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The future of Blockchain is now. Be a part of it.

Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law delivers one of Toronto’s most important and productive learning days on the Blockchain calendar. It’s where leaders – representing the legal and tech industries - come to discover the latest and most important legal issues, seize new ideas, and concentrate on the fundamentals in a relaxed environment.

This one day program is a ‘forest rather than the trees’ approach to learning about blockchains, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, tokens, settlement systems, litigation and the law. Suitable for any lawyer, entrepreneur, investor or consumer, this program will help delegates recognize and understand common themes and precipitate understanding of the topics under discussion.

With an unparalleled speaker roster, Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law delivers an exemplary experience highlighting the boldest and the best of the industry.

This program has been developed as a resource to help lawyers, entrepreneurs, investors and consumers learn about the rapidly emerging field of blockchain technologies and its intersection with law.

Join top legal, tech and financial industry experts to discuss key issues and the biggest legal questions facing blockchain technologies, including:

  1. Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts and Transaction Costs
  2. Opportunities for Blockchain in the Settlement System
  3. Initial Coin Offerings and Characterizing Blockchain Tokens
  4. Competently Lawyering Through Blockchain Innovation
  5. Analyzing the Nature of Blockchain Transactions and Differences in Business Models
  6. The Essential Blockchain Primer – A Session on the Technical Aspects of Blockchain (with Question & Answer period)


Program Chairs

  • Donald B. Johnston, Legal Educator and Consultant
  • Addison Cameron-Huff, Chief Legal Officer, Decentral Inc.
  • Anne Butler, Vice President and General Counsel, Payments Canada
  • Andrew Caplan, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Pat Chaukos, Chief, OSC LaunchPad, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Jeff Coleman, Head of Technology, Ledger Labs
  • Joe Guagliardo, ‎Intellectual Property / Technology Attorney at Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Scott Hendry, Senior Director, Financial Technology, Bank of Canada
  • Matthew Rappard, Head of Interactive Development, ThreeLefts
  • Parna Sabet-Stephenson, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Marco Santori, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Josh Stark, Co-founder and Partner, L4 Ventures
  • Usman Sheikh, Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Erik Syvertsen, General Counsel, AngelList
  • Lilya Tessler, McDermott, Will & Emery
  • Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core Developer, Applied Cryptography Consultant
  • Alan Wunsche, Chief Token Officer & CEO, TokenFunder – Chair, Blockchain Canada


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
November 15, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Technology Lawyers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Transactional Lawyers
  • Banking and Financial Services Lawyers
  • Banking and Financial Services Professionals/Executives
  • Securities Lawyers
  • Federal and Provincial Regulators
  • Management Consultants & Technology Consultants
  • Anti-Money Laundering Professionals

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What attendees said about the previous program (March 2017):

“Very interesting information and brought in a very understandable manner.”

“The program was extremely well organized, the speakers were exceptional and the Q&A sessions helped me solidify my thinking about the area.”

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