Blockchain in Education West Conference

Sunnyvale , United States

About Blockchain in Education West Conference

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A secure public ledger concept can be applied to many aspects of the education sector whilst removing slow and outdated workflows.


The Blockchain in Education West Conference is being meticulously produced to further the education of organizations in:

Higher Education
Chief Information Officers
Department Chairs
Instructional Designers
Corporate IT departments
Students studying Related fields


Felix W. Ortiz III
Chairman, Founder, and CEO
Mike Mathews
VP for Technology and Innovation
Johanna Wilson
Chief Operations Officer
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Kevin Miller
Civic Tech Manager
Greg Waters
President and Chief Executive Officer
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William Molina
Jorge Cueto
Computer Science Master’s and MBA student
Sudhir Wadhwa
Adjunct Lecturer at Santa Clara University & CTO, Viridis Learning
Dr. Byron D. Clift-Breland
Chancellor, San Jose Evergreen Community College District


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 12
Blockchain Credentials of the Future

10:25am - 10:40am Oct 12
Morning Networking Break

10:40am - 11:10am Oct 12
Innovation in Credential Issuance - Learning Machine's Open Standards Approach

11:10am - 11:40am Oct 12
Panel: Pros and Cons of Blockchain

11:40am - 12:10pm Oct 12
Resolving the Educational Challenges with Blockchain

12:10pm - 1:00pm Oct 12
Networking Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm Oct 12
Lightning Round

2:00pm - 2:30pm Oct 12
How Blockchain Can Enable a Skills-Based Economy

2:30pm - 2:45pm Oct 12
Afternoon Networking Break

2:45pm - 3:15pm Oct 12
Blockchain’s Direct Impact on Student Success

3:15pm - 3:45pm Oct 12
Panel: Costs of Blockchain

3:45pm - 4:00pm Oct 12
Closing Remarks & Conference Close


Oct 12, 2018, 8:00 AM , PST (UTC -8)
Oct 12, 2018, 4:00 PM , PST (UTC -8)
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