Ethereal SummitNew York
501 Union St
1Welcome from the Hosts of the Ethereal Summit
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Hexayurt Guy Capital Partners
2A World Without Middleman
9:30 am - 10:00 am
What is Ethereum, and how is it changing our world? What does a decentralized future look like?Brought to you by technologist and policy analyst Vinay Gupta, meet the next generation of theInternet. Vinay is a prolific speaker and writer whose work on blockchain has been featured recently in Harvard Business Review and at the World Government Summit.
Luke Robert Mason Mason
3Understand Blockchain in 15 Minutes
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Could you explain the blockchain at a dinner party? Science communicator and Director of Virtual Futures Luke Robert Mason brings you the clearest explanation you’ve ever heard. Make ityour own, and experiment on friends and colleagues. Simplicity does not mean sacrificing technical precision, thanks to blockchain architects Mike Goldin and Karl Floersch, who will be host-ing Ethereal’s blockchain expert AMA.
4Disrupt or be Disrupted: New Business Models in a Decentralizing World
Are decentralizing technologies disrupting legacy business? The Harvard Business Review recently wrote that blockchain is “foundational” rather than “disruptive”, offering a platform for new types of businesses and value creation. Others are less sure. Which businesses will survive in an open-source future, and how will they monetize? Learn from the businesspeople at the forefront of implementing blockchain technology.
The Business Blockchain
Head of Digitization at CME Group
5State of Play: The Next Level in E-Sports and Gaming
Meet the minds transforming the way we play. More often than not, entertainment, e-sports,and gaming actually lead the adoption of new technologies, bringing other industries along in their wake. Virtual reality is already an excellent example of this phenomenon. Explore how de-centralizing technologies, tokens, and novel business models are bringing about revolutions in user experience, safety, and fun.
Vitue Poker, ConsenSys
6Take Back Your Digital Freedom, Starting With Your Data
Who owns your data? In this conversation, we discuss the solutions being built to restore control over data to the individual, and imagine how we can create a better system that puts the user first on the Web 3.0. Blockchain and identity experts from uPort, ID2020, and more explain what steps you can take today, and the social and political implications of self-sovereign identity.
7When Wellness Gets Personal: Data, Access, and the Future of Health
The 20th century ushered in the belief that every person had a right to medical care. Although we are far from achieving global health, today we are pushing that notion even further. Individuals increasingly access their genetic information, patients demand control over their data, and possibly in the future, their self-evolution rights, while personalized medicine, life extension, and computational biology push our capabilities forward. How are new technologies changing the meaning of wellness, and who gets to have it?
Tamara St. Claire Claire
8Nation OS: Prototyping the Future of Government
Find out how governments around the world are implementing cutting-edge technologies to offer higher-quality services to citizens. Are blockchain and decentralizing technologies a challenge to government authority, or the foundational layer of truly “smart” cities, states, and nations?
LSL World Initiative
Innovation and Development Foundation
9The First 3D Model of Blockchain
In the beginning of 2017, Maximilian was the first person worldwide to realize a full 3D model of the blockchain. The masterpiece is shaped out of one single piece of wood and features the first four codes, including the genesis code, which were carved out with CNC technology. It is an example of how ideas in the fields of Ethereum and blockchain technology can be developed and transformed into three dimensions.
10Singular DTV: Building a Decentralized Entertainment Economy
Co-founder and CEO Zach LeBeau unveils the 11 modules and applications that make up theSingularDTV experience, from rights and revenue management to film and television distribution
onsenSys; Formerly BHP-Billiton
11What is Vunk? Intro to Virtual Property
The FreeMyVunk Movement (the ReVUNKolution) is dedicated to empowering people to fight for ownership rights over their virtual property, virtual junk or VUNK.
12Dubai, City of the Future: From Imagination to Reality
Dubai has declared its intent to become one of the world’s smartest cities by 2020. And be-tween 3D-printed buildings, flying drone taxis, and a government run on the blockchain, Dubai is making astonishing strides toward its ambitious goal. Learn how Dubai is prototyping rapid innovation and becoming a hub of next-level tech.
Internet of Women, MENA, ConsenSys
ConsenSys, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
13Reporting on Revolution: What's at Stake for Media Covering Tech
How would you explain the Internet in 1980? In its early years, many believed it would never have widespread or commercial use. Some of the biggest breakthroughs are nearly impossible to explain at the beginning. But the stakes are incredibly high, as media narratives shape how regulators, companies, and the public imagine new technologies as forces of order or chaos,profit or loss, good or evil. Find out how some of today’s most talented technology storytellers and journalists approach the challenge.
Contributor & Host
American Banker, Scientific American, Backchannel & BBC Future
14Tree OF Tenéré
Debuting at Burning Man 2017, the Tree of Tenéré is an enormous climbable tree with 25,000 LED leaves. The four-story tree is the the largest interactive “light canvas” ever created.
15When Crypto Goes Global: Bitcoin & Developing Economies
BitPesa, where Rossiello is founder and CEO, is known around the world for using digital currency to help improve business in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn about her journey to starting one of the most successful companies in the space, and her vision for a frictionless, borderless future where entrepreneurs are empowered to meet their potential.
16Blockchain Genius Bar #AMA
What did you always want to know, but were too afraid to ask? Join us at the ultimate blockchain genius bar, and bring your toughest questions about decentralizing technologies.No challenge is too great.
17Where Creator Come First: Art & Film on the Web 3.0
Find out how artists and filmmakers are turning to breakthrough technologies to cut out the middleman and regain ownership over the creative process. Panelists include founders and users of innovative platforms that allow creators to connect with their fans and communities more intimately and directly than ever before.
Benton C Bainbridge
18Powering Up: The Clean Tech Reinvention of the Energy Grid
Today energy is largely controlled by centralized systems. This can pose tremendous risks. But with the help of cutting-edge technologies, we have a unique opportunity to decentralize our energy grids, track our energy consumption at an incredible level of detail, and make choices that favor sustainability with the help of rich data sets. Meet the minds behind new networks and grids of power, that put the user back in control
Blockchain Futures Lab, IFTF
Blockchain Fellow, Energy Web Foundation and Rocky Mountain Institute
Lead Circle Financial Innovation, PhD Candidate Sustainable Finance Lab, Circle Economy
19Interlocking Futures: Where Blockchain, AI, VR, Robotics, and IOT Meet
Breakthrough technologies are working together to create a network affect and in the not-so-far future, dramatically change the way we live. Instead of operating in silos, experts in these industries are working together to incorporate knowledge from one another’s fields. Learn about the progress and challenges of bringing what was once science fiction to reality.
Isobar NowLab Americas
20Conscientious Consumption Starts with the Supply Chain
As conscientious consumers increasingly demand to know the story behind the products they buy, businesses are taking a serious look at their supply chain to guarantee high standards of authenticity, sustainability, and ethical behavior. If you are what you eat, what you wear, the car that you drive, you deserve to know — enabled by the first technologies that truly make it possible.
Nexus Global Youth Summit
ConsenSys; Formerly BHP-Billiton
21Alethio: Access Humanity's Collective Memory
Our data has never looked more beautiful.
22The Token Economy: Exchange in 3 Dimensions
Between tokens, cryptocurrencies, and crowdfunding, the barrier to entry to entrepreneurship seems to be getting lower. Tokens promise to to open up certain economies for the first time, for instance, the world of micro-transactions as processing costs approach zero. What is a token,how is it made, and why? Will legacy fundraising systems change to accommodate these new models, or get disrupted by them?
Founder, Lead Engineer
he Business Blockchain
23Liquid Democracy, Crypto Anarchy, Futarchy: New Tools & Frontiers in Governance
Voting on the blockchain was a hot topic this election cycle, but it’s only the beginning. Enabled by open-source software, smart contracts, and peer-to-peer networks, there are abundant possibilities for new types of political systems. Explore prediction markets, blockchain-powered adjudication, and decentralized governance tools with the architects of Gnosis, Sovereign, Board-room, and CrowdJury.
24The Network Society of Future
How can we prepare for a future transformed by breakthrough technologies? Find out from Singularity University and Network Society Ventures’ David Orban.
25Global Financial Institutions 2.0
Today’s global-scale institutions are fundamentally a reflection of the conditions of the 20th century – a time that’s increasingly different from our modern 21st century. Are-imagination of these institutions, identifying what remains relevant, what’s obsolete, and what’s new, is necessary in response to blockchain disruption. Blockchain technology provides the new ability to securely transact without centralized, institutional, intermediaries, e.g. Global Financial Institutions. Will20th century institutions adapt or be overcome by foreknowing entrepreneurs? Where are the opportunities for institutional revolution?
World Bank Blockchain Working Group
26Building a Technology of Inclusion
Driving openness and transparency, blockchain is inherently a technology of inclusion. How can women and traditionally underrepresented groups in technology innovation seize this opportunity and lead the blockchain revolution?
Digital Currency Group
World Bank Blockchain Working Group
27What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
In this fireside chat, Vanessa Grellet explores a new global phenomenon with WEF’s Danil Kerimi.
World Economic Forum
Find out why Fortress founder and early cryptocurrency investor Mike Novogratz is bullish on blockchain.
29A Penny For Your Thoughts: Tokenzing the Attention Economy
What is your attention worth? Every time you watch an ad, share a meme, or use a Twitter hash-tag, value is subtly being exchanged. On the decentralized Web 3.0 we can actually capture that value and offer it to users. Join us for an exploration of “meme markets” and what the economies of the future will look like when the Internet gets an update.