A gathering on decentralization during Kentucky Derby festival exploring the convergence of fintech, AR, VR, AI, IoT, blockchain, the sharing economy, video Games, the future of work, logistics, and disruptive culture with a focus on business networking. Fun time building relationships between Tech and Finance.

5/4 Conference
5/5 Bourbon w/Billionaires
5/6 KY Oaks
5/7 KY Derby

In Person
and virtual conference

2022 is invitation only

About the event

RUN is assembling the top innovators in fintech, AR, VR, AI, IoT, blockchain,  video Games, and logistics, in Louisville KY during Derby Week, one of the top world class festivals of the year. Featuring the hottest startups to the Fortune 500 companies showcasing the best digital experiences in all aspects of life and work: from entertainment and brand engagement, to enterprise and industrial, urban and architecture, education and training, government, and commerce.

The RUN 2020 Program includes mind-blowing keynotes by industry luminaries, classes and tutorials, products and startup demos, industry use cases, Startup Competition, Art from Jassen Popp , talks by industry leaders covering business, technology and design, and exhibits. Do not miss the opportunity to position your company in this world-changing industry, and create awareness among Fortune 500 companies, potential buyers, partners, investors, and the media. 

The RUN down


May 4th


9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Panels and Keynotes from Top fintech, AR, VR, AI, IoT, blockchain,  video games, logistics, and investor

Unicorn Ball

7:00PM – 1AM


May 5th

Bourbon w/ Billionaires

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bus Tour of KY with VIPs and Bourbon


May 6th
KY Oaks

May 7th
KY Derby

All Day

Fun times at Churchill Downs with the group

John Pigott

CEO, ABE Global.
global Multi-asset exchange built on legacy and blockchain. A better exchange designed to run 24/7 and registered in EU, US, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo.

Irina S. Litchfield

President of Lumeria, a Pre-IPO IR firm. Founder of BlockchainCubed, a DLT consulting firm.

Rick Tumlinson

Founding Partner, Spacefund

Brad Yasar

founder and CEO of Beyond Enterprizes

Dr. Roman Yampolskiy

Associate Professor, University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering

Drew Taylor and Brent Bates

Founders of Wild West Crypto Show

Professor Adel S. Elmaghraby

Director of Industrial Research and Innovation and Winnia Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering

Jacob Hall

CEO and co-founder of Agingo.


Book Signing by Laura Duong Larma

Andrew Prell

CEO of Convergence (1990's VR Pioneer)

Tom Roe

Creative Director of Convergence (Author of the Silica Universe)

Speakers are being arranged now for RUN 2022. If you would like to speak, please fill out the form below.


Join the fun!
RUN22 is invitation only!
DROID Holders need to contact the Silica neXus Team if interested in volunteering.




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