ePIC 2017 Bologna

Palazzo Gnudi via Riva di Reno 77, Bologna, Italy

The Time for Self-Sovereign Identity is Now Case Studies in Open Standards for Decentralized Identity and Verifiable Claims presented by Natalie Smolenski and Kim Hamilton Duffy. Inasmuch as the blockchain affords, for the first time in history, the possibility of true individual ownership of their own data, it is a double-edged sword: it also opens […]

MIT Legal Forum: Artificial Intelligence and the Blockchain

MIT Media Lab 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, United States

Overview From the event website, "The inaugural MIT Legal Forum on AI & Blockchain conference will focus on identity and contracts and will be held at the MIT Media Lab on October 30 & 31, 2017. Our intent with this event is to catalyze well grounded idea flow and engaged discussion on the systemic digital transformation of […]


The Grand Hotel 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA, United States

Standardization and the "Tower of Babel" Problem Presented by Natalie Smolenski, VP Business Development, Learning Machine. As innovation in digital credentials accelerates, the need for shared and open standards becomes increasingly apparent. In this presentation, Natalie Smolenski draws on her work for Learning Machine Research to describe the “Tower of Babel” problem in the area […]

Global Education and Skills Forum

Atlantis, The Palm Crescent Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Education and The Power of Blockchain Whoever thought accounting technology—something as simple as a ledger—could change the world? Join Natalie Smolenski, Anthropologist and VP of Business Development at Learning Machine, for a tour of how societies have used ledgers to keep track of truth across space and time—and how that is changing today. With blockchains, […]

Groningen Declaration Meeting 2018

Center Pantheon 12, Place du Pantheon. , Paris, France

Learning Machine will be participating to support GDN priorities for the meeting being held this year in Paris, which is home to many major initiatives for mobility, digitization, lifelong learning, and extending the Bologna Process. From the event website: Sorbonne was purposely chosen as the iconic backdrop for our annual meeting, to enable all major […]

Blockchain, Credentials, and Connected Learning

Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa De Paul Avenue, San Anton, Malta

About: from the event website: This is the second conference organised by the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning in Malta – the 3CL in its abbreviated format. The 3CL is an education foundation registered in Malta, and currently supported by the Ministry for Education & Employment in Malta and the Commonwealth of Learning in Vancouver – more on […]


Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA, United States

Learning Machine will present an example of the Universal Trucker ID using Blockcerts, and discuss how this can radically transform the industry. An instantly verifiable ID card, owned by the driver, which promises to remove identity fraud, increase verification convenience, and weed out bad actors from the driver pool. Learning Machine is a member of […]

GovTech Pioneers 2018

Palais Wertheim, Vienna, Austria Palais Wertheim, Vienna, Austria

This GovTech event is connecting Europe's leading politicians, public CIOs, startups, corporations, and VC’s. The innovators behind the $400 billion market will be discussing the latest trends in Citizen Collaboration, Blockchain and Security. Our CEO, Chris Jagers, will be presenting specifically on lessons learned working with governments, and how to ensure the best relationship for […]

Foro2030: Blockchain and Social Inclusion

Universidad de Malaga, Spain Malaga, Spain

INAP, the Spanish National Institute for Public Administration, has launched the initiative Foro2030 to raise awareness among Spanish public administration managers about the impact and the transformations that digital technologies are producing. The initiative is being carried out through a series of six conferences, each with a distinct focus. Jamil Dewji from Learning machine has […]

European Validation Festival: Brussels 2018

Brussels Brussels, Belgium

Join us in Brussels as Natalie Smolenski presents the value of the blockchain for verifying skills, education, and training. By using the open data standard for blockchain-based records, Blockcerts function as cross-border evidence of learning that are verifiable anywhere, instantly, and for free. From the event website: "The European Commission is organising a stakeholder conference on 14-15 […]

SOLA+R 2018

Washington Hilton 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, United States

Blockchain in Higher Education: From Hype to Implementation Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has partnered with Learning Machine to set a path for learners to receive recognition for their skills and achievements through digital credentials. Using Blockchain technology, SNHU has a long-term vision for technology that provides secure documentation of learner achievements searchable by employers […]

The World Bank: Practical Lessons From the Use of Blockchain in Education

World Bank 701 18th Street NW, Room J6-50, Washington, DC, United States

Digital certificates in tertiary education, the story of Blockcerts (so far). Presenter: Natalie Smolenski, Anthropologist, Author and Public Speaker; Vice President of Business Development, Learning Machine Discussant: Juliana Guaqueta Ospina, Industry Specialist, Health and Education Manufacturing, Agri-Business & Services, International Finance Corporation Chair: Harry Patrinos, Practice Manager, Europe and Central Asia Education Global Practice, World […]

Delta Summit 2018

IACC Conference Center St. George's Bay, St. Julians, STJ, Malta

Pioneering Blockcerts in Malta Malta has been leading the way on regulatory frameworks and applications of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, turning Malta into a hub for innovation. Delta Summit is their official platform to promote this technology and promote business opportunities. Natalie Smolenski, VP of Business Development at Learning Machine, will be discussing how Malta […]

Future of Blockchain Conference

Dallas Conference Center 7600 John Q Hammons Drive, Frisco, TX, United States

Lifetime Verifiable Diplomas and Records. Natalie Smolenski, Learning Machine's VP of Business Development, will be keynoting with a talk about how our official records are an important for of social currency, and how replacing paper with digital records and blockchain-based verification unlocks the power for these records to transform the way we interact with the […]

Educause 2018

Colorado Convention Center 700 14th St , Denver, CO, United States

Verifiable Digital Records and the Blockchain Learning Machine and MIT announced the launch of the Blockcerts open standard in 2016 hosted a panel discussion about the launch in packed auditorium at Educause 2016. Two years later, this session will provide a survey a schools now issuing blockchain-based academic records, as well as an in depth case […]

2018 Blockchain in Education, East

UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, VAN NESS CAMPUS 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Blockchain Certificates for Self-Sovereign Digital Identity Chief among the possibilities afforded by the blockchain is what some have called “self-sovereign identity.” In general, self-sovereign identity means that the individual has ownership over their personal data and control over how, when, and to whom that personal data is revealed. Natalie Smolenski, VP of Business of Development […]

Implementing Blockchain Within Governments

Bahrain FinTech Bay Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain

Kausar Samli, VP of Global Delivery for Learning Machine, will address the key topics and values relevant for governments considering blockchain implementations. Talk Summary In this age of global economic transformation, as nation-states transition from a local industrial economy to a global digital economy, technology-driven social evolution increasingly requires an information economy model of credentialing. […]

IMS Digital Credentials Summit 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 2100 S Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ, United States

Digital Credentials Comparison Report The Federation of State Medical Boards and Learning Machine Research will be presenting their report surveying the similarities, differences, and potential convergence between various types of digital records (Open Badges, Digital Signatures, Blockcerts, and W3C Verifiable Claims), particularly in regard to security and use cases.

Good ID: What’s Policy Got To Do With It?

Sheradon Commander 16 Garden St, Cambridge, MA, United States

This all-day workshop on identity systems is part of the GoodID Dialogues, an Omidyar Network initiative for discussion and development of new ID systems and standards that work better for everyone. Natalie Smolenski, VP of Business Development at Learning Machine, will join a group of leaders from government, private sector, academia, and civil society who will […]

TCCTA 2019

Westin Galleria and Westin Oaks 5060 West Alabama, Houston, tx, United States

Blockchain for Vocational Training Certification: Real-World Case Studies Speaker: Natalie Smolenski, Senior Vice President, Learning Machine This talk introduces Blockcerts, a new type of digital record that is anchored to a blockchain and owned for life by recipients. Blockcerts empowers individuals who achieve vocational qualifications to take them anywhere in the world, share them with […]

KNOW 2019

Aria Resort 3730 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV

KNOW is an essential destination for everyone working in identity, trust, and the data economy. Learning Machine representatives will be participating in two separate events on the value of blockchain-anchored records for both individuals and governments.


Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, United States

As the security and data ownership benefits of using blockchains for official student records become increasingly clear, University administrators may be wondering what best practices they can apply to beginning and scaling a digital credentialing program. April Price, Director of Academic Services for ECPI University, presents how ECPI approached the transition: why they chose Blockcerts, […]

RTM Spring Higher Education CIO Congress

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley 8757 RIO SAN DIEGO DRIVE, San Diego, CA, United States

The RTM Spring Higher Education CIO Congress is a premier gathering for CIOs, CTOs, Chief Innovation Officers and CISOs from institutions across the country who are looking to actively discuss the possibilities inherent in these challenges. As new platforms, tools and software become available, the risk and ramifications in adopting them must be considered. Collaboration […]


THE MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT 1 Marketplace, San Diego, CA, United States

The ASU GSV Summit brings together over 4,500 leaders, including investors, learning and workforce technology CEOs, preK-12 leaders, higher ed leaders, chief learning and talent Officers, policy Makers and foundation leaders, social entrepreneurs and more. 

McMaster Engineering Panel

McMaster University L.R. Wilson Hall (Concert Hall), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

McMaster University hosts on ongoing series named CafeX, a public discussion about a big topic of interest to engineering and engineering education. This week, award winning journalist with Jennifer Lewington will interview Learning Machine CTO, Kim Duffy and other experts from McMaster University on how technologies such as blockchain-secured credentials are changing the face of […]

BETT Middle East and Africa

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Bett is the world’s largest education technology portfolio event. Covering the breadth of lifelong learning, the series brings together industry leaders, practitioners, professionals and inspirational figures to share ideas on how to support learning together through technology. Cameron Mirza, Head of Strategy for the University of Bahrain, and Learning Machine SVP Natalie Smolenski present how the […]

Groningen Declaration Network 2019

UPAEB Puebla, Mexico

The Groningen Declaration Network serves the academic and professional mobility needs of citizens worldwide by bringing together key stakeholders in the Digital Student Data Ecosystem. This year, the convening is held in Puebla, Mexico, where Learning Machine and Tecnológico de Monterrey will present their collaboration on the first Pilot of Blockcerts in Mexico.

MSMS Rhoades Lecture

Double Tree by Hilton, Dearborn 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, MI, United States

The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. On Friday May 17th, Natalie Smolenski, Learning Machine VP, will be presenting the Annual Rhoades Lecture. OBJECTIVES: Discuss blockchain technology (no technical background required). Describe records ownership, and how it differs from other […]

Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2019

THE MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT 1 Marketplace, San Diego, CA, United States

As education becomes more global and transitions to a lifelong learning model, education providers are under increasing pressure to show that the training they provide prepares students for real-world jobs and further learning opportunities. Students will increasingly select providers that offer them lifelong credentials they can "stack", share, and verify instantly and for free, anywhere […]