|7:30am - 8:30am||REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
|8:30am - 8:45am||WELCOME - INTRODUCTION
Karen Maraj - Unitralis
Karol Murillo - City of Hamilton
|8:45am - 9:15am||KEYNOTE: HOW TO TELL THE BLOCKCHAIN STORY
Emily Colemen - CMO - ShapeShift
|9:15am - 9:45pm||BUILDING A BLOCKCHAIN FROM SCRATCH
Harpreet Geekee - Highmark Global
|9:45am - 10:15am||PANEL: THE FUTURE OF BLOCKTECH
HOST: Stephen Brent Sargeant - Bitfinex
1. Carleigh Zangrando - Coinaccord
2. Ben Ames - Corl
3. Magdalena Gronowska - HiHi!
4. Carlos Canrera - Swissborg
|10:15am - 10:45am||REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK
|10:45am - 11:15am||WHY OUR DIGITIZED LIBERTY DEPENDS ON THE BLOCKCHAIN
Adam Goldman - BitBuy.ca
WORKSHOP: EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF FINTECH AND BLOCKCHAIN BUSINESSES IN HAMILTON
|11:15am - 11:45am||IPO TOKEN JOURNEY WITH POLYMATH AND REGULATORS
AND CRYPTO CONTRACTING, AND CRYPTO LITIGATION
Ben Ames - Corl.io
|11:45 - 12:15pm||COMPLIANCE AND DECENTRALIZED APP’S ON THE BLOCKCHAIN
Amber Scott/Rodney MacInnes - Outlier
|12:15pm - 1:00pm||LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||THE CRITICAL ROLE OF USER KNOWLEDGE IN CULTIVATING TRUST IN CRYPTOCURRENCIES
Dr. Khaled Hassanein - DeGroote School of Business - McMaster University
|1:30pm - 2:00pm||PANEL: WHY SO MANY CRYPTO TOKENS?
HOST: Trekk - Trekk Smart Consulting
1. Amber Scott - Outlier
2. Adam Goldman - BitBuy.ca
3. Harpreet Geekee - Highmark Global
4. Emily Coleman - ShapeShift
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||BLOCKCHAIN: LEGAL IMPLICATIONS
Alex S. Ross - Gowling WLG
WORKSHOP: BUYING BITCOIN STEP-BY-STEP FOR THE FIRST TIME
|2:30pm - 3:00pm||BLOCKCHAIN & SECURITY: WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
Ezzeldin Tahoun - eZsec Inc.
|3:00pm - 3:15pm||REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING BREAK
|3:15pm - 3:45pm||DECENTRALIZED FUTURE
Brent Lessard - rLoop
|3:45pm - 4:15pm||EVOLUTION OF DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY
Roberto Sanabria - Cryptoducation
|WORKSHOP:HOW TO CREATE ETHEREUM DAPP USING ETHER.JS
Antoine De Vuyst - U.CASH
|4:15pm - 4:45pm||BLOCKCHAIN LAW: A DISCUSSION OF SECURITY TOKENS, AML, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, TAX, AND CRYPTO CONTRACTING, AND CRYPTO LITIGATION
Chetan Phull - SmartBlockLaw
|4:45pm - 4:50pm||CONNECT, SPARK, INSPIRE, AND IGNITE|
|4:50pm - 5:00pm||CLOSING REMARKS + PRIZES
Joseph Iuso - Unitralis
* Agenda subject to change
MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sponsorship opportunities available with exhibit space or at various points throughout the conference, such as break sponsors, reception, etc.
This is an excellent opportunity to put your brand in front of over 300 professionals from the blockchain space including developers, entrepreneurs, investors, and enthusiasts from all over Ontario.
ABOUT BLOCKTECH CONNECT
Hamilton and Southwestern Ontario boasts many Blockchain professionals that typically work at the big city down the road. These professionals have only been given the choice of conferences and events that consume hours of travel time to meet up with other professionals in the Blockchain space. Well now they have a new venue.
Sticking closer to home, Unitralis anticipates over 300 attendees at this first ever full-day Blockchain event in Hamilton, Ontario. Participants include professionals from the blockchain space including developers, entrepreneurs, investors, and enthusiasts from all over Ontario and other parts known and unknown.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Blockchain technology is rapidly expanding to encompass all aspects of the digital age. Starting with Bitcoin as the core payment messaging and distributed ledger system to Ethereum smart contracts with Distributed Autonomous Organizations (DAO), Cryptokitties, remittance, and thousands of use-cases.
Blockchain technology is revolutionizing the way business is done today. At this, the first ever full-day conference in Hamilton Ontario, attendees will gain a wealth of knowledge from industry experts, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, and business leaders in the Blockchain ecosystem.
WE ALSO ACCEPT
* Please contact us for more information.
Hamilton’s revival has made the city one of Canada’s most buzz-worthy destinations. Known for its distinctive urban feel, vibrant arts and culture, and exciting food scene, Hamilton also surprises with its vast natural offerings and fascinating history. Check out Tourism Hamilton for what to do when you’re in town.
During the late 1920’s, Liuna station, formerly the CN Railway James Street station was completed. With its Italian marble floors, walls of stunning oak paneling and feeling the flow of Versace™ draperies attendees will be experiencing the timeless, classic extravagance of this era. With attention to every detail, LIUNA has revitalized this architectural masterpiece that is a testament to rail travel eminence years ago.
Here at Liuna Station, the Blocktech Connect conference will take on the extraordinary luxury and opulence of a golden era to usher in the new era of Blockchain technology.
360 James St. North
Valet parking available for VIP ticket holders
Free parking is available onsite.
Hamilton is easy to access from major highways, public transit and several international airports.
Choose from 4 nearby Airports:
- John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM): a hassle-free airport only 15 minutes from downtown
- Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ): less than an hour’s drive to Hamilton
- Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ): less than an hour’s drive to Hamilton
- Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF): less than a two-hour drive to Hamilton
Ideally located on major highways an hour’s drive from Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo, Niagara Falls, and the US border.
Buses and trains arrive daily at the Hamilton GO Centre terminal in the heart of the city.
- GO Bus: Interregional public bus system for the entire Greater Toronto Area
- Greyhound: Inter-city and cross-border bus transportation service
- Coach Canada: regular service throughout the Greater Toronto Area and outlying regions
- GO Train: Interregional public train system for the entire Greater Toronto Area. Rush hour service from Toronto.
- Via Rail: National rail service stops in nearby Burlington (GO Bus completes your journey to Hamilton GO Centre downtown).
Become a volunteer at BLOCKTECH CONNECT! As a volunteer, you will assist our events team during the conference while still being able to learn from world-class developers, entrepreneurs, investors, and crypto enthusiasts. If you have a passion for the blockchain, tech or just like to help at events, this one is for you. Apply to become a volunteer today.