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Blockchain Association
November 15 | 16 2022
Washington, D.C.

Members Only

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November 15-16 2022 | Conrad | 950 New York Ave NW, Washington D.C.

Blockchain Association’s Policy Summit is an exclusive members-only event, featuring discussions with key policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders. Join us – the leaders of the industry – as we work with Washington to advance a more open and democratic digital future for all. 
This is a Blockchain Association members-only event.
 
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Featured speakers

Hear from the leading voices in D.C.

Commissioner
Kristin N. Johnson

Commodity Futures Trading
Commission (CFTC)

Rep. Jake Auchincloss
(D-MA-4)

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Rep. Tom Emmer
(R-MN-6)

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Rep. Ro Khanna
(D-CA-17)

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES​

Assemblyman
Clyde Vanel

New York State Assembly

Sanjeev Bhasker

U.S. Digital Currency Counsel,
Digital Currency Initiative, DOJ

Jerry Brito

Executive Director at
Coin Center

Dr Lisa Cameron MP

Member of Parliament for East Kilbride,
Strathaven & Lesmahagow

Micheal Mosier

General Counsel at
Espresso Systems

Cleve Mesidor

Executive Director at
Blockchain Foundation

Kurt Opsahl

Deputy Executive Director
and General Counsel, Electronic
Frontier Foundation

Sarah Roth-Gaudette

Executive Director at
Fight for the Future

Gabrielle Hibbert

Decentralized Future Council

Miller Whitehouse-Levine

DeFi Education Fund

Jake Chervinsky

Head of Policy at
Blockchain Association

Kristin Smith

Executive Director at
Blockchain Association

Hear from policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders working to advance the future of crypto in the United States.

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Agenda

4:00 PM
Registration Open /
Badge Pick Up

Rooftop


6:00 PM
Welcome Reception / Cocktail Hour

Conservatory Ballroom

7:00 AM
Registration Open / Badge Pick Up

 

7:15 AM
Breakfast

Gallery Grand (2nd Floor) • open press

 

8:00 AM 
Welcome 

Kristin Smith, Executive Director, Blockchain Association

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press
 

8:05 AM

New York State Update

• Assemblyman Clyde VanelNew York State Assembly
Moderator: John OlsenNew York State Lead, Blockchain Association

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press
 

8:30 AM

Partners in Policy
A discussion on how BA works together with other organizations to advance good public policy for crypto.

• Brett QuickHead of Government Affairs, Crypto Council for Innovation
• Morva RohaniExecutive Director, Canadian Web3 Council
• Sarah Roth-GaudetteExecutive Director, Fight for the Future
Moderator: Sarah MilbySenior Policy Manager, Blockchain Association

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

9:10 AM

Innovation, Inclusion, and Consumer Protection
• Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA-04)

Moderator: Georgia QuinnGeneral Counsel, Anchorage Digital

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press
 

9:35 AM

Democratizing Our Digital Future
• Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17)

Moderator: Julie StitzelVice President of Public Policy, Digital Currency Group

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

 

10:00 AM

Break

 

10:30 AM 

State of the Industry

Blockchain Association’s year in review and the year ahead

• Kristin SmithExecutive Director, Blockchain Association

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

 

10:45 AM
Decentralization is the Point

• Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-06)
Moderator: Marta BelcherGeneral Counsel and Head of Policy, Protocol Labs, President and Chair, Filecoin Foundation

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

11:15 AM
Post Midterms Political Outlook: What’s On Deck for the Next Congress?

• Francesco CastellaSenior Policy Advisor for Congressman Ted Budd (R-NC-13)

• Rashan A. ColbertLegislative Assistant for Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

• Emily German, Subcommittee Staff Director at U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture

• Tim HiteFinancial Services Counsel for Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH-08)

Moderator: Ron HammondDirector of Government Relations, Blockchain Association

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

 

11:45 PM
Blockchain Foundation’s Industry-Wide Education Movement
A re-introduction to BA’s new 501c3 arm and important ongoing initiatives.
• Cleve MesidorExecutive Director, Blockchain Foundation

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

 

12:00 PM
Crypto: Too Big for Partisan Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Moderator: Marco Santori, Chief Legal Officer, Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

 

12:30 PM
Networking Lunch

Gallery Grand
 

1:30 PM
A View from the U.S. Department of Justice

• Sanjeev Bhasker, U.S. Digital Currency Counsel, Digital Currency Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice

Moderator: Kristin SmithExecutive Director, Blockchain Association

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press
 

2:00 PM
A Conversation on Privacy Policy

• Gabrielle Hibbert, Fellow, Decentralized Future Council

Michael Mosier, General Counsel, Espresso Systems; former Acting Director, FinCEN, U.S. Department of Treasury

Kurt Opsahl, Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Moderator: Lindsey KelleherSenior Policy Manager, Blockchain Association

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

 

2:30 PM
Beyond Washington: Global Outlook for Crypto Regulation
Dr. Lisa Cameron, MP, UK Parliament
Marina Markezic, Co-Founder, EU Crypto Initiative
Alexis Pappas, Chief Innovation Officer, Canadian Blockchain Consortium

Moderator: Seth Hertlein, Global Head of Policy, Ledger

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

 

3:00 PM
A View from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Kristin Johnson, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Moderator: Mary-Catherine Lader, Chief Operating Officer, Uniswap Labs

Grand Ballroom C/D • open press

 

3:50 PM
Break / BA Member-Only Discussions Begin

 

4:00 PM

A View from the U.S. Department of Treasury

• Jon FishmanAssistant Director, Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crime, U.S. Department of Treasury
Moderator: Ari RedbordHead of Legal and Government Affairs, TRM Labs

Grand Ballroom C/D • BA members only • Closed to the media
 

4:30 PM 
Litigation Update
Jerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin Center

• Jake ChervinskyHead of Policy, Blockchain Association
Miller Whitehouse-Levine, Policy Director, DeFi Education Fund

Moderator: Marisa Tashman CoppelPolicy Counsel, Blockchain Association

BA members only • Closed to the media

 

5:00 PM 
Policy Area Breakout Discussions

 

Legislation I: Spot Market Regulation

Grand Ballroom A/B • BA members only • Closed to the media

 

Legislation II: Stablecoins

Conservatory A • BA members only • Closed to the media

 

Litigation

Conservatory B • BA members only • Closed to the media

 

NFT Policy

Conservatory C • BA members only • Closed to the media

 

Energy / Mining Policy

Gallery Grand • BA members only • Closed to the media

 

5:30 PM

Adjourn

 

7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception

Gallery Grand


8:00 – 9:30 PM
BA Member Dinner / Gala

Sponsored by: NEAR Foundation
(cocktail attire recommended)

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)
• Introduction: Mya Shofany, Regulatory Affairs, NEAR Foundation

Moderator: Kristin Smith, Executive Director, Blockchain Association

Grand Ballroom

 

9:30 PM
After Party, featuring entertainment by For The Win
Sponsored by: TRM Labs

Grand Ballroom

 

*Program subject to change

Featured sessions

The 2022 Midterms – What’s Next for the Next Congress
Partners in Policy

Industry Sector Discussions

Privacy Policy

Beyond Washington: A Global Outlook on Crypto Regulation
New York State Update

Join other Blockchain Association Members in the heart of the nation’s capital at the industry’s premier policy event.

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The place

Hear from policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders working to advance the future of crypto in the United States while enjoying the amenities of the Conrad (950 New York Ave NW) Washington, D.C. 

sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the inaugural Blockchain Association Policy Summit

Blockchain networks and the cryptocurrencies that fuel them are transforming financial and digital services. Blockchain Association is made up of industry leaders advocating for the innovation and collaboration necessary to support American leadership of this industry.

 

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