Blacksburg Blockchain Symposium

April 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Lyric Theatre
135 College Ave
Blacksburg, VA 24060

“Like no other innovation in a generation, blockchain technology has become synonymous with digital disruption. Blockchain technology promises to revolutionize traditional understandings of money, authority, trust, and governance – almost instantaneously and comprehensively challenging age-old institutions.”

The first-ever Blacksburg Blockchain Symposium, hosted by GFURR, will draw from Blacksburg’s rich and diverse array of perspectives to examine the political, economic, and social impacts of blockchain technology. Bringing together academics, practitioners and the public, the Blacksburg Blockchain Symposium will examine the promise, potential, and pitfalls of blockchain in a variety of contexts, with a central focus on exploring the many regulatory challenges that are emerging around the blockchain and how we conceptualize resilience within our financial and political systems.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. For attendees wanting to stay overnight, a special symposium rate is available at the Main Street Inn. To reserve a room, please contact the Main Street Inn (540-552-6246) and ask for the “Blockchain Symposium” rate. This rate is only applicable for reservations made by March 30.

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Register for April 20, 2018 symposium