Events

2020

Last updated: July 27, 2020

February 20, 2020

Keynote, “Leveraging Technology to Prepare Professionals and Lawyers for the New Collar Economy”, University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver, CO)

February 27, 2020

Panelist, 2nd Annual Microsoft Tech Summit, “The ABCs of Data” at Howard University School of Law (Washington, DC)

March 13-22, 2020-CANCELED

Speaker, South by Southwest (SxSW) (Austin, TX)

  • Tweeting While Black: You in Danger, Girl … (with Shontavia Johnson (Founder/CEO of LVRG and The Shontavia Show), Tressie McMillam Cottom (professor and author critically acclaimed THICK), and Professor Carliss Chatman)
  • Elect Tech 2020 (with Shontavia J. Johnson, Founder/CEO of LVRG and The Shontavia Show)

April 9, 2020-CANCELED

Speaker, Blockchain Impact: An Interim Assessment of Blockchain Impact on Business and Law, hosted by the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Center for Intellectual Property & Innovation (Indianapolis, IN)

April __, 2020-CANCELED

Keynote, University of Connecticut School of Law: “Securing Your Seat at the Table as a Woman of Color in IP Law” (Hartford, CT)

April 24, 2020-CANCELED

Panelist, The Evolving Music Ecosystem, hosted by the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, invites you to a music law conference (Arlington, VA)

June 25, 2020

Speaker, Lesbians Who Tech Virtual Pride Summit. Professor Evans presents “Leveraging the Intersections of Law, Business & Tech to Prepare for the Future of Work”.  

July 27, 2020

Panelist, ETH AT 5 (#Eth5): 🦄 Peace, Love and Unicorns: The Culture of Ethereum

The Ethereum community definitely broke away from the libertarian-leaning bitcoin culture and created something unique. This cryptocurrency inspires projects with more of a flower child vibe than its predecessor. Join us for a discussion about how this more freewheeling and social approach to software development made Ethereum what it is today. And stay for fun memories from a panel of veteran Ethereans.

Session Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Agenda: https://events.bizzabo.com/231143/agenda

July 29, 2020

Speaker, Black Women in Science & Engineering (BWISE) presents “Reskilling for a Web 3.0 World: How to Leverage Your Current Expertise for the Future of Work”. Registration reached capacity more than a week before this event. Click here to register for the waiting list, should space become available.

September 9-11, 2020

Panelist, The Evolving Music Ecosystem. More information and to register.

September 17-18, 2020

Moderator, Blockchain Central, United Nations General Assembly session ““Driving Equity and Quality in Education” (focused on Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education).

Friday, October 16, 2020

Keynote, Penn State Dickinson Law School Alumni CLE: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Law.

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Law. Competence to practice law includes technological competence. And the future of legal representation must keep pace with innovation in the future of work, entrepreneurship, and money. This keynote will provide lawyers with an engaging overview of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts and introduce them to the basic information that every lawyer should know about the legal implications of this emerging, disruptive global technology. The legal landscape includes government, payment systems, intellectual property, regulation, and civil and criminal liability. Blockchain technology is poised to disrupt virtually every industry on a global scale in ways neither rivaled nor contemplated since the advent of the internet. This presentation will challenge legal professionals to consider how this technology will impact their clients, communities, and the world and prepare today for the future of zealous representation.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Guest, on Small Biz Chat with host Melinda Emerson. I speak with Melinda about the three things every entrepreneur needs to know about blockchain.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Speaker, North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Fintech and Cybersecurity Symposium: Regulating Remotely: Cyber Challenges During a Challenging Time Panel


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April 12, 2019

  • Moderator & Panelist, Howard University School of Law Sesquicentennial to commemorate 150 years of “Leading the Fight for Social Justice”. Panel: Howard Law Outside the Law.

April 24-25, 2019

  • Nominee, Enterprise Blockchain “Ecosystem Leadership” Award (Toronto, Canada). Honoring the foremost thinkers, leaders, and builders in enterprise blockchain technology, the Enterprise Blockchain Awards (EBA) has unveiled its shortlist in four categories. Professor Evans on her category and was presented her award at the EBA Gala Dinner on April 24th in Toronto, which assembled the brightest and best of the international community to celebrate both their collective achievements and future opportunities.

May 3, 2019

  • Speaker, HUE Tech Summit (Phila. PA). In keeping with the HUE “No More Hidden Figures” mantra, the 2019 theme for the summit is one word: FORTITUDE.

June 14, 2019

  • Presenter, Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Boston Leadership Forum Roadshow. Professor Evans will present on intellectual property issues in the blockchain space. In partnership with Google, this summer LWT is hosting Leadership Forums in Austin, Boston and Seattle for LGBTQ women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals, LGBTQ people of color, and demographics that are underrepresented in the tech sector and LGBTQ spaces.The Leadership Forums are invite-only and bring together accomplished local leaders for an intimate conference focused on both technology trends and focuses on a more curated experience for mid-level and executive members.

September 30, 2019

October 8-9, 2019

  • Speaker, IBM Cloud & Cognitive Innovation Forum (VIP C-Suite attendees, invitation only) (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)

October 27-30, 2019

  • Speaker, “Use of Works in the Digital Era” at the ASIPI Conference (Lima, Peru)

December 3, 2019

Presenter, Practising Law Institute (PLI): Patenting Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies 2019