2019 Computational Law & Blockchain Festival


The 2nd annual Computational Law & Blockchain Festival will bring together coders, designers, lawyers, policymakers, researchers, and students to co-create the future of law, legal practice, and policymaking. In the spirit of decentralization, the entire event will be hosted by independent, self-organized nodes around the world.

This global initiative will be a push to create and implement computational law (e.g., programmable contracts) and legal blockchain use cases. We will achieve this through a combination of educational sessions, hackathons, and policy discussions. Join us so you can LEARN, HACK, and DISCUSS:

LEARN: New to computational law or blockchain technologies? Learn the basics from local and global experts at our educational sessions and workshops.

HACK: Are you a coder or designer? Take part in our Global Challenge, a distributed, 24-hour hackathon that challenges participants to build open-source solutions. Partner challenges will also be available.

DISCUSS: Join lawyers, policymakers, technologists, academics, and enthusiasts for our Global Symposium, a distributed policy hack to discuss core policy issues related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with the goal of contributing to a free and open global survey of those issues.

The Festival welcomes enthusiasts of all ages, genders, backgrounds, skill levels, and disciplines, and will be free to attend and participate. #clbfest2019

• What to bring
Enthusiasm, questions, and crazy ideas

• Important to know
Interested in volunteering, speaking, running a workshop, partnering, or sponsoring? Message the organizer to secure your spot!

SCHEDULE - Saturday, March 16th 2019
*The HACK portion of the global event will not be our main focus this year, but we will provide space on Saturday for those who wish to compete.

9am Check in and Welcome @ Station Houston

10am Learn: “Blockchain 101 Workshop” Presented by SU2 Blockchain Group's Nick Geoca
*Description - Nick is a blockchain engineer who has worked two and a half years in Ethereum and other blockchains. He has a passion for decentralization and translating technology into applications. To facilitate understanding, he will walk us through and use a smart contract together on Ethereum. To actively participate in this section of the talk, please bring a laptop. Fundamentally, this demonstrates how blockchains work in a hands on way.

11am Discuss: "Blockchain and Corporate Governance" Led by Jack A. Najarian and Aamir Abdullah
*Description - With the increased use of LLCs and other business organizations over the last twenty to thirty years, small businesses generally fail to maintain their corporate ownership and decision-making records. If corporate governance records are not well maintained, discord and turmoil generally ensues which can lead to expensive lawsuits and stakeholders losing their entire interest or investment. The distributed ledger system of blockchain technology in the context of corporate governance can help business organizations reduce these risks as well as allow multi-stakeholder organizations to act more efficiently.

12pm Free Lunch

1pm Open Discussion led by Lisa Smith, Chief Corporate Development Officer for Data Gumbo, and Jeffrey Aresty, President/Founder of Internetbar.org Institute

2pm Learn: View "Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain" Documentary
*Description - Hacktivist and blockchain expert Lauri Love fights extradition in TRUST MACHINE—his computer skills a threat to the US government. Tech innovators strike a raw nerve as banks and network pundits rush to condemn volatile cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology.

4pm Closing Remarks

Internetbar.org Institute