HiveFest 2022 - Thank you!

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Sitting here on my bed in the Volkshotel, literally just sneaked out of the final closing drinks events. Tired as a f. But energized by the many lovely and meaningful thank yous received from so many of you. As I almost certainly said back to you, out with the thank you's as I am bad in receiving compliments, but nonetheless it does mean a lot.

I am just happy. Happy you guys had a great time. Met with old friends, made new friends, maybe found new partners to execute on new ideas and got inspired along the way. All that while having a good time in Amsterdam. Personally I found it a pity that the closing dinner's quality was under par (for at least my expectation) and I told this when having a convo with @starkerz, but I took wise words from him: "It's not the dinner which will be remembered, but the connections with people that will" (paraphrased by me).

After 2 years in VR we did it again. Together. Putting up a program like this only matters when people go for it, take the leap and come and enjoy what had been cooked up. And you did this. And therefore I want to thank you! Thank you!

While prepping a lot for the event there is always the emotional support for my family, my gf and kids, but I will thank them tomorrow in person.

Back again, actually never left since Portugal (SF2), @poezio had been a part and great help to rest upon. Obviously he is one of my best friends and we know what to expect from eachother. Beyond that a great cook, and a feel for Apple devices specifically which came in really handy when lining up presentations the past days. A wine conaisseur and also great in timing the saunas!

@mynewlife will be making a video out of this, looking forward to that too! Than this year saw the energised help from the @coldbeetrootsoup guys: @minigunner and @artakush thank you so much! The soup was delicious and your presentation was great. Looking forward to what is coming up! @priyanarc and @blind-spot: Thank you for taking the trains back and forth to Amsterdam, in between your jobs!

Thank you @guiltyparties for your support during the creation of this event. As I said tonight in the closing remarks, it was a pity you couldn't make it and I am not certain that anyone knows how much you and @crimsonclad do for the chain, without taking any spotlight. It was a pleasure to work with you for this edition and thank you for having @hivefest as part of the generic @valueplan proposal for promoting and growing the Hive blockchain!

Next to the @valueplan proposal's support HiveFest 2022 was made possible by generous donations of @splinterlands, @smooth, @pharesim, and @yababmatt.

Also, minnow and plankton tickets were made possible by donations from:

If I may, on behalf of fellow minnow and plankton community members: Thank you, it means a lot to have your support.

Well... that's about. Now I wait for the invoices to arrive from all the suppliers. I will try to find time to cut all presentations from the livestream's original recordings into dedicated videofiles and also issue the @t-r-f reimburesements!

But first.... sleep...


Obrigado, dank je wel, gracias,


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"Bravo!" for a well-done Hivefest! You are a tireless and consummate organizer and delightful host! I was unable to attend the in-person event, but thoroughly enjoyed the live-stream — thank you for that! The presentations were informative and I like how we can re-watch them again later. Carillon master Gideon Bodden did a wonderful job with the Juke Bells concert, and I enjoyed the live-feed from his location as well! Your outfits with the Hive logos were a perfect touch!

"Kudos!" also go to your helpers, all those who worked behind-the-scenes with the cameras, sound engineering, venue setup, and housekeeping. Each location appeared to be perfectly organized and well maintained for the event.

From the smiles, hugs, 360° views atop the tower, canal tours by boat, and the cold Beetroot Soup, it looked like everyone who attended had a blast! Thank you for organizing the event for all these years and all of your other dedicated work to the community and our ecosystem! I am proud to be a longtime supporter of your witness! 💜

In the end of this great journey, I'm laying my back in my confy bed in the wonderful Volkshotel room, with a wide and open smile on my face, thinking about all the interactions and great quality time (with mind-blowing, interesting, original, heart-spoken conversations with many of the Hivers present in this HiveFest7). My expectations, has a plankton and has a person, and from this day one "a family member" were overtaken by the memories, knowledge, and interactions that I bring back to my beloved Portugal. Hopefully I would attend the next year's #HiveFest, and someday welcoming you in a second turn event in Lisbon or Oporto. Cheers

I had such an amazing time!

It is funny how you end up with a completely different perspective of people when you actually meet them in real life.
This was my first event and everyone was so friendly and easy to talk to and it felt like being welcomed into a new family.

Thank you to everyone who arranged and supported this and I look forward to doing it all again in the future if possible. Hopefully Rising Star can even become a sponsor when we get back into the next bull market!

And last but not least thank you to @steevc and @tdctunes for the hilarious skit at the beginning of my presentation. You rock!

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Cheers and rock on \m/

I'm so glad you came and we could hang out. These are amazing people who want to change the world. So inspirational. Hope to see you again some time.

I will certainly try to make the next one!

The skit was awesome! 👮

Just knew that you have a good singing voice. really fits for the creator of RisingStar. Glad to see you in hivefest man.

Very kind. Thank you!

It was a lot of fun playing the cop! I managed to pull out a clip of it from the official stream:

Thanks again for making this happen. I love these people and it's great to see them in person. I'll be leaving Amsterdam with such a massive smile on my face that the border guards will suspect I'm smuggling something stronger than coffee.

See you next time!

I may have snuck a little something in yer guitar case just for the lolz


An extraordinary experience. I am very happy to have met many hivers in person. Looking forward to seeing you next year! Special thanks to @asgarth and @jarvie who offered me this opportunity ❤️

My first experience of HiveFest is a success due to your insane organizing skills.
I will start saving HBD so I hopefully will have enough for next year's event.
At first, I thought; 500 HBD is quite a bit, but now that I can judge it: it's perfectly balanced for -everything- that is included.

  • Where did you get the pajamas?
  • Special thanks to your tech team, they made almost everything run smoothly
  • Mad props on the very unique venues and activity combos
  • The arrangement of food, drinks, bites, etc. is underrated. I did not expect that next level of hospitality.

Next time, I'll make sure to have my phone connected to Hive so I can participate a bit more lol!

Thank you, Roeland!

Since I won a ticket, I'd like to return the favor and release all my photographs regarding HiveFest7 for you to use for promotion if you would like to.

release all my photographs regarding HiveFest7 for you to use for promotion

That's such a great gesture! <3


Thanks @roelandp!
Great job as always.

Thank you for everything 😍 We enjoyed the event and got to know so many awesome people 🤩

You sneaked like a pro and I didn't get the chance to thank you in person, but here it goes: a big THANK YOU for all the superb organisation. The start of your second paragraph basically sums up what goes on in my mind, and I bet l'm not the only one: I feel just happy. There will be a lot to digest on these coming days, but for now... time to sleep! Cheers!

Thanks so much Roeland for organising. My first Fest at BKK took me out of my little bubble just by attending, this one I really pushed myself and spoke to a lot of people (still not enough though) making so many new friends. Thanks so much for this!!

You must have been writing this while I was doing my goodbye round - thanks for another great Fest @roelandp - I had a great time and I thought the food on the final day was fine - they just needed a little more of it and chips maybe!

But yeah it's tbe amazing Hive peops that make it for sure!

See you at the next one!

Hey dear @roelandp - Whoooooot - and thanks again for the perfect event and all your work to make it happen.

It was a blast!

Even together with the flue I got on the way and which limited my evening activities.

Two thumbs up for the great event from the HiveFest bench


Two thumbs up for the great event from the HiveFest bench

Hahaha that's an AMAZING pic of you! :D Love it :D

@soyrosa a BIG thanks to @louis88 who did this pic

Well done!!
Thank you 🙏🏽

I watched every minute of the live stream and you were as awesome as ever! Thanks so much for all you do to organize this incredible event! Bravo! ♥️

From all the posts I have seen people making that attended, it looked like an amazing Hive Fest. Hopefully my wife and I can make it to the next one. Can’t wait to see everyone.

glad you all had a great time! Would love to have been there with you all
maybe next time : )
well done everyone

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Sounds like a blast. Any initiatives to get HIVE more recognition in the news?

Look for the part about marketing by @behilarious on day 1

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I saw some part of the live stream, it was really nice HiveFest.

It was amazing even watching it from a distance... Thank you and we'll done

Een hele dikke dankje wel terug.
Its was quite an experience

Awesome work and what a cute Hive dress :-)
Thank you very much.

It truly looked like an amazing HuveFest 😊😎 well organised.
Loved seeing a bit on YouTube and reading posts about it.
Well done!

Was watching on YT and i enjoy it and the presentations that were showed
still don't get cold beetroot soup but hey ho :)

im a !PIZZA


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I didn’t found the chance to congratulate you directly, but this event has been above all my expectations for the level of organization and commitment which it shows.

Congratulations on that amazing work and looking forward to the next one. Take some deserved rest 🙂


Ich war nur per YT dabei , und fühle mich etwas enttäuscht ???
Naja , nee , aber , jaja , unsere #CHAINZ sind sowas von wertvoll und sowas , ganz besonders der #HIVE auch , alles voller Spezialisten mit unglaublichen #SKILLZ .
Ja , zerrissen ist #Es , denn auf der einen Seite ist #Es ungeduldig auf die kommenden möglichen Entwicklungen und zum Anderen will #Es auch nicht abgehängt werden , gewisse Grade von Verständnis für die #CHAINZ erhalten und fortbilden , bevor´s "richtig" abgeht , hihi .
Und ja , !ich und #Es werden dabei bleiben , !ich habe auch feine Ideen , die allerdings #Es umzusetzten hat , genau @xstern93 und @tokenindustry sind nicht tot , und @udabeu kann !man hier und dort unterstützen , hihi , oder voten auch , jaja .


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I didn't get to attend, but I do thank you, and all of those who make Hive about genuine connections 🙌 It is and should be about much more than writing and clicking submit, then closing the tab.

!PIZZA for when you wake up :)

Thanks a lot for all the hard work to make this event happening. It was really great to meet you all for the first time, in person. I am looking forward to the next event with family 3.0!


Well deserved rest, thanks for all you do for the Hive community! 💪

Thank You for everything.!!

I can't thank you enough from my phone's keyboard so I'll do a proper post when I'm home!

Cheers Roeland, it was great!

Thank you so much for everything. I am really happy that I finally managed to join Hivefest after going through a tough period in life. Everything was great and you are an awesome organizer. It was an honor for me to do something for the hive community. Last but not least, finally, I met you in person :D...

What an incredible 4 days. It was my pleasure to be a part of the fest. So many memories, new friends, and brainstorming for new ideas. All credits to you for pulling off yet another incredible hivefest. You have worked relentlessly and it really showed. Well done and rest up, @roelandp.

Thanks for all of the work you put into this Roeland! Come hell or high water we're going to make it next year. It looks like it was a huge success!

Please make it happen next year! <3

I’ll try my best! I really wish it would have worked out this time. It’s extra special there in Amsterdam.

hi thats nice, I've been there also on the 2nd day and did some video coverage and made a video highlights. Its on 3speak and my ign is great-king. Hope you were there also on the 2nd day and hope I caught you on video. :) Have a nice day.

Success achieved. It's time to rest after. Congratulations to the organizers of the hive conference and to all the participants. Joy overflowing is all I see.

Thanks @roelandp fpr organizing the @hivefest! so coooollll :-)

Me and the @hiq

Hi @roelandp, in #Hive we usually inculcate the good use of the platform, I don't want to accuse you of anything as I also write post and sometimes I forget to give credits, something as simple as placing the source from which I got an image, I want to believe that in the speed of writing your post you forgot the detail, but for sillier things than this @hivewatchers has muted hundreds of post.


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It's not a matter of opening a debate, arguing or anything like that, your post is simply trending, it's being seen by thousands and details like this should be avoided.

Thank YOU dear Roeland! As I said already: you made it happen AGAIN to have so many people meet-up somewhere in the world. Personally I appreciate it a HUGE deal and will be able to live on these warm memories for quite a while again :-) Please learn to take compliments, you deserve them :P

Thanks for organizing the event! It was a blast! Had so much fun and met so many new friends!!


Congratulations! much success... may this beautiful community continue to grow!

While watching the videos on YT.. I'm imagining how fun it is to be the people of Hive... Job well done.. You guys are great...

Un saludo a todos. Espero que estén muy bien Mis felicitaciones a todos los participantes y creadores de este evento. Me alegro mucho que la hayan pasado genial y la comunidad Hive siga creciendo cada día más. Para nosotros los que estamos empezando en esta red social es muy inspirador y nos motiva a seguir aprendiendo y mejorando. Un abrazo

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