The Blockchain in Education West Conference will enable education professionals to understand how blockchain technology such as cryptocurrency, smart contracts, distributed databases, and public ledgers are, and will continue to transform their sector.
We are now seeing start-ups focusing on blockchain – whilst existing technology businesses are integrating blockchain technology into their overall offerings - building pilots and working with customers to develop roadmaps forward.
The first blockchain was theorized by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 and applied the following year as a key component of the digital currency bitcoin, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.
A secure public ledger concept can be applied to many aspects of the education sector whilst removing slow and outdated workflows.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The Blockchain in Education West Conference is being meticulously produced to further the education of organizations in:
Higher EducationChief Information OfficersPresidentsDepartment ChairsAdministratorsInstructional DesignersK12SuperintendentsCorporate IT departmentsStudents studying Related fields
8:00am - 8:55am Oct 12
Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05am Oct 12
Welcome from Microsoft
9:05am - 9:25am Oct 12
Introduction to Blockchain and Uses in Education
9:25am - 9:55am Oct 12
Landscape for Blockchain in Education
9:55am - 10:25am Oct 12Blockchain Credentials of the Future
10:25am - 10:40am Oct 12Morning Networking Break
10:40am - 11:10am Oct 12Innovation in Credential Issuance - Learning Machine's Open Standards Approach
11:10am - 11:40am Oct 12Panel: Pros and Cons of Blockchain
11:40am - 12:10pm Oct 12Resolving the Educational Challenges with Blockchain
12:10pm - 1:00pm Oct 12Networking Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Oct 12Lightning Round
2:00pm - 2:30pm Oct 12How Blockchain Can Enable a Skills-Based Economy
2:30pm - 2:45pm Oct 12Afternoon Networking Break
2:45pm - 3:15pm Oct 12Blockchain’s Direct Impact on Student Success
3:15pm - 3:45pm Oct 12Panel: Costs of Blockchain
3:45pm - 4:00pm Oct 12Closing Remarks & Conference Close