Oregon Blockchain Presents: Outside the Block Conference 2018

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Outside the Block Conference 2018

We are excited to announce our inaugural Outside the Block Conference with a proper Medium post. Outside the Block kicks off on Saturday, November 17th, with doors opening at 8:15am for registration and networking at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This inaugural (and hopefully annual) conference aims to connect the corporate drivers, lean disruptors, and student innovators together in a dynamic setting that highlights the Pacific Northwest’s emerging blockchain ecosystem.

Where: Benson Hotel, Portland, Oregon

When: Saturday, November 17, 9:00am — 5:30pm

If you’re a student, you can receive a discounted ticket for just $19.00 using the code STUDENT. (We’ll be checking student IDs at the door). Standard tickets are $99.00.

Follow this link to purchase tickets. Don’t wait, they’re selling fast!

The Future of Blockchain Is In Oregon

Portland has become fertile grounds for the emerging blockchain ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest and is ever-growing towards becoming an international nexus of the industry. Last summer, Coinbase opened a new office in Portland; the Oregon Blockchain Venture Studio unveiled their partnerships with R/GA, Nike, and Intel; and both Portland State University and University of Oregon announced blockchain programs are in the works. Also, Oregon Blockchain (in conjunction with the University of Oregon) was lucky enough to receive sponsorship from Ripple to pursue our mission. All of these developments indicate that Oregon has potential to be pinned on the global blockchain map.

The Outside the Block Conference aims to bring this rapidly developing community together under one roof.

Come for the Speakers, Stay for the Food

Presentations will explore topics ranging across healthcare, insurance, supply chain, e-commerce, and more. We will host speakers from Microsoft, Intel, GE Heathcare, Public Market, and other prominent players on the cutting edge of blockchain.

Some confirmed presenters representing the lineup include Rajan Patel, Robin Jones, and Eric Weaver. Here is a little background concerning these speakers: Rajan Patel heads Blockchain Innovation at GE Healthcare and was the founder of the Duke Blockchain Lab during his time there. Robin Jones is COO of Public Market, and, in the past, has served as an investment manager at Motorola Ventures, a venture advisor at Elevate Capital, and held a chair as a Member of the Board of Directors at TiE Oregon. Eric Weaver is a renowned leader in digital marketing, and whose resume includes serving as vice president of Xerox. He is the now Co-Founder and CEO of Transparent Path. Please click this link to check out a full schedule of the day’s events and speakers.

In addition to this exquisite lineup of presenters and panelists, there will be booths with representatives in a breakout room and ample time for networking over lunch (which is included in the purchase of your ticket) and throughout breaks between presentations.

We are grateful to the sponsors: Ripple, Cinco Design, LoyalCoin, ODEM, and the University of Oregon Alumni Association. Without their support we could never make this event happen. Thank you.


Authored by Stephen Godwin; collaborators are Juliyen Davis and Adam Faris