Welcome to the First Computational Law + Blockchain Festival

You’ve probably heard a lot about blockchain and the law and smart contracts….well, now is your chance to get involved this March as part of a great Legal Hackers-backed event.

On March 16-18, 2018, the first annual Computational Law & Blockchain Festival will bring together coders, designers, lawyers, policymakers, researchers, and students to co-create the future of law, legal practice, and policymaking. In the spirit of decentralisation, the entire event will be hosted by independent, self-organised nodes around the world.

This global initiative will be a push to create and implement computational law (e.g., programmable contracts) and legal blockchain use cases. We will achieve this through a combination of educational sessions, hackathons, and policy discussions. Join us so you can LEARN, HACK, and DISCUSS:

LEARN: New to computational law or blockchain technologies? Learn the basics from local and global experts at our educational sessions and workshops.

HACK: Are you a coder or designer? Take part in our Global Challenge, a distributed, 24-hour hackathon that challenges participants to build open-source solutions. Partner challenges will also be available.

DISCUSS: Join lawyers, policymakers, technologists, academics, and enthusiasts for our Global Symposium, a distributed policy hack to discuss core policy issues related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with the goal of contributing to a free and open global survey of those issues.

If you would like to host a Festival node in your city, please fill out the information in our Google Form by February 1, 2018. The Festival welcomes enthusiasts of all ages, genders, backgrounds, skill levels, and disciplines, and will be free to attend and participate.

Commenting on the event, Peter Hunn, co-founder of smart contract pioneer, Clause, told Artificial Lawyer: ‘It’s a great event as it brings together a variety of technology companies and is run by Legal Hackers who have fantastic infrastructure across the world and have great experience in running hackathons.’

‘It will be great for people to get involved as this is really the broadest and most foundational hackathon ever in the legal space. It will uncover a wealth of new ideas in the legal blockchain space.’
‘Accord Project helped organise this and will help run the smart contract track,’ he added.
Brought to you by:
The Accord Project | Legal.io | OpenLaw | Monax

MIT Media Lab (law.mit.edu) | Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law | Brooklyn Law School | Cornell Tech IC3 | LA Blockchain Lab | Legal Technology Lab | New York Law School | Stanford CodeX Blockchain Working Group Blockchain Diversity Group | Bootstrap Legal | Legal Hackers