Women in Blockchain Summit

Keynote Speakers · Panel Discussions · Blockchain Education · And More

April 8th 9:00am 5:00pm
University of California, Irvine

Only 400 Seats Offered

Starting at $5.

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First Conference on the West Coast to Promote Inclusion and Diversity

Women in Blockchain is a one-day conference hosted by Blockchain at UCI. The conference will be led by prominent women leaders in various blockchain industries. The mission for this event is to encourage and engage the community to learn and communicate about the potential blockchain presents for social and economic reform. The blockchain industry is ripe for both change and growth, making it perfect for setting standards in diversity and inclusion.

Through a series of educational seminars, interactive discussion panels, and keynote speeches, we will explore some of the industries that blockchain technology will inevitably disrupt and revolutionize, including; financial services, cybersecurity, supply chain, healthcare, legal sectors, and more.

We are honored to have the support of the University of California, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Coinbase, NEM, MLG Blockchain, ConsenSys, and more, to inaugurate this exciting new movement.

WIB will consist of an ongoing conversation about diversity in blockchain, both in terms of inclusivity and in terms of what blockchain as a technology can actually do for diversity.

The major tracks for the summit will be:

  • Blockchain in Technology

  • Blockchain in IoT

  • Blockchain in Healthcare

  • Blockchain in Finance

  • Laws & Regulations in ICOs

  • Social Impact of Blockchain

  • Investing in Cryptocurrencies

There are 400 total tickets available for this event, and lunch is provided.

About Blockchain at UCI

Blockchain at UCI is an ecosystem for blockchain education, development, and networking at UC Irvine and surrounding areas. We organize workshops, educational seminars, hackathons, and networking events to facilitate the growth of blockchain awareness, technical understanding, and thorough training. Blockchain at UCI collaborates with industry leaders to host events with various blockchain-oriented companies, in pursuit of identifying efficient and practical blockchain technologies, and helping students in Orange County develop the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in new, exciting opportunities surrounding blockchain.

It's our pride to promote a decentralized world.

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9:00 · The Opening

Check in


10:00 · Welcoming Remarks and Intro to Blockchain

Blockchain at UCI

The Host
Women in Blockchain

Heidi Pease

LA Blockchain Lab

Kelley Weaver

Melrose PR

Eman Safadi

EHS Consulting

10:15 · Keynote

Rahilla Zafar

Managing Director

10:45 · Social Impact and Applications in Finance, Tech, and Cybersecurity

Liz Steininger

CEO & Managing Director
Least Authority

Nicole Fellouris

ILO, PhDc, SME. Co-Founder & CISO

Juliet Annerino

Founder & Speaker

Elvina Kamalova

Director of Growth

11:20 · Brian Forde's Presentation

Brian Forde

Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab

11:35 · Blockchain as a New Revolutionary Protocol

Alex Tinsman

Global Communications Director

12:00 · Halftime



1:00 · Bringing Diversity to Blockchain

Susan Poole

BlockBridge Advisory

1:30 · Women Empowerment and Inclusion

Mila Popovich

Global Chair
Global Women in Blockchain

Lauren Buchholz

Client Specialist
IBM Summit Program

Simonne Hurse

VP Marketing & PR Communications
Satis Group

Desiree Patno

CEO and President

2:20 · Legal with ICOs and Startups

Kristen Johns

Transactional Blockchain Attorney

Amy Wan

Founder & CEO

Marc Boiron

Corporate Attorney
Rutan & Tucker

2:50 · Applications in Healthcare, IOT, and Supply Chain

Amy Hurwitz

Healthcare Consultant

Amy Berliner

Founder & CEO
Aegis Biotech

Raghu Bala


Cherie Aimee

Director of Communications

3:50 · Investment 101

Priyanka Sood

Customer Success Manager

Alexandra Damsker

CEO and Founder
Stealth Fintech

Joy Kongkitisupchai

Emerging Technology Senior Architect
Capital Group

Othalia Doe-Bruce

Public Relations Officer
OneLedger Innovative Tech Inc.

4:30 · Keynote

Perianne Boring

Founder and President
Chamber of Digital Commerce

Jordan Kruger

Director of Research and Operations

5:00 · Epilogue



How many spots are offered?

There are 80 VIP spots and 320 regular spots (including those for UCI students).

How should I dress?

The dress code for this event is business casual.

Who do I contact for additional questions?

Please contact us at contact@blockchainuci.com.

I want to help. What can I do to promote this?

If you would like to be a speaker, sponsor, or partner, please contact us at contact@blockchainuci.com.

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Emerald Bay Conference Room
University of California, Irvine
Student Center, 311 W Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: +1 (949) 824-5252
Email: contact@blockchainuci.com


Please park next to the Student Center. The parking fee for a whole day is $10.

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