IC3 2019 Fall Retreat
Friday November 22, 2019 4 JPM Chase Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11245 5th Floor, Room 514

IC3 faculty, students, sponsors, and guests gather at IC3 Retreats to discuss the major technical challenges, issues and innovative solutions to widespread blockchain adoption. Join us at JPM Chase with our IC3 colleagues from CMU, Cornell, Cornell Tech, ETH Zurich, EPFL, UC Berkeley, UCL, UIUC, and the Technion.

Please see the detailed agenda below. Seating is limited with preferred access to employees of IC3 Sponsors. Please register here to apply to attend.

IC3 Fall Retreat Agenda

8:00 – 8:45 Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome - Jim Ballingall and Prof. Andrew Miller

9:00 – 9:50 Session 1: Smart Contract Architectures - Session Chair: Prof. Sarah Meiklejohn

9:50 - 10:10 Break - 20 min

10:10 – 11:00 Session 2: Consensus and Related Topics - Session Chair: Patrick McCorry

11:00 - 11:20 Break - 20 min

11:20 – 12:00 Session 3: Markets - Session Chair: Phil Daian

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch - 60 min

1:00 – 1:40 Session 4: Security and Zero-Knowledge - Session Chair: Fan Zhang

1:40 - 2:00 Break - 20 min

2:00 – 2:30 Session 5: Messaging & Computation - Session Chair: Prof. Dawn Song

2:30 – 3:00 Session 6: Off-Chain Data - Session Chair: Surya Bakshi

3:10 - 3:30 Break - 20 min

3:30 – 4:10 Session 6: Town Hall* - Input from IC3 Sponsors on IC3 Research Priorities, Projects, Tech Transfer, Modes of Engagement and Social Impact - Professor Andrew Miller (Please see abstract and "homework assignment" for faculty and IC3 sponsors below).

4:10 – 4:50 Session 7: Applications - Session Chair: Prof. Emin Gun Sirer

4:50 - 5:00 Closing Remarks - Prof. Emin Gun Sirer

6:00 – 8:00 Dinner – Venue to be annouced at Retreat

8:00 –11:00 After-Party – Venue to be annouced at Retreat

Town Hall Session: This will be an open discussion forum led by Professor Andrew Miller (IC3 Associate Director), to get feedback and input from our industry partners and faculty membership. The following topics are suggested to seed the conversation. Please ponder this beforehand and come with questions and comments at the ready!

  1. Our tremendous research progress speaks for itself, but let's review our grand challenge problems and goal setting. How shall we set our priorities and focus areas for the next year?

  2. What are the most important upcoming problems for which the current progress and research are not yet addressing?

  3. How are we doing at transitioning our research to practice, and what opportunities should we exploit to do this more? I will discuss an emerging plan, called "Blockchain as a Clinical Practice", or "Blockchain for Social Good", in which we take an active role in leading social benefit projects to deploy our research.