Expand into the Open Web — Say Hello to the BOS

June 26-29, 2023

Thinking about expanding into the open web? 

Then you need to say hello to the Blockchain Operating System (BOS) — NEAR’s OS for an open web — at the Collision tech conference in Toronto, June 26-29.

At Collision, NEAR experts will share the latest updates for expanding your business into the open web with the BOS  — an industry-first OS that makes it easy to use the tools you already know to build apps that engage users, while fostering an open web untethered from centralized platforms. Also, learn how your project can get funding and other support from NEAR Horizon, the new Web3 startup platform built on the BOS.

NEAR at Collision — What to expect

NEAR will be at Collision for three days of talks, panels, master classes, demos, side events, and more.

Come find NEAR’s base at Collision, and experience the revolutionary power and versatility of the BOS alongside talented NEAR experts.

Learn from the best in the NEAR ecosystem. Ask your questions. Learn in-person. Make connections!Agenda/Sessions


Tuesday, Jun 27, 12:00 – 01:00 PM

Masterclass: The Fastest Way to Add Web3 to Your App

NEAR is transforming Web3 for developers, enterprises, and users alike with the Blockchain Operating System (BOS) – a common layer for browsing and discovering open web experiences compatible with any blockchain. NEAR founder Illia Polosukhin shows how the fastest onboarding in Web3 combined with decentralized frontends and embedded social features can help Web2 brands and Web3 projects deliver new & easy experiences and grow their communities.

Illia Polosukhin
Co-founder, NEAR Protocol

Location: Beanfield Centre

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2:05 – 2:25 PM

Fireside chat: At the intersection of AI and Web3

Illia Polosukhin, NEAR Protocol, Co-founder
Elad Gil, Investor

Moderator: Lucinda Shen, Axios, Fintech Reporter

Location: Crypto Stage

Wednesday, Jun 28, 01:30 – 02:30 PM

Masterclass: How to Decentralize Any Frontend Using BOS

Learn how to store your frontend codebase entirely on-chain and make it more accessible to users with NEAR’s Blockchain Operating System (BOS).

Miao Jiang
Head of Product, Proximity Labs

Location: Beanfield Centre

Wednesday, Jun 28, 02:30 – 03:30 PM

Panel: Charting the Course for a Thriving Web3 Ecosystem

Joyce Yang, Global Coin Research
Steven Chien, Press Start Capital
Paul Hsu, Decasonic

Moderator: Laura Cunningham, General Manager, NEAR Foundation

Location: Beanfield Centre

Thursday, Jun 29, 12:23-12:27 PM

Solving the blockchain enterprise dilemma

Join this session as Calimero Network co-founder and CEO Sandi Fatic dicusses why enterprise blockchain adoption isn’t happening as fast as predicted, how experts are approaching the problem, and what solutions have been discovered.

Sandi Fatic
Co-founder & CEO
Calimero Network

Location: Enercare Centre

Speakers at Collision

Illia Polosukhin
Co-founder, NEAR Protocol
CEO, Pagoda

Elad Gil

Miao Jiang
Head of Product, Proximity Labs

Laura Cunningham
General Manager, NEAR Foundation

Joyce Yang
Founder, Global Coin Research

Steven Chien
Founder, Press Start Capital

Paul Hsu
Co-founder, Decasonic

Near Booth at Collision

Want to meet NEAR Developers and Engineers, as well as folks from the NEAR Horizon Web3 startup platform? 

Find them at the NEAR Booth — located at E234 stand in the Collision event space. 

Also, keep your eyes peeled for some fun nostalgic swag.

Side Events at Collision

Crypto & Web3 for the Culture

June 23, 6-9 PM EST
An immersive experience celebrating the intersection of black culture, Crypto, and Web3 with food and drinks.

NEAR Horizon Pitch & Networking

June 27, 6-9 PM EST
NEAR Horizon team is partnering with VCs and Funding Teams from around the world who are looking to back exceptional entrepreneurs for the long term to build the future of Web3.

Web3 Day (& Night)

June 28, 10AM-8PM EST
An invite only event for the Web3 community & Web3 curious during Collision conference in Toronto. Panels, speakers, networking, art, music, food & drinks, pitch opportunities, and more.

NEAR Toronto Launch Party

June 29, 8:30-11 PM EST
Join us for the NEAR Toronto Launch Event, an epic celebration marking the official launch of the NEAR Toronto Regional Community. Concluding the three-day Collision Conference, this event combines innovation, technology, and community in a unique experience.

Why Near?

With the BOS, NEAR is the place where mainstream adoption of the open web will happen. NEAR has always made building and innovating on the open web simple, secure, and scalable. The BOS makes the blockchain easier than ever before for companies, founders, and end users alike!

BOS is your gateway into the open web. Discover, connect, and build — all in one browser. 

Develop in the languages you already know, like Javascript. Create on any blockchain, using existing BOS frontends and components, or build them from scratch. Find new users and customers in the open web, then onboard them with FastAuth, a new BOS feature that lets users quickly and easily create accounts for any website or app.

The BOS also simplifies decentralized app discovery with a universal search function and social networking functionality. Now you can quickly find and explore apps, as well as connect with users to grow your audience and customers.