Computational Law & Blockchain Festival – March 23-24

23/Mar/2019 @ 12:00 PM 24/Mar/2019 @ 06:00 PM Artful Dodger Pub 10 Isabella St · Toronto, ON

Computational Law & Blockchain Festival

The second annual Computational Law & Blockchain Festival (#clbfest2019) is a month-long global event bringing together coders, designers, lawyers, policymakers, researchers, and students to co-create the future of law, legal practice, and policy. Festival will be hosted at independent, self-organized nodes in cities around the world!

Join us on the last weekend of March to explore computational law, with a focus on the role of blockchain technologies. We will be joined by local experts, enthusiasts, and YOU!

Legal professionals with an interest in technology, as well as technologists / hackers / product / UX people with an interest in making better law are invited to join us for a weekend of hands-on legal innovation.

While legal professionals and technologists are likely to be most interested, the Festival welcomes enthusiasts of all ages, genders, backgrounds, skill levels, and disciplines. The event is free to attend.

We have limited space in a fully functional (ahem) pub with good food, so please RSVP to avoid disappointment. Free coffee will be provided.

Below are the three tracks in order of program:

New to computational law or blockchain technology? Need a blockchain 101? Want to learn how to write a smart contract? Learn the basics from local experts.

We’ll review the basics of some of these technologies to help frame your reference going into the hack track.

Are you a coder or designer? Do you have a good idea and aren’t sure where or how to start? Take part in our hackathon to build open-source computational law and blockchain-for-law uses cases, including smart legal contracts, “legislation as code,” or improved government service delivery.

While the focus will be on the technologies learned about in the “learn track” you are free and welcome to work on anything during this time. Feel free to bring team members and invite others to participate.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a developer or super tech savvy to participate.

Now that you’ve learned a bit about blockchain and computational law, and had the opportunity to apply your knowledge (even just a little bit), we’re going to discuss it all! This will be your opportunity to raise your concerns about these technologies and further explore the implications.

The Legal Hackers Toronto Chapter is hosting their festival on March 23-24 in Downtown Toronto.