Events & Presos

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Upcoming Events & Presentations

November 26-29, 2018

  • Presenter, Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC) (Manchester, NH). Professor Evans will present “Educating Educators about Blockchain” on Wednesday, November 28th.

November 29, 2018

  • Speaker, New Hampshire Bar-Intellectual Property Section meeting (Concord, NH). Professor Evans will provide a general overview about blockchain technology and conducting IP audits.

December 1-4, 2018

  • Speaker, Blockland Cleveland (OH). Professor Evans will give an overview about “Who Needs Blockchain & Why?”. This session will cover blockchain history, cryptocurrency and smart contracts basics, and an provide an overview of related legal issues.

February 22, 2019

  • Panelist, Wayne State Law Review Symposium: “The Emerging Blockchain and the Law” (with paper to follow that deals with the role of international arbitration conventions and treaties in cross-border commercial smart contracts transactions)

March 8-17, 2019

April 5, 2019

  • Panelist, Idaho Law Review Symposium: #TwitterLaw (with paper/essay to follow). Lawyers are increasingly seen engaging in discourse on social media, posting politically charged commentary, and otherwise being public figures and representing clients before the jury of public opinion. This symposium raises the perils and pitfalls for legal discourse of lawyers on social media.

Recent Presentations

January 4, 2018

  • Panelist, Association for American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting Trusts & Estates Section Panel: “Historical and Empirical Evidence and the Law of Trusts and Estates: What Really Happened?”. Professor Evans will present her paper, Statutory Heirs Apparent?: Reclaiming Copyright in the Age of Author-Controlled, Author-Benefiting Transfers, 119 W. Va. L. Rev. 297 (2016).

January 31, 2018

  • Presentation at the law offices of Tilleke & Gibbins (Bangkok, Thailand) re: Copyright Issues in the Financial & Insurance Services – Fintech, Blockchain and Encryption.

February 1-2, 2018

February 8, 2018

March 9-16, 2018

April 19, 2018

  • Panelist, IP Issues in Blockchain Technology Implementation: What Every Executive & Business Owner Needs to Know (Miami, FL) Rokk3r Labs.

May 4-6, 2018

  • Presenter, The New Music Ecosystem, University of Washington School of Law. Presentation of a book chapter-in-progress titled The Disintermediarization of Media. The focus of these remarks is on blockchain technology’s disruption of creation, management, licensing, and distribution of content the music industry.

May 31, 2018

June 14, 2018

  • Panelist, “Crypto & the Law” Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit with Grant Fondo, Esq., (Goodwin Digital Currency + Blockchain Practice), at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center (San Francisco, CA)

July 11-15, 2018

July 17, 2018

Attendee,  Local Action for Global Commitments event at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), hosted by  Local2030 and the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments. United Nations NYC Headquarters.

International Telecommunications Union Focus Group-Digital Fiat Currency (FG-DFC) Pre-Event, Introduction to Digital Fiat Currency Institute and Workshop on Standardizing DFC & Its Current Application.

August 9, 2018

August 10, 2018

August 24, 2018

September 13, 2018

September 13-14, 2018

September 21, 2018

  • Panelist, SMU Dedman School of Law Intellectual Property Symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium is Disruptive Ideas and Emerging Technology. Keynote speakers include Karyn Temple, Acting Register of Copyrights, and James Smith, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Ecolab (Dallas, TX).

September 24-25, 2018

  • Panelist, Without Borders, Who Rules?: Arbitration and Legal Recourse in a Decentralized World at the Grand Hyatt during the United Nations General Assembly

October 3, 2018

  • Roundtable discussion, hosted in Geneva by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), on the issue of disruptive technologies and trade for sustainable development. Professor Evans will share remarks about the impact of blockchain technology on IP and international trade.

October 4, 2018

  • Presenter, World Intellectual Property Organization Lunchtime Learning (Geneva, CH) (internal presentation re: IP & Blockchain)

October 18, 2018

  • Presenter, BYU Copyright and Trademark SymposiumCryptokitties, Cryptography & Copyright (Provo, UT). The paper will be published in the BYU Copyright and Trademark Symposium Issue of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal.

October 20, 2018

  • Speaker, 100 Years of Copyright Festival (Berlin, Germany). Professor Evans will speak about perspectives in global music copyright. The “100 Years” refers to the shaping of copyright with the development of the cultural industry, recording technologies, and mass media, as well as the globalization of copyright.

October 25-26, 2018