Register for the First Syracuse Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Workshop, August 16 – 18

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Join leading Syracuse University technologists and futurists for the First Syracuse Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Research Workshop August 16 – 18.  There is no cost to register for this event which features leading researchers, industry experts and many top blockchain and cryptocurrency companies from across the country.  Check the event website for the full agenda with all  speakers and panelists.

Host/Organizing committee: Syracuse University Professors Lee W McKnight, iSchool (School of Information Studies) & Institute for Security Policy and Law (ISPL), College of Law & Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Danielle Smith, Renee Crown Honors Program, Department of African American Studies, The College of Arts & Sciences; Cristiano Belavitis, Whitman School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises; Austin Zwick, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Policy Studies Program; Prasanta Ghosh, Engineering and Computer Science, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Yusuf Abdul-Qadir, School of Information Studies and Facebook; and Sarah Weber, Syracuse University School of Information Studies, Director of Corporate Relation

ProgramcCommittee: Host Cte + Betania Allo, Esq., United Nations; Jenny Cao, WiTec; Prof. Deidra Hodges, Florida International University; Rand Kato & Vincent Plaza, Syracuse University iSchool WiTec & Doctor of Professional Studies program students; Prof. Steven Lupien, Professor, Center for Blockchain Excellence, University of Wyoming; Dr. Naseem Naqvi, British Blockchain Association; Erick Pinos, Blockchain Education Network; Prof. Pardis Pishdad-Borozgi, Georgia Tech; Profs. Donna Redel & Mike Maloney, Fordham University; Prof. Thibault Schrepel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Stanford University

Student organizing committee co-chairs: Catherine Forrest and Zachary Goldstein, Abdullah Naimzadeh, CryptoCuse & WiTec, Syracuse University iSchool   Members: Bennett Mitchell, Northeastern University & Blockchain Education Network; Jeff Oldsworth, Fordham University; Davante Sherman, UTEP; Jong Han Yoon, Georgia Tech

Program highlights (check event website for most updated and complete version of the agenda and all speakers and panelists):

Schedule at a glance: 8.16.21  

  • 11am-1pm: Registration: 111 Hinds Hall, Syracuse University & Online
  • 1 pm: Welcome by Dean Raj Dewan, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
  • 1:05-1:10pm: Host, Org., and Student Cte welcomes/event logistics
  • 1:11pm- 2:30pm: Panel 1: Innovating Decentralized Finance and Crypto Markets
  • 2:45-3:30pm: Keynote: Prof. Steve Lupien, U Wyoming Center of Blockchain Excellence
  • A New Regulatory Model and Ontology for Crypto Regulation
  • 3:30-4:15pm: Keynote 2: TBD
  • 4:15-5:05pm: 1st Academic – Industry –Government Blockchain Research: Business and Policy Models Panel Discussion
  • 5:15-6pm: Reception Hosted by Prof. Danielle Smith, Director,  Syracuse University College of Arts & Sciences, WiTec Advisor.  Location: iCafe, Hinds Hall. Sponsored by  Renee Crown University Honors Program

Schedule at a glance: 8.17.21 

8am-8:30am: Registration, 111 Hinds Hall, Syracuse University &

  • 8:30 am: Welcome to Day 2: Senior Associate Dean Jennifer Stromer-Galley, SU School of Information Studies (invited)
  • 8:35am: Summary of Day 1, Agenda Day 2: Prof. Lee McKnight
  • 8:40-9:25am: Keynote: Professor Ian Taylor, University of Notre Dame & SIMBA Chain
  • Computational Data and Blockchain Futures: Machines Learning Traceable Workflow with Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) (tent. title)
  • 9:40-11am: Panel 2 Blockchaining Cyber-Physical Communities Panel Discussion and Blockchain Application in Supply Chains
  • 11:15 pm: Panel 3 Blockchain Law, Policy, Regulation & Community Partnership Research Panel Discussion and Bitcoining or Blockchaining Central America?
  • 12:15 pm: Lunch sponsored by School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
  • 12:45pm: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Naseem Naqvi, Founder, British Blockchain Association
  • An Evidence-Based 2030 UK Blockchain Roadmap: Vision and Model (tent. title)
  • 1:15 pm Demos: Edgucoin, Decentralized MuniBond, Takapool
  • 1:40-2:40pm: Academic – Industry – Government Blockchain Research Roundtable: Blockchaining IoT
  • 2:55 pm Keynote:  University Professor Carl Schramm
  • Blockchain, Innovation and  Economic Growth: Lessons for Digital Currency, DeFi, and NFT Entrepreneurs, Speculators, Investors, Researchers and Regulators (tent. Title)
  • 3:45 pm: Research, Innovation & Education Acceleration Agenda-Setting: Industry, Government and Academic Open Discussion
  • 4:30 pm: Closing Remarks, Thanks and Next Blockchain Research Steps: Prof. Lee McKnight and “A Surprise Non-Fungible Ending” with David Montanaro, Strategic Advisory Associates & Catherine Forrest, President, CryptoCuse & WiTec, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

Schedule at a glance: 8.18.21  

Workshop Excursion

  • 8:30am: Meet in Lobby of University Sheraton Syracuse for Workshop Bus to Massena 
  • Transportation and lunch sponsored by Coinmint
  • Tour Coinmint (NCCS) high density computing/Digital Currency Data Center/Eco-friendly Crypto-Mine
  • (Former Alcoa East Plant)  Massena, NY