The Summit

The 2018 BYU Blockchain Summit brings preeminent scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders to Utah, one of the foremost centers of technological innovation in the United States, to further the conversation of how blockchain technology is transforming markets, institutions, digital relationships, and civic life.

The 2018 BYU Blockchain Summit explores the impact of this new technology in a variety of domains, including: cryptocurrencies and ICOs, law and regulation, fintech, real estate and property ownership and transactions, digital identity, and an insightful discussion of the threats and opportunities that blockchain poses to our current systems of business, communication, security, and social interactions.

Come join us and interact with thought and business leaders from Utah and beyond!

Live Streaming

To view recordings of the event, visit the BYU Blockchain Facebook Page.

To receive CLE credit for remote attendance, please send an email with your name, state bar number, and contact information to Ryan Lewis at rlewis@byulaw.net.

Parking

Parking for this event is extremely limited so please arrive early. Summit Guests may park in the Guest Parking Lot in front of the BYU Museum of Art, accessed from Campus Drive. Overflow parking will be available in the lot in front of LaVelle Edwards Stadium, accessed from Canyon Road.

Sponsors

  • BYU Law School
  • BYU MBA Program
  • Parsons Behle & Latimer
  • Peak Ventures
  • ULedger

Contact

To get in touch with us, please contact Ryan Lewis at rlewis@byulaw.net

Conference Attendees

Conference Schedule

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Attendees

Jonathan Johnson

President, Medici Ventures

Utah

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Timothy Ruff

Co-founder & CEO, Evernym

Utah

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Jai Massari

Partner, Financial Institutions, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Washington, D.C.

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John Quinn

Founder & CRO, STORJ

Utah

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Mark Rasmussen

Partner, Litigation, Jones Day

Dallas

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Joel Weight

CTO, Medici Ventures

Utah

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Julie Smith

COO, DeSoto Inc.

Utah

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Greg Pesci

President & CEO, Spera, Inc.

Utah

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Mark Lesswing

SVP & CTO, National Association of Realtors

Chicago

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Ben Beasley

CEO, Stockchain Global

Utah

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Eric Vogeler

COO, Stockchain Global

Utah

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John Richards

Founder & CEO, Startup Ignition and FirstStep Capital

Utah

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David Conger

Founder, QBaan Federation

Washington

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Geoff Lewis

Former President, RE/MAX

Denver

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Peter Hunn

Founder, Clause.io and Accord Project

New York

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Josh McIver

CEO, ULedger

Boise

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Jeff Burningham

Founder & Managing Partner, Peak Ventures

Utah

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Shala Burroughs

Head of BD & Operations, The Satis Group

Denver

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Carl Youngblood

CTO, Mainframe

Utah

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Kennedy Luvai

Partner, IP, Parsons Behle & Latimer

Utah

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Chad Bennett

Founder & CEO, HEROIC

Utah

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David Fisher

Founder & CEO, Integra Ledger

Denver

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Sam Smith

Chief Architect, ConsenSys

Utah

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Schedule

8:30 – 9:15amRegistration, light breakfast, & pre-event networking
9:15 – 9:45amWelcome: Jonathan Johnson - "Blockchain Use Cases in Action"
9:50 – 10:50amPanel Discussion: Emergence of Cryptocurrencies and ICOs (CLE)
John QuinnFounder & CRO, STORJ
Mark RasmussenPartner, Jones Day
Shala BurroughsHead of BusDev & Ops, Satis Group
Chad BennettCEO, HEROIC
Kennedy Luvai - ModeratorPartner, Parsons Behle & Latimer
10:55 – 11:55amPanel Discussion: Property & Real Estate (CLE)
Mark LesswingCTO, National Association of Realtors
Julie SmithCOO, DeSoto, Inc.
Geoff LewisFormer President, RE/MAX
David FisherFounder & CEO, Integra Ledger
Jeff Burningham – ModeratorFounder & Managing Partner, Peak Ventures
12:00 – 1:15pmLunch (provided) and networking
1:20 – 2:10pmKeynote: Timothy Ruff - "Blockchain's Killer App: Self-Sovereign Identity"CEO, Evernym
2:15 – 3:15pmPanel Discussion: Financial Applications of Blockchain (CLE)
Greg PesciCEO, Spera.io
Ben BeasleyCEO, Stockchain Global
Joel WeightCTO, Medici Ventures
Carl YoungbloodCTO, Mainframe
Eric Vogeler – ModeratorCOO, Stockchain Global
3:15 – 3:35pmBreak
3:35 – 4:35pmPanel Discussion: Disruptive Potential of Blockchain
John RichardsFounder & CEO, Startup Ignition
Peter HunnFounder, Accord Project
Josh McIverCEO, ULedger
David CongerFounder, QBaan Federation
Sam SmithChief Architect, ConsenSys
4:40 – 5:40pmKeynote: Jai Massari - "The Legal Landscape around Blockchain" (CLE)Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell
5:40 – 5:45pmWrap Up

Register

To purchase tickets for the 2018 BYU Blockchain Summit, please visit our Eventbrite page here. General admission and student tickets will be available for $10. As this event has limited seating, advance registration is strongly encouraged.