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Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law

November 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

blockchain smart contracts

The future of Blockchain is now. Be a part of it.

Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law delivers one of Toronto’s most important and productive learning days on the Blockchain calendar. It’s where leaders – representing the legal and tech industries – come to discover the latest and most important legal issues, seize new ideas, and concentrate on the fundamentals in a relaxed environment.

This one day program is a ‘forest rather than the trees’ approach to learning about blockchains, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, tokens, settlement systems, litigation and the law. Suitable for any lawyer, entrepreneur, investor or consumer, this program will help delegates recognize and understand common themes and precipitate understanding of the topics under discussion.

With an unparalleled speaker roster, Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law delivers an exemplary experience highlighting the boldest and the best of the industry.

This program has been developed as a resource to help lawyers, entrepreneurs, investors and consumers learn about the rapidly emerging field of blockchain technologies and its intersection with law.

Join top legal, tech and financial industry experts to discuss key issues and the biggest legal questions facing blockchain technologies, including:

  • Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts and Transaction Costs
  • Opportunities for Blockchain in the Settlement System
  • Initial Coin Offerings and Characterizing Blockchain Tokens
  • Competently Lawyering Through Blockchain Innovation
  • Analyzing the Nature of Blockchain Transactions and Differences in Business Models
  • The Essential Blockchain Primer – A Session on the Technical Aspects of Blockchain (with Question & Answer period)

Program Chairs

  • Donald B. Johnston, Legal Educator and Consultant
  • Addison Cameron-Huff, Technology Lawyer
  • Anne Butler, Vice President and General Counsel, Payments Canada
  • Andrew Caplan, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Pat Chaukos, Chief, OSC LaunchPad, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Jeff Coleman, Head of Technology, Ledger Labs
  • Scott Hendry, Senior Director, Financial Technology, Bank of Canada
  • Matthew Rappard, Head of Interactive Development, ThreeLefts
  • Parna Sabet-Stephenson, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Marco Santori, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Lee A. Schneider, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Josh Stark, Head of Operations and Legal, Ledger Labs
  • Usman Sheikh, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Erik Syvertsen, General Counsel, AngelList
  • Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core Developer, Applied Cryptography Consultant
  • Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director of Tech Startup Clinic at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Alan Wunsche, Chief Token Officer & CEO, TokenFunder – Chair, Blockchain Canada
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    November 15, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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    Osgoode Hall Law School


    Osgoode Professional Development Centre
    1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor
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