Perhaps I am just venting, but it strikes me as odd that MakerDAO would be excluded from any conversation about DAOs. Case in point, I recently came across a “DAO Summit” scheduled for next week at Stanford. There, you have representatives from Compound, Uniswap and Bankless informing the world about DAOs. From what I know from interacting with these other communities, they lack (i) independent workforces, (ii) native means to compensate DAO contributors from protocol operations (i.e., not just paying people in their governance token through grants), and (iii) a demonstrated history of self-governance, among other things, and as a result, are not as well-placed as MakerDAO to perform this educational role.
I’m unsure what CU would be the best to engage in a symposium like this, but if we can have DAO members who participate in these talks, it would behoove us to do so. Engaging with university clubs like Stanford and Harvard is a way to augment institutional knowledge and garner more credence as a “legitimate” player before prying regulatory eyes (IMO). (I threw up in my non-Ivy League mouth writing this but it’s the truth in the US, for better or worse).
Anyhow, the point of this rant is figuring out which CU would participate in a symposium like this. Gov-Alpha? SES? Marcomms (presuming it is onboarded)? Or forum rando (looking at myself in the mirror and furiously trying to contact Paper or Replenish2030)?