Blockchain Programming at SXSW 2018

The Forrest Four-Cast: October 18, 2017

Amongst the 700+ sessions announced earlier this week for SXSW 2018 is a special series of sessions focused on the newest blockchain-related ideas, innovations and applications. This series of sessions is scheduled to occur Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15 within the “Startup & Tech Sectors” track.

Confirmed panels and presentations on this topic include:

Blockchain and the Crisis in Healthcare
Blockchain and the Decentralization of Finance
Blockchain Opportunities in Mobility and Logistics
Transforming the Global Food Supply with Blockchain
Trust Crisis: The Need for Blockchain
What Blockchain Means for Media & Entertainment

Stay tuned to the SXSW website in the next few weeks for info on more blockchain-related session as well as exact room locations and timing.

Additionally, Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin will be part of the Featured Speaker lineup for next spring in Austin. Interviewing Lubin at SXSW will be Laura Shin, who is a Forbes senior editor managing crypto and blockchain technology coverage. She is also the host of the “Unchained: Big Ideas From The Worlds Of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain” podcast.

Learn from, talk to and create new opportunities with these blockchain leaders by purchasing a badge for SXSW 2018. Save $400 on badge costs if you register for the event before the end of the day on Friday, October 20. After you purchase your registration, book your lodging for the event via SXSW Housing & Travel.

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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