Emerging Technologies Symposium Hosted by Freeborn & Peters LLP

Date: July 11
Time: 01:30 PM - 07:00 PM


Hosted by law firm Freeborn & Peters LLP, the first Emerging Technologies Symposium will focus on how cryptocurrency, blockchain, smart contracts and other new technologies are impacting businesses, as well as how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s current treatment of crypto assets is changing the landscape for the potential investment and raising of capital. The event’s participants will include Freeborn attorneys who make up the firm’s Emerging Technologies Industry Team, as well as business leaders within the emerging technologies space. Team members help clients achieve their business goals involving blockchain, cryptocurrency, crowdfunding, “Big Data,” artificial intelligence, FinTech, and other technologies.

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 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. – On-site registration and networking. 

1:40 to 2:30 p.m. – Presentation on “Blockchain 101,” presented by Blockchain Evangelist and FinTech Enthusiast Ron Daniels.  

Daniels will share his knowledge of how Blockchain has begun and will continue to shape the business world.  

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion on “Blockchain and Smart Contracts,” moderated by Freeborn Partner David S. Becker.   

Panelists will include Reshma Kamath of haka, Nick McEvily of Current Media, Tom McGreevy of Bloc Energy, and Christ Pavlatos of Patient MD. They will discuss blockchain and smart contracts and how to use them, as well as provide examples of how to use blockchain separate from cryptocurrencies. 

3:45 to 4:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion on “Investment Funds,” moderated by Freeborn Partner and Leader of the Emerging Technologies Industry Team Anthony J. Zeoli.  

Panelists will include Marc Grens of DigitalMint, Colleen Sullivan of CMT Digital, and Will Zhang of OneChain Capital. They will discuss the use of cryptocurrency coin/token offerings to raise capital and related company/investor risks. 

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Reception and Networking at Pazzo’s restaurant, 311 South Wacker Drive. MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND. 


Mezzanine Conference Space 

Freeborn & Peters LLP 

311 South Wacker Drive 

Chicago, IL 60606 


  • Date:

    July 11

  • Time:

    01:30 PM - 07:00 PM