Upcoming Events

Last updated: January 8, 2020

February 21, 2020

March 13-22, 2020

  • Speaker, South by Southwest (SxSW) (Austin, TX)
    • Elect Tech 2020: Today’s political climate inextricably links the tech industry to politics, despite the industry’s … elections by using disruptive technology. It also identifies strategies that 2020 candidates can adopt … , particularly the regulation of tech companies and “corpocurrencies” like Facebook’s Libra.
    • Tweeting While Black: You in Danger, Girl …: Twitter represents a frenetic dichotomy for black women. On one hand, Twitter is a place to converse publicly and build community. The success of Black Twitter is but one example of how black women thrive in the Twitterverse. On the other hand, Twitter can be dangerous for black women. Tonya Evans (Associate Dean/Professor of Law, podcast host (Tech Intersect and LIT Podcast), founder of Tech Intersect and co-founder of LIT Braintrust), Shontavia Johnson (Founder/CEO of LVRG and The Shontavia Show), Tressie McMillam Cottom (professor and author critically acclaimed THICK), and Professor Carliss Chatman will address this Twitter dichotomy. From the research, to having a large following, to going viral, this diverse group of panelists will explore the present and future of black women on Twitter.

Recent Events

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January 19, 2019

Moderator, The Coloring of Law and Punishment panel at 2:00 p.m. in the UNH Law Rudman Center. The event is in partnership with The Black Heritage Trail of NH and NH Humanities. This event is a conversation about the consequences of incarceration on New Hampshire communities of color.

February 1-4, 2019

  • Satoshi Roundtable

February 5, 2019

  • Panelist, Women in Blockchain Event (Boston Chapter): Blockchain 101 Across Industries with networking opportunity to follow.

February 22, 2019

  • Panelist, Wayne State Law Review Symposium: “The Emerging Blockchain and the Law” (with essay to follow, The Role of International Rules in Blockchain-Based Cross-Border Disputes) (Detroit, MI). Other panelists include Professors Aaron Wright and Carla Reyes.

February 28, 2019

March 6, 2019

March 16, 2019

March 28, 2019

April 5-6, 2019

  • Panelist, Seton Hall University Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection Spring Conference, Privacy Power, & Ethics. Professor Evans will present “Public Records, Privacy & Security on the Blockchain: Ethical Considerations of Web 3.0”. In this presentation, Professor Evans will explore the benefits of blockchains as a tamper-resistant, censorship-resistant, public repository for public record data and other types of authentic and certified information and promising governmental use cases that, despite their promise, implicate privacy and security concerns.

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 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST

  • 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.

May 10-11, 2019

May 13, 2019

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.

June 19-23, 2019

July 24, 2019

September 9-11, 2019

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