<aside> ♥️ Waterloo is a city located in southern Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Region of Waterloo, which also includes the cities of Kitchener and Cambridge, and is situated approximately 100 kilometers southwest of Toronto.

The city has a population of around 120,000 people and is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, with many festivals and events throughout the year. It also boasts many parks and green spaces, including the Laurel Creek Conservation Area and the Waterloo Park, which is home to a large lake, walking trails, and a popular zoo.

Waterloo is well connected to other cities in the region, with easy access to major highways and public transportation systems. It is a popular destination for students, professionals, and families looking for a diverse and thriving community with many opportunities for growth and development.

Waterloo is known for being a hub for technology and innovation, with many technology companies and startups located in the city. It is home to the University of Waterloo, which is a top-ranked research university in Canada and a leader in science, engineering, and technology education. Its alumni & professors include the following:

Visiting Waterloo also means experiencing where ETHGlobal was born! Get ready to immerse yourself in a 3-day hackathon with people from all around the globe that all work towards one mission: Growing the Ethereum ecosystem and hacking for over $250,000+ USD in bounties!


<aside> 📍 Location: 43.4643° N, 80.5204° W


<aside> 🕒 Time zone: UTC - 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)


<aside> 💬 Official Language: English (and French)


<aside> 💱 Currency: Canadian Dollar


<aside> ✈️ Airport: Toronto Pearson International Airport


<aside> 🚰 Tap water is SAFE to drink


<aside> ☀️ Average June Weather Daily high: 23°C (74ºF) Daily Low: 12°C (53ºF)








🗺️ Event Venue & Getting There

<aside> 🚨 PLEASE NOTE | This event — a closed, invite-only event — is only open to the hackers who are accepted and have staked to attend. Other than hackers, entry is open to select Partners. General admissions or visitors will not be allowed into the event.


Lazaridis School of Business and Economics | Wilfrid Laurier University

<aside> 🏯 Lazaridis School of Business

Address | 64 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C7, Canada

Open the map for directions → → →,-80.529448,15z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x882bf3f62c12347f:0x100f39a182234b30!8m2!3d43.475096!4d-80.529448!16s%2Fm%2F0ds44jc



🎊 Exploring the City!

🕺🏻Here’s a fun map if you want to vibe check the city!

Waterloo Neighborhood Map

✨ What to eat, where to stay, and how to explore the city!


<aside> 💡 Want to get on the official ETHGlobal side events list? Email us at [email protected] and answer the following questions:

💌 We will be back shortly with a response!


📅 Date (Start - End all timezones in ET) ✍🏼 Name 👥 Organizer 🤔 Description 🏷 Category 📍 Location 💸 Cost 🔗 Link
Wednesday June 21st - Saturday June 23rd, 06:00PM - 09:00PM Atila House - AfroFuturism Atila Atila is hosting a series of events exploring the collaboration of African history and culture with futuristic technologies like, blockchain and AI to create a better and more optimistic future for Africa and the whole world. Allies are welcome! Meet-up Kitchener, Ontario. 7-minutes from Lazaridis (main Hackathon venue) Specific location Given to approved guests Free
Wednesday June 21st 06:30PM - 08:30PM EDMTo Intro to web3.js v4 Chainsafe Join us for for pizza and drinks while listening to some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in the web3 space. Meet-up 251 Spadina Ave. · Toronto, ON
Chainsafe Office Free
Thursday June 22nd 06:30PM - 09:00PM DeFi Toronto DeFi Toronto Join DeFi Toronto and ChainSafe for a night filled with pizza, drinks (wine and beer), and conversations. Come network with our teams, partners, and some of the most innovative minds in the space! Meet-up OneEleven
325 Front St W 4th Floor · Toronto, ON Free
Thursday June 22nd 05:30PM - 09:00PM Public Goods Pizza Party PizzaDAO x Green Pill Touch grass 🌱, eat pizza 🍕and hang out with your fellow (public) good humans 🎉

We’re hosting an evening of networking, fun, free pizza + bevies with your soon-to-be new web3 friends! | Meet-up | 165 King St W Kitchener, ON N2G 1A7, Canada | Free | | | Thursday June 22nd 09:00AM | Pragma Waterloo | ETHGlobal | Single track of curated talks featuring the current developments of the Ethereum ecosystem. Pragma Waterloo will set the scene for meaninful and intimate conversations | Conference | CIGI Campus | $49 USD for confirmed hackers

$99 USD for general tickets | | | Thursday June 22nd 09:00AM | Hacker Cafe Waterloo | ETHGlobal | Welcome to the ETHGlobal Hacker café! We're thrilled to offer a dedicated space for hackers before the hackathon, to brainstorm, make new friends, find a team to build with, and be a comfortable co-working spot to cram in some last minute work.ETHGlobal Café is only open to accepted and staked hackers, please check your ETHGlobal dashboard for more information! 🍁 | Coworking Space | Byte75 | Free | | | Friday June 23rd 04:00PM - 08:30PM ET | Buildr Bites & Brews | Code4rena, Badger, Berachain, Frax and Zellic | Team formation is much less fun on an empty stomach. Join your frens at Code4rena, Badger, Berachain, Frax and Zellic for THE Hackathon Kickoff Happy Hour. Meet some fellow builders, grab some bites and toast a few brews. Once you hit those early morning hours of hacking, you'll be glad you fuelled up beforehand. | Meet-up | ABE ERB - Uptown Waterloo 15 King St S, Waterloo | Free | | | Friday, June 23rd 10:00PM-1:00AM | Waterloo Blockchain Summer Rave | Waterloo Blockchain | Join the Ultimate Rave Extravaganza at ETH Global Waterloo! 🥳 Calling all party animals and blockchain enthusiasts! Get ready to experience a mind-blowing night of beats, drinks, and pure exhilaration, courtesy of Waterloo Blockchain. We're throwing a legendary rave party exclusively for the vibrant attendees of ETH Waterloo, and you're cordially invited to join the frenzy! | Party | Wilf’s Turret at Laurier | Free | | | Saturday, June 24th 12:00PM | ETHWaterloo 5km Run | Nouns Running Club | 🧑‍💻 Take a break from hacking and come join us for a run! 🏃 Beginner level run 🤗 All are welcome 🎖️ Receive a free POAP for participation | Run | Start: Meet Up Spot (43.4691, -80.5340) | Free | | | Saturday June 24th 07:00PM - 10:00PM | Techstars Web3 Investor Dinner | Techstars | A special dinner for Investors allocating or curious to allocate capital in founders building or enabling Web3 or greater decentralization | Investor dinner | Sign-up to receive an E-mail with location details | Free | | | Thursday June 22nd 06:00PM-9:00PM | Blockchain & Bytes | Hyperlane | Hyperlane is kicking off ETHGlobal Waterloo toghether with graphprotocol and Waterloo Blockchain.

Join us for a night of crypto chatter, new friends, and (free) food + drinks. | Meet-up | Location in invite | Free | |