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The Law Lab at Illinois Tech Chicago-Kent College of Law presents the 2018 Block(Legal)Tech Conference. This unique conference brings together industry leaders for a dynamic day of talks, panels, and debates about blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Illinois Tech Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661

 

The Block(Legal) Tech Conference is the seminal, day-long legal-themed blockchain conference. The conference is held in the Fall in downtown Chicago, Illinois at Illinois Tech, Chicago-Kent College of Law. This year’s conference will be on October 24. Rather than focusing on the basics, this conference was intended to serve as a one-day, advanced education on blockchain and the law. The conference was designed for industry experts to debate and explore the most pressing legal issues in the blockchain and crypto space.  

Last year, the conference featured Ted-style talks, fireside chats, and other presentations from a host of leading lawyers, entrepreneurs, regulators, and academics. FinCen Director Kenneth Blanco provided the keynote address, and followed a litany of thought-provoking talks by Professor Angela Walch, Professor Tony Lai, Nina Kilbride, Stephen Palley, Preston Byrne, Joshua Klayman, Andrew Hinkes, John Roth, Amy Hartman (SEC), Jess Cheng (IMF), Kevin Batteh, Amy Davine Kim, Jason Henrichs, Peter Hunn, Jennifer O’Rourke, Colleen Sullivan, and other tremendous speakers. Videos of the talks from last year’s conference can be found on The Law Lab Channel.

This year, we have an equally exciting lineup of speakers, including SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, author and visionary Michael Casey, Protocol Labs GC Marvin Ammori, Outlier Ventures Partner Rumi Morales, the Federal Reserve’s Robert Bench, DLx’s Lewis Cohen, Linklaters’ Partner Joshua Klayman, and a number of other crypto counsel. The conference received extensive press coverage in CoindeskCoinTelegraphCrowdfund Insiderthe ABA JournalPYMNTS.comthe National Law Review, and a great many other publications. 

The conference is free to all, but only the first 800 registrants can be admitted. Last year, due to incredible interest, registration had to be closed well in advance of the event, and—given the reception to last year’s conference—we anticipate another packed house for this year’s conference.

Eligible for Illinois General MCLE Credit


advisory committee

Daniel Martin Katz
Nelson Rosario
Zachary Smolinski
Jenny Balliet
Justin Steffen
Rumi Morales
Joshua Klayman
Drew Hinkes
Colleen Sullivan
Jason Henrichs