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Social Innovation: Int’l Development and Blockchain

March 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Social Innovation: Int’l Development and Blockchain

Join Blockchain Academics, Industry Leaders and Not-for-Profit Sector Pioneers on
15:00, 29 March, 2019
For the first Conference at the intersection of Blockchain Technology and Social Impact.

Thomson House
3650 McTavish Street
QC H3A 1×9

At the intersection of Blockchain Technology and Social Impact

Blockchain technology has shaken the Financial and Technological worlds with its unprecedented ability to decentralize governance, provide secure data storage and allow Participants to interact in a fresh way over the internet.

This conference looks to bring together leading Blockchain academics as well as professionals with leading entities in the NGO/NPO sector to answer the questions:

What is a Blockchain?

How can the Not-for-Profit sector harness its power to tackle issues in the sector?


Keynote Address by Ethan Wilding

Introduction to Blockchain for Non-Profits in Int’l Development and Humanitarian Assistance
Presenter: Jeremy Clark

Debate – Advantages and Disadvantages of Blockchain Technology
Participants: Fahad Saleh, Lucia Gallardo, Shayan Eskandari

An NGO and Int’l Development perspective – Priorities and Challenges
Moderator: Nicolas Moyer
Speakers: Neal McCarthy, Sergio Figueredo

Case Study I – Giveth.io
Presenter:  Vojtech Šimetka

Case Study II – UNICEF
Presenter:  Christina Lomazzo

Closing Remarks by Dr. Jane Thomason

Refreshments, Networking and Fundraising Auction for McUNICEF Emergency Fund


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