.

3:00 PM | 20 minutes | From Streetwear to Luxury, Here's What Some of the Hottest NFT Drops Look Like. Investigate the convergence of brands, attire, and art in this stacked panel on the cutting edge of NFTs. With Timo Weiland, Megan Kaspar (Crypto | Web 3 | fashiontech | Red DAO), Wayne Scot Lukas (Fashion Designer for Tina Turner, Janet Jackson and others), and Joshua Earp. Bill Gladstone moderating.

4:00PM END

December 3

Morning emcee, Sebastian Rusk with 500 Startups' Pao Correa

10:15 AM | 10 minutes|What Drives NFT Communities Ft. Scott H. Weissman.

10:45 AM | 10 minutes| "Don't Take NFTs Too Seriously" with Bravo personality & comedian, Chanel Omari.

11:00 AM | 20 minutes | NFT Art Presents New Frontier for Creators. How do star creators view NFTs? Join a star panel to unpack why the creator economy cannot ignore NFTs -- and how to get started deploying them. Sean Burke (investor and CEO) | Braunwyn Windham-Burke (Real Housewives of OC), Victoria Brito (Sneakerhead) | Adam Cohen Aslatei (S'More Date).

11:30 AM | 20 minutes | What's Next for the NFT Craze? Here's what -won't- change. With Miko Matsumura (Gumi Ventures), Michael Terpin (Transform), Rich Smith (ViciNFT), Halsey Minor (CNET founder), and Merlin Kauffman (Metasaurs). With Jordan French (Grit Daily) moderating.

12:00 PM | Lunch.

Afternoon emcee, Melissa Jun Rowley

12:50PM | 10 minutes | "Crypto Gangster," One World album, with musician Tara Lea (live).

1:00 PM | 20 minutes | Certification of Authenticity NFTs. coaNFTs: An Introduction feat. Scott H. Weissman.

1:30 PM | 20 minutes | How Do You Make an NFT? with Andy Lee, Blake Jamieson (athlete portraitist), and Sarah Austin ( moderating.

2:00 PM | 20 minutes | Creating Liquidity in Art with Blockchain feat. Jarret Preston.

2:45 PM | 20 minutes | Let's Get This Party Started. First, Though: A Swab. Deep dive into all things events and during Miami Art Week and the not-so-inevitable takeover by NFTs. With Michelle Abbs (NFT BZL), Justin Wu (Founder DCentral), Scott Spiegel (BitBasel), Ori Ohayan, and Alexis Johnson. With Jordan French (Grit Daily) moderating.

3:30 PM | 20 minutes | How $2M Irish Craft Whiskey Got on the Blockchain. TokenSociety's collaboration with Craft Irish Whiskey Co opens up for a tasting at 4pm with a talk on what to expect, beforehand. With Scott Weissman (TokenSociety), Ian Duignan (Irish Craft Whiskey Co.), Jarret Preston (Irish Craft Whiskey Co.), Jay Bradley (Founder, Irish Craft Whiskey Co.)

Notable Guest Speakers Include:

Scott Weissman, TokenSociety

Jarret Preston, Founder Irish Craft Whiskey Co.

Jordan French, Grit Daily

Wayne Scot Lukas, Designer for Janet Jackson & Tina Turner

Famous Dyl, artist

Gary Liu, CEO South China Morning Post

Michael Terpin, Tranform

Halsey Minor, Founder at CNET

Ragzy X, LEGO artist

Marla & Scott Berger, 20M+ NFT Diamond Collection

Bill Gladstone, famed literary agent for Deepak Chopra and Marie Kondo

Rich Smith, Ethereum engineer @ViciNFT

David Wachsman, President Wachsman

Akbar Hamid, President 5th Column

Masha Prusakova, Polygon

Alexis Johnson, Light Node Media

Alexandra Karpova, Solana Metaplex

Alejandro Glatt, Tulum-based NFT artist

Blake Jamieson, Famed SF-based street artist

Sean Burke, Investor & Tech CEO

Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Real Housewives

Victoria Brito, Model & Sneakerhead

Adam Cohen Aslatei, CEO of S'More

Michelle Abbs, NFT BZL

Andy Lee (atty.)

Sarah Austin (

Justin Wu, Dcentral

Joshua Earp – Entrepreneur

Miko Matsumura (Gumi Ventures)

Additional Guests TBA

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Where is it happening?

Le Rouge Miami - Night Club, 318 Northwest 23rd Street, Miami, United States

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