Conference Schedule

We've curated a variety of perspectives and insights for you to explore. Join us on one of our diverse conference tracks featuring workshops, demos, and illuminating presentations given by social impact leaders.

 
 
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Kickoff

8:00- 9:00

Breakfast & Check-in

9:00AM - 9:15 - welcoming remarks

Vanessa Grellet, Executive Director, ConsenSys, Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition

Sheldon Himelfarb, President and CEO, PeaceTech Lab

Nancy Lindborg, President, US Institute of Peace

9:15AM - 9:25 - Keynote

Opening Keynote with Lesly Goh, CTO, World Bank

Leveraging Emerging Technologies and Blockchain for Social Impact

 
 
 

Great Hall Events

9:20 - 9:40 - Fireside Chat

Refugees and Blockchain

Leigh Cuen, Author, Coindesk 

Joséphine Goube, CEO, Techfugees

9:45 - 10:00 - Lightning talk

Data & Tech for Peace

Rohini Srihari, Chief Data Scientist, PeaceTech Lab

10:00 - 10:10 - showcase

BSIC Incubator Showcase

10:10 - 11:00 - Panel

Blockchain & the Future of Energy & Climate

Karim Jabbar, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration

Nick Beglinger, Co-Founder & CEO, Cleantech21 Foundation

Katherine FosterCarbon Markets and Finance Innovation: Blockchain Specialist, World Bank Group

Evan Caron, Cofounder and Managing Director, Swytch

Linda KristoffersenSpecial Advisor, Chooose

Geof Rochester, Head of CSR and NGO Partnerships, Cuipo

11:00 - 11:15 - Lightning Talk

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

Tom Lombardi, Head of Market Development, EEA

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11:15 - 11:40 - Lightning Talk

World Food Programme and Blockchain

Robert Opp, Director, Office of Innovation and Change Management, UN World Food Programme

11:40 - 11:50 PM - Showcase

BSIC Incubator Showcase

12:00 - 1:00 - break

Lunch

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1:00 - 1:40 - Panel

Blockchain and Development Aid

Paul Nelson, FinTech and Digital Finance Advisor, USAID

Robert Opp, Director, Office of Innovation and Change Management, UN World Food Programme

Adrian Lawrence, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Susan David Carevic, Business Management Officer, ITS Technology and Innovation: Blockchain Lab, World Bank Group

Ricardo Salinas, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

John JordanDeputy Director of the Refugee Processing Center, Bureau of Population

1:40 - 2:00 - showcase

Project Bifrost

Ben SiegelGlobal Social Impact Project and Partnerships Lead, ConsenSys 

Robby GreenfieldGlobal Social Impact Technical Lead, ConsenSys

Greg DipriscoBusiness Development Lead, MakerDAO

2:00 - 2:45 - Panel

Freedom of Press, Fake News, Connectivity

Melissa Jun Rowley, Tech and Social Impact Journalist

Nancy Payne, COO, PeaceTech Lab

Matthew Iles, CEO and Co-Founder, Civil

Steven Haft, SVP Innovation, Time Inc. 

Heidi L. Sieck, Principal, Democrats.com LLC

Micha BenolielCEO, Nodle 

2:45 - 3:00 - break

Coffee Break

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3:00 - 3:10 - showcase

BSIC Incubator Showcase

3:10 - 4:00 - panel

Creating Sustainable Supply Chains Challenges & Opportunities

John Wolpert, Product and Venture Development, ConsenSys

Tyler Mulvihill, CoFounder, Viant

Lauren Roman, Client Solutions Metals & Minerals, Everledger

Yorke Rhodes, Founder Blockchain at Microsoft

Tomicah Tillemann, Director Blockchain Trust Accelerator, New America

4:00 - 4:50 - Panel

Human Trafficking, Identity and Supply Chain

JP Ziegler, CEO, Collaborative Health Solutions

Mariana DahanCo-Founder and CEO, World Identity Network

Joséphine Goube, CEO, Techfugees

Lauren HendricksExecutive Vice President for Program Strategy and Institutional Relations, Grameen Foundation

Rouven Heck, CoFounder, uPort

Elizabeth M. Renieris, Global Policy Counsel, Evernym

4:55 - 5:10 - Lightning Talk

Sustainable Fisheries 

Nik Sekhran, US Chief Conservation Officer, World Wildlife Fund

5:10 - 5:20  - showcase

BSIC Incubator Showcase

5:20 - 6:00 - Panel

Creating New Financial Institutions & Creditworthiness for the Unbanked

Michael del Castillo, Journalist, Forbes

Megan O'Donnell, Director, Financial Inclusion, World Council of Credit Unions

Betsabe Botaitis, Co-Founder and CEO, Aikon

Daniel Moore, Executive Director, SALT Bridge Foundation

Faith Sahal, CFO, Colendi

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6:00 - 6:05 One World Award winner announcement

Thessy Mehrain, Founder Women in Blockchain and Director, Global Product & Innovation ConsenSys

6:05 - 6:10 Introduction of Joe Lubin 

Sheldon Himelfarb, President and CEO, PeaceTech Lab  

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6:10 - 6:30 - keynote

ConsenSys Keynote: What kind of impact is Ethereum Blockchain technology unlocking?  

Joe Lubin, CEO, ConsenSys

BSIC18 Reception

6:30 - 8:30 PM - networking

Reception Hosted Exclusively by Salt Lending

 

 
 

Mezzanine Events

9:25 - 10:00 -  panel

Tracking Minerals in Conflict Zone 

Alex KosturaDC Solutions Incubator & Social Impact, ConsenSys

Lauren RomanClient Solutions Metals & Minerals, Everledger

Cristina VillegasDirector of Mines to MarketsPact 

10:00 - 10:10 - showcase

BSIC Incubator Showcase

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10:10 - 10:25 - Lightning talk

Water & Blockchain

Ravé Mehta, Managing Director, Mehta Group

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10:25 - 11:15 - Panel

Agriculture & Blockchain Panel

Quan Le, Founder, Binkabi

Regi Wahyu, Founder and CEO, HARA

Sandra Ro, CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council

11:15 - 11:40 - Lightning talk

Environment & Blockchain

Nick Beglinger, Co-Founder and CEO, CleanTech 21

11:40 - 11:50 - showcase

BSIC Incubator Showcase

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12:00 - 1:00 - break

Lunch

1:00 - 2:45 - Workshop

MIT SOLVE Workshop - Located on the lower level

Alexander Dale, Senior Officer, MIT SOLVE

2:45 - 3:00 - Break 

Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:10 - showcase

BSIC Incubator Showcase

3:15 - 3:30 - Lightning Talk

Decentralized Employment

John Paller, Founder and Chief Steward, Opolis

3:30 - 4:15 - Panel

Transparency and Charities Panel

Chris Doten, Chief Innovation Officer at NDI, National Democratic Institute

Raphael Mazet, CEO, Alice

Jason AckermanHead of Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management, Catholic Relief Services  

4:15 - 5:00 - Workshop

Juan Acosta, Partner, Draper University Ventures

5:00 - 5:10 - showcase

BSIC Incubator Showcase

5:10 - 5:25 - lightning talk

Dignity Coin

Chris Fabian, Senior Advisor on Innovation to the Executive Director, UNICEF

5:25 - 5:40 - lightning talk

Topcoder

More Than Code: Using Blockchain for Real-World Impact

Ashley Steele, Global Director, Topcoder

5:40 - 6:00 - panel

The Future of Impact Investing

William Michael Cunningham, Creative Investment Research

Decker RolphBoard DirectorCalvert

Kevin Gordon Barrow, Founder & CEO, Mark Labs