Osler National Blockchain & Investment Summit

Date

November 2, 2017


Overview

It is impossible to ignore the explosive growth in crypto-currencies and Blockchain-enabled means for capital raising. Increasingly, both start-ups and established high-growth tech companies are choosing to raise capital, enrich existing technology platforms or introduce new or novel businesses using Blockchain-enabled technology. Of equal significance is the growing investor interest in crypto-currencies and initial coin offerings. Given the rapid pace of change, it is no surprise that we are confronted with a myriad of significant questions relating to the economic, legal and regulatory framework associated with Blockchain-based investments.
 
The Osler Blockchain & Investment Summit will feature Blockchain technology, business and legal experts, and include interactive discussions on the future of Blockchain-enabled venture capital investing, the functionality of initial coin offerings and the opportunities and challenges facing Blockchain-based investment platforms and products. The Summit is for both tech entrepreneurs and capital markets professionals who are looking for a deeper dive into these subjects.
 
External Speakers include:

  • Brett Bergmann, Co-founder of Citizen Hex, a developer of technology solutions for acquiring, securing and trading Ethereum-based ERC-20 tokens
  • Frédéric Dionne, Founder and Chief Legal Officer of dubdub and co-developer of the Interactive Video and Experience Protocol, which is designed to be tokenized and centered around dubtokens
  • Christian Lassonde, Founder and Managing Partner of Impression Ventures, a Canadian venture capital firm that invests in early-stage fintech companies
  • Boris Mann, Co-founder of Frontier Foundry, a developer of a blockchain platform for company investment, syndicate management and capital pool administration.
  • Bernd Petak, Co-founder and Investment Partner at Northmark Ventures and corporate director, advisor and speaker on crypto and blockchain technology. 

Osler Speakers include:

 
Due to the national interest in this topic, the Summit will be linked by video conference across Osler’s Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal offices.

We hope that you can join us!

Toronto Agenda (Live seminar) 

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Seminar
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Montréal Agenda (Live broadcast)

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Seminar
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Calgary Agenda (Live broadcast)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch 
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Seminar

Vancouver Agenda (Live panel) 

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Seminar
 

Registration Info

To register please email seminars@osler.com. Please be sure to include which location you are interested in attending the seminar. 

CLE/CPD Credit Information

Ontario – Substantive - 2

Quebec – Out of province credits - 2

British Columbia – Lawyering skills - 2

Speaking
Speaker

Andrew W. Aziz

Partner, Corporate

Speaker

Chad Bayne

Partner, Corporate

Speaker

Matias Milet

Partner, Taxation

Speaker

Blair Wiley

Partner, Corporate