Energizing Bitcoin

March 30-31st, 2022 | Houston, TX

We're Bringing Bitcoin Mining to the Energy Capital of the World

Energy + Bitcoin Mining

Empower will be the first bitcoin mining event with a focus on energy — bringing together energy, mining, finance, and other professionals in the city that powers the world. We are shutting down the streets in Houston for an iconic two-day event at 8th Wonder Brewery, where you will get to learn and network with energy producers, capital groups, miners, and other builders in the space.

The Biggest Names on Stage

Bitcoin Mining has the potential to be one of the fastest-growing industries over the next decade. We’re bringing in the most forward-thinking names to speak on topics such as natural gas and renewable mining, power generation, venture capital, institutional adoption, regulatory, and more. There will be content tracks that everyone can learn from regardless of background or experience.


Outside of the Content

We’re big believers in getting smart people together and allowing collisions to happen — these collisions are the catalyst for ideas, collaboration, and progress. You will have the opportunity to hang out with other like-minded people in a fun environment with live music from Casey Donahew, tent parties, and free beer.

The Numbers






days of content



*numbers are estimates and subject to change


Senator Ted Cruz
Wayne Christian, Texas Railroad Commissioner
Casey Donahew


Griffin Haby, Limpia Creek
Ryan Leachman, Jai Energy
Laura Pommer, EnergyFunders
Justin Ballard, Jai Energy
Brent Whitehead, Giga Energy
Haley Thomson, Imperium Digital
Mario Gutierrez, Unchained Capital
Max Gagliardi, Ancova
Marty Bent, Founder of TFTC
Parker Lewis, Unchained Capital
Joel Fulford, 10NetZero, Inc.
Ryan Nuckolls, Crypto Power
Mandy Gunasekara, US EPA
JP Baric, MiningStore
Marshall Long, OG Miner
Gideon Powell, Cholla Petroleum
Amanda Cavaleri, Bitcoin Today Coalition
Matt Lohstroh, Giga Energy
Phillip McPherson, Riot Blockchain
Jake Boaz, Crypto Yield Capital
Adam Ortolf, UpstreamData
Lisa Hough, Unchained Capital
Chad Everett Harris, Whinstone US
Cully Cavness, Crusoe
Jose Ortega, Permian Mining
Bruce Larsen, Kraken Oil & Gas Partners
Petra Reyes, Power Infrastructure Partners
Alex Brammer, Luxor Technologies
Greg Beard, Stronghold Digital Mining
Peter Wall, Argo Blockchain
Jon McClellan, Colby Advisors
Bob Burnett, Barefoot Mining
Lee Bratcher, Texas Blockchain Council
Chris Miller, Power Infrastructure Partners
John Sostak, Miners Summit
Devin Blitzer, Bridge Energy
Chris Halvorson, Magellan Scientific
Jonathan Kohn, BitPetro
Edward Evenson, Braiins
Brian Wright, Galaxy Digital
Brock Petersen, Satoshi Energy
Fred Thiel, Marathon Digital Holdings
Raina Casbon-Kelts, Gilded
Stefano Ratti, Chaberton Energy
James McGinniss, David Energy
Kat Galloway, Artemis Energy, Inc.
Trent Stout, Priority Power Management
Tom Mapes, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Daniel Rafuse, Monbanc
Colin Harper, Luxor Technologies
Kevin Matcham, TypeX
Kristin Boggiano, CrossTower
Will Foxley, Compass Mining
GP Manalac, Navitas Energy
Irene Gao, Bitmain
Trevor Smyth, NYDIG
Drew Armstrong, Cathedra
Jake Corley, Digital Wildcatters
Collin McLelland, Digital Wildcatters
Artem Nadikta, AiPROENERGY
Marshall Holbrook, Puissant Industries
Congressman Pete Sessions
Dennis Porter, Bitcoin Advocate
Jared Melillo, Rhodium Enterprises
Dan DiLella, Hotaling Insurance
Artem Bespaloff, Asic Jungle
Frank Holmes, Hive Blockchain Technologies
Alex Jelenevsky, Navigator Risk Management
Tom Masiero, Cathedra
John Rabon, Advisor
Ivan Zalles, Power Infrastructure Partners
David Renfro, Power Infrastructure Partners
Kyle Textor, Mine-X
Ethan Vera, Luxor Technologies
Brett Fenner, Power Infrastructure Partners
Chuck Yates, Digital Wildcatters

Countdown to Empower



Day 1:

9:30 AM: Keynotes, Panels, and Q&As

11:45 AM: Break

1:15 PM: Keynotes, Panels, Q&As

7:00 PM: Live Music by Casey Donahew

9:00 PM: VIP Mixer


Day 2:

9:30 AM: Keynotes, Panels, and Q&As

11:45 AM: Break

1:15 PM: Keynotes, Panels, and Q&As

7:00 PM: Tent Parties


*Subject to change


NYDIG X Digital Wildcatters

NYDIG and Digital Wildcatters are hosting a happy hour at the Rockets game on April 1st, to celebrate bitcoin night at the Toyota Center.

200 Empower attendees will be gifted club level tickets to the game, and free food and open bar at the happy hour.

Attendees will be notified if they are chosen by March 28th.


Current Ticket Price


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✔️ Full access to sessions

✔️ Q&A with panelists

✔️ Live demos

✔️ Unlimited beer 5-10 PM on both days

✔️ Live music

✔️ Tent parties



Empower will start on Wednesday March 30th at 9 AM and end at 11 PM on March 31st.

8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003

Your ticket includes full entry to the event and over 30+ sessions of content, live viewing of different mining equipment, Casey Donahew concert, Q&A sessions with the speakers, tent parties, and unlimited beer from 5-10 PM on both nights. Also you win a chance to come to bitcoin night at the Toyota Center. 

Food trucks will be on site to purchase food throughout the day.

The Empower audience is an impressive mix of entrepreneurs, energy pros and crypto experts. Registered companies include Argo, Bloomberg, Asic Jungle, Compass Mining, Google, ExxonMobil, Foundry, J.P. Morgan Chase, Talen Energy, and so many more.

There will be multiple food trucks available:

  • Blk Mkt Birria
  • Seoul Side Wings
  • Muisshi Makkaritos
  • Waffle Bus
  • Burger Joint + more!

We have a limited number of student tickets available at preferred rates. Please contact connect@digitalwildcatters.com for availability.

General Admission and VIP.

The VIP ticket includes: VIP Only Mixer, Full Access to VIP Tent, Free food and drinks , and 1 swag pack.

Refunds are available until 30 days prior to Empower. Please contact connect@digitalwildcatters.com for support.

Ticket transfers are available up until 14 days prior to Empower. Please contact connect@digitalwildcatters.com for support.

Travel and Accommodations:

Here are three options to stay that are near the venue:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston Downtown | 1515 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77010 | Rates starting at $250

Marriott Marquis | 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010 | Rates starting at $300

Four Seasons |1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010 | Rates starting at $520

Tuesday, March 29th will allow a comfortable buffer to get settled into your hotel and explore the area a bit before the event starts around 9 AM Wednesday, March 30th.

The nearest airport to Downtown Houston is Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) Airport.