Blocksburg 2021
April 13, 2021

Virginia Tech serves as a catalyst for diverse-minded thinkers, leaders, technologists, and inventors. In the fall of 2019, the first Blocksburg Summit brought together thought leaders from around the world to the Virginia Tech campus to engage in conversations at the intersection of technology, research, regulation, policy, and economics in commercial enterprises, government, and education.
Capitalizing on this momentum, in the spring of 2021, the Department of Computer Science presents Blocksburg 2021. This event, part of the Virginia Tech Blockchain Initiative, will extend the ideas discussed during the first Blocksburg event to a virtual audience. Although we're unable to meet in-person this academic year (hopefully we can have Blocksburg 2.0 in fall 2021), the online conference feature blockchain experts, innovators, and policymakers from Blacksburg, SWVA, the Commonwealth, nation and world.
The blockchain initiative’s leaders will host and facilitate panel forums, fireside chats, and breakout sessions to discuss the political, economic, and social implications of this disruptive technology.
For this year’s conference, we will have a webinar format that extends the reach of an in-person conference to attendees that may not be able to come to Blacksburg for our typical conference. Participation in the conference is free and open to all.
Speakers are confirmed for a range of topics including:
Blockchain and Health Care;
Using Blockchain to Partner with the Federal Government;
Blockchain and Decentralized Manufacturing;
The Future of Blockchain.

There is no charge for attendance; however, we have provided an option to make a gift at check-out for those who would like to contribute. All gifts will benefit the Computer Science Annual Fund.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Online registration is now closed. If you would like to register, please email Brittany Rasmussen