October 19-20th, 2022

CANADIAN BLOCKCHAIN SUMMIT

Canadian Blockchain Summit is an exciting multi-day event that brings together leading organizations, companies, and thought leaders to showcase how this emerging technology is transforming the future

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INTRODUCTION

Discover The Canadian Blockchain Summit

It’s time for Canada to showcase its incredible innovation in the highest impact digital technology sectors. The Canadian Blockchain Consortium is pleased to announce its 1st annual Canadian Blockchain Summit this October 19th-20th, where leaders from across the country’s incredible tech community will unite to celebrate our progress in building digital unicorns and pioneering new solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.

The summit features engaging panel discussions, top international speakers, and opportunities to connect and network with peers across diverse sectors, with special guests and new updates on the Consortium’s landmark roadmaps towards a strong digital economy.

MINING

The competitive process that verifies and adds new transactions to the blockchain for a cryptocurrency that uses the proof-of-work (PoW) method.

BLOCKCHAIN

A growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography making it resistant to modification of the data.

CRYPTO

A currency that does not rely on banks and is secured by cryptography, which makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit or double-spend.

ESG

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a cryptocurrency that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments.

WEB3

Web3 is an idea for a new iteration of the World Wide Web based on blockchain technology, which incorporates concepts such as decentralization and token-based economics.

METAVERSE

Metaverse is a virtual-reality space where users are able to interact with a computer-generated environment and other users.

OUR SUMMIT DELIVERS

The Canadian Blockchain Summit

Canada’s Evolving Digital Future

From blockchain and cryptocurrency to new developments in IoT, AI and edge computing, Canada is home to ground-breaking innovation that is rapidly reshaping our national economy – and giving the country a new advantage in highly competitive international markets.

The Canadian Blockchain Summit is a holistic exploration of the many ways that these advanced innovations are transforming our industries, jobs, and lives, featuring diverse thought leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs from across the country.

The Canadian Blockchain Summit

Cryptocurrency and the New Economy

The US $1.5 trillion cryptocurrency markets are filled with opportunities for business growth and innovation – but education is a barrier to understanding how this rapidly changing industry will impact Canada. Discover why blockchain is key to the next evolution of our economy, why fair regulation is key to staying competitive in a newly crypto-friendly world, and how the metaverse and Web3 will forever alter the way we experience the digital world. The Summit features exclusive content on:

  • Bitcoin and the new financial standard
  • Digital assets and virtual metaverse worlds
  • Web3 and the decentralized internet
  • Creating competitive crypto regulations

The Canadian Blockchain Summit

Ecosystems, Education and ESG

It takes a community to build a technology – and in Canada, dozens of unique ecosystems are supporting the foundations for change through education, advocacy, and frameworks for collaboration. Explore how the convergence of digital technologies like IoT, blockchain and AI are accelerating our technological transformation, and how the rising priorities for ESG are creating new economies built on sustainability and social justice. Panel subjects include:

  • The Digital Global Village: building borderless ecosystems
  • Blockchain and the $100 trillion net zero economic opportunity
  • Equity and access for Canadian digital technology education
  • DAOs and the automated future of governance

The Canadian Blockchain Summit

Canada’s Bitcoin Mining Boom

Proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining is one of Canada’s quickest growing blockchain sectors, and as our share of global hash power grows, we need advanced technologies and competitive regulations that can keep pace with the rate of change. Discover the emerging opportunities for multi-billion-dollar mining migration to the energy-rich prairies, and how Ontario and Quebec are powering the green evolution of Bitcoin through large-scale mining projects. Key topics include:

  • A Roadmap for Crypto Mining Success: The Consortium’s latest whitepaper
  • New technology development and emerging Bitcoin mining projects
  • Opportunities for transforming energy sector waste into green Bitcoin

The Canadian Blockchain Summit

Accelerating Diverse Digital Industries

From healthcare and logistics to energy and natural resources, every Canadian industry undergoing an unprecedented shift to a digital, and often decentralized, way of operating. Understanding the impact of introducing new technologies is critical, and the Summit brings together leaders in key industries to discuss the latest innovations and strategies for managing systemic changes in uncertain times. Panel subjects include:

  • The power of embracing chaos for technology transformation
  • How AI and digital access are behind healthcare’s evolution
  • Decentralization and the future of clean energy grids

TICKETS

Join an Incredible 2-Day Experience

Early Bird Full Conference Pass
CA$398.85 + CA$23.85 Fee
Full Conference Pass
CA$557.98+ CA$32.98 Fee
Day 1 Pass
CA$377.63 + CA$22.63 Fee
Student Pass
CA$292.76 + CA$17.76 Fee
Day 2 Pass
CA$377.63 + CA$22.63 Fee

Reserve your tickets today for the Canadian Blockchain Summit, held in-person at the historic Grand Theatre in downtown Calgary, AB from October 19th-20th, 2022. Conference passes include:

  • Two-day event access to all panels and discussions
  • Facilitated targeted networking
  • Catered lunch, snacks, and coffee breaks
  • Exciting gala evening fundraising event

Sponsorship opportunities are still available – please contact us at [email protected] for details.

SPEAKERS

Chief Executive Officer | Bitcoin Well

www.bitcoinwell.com

Adam O'Brien

As Founder and CEO of Bitcoin Well — a publicly traded Bitcoin company...

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Chief Executive Officer | Goodlawyer

www.goodlawyer.ca

Brett Colvin

Brett has overseen Goodlawyer’s growth from inception to a 25+ person team...

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Chief Executive Officer | Tetra Trust

www.tetratrust.com

Didier Lavallee

Didier brings over 16 years of capital markets and asset servicing experience to Tetra...

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Founder | Collisionless

www.collisionless.com

Dina Mainville

Dina is the Founder of Collisionless, a consulting and advisory services firm that provides strategic guidance...

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Chief Executive Officer | MMH Data Systems

mmhgroup.io

Emma Todd

Emma is an Executive Board Member of Blockchain for Impact...

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Founder | Peer Guidance

www.peerguidance.ca

Jade Alberts

I'm an Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and a Strategist that Tells It Like It Is. I've had a...

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Chief Executive Officer | Hut 8

www.hut8mining.com

Jaime Leverton

As CEO of Hut 8, Jaime sets the strategic direction for the company that is defining the digital asset revolution...

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Partner in the Securities and Capital Markets Group | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

www.blg.com

Julie Bogle

Julie is a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and is a member of BLG’s...

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Chairman, President and CEO | iMinning Technologies Inc.

www.imining.com

Khurram Shroff

Mr. Khurram Shroff has been an early adopter and supporter of Blockchain technology...

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President / Founder | Absolute Combustion International

www.absolutecombustion.com

Koleya Karringten

A proud Albertan technology entrepreneur, advocate, and leader, Koleya...

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Chief Executive Officer | Binance Canada

www.binance.com

Lawrence Truong

He holds CFA and CAMS designations as well as MBAs from Queen's University and Cornell University...

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Partner | Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

www.osler.com

Matthew T. Burgoyne

Matthew is the co-head of Osler’s Digital Asset practice. His practice...

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President and CEO | Pateno Payments

www.pateno.com

Pamela Draper

Pamela Draper is the President and CEO of Pateno Payments Inc...

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President | 3iQ Corp.

www.3iq.ca

Pascal St-Jean

I believe in helping create opportunities to help businesses unleash their true potential and as such...

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Chief Compliance Officer | Phantom Compliance

www.phantomcompliance.com

Ryan Mueller CFE - CCCI - CAMS

I have been active in online payments for 18 years with the majority of that time spent in an investigative...

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Chief Executive Officer | Upstream Data

www.blog.upstreamdata.ca

Stephen Babour

Stephen Barbour is a mechanical engineer and is the owner of Upstream Data Inc....

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AGENDA

DAY 1

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

Registration and Networking

8:45 AM – 9:00AM

Opening Remarks

Koleya Karringten, Executive Director | Canadian Blockchain Consortium & President/Founder | Absolute Combustion International

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening Keynote Opening Keynote

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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion Beyond 2022: The Next Year in Bitcoin Innovation

What does 2023 have in store for the world’s first cryptocurrency? The past two years have seen the dramatic adoption of Bitcoin by leading global financial players, tens of millions of new consumers, and even two countries. Despite market volatility, a wide new range of products and services are increasing its utility and creating a strong global user base, and with major retailers now accepting BTC, it’s become an entrenched part of the global economy. Join the Canadian Blockchain Consortium for predictions on what 2023 could hold for Bitcoin regulation, adoption and technology development.

Moderator:
Koleya Karringten, Executive Director | Canadian Blockchain Consortium & President/Founder | Absolute Combustion International
Speakers:
Pascal St-Jean, President | 3iQ Corp. (Ontario)
Adam O'Brien, CEO | Bitcoin Well (Alberta)

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Networking break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion Bridging the Banking Divide

In 2022, cryptocurrencies are traded and invested in globally by governments, corporations and more than 300 million people - and it might come as a surprise that the businesses powering this trillion-dollar market are fighting for access to basic banking services. Claiming concerns over compliance and illegal activities, few banks are willing to provide services to crypto exchanges and other DeFi companies, but the heavily regulated digital economy is proving itself ready for the mainstream. Join a panel of experts for a discussion on crypto safety, compliance, and why collaboration between the new and old economy is the path forward.

Moderator:
Ryan Muller, CEO, Phantom Compliance - Alberta
Speakers:
Lawrence, CEO | Binance (Alberta)

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion Accelerating Canada's Crypto Mining Landscape

Can Canada capture a 20% market share of the thriving, US $15 billion crypto mining market? This Incredible panel is set out to answer this question and discuss a roadmap for Canada’s potential success in capturing a large part of this incredible market. Join the Canadian Blockchain Consortium’s Mining Committee to learn about mining pioneering projects happening in Canada.

Moderator:
Emma Todd, CEO, MMH Data Systems (Toronto, Ontario)
Speakers:
Vanessa Gomes, CEO | MWC Megawatt Canada Inc. (Quebec)
Jamie Leverton, CEO | Hut8 (Toronto, Ontario)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion The Metaverse: Virtual Worlds, Real Value

Why are consumers and corporations alike spending thousands - and even millions - of dollars on virtual real estate, fashion, and art? Predicted by leading banks like Morgan Stanley to reach a market size of up to US $8 trillion by just 2030, the rapid rise of the metaverse and its digital assets is reshaping how we understand value and hinting at the future of the global digital economy. Join a panel of Canadian Blockchain Consortium experts in a discussion of the importance of virtual platforms and the business case for metaverse adoption.

Moderator:
Brett Colvin, Chief Executive Officer, GoodLawyer LLP (Alberta)
Julie Bogle, Partner in the Securities and Capital Markets Group | Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP. (BC)
Speakers:
Khurram Shroff, CEO | iMining Technologies (Toronto, Ontartio)
Kunal Bhasin MBA, CISA, CBP, CCI (Toronto, Ontario)

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Networking break

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Panel Discussion Tokenization: The Next Evolution of Home Ownership?

Skyrocketing home costs and corporate acquisitions have priced millions out of Canada’s booming real estate market, but fractional ownership might hold the key to bringing housing purchases back within reach. Pioneering token projects in top North American markets like Miami are allowing small investors to participate in appreciating values, enabling more affordable prices for residents, and democratizing access and liquifying investment in major commercial projects. Learn about the emerging token applications in real estate with a group of industry leaders.

Moderator:
Speakers:
Thomas Park, CEO / Co-Founder | Reitium (Ontario)
Brad Mitchell, CEO | Alberta Real Estate Association (Alberta)

5:00 PM

Gala

DAY 2

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

Registration and Networking

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Discussion Crypto’s Changing Canadian Regulatory Landscape

How are Canada’s financial regulators addressing the accelerating cryptocurrency market? From the Ontario Securities Commission’s strict custodianship policies to Alberta’s new Financial Innovation Act, Canadian jurisdictions are creating a diverse spectrum of new laws for DeFi businesses and seeking ways to manage through Crypto Winter’s high risks. Discover our transforming national regulatory environment with an insightful panel led by Osler's leading crypto expert Matthew Burgoyne

Moderator:
Matthew Burgoyne, Partner | Osler LLP (Alberta)
Speakers:

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Discussion From Waste to Wealth: Mining Emissions for Bitcoin

Leading energy companies like ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips have surprised the world by announcing unexpected new collaborations with Bitcoin miners. Flared gas results in significant emissions by the industry each year, but using dangerous waste to create digital wealth is an emerging use case that could transform both energy and Canada’s growing Bitcoin mining sector.

Moderator:
Shaun | Luxor (BC)
Speakers:
Stephen Barbour, CEO | Upstream Data (Calgary)

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Networking break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion Crypto Trusts for Safer Markets

Trust companies perform a valuable function in the economy, protecting assets from misuse or cyberthreats by providing secure custodianship. In Canada’s cryptocurrency sector, this service has been lacking - until recently. The emergence of crypto trusts as a way to make markets safer for consumers and institutional investors is transforming the risk profile of digital assets and opening new opportunities for business development and mainstream acceptance. Learn from market leaders about the benefits of custodianship, the latest regulatory new, and what trusts will mean for the future of the Canadian crypto sector.

Moderator:
Jade Alberts, Founder | Peer Guidance (Alberta)
Speakers:
Didier Lavallee CEO | Tetra Trust (Ontario)
Pamela Draper, CEO | Bitvo (Alberta)

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion Bridging Crypto’s Insurance Access Divides

Insurance is a critical ingredient for business success across all industries, but traditional providers often exclude the cryptocurrency sector due to outsized perceptions of risk. However, with the growing DeFi market being embraced by mainstream banking and corporations, forward-thinking insurers have a major new opportunity in servicing cryptocurrency exchanges, digital asset custodians, and businesses that provide or use crypto services. Uniting top insurance and crypto experts, this panel addresses key issues in crypto insurance and examines how Canadian companies are leading the way.

Moderator:
Jennifer Edgar, CEO | Commercial Lines | NFP Canada (Alberta)
Speakers:
Kerem Kolcuoglu, Managing Partner | Blockchain & Emerging Tech Advisor (Ontario)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion Is Crypto Truly Anonymous?

Since its inception with the launch of the Bitcoin blockchain, cryptocurrency has come under harsh criticism as an ideal medium for criminal activity. However, the growth of cryptocurrency analytics is demonstrating that this is far from the truth, and that digital asset trails are far easier for law enforcement to unravel than fiat transactions. Explore the paradox of the completely anonymous, yet traceable and trackable crypto markets with a group of experts in chain analysis.

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4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Networking break

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion Understanding Web3 and the Decentralized Internet

One of the world's fastest-growing industries, blockchain suffers from a massive talent shortage across all skill sets - and regions with strong educational support will take a lead in this growing market. From technical development to entrepreneurship and business implementation, accessible and inclusive education is the key to our participation in the new digital economy. Discover how Canadian schools like the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology are joining forces with the country's blockchain ecosystem to create the foundations for our innovation leadership.

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5:00 PM

Gala

VENUE

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The Canadian Blockchain Consortium is the country’s national non-profit advocacy body for the advancement of blockchain technology, including cryptocurrencies, DeFi, business solutions and the emerging digital platforms of Web3 and the metaverse. Uniting diverse stakeholders in our fast-moving industry, the Consortium leverages its community to inform effective public policy and strategy, holds exciting industry events, and promotes Canada’s thriving blockchain ecosystem to the international technology community.

Visit us at www.canadablockchain.ca or discover our monthly magazine here to learn more about our mission and activities.

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