Program

In contrast to the four successful International Blockchain Schools in 2016 to 2019, this year we will lift it to the next level by establishing three parallel tracks on Wednesday and Thursday:

  1. Explorer: this track will be the continuation the successful format from previous years. In addition to this, students will work together with case organisations from industry and public sector on developing blockchain prototypes in a hackathon.
  2. Exploiter: this track will offer the opportunity for students with prior experience around blockchain prototyping to work with organisations which have already prototypes developed. The intention in the included hackathon is to further improve demonstrators, or design them anew, to meet the more advanced requirements and level of know-how among participating students as well as organisations.
  3. Next Tech: this track is the protocol track where technical issues in existing blockchain / DLT systems are discussed and potential solutions are developed. This track will include a makerthon, where not necessarily code is written, but where potential solutions are developed conceptually.

All students will be encouraged to further improve their work in form of academic papers coached by the blockchain school organisers.

This is a draft program for the 2022 International Blockchain School (Winter Edition). Further details on speakers, locations, etc. will be added as we go along.

Day 1Monday, January 24th - Opening intro lecturesLocation
08:00-09:00Registration and light breakfastIT-Universitetet i København, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København, København S
09:00-09:15
Introduction to the blockchain school (ITU, CBS, KU)
09:15-10:15Presentation
10:15-10:30Coffee break
10:30-11:30Presentation
11:30-12:30Presentation
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-15:00Presentation
15:00-15:30Coffee break
15:30-17:30Presentation
18:00-21:00Social Event (Reception and Dinner)
21:00End of Day 1
Day 2Tuesday, January 25th - Joined lectures 
08:00-09:00Light breakfastIT-Universitetet i København, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København, København S
09:00-10:15Blockchain Economics and Market Engineering by Roman Beck (ITU)
10:15-10:30Coffee break
10:30-12:30Track 1 use cases presentation and discussion
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:30Presentation
14:30-16:30Track 2 use cases presentation and discussion
16:30-17:00Coffee break
17:00-17:30Track 3 use cases presentation and discussion
17:30-18:00Group splits up into the three tracks. The mentors from the universities as well as the coaches from the participating organizations go into more details and discuss the tasks with the teams that are formed to work together.
18:00-19:00Get together (Sponsor Reception and Drinks)
19:00End of Day 2
Day 3Wednesday, January 26th - Track Makathons 
08:00-09:00Light breakfastIT-Universitetet i København, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København, København S
09:00-10:15Tracks 1 and 2 in parallel sessions
10:15-10:30Coffee break
10:30-12:30Tracks 1 and 2 in parallel sessions
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-23:00Tracks 1 and 2 in parallel sessions
23:00End of Day 3
Day 4Thursday, January 27th - Makathons and Hackathon 
08:00-09:00Light breakfast IT-Universitetet i København, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København, København S
09:00-10:15Tracks 1 to 3 in parallel sessions
10:15-10:30Coffee break, Track 3
10:30-12:30Tracks 1 to 3 in parallel sessions
12:30-13:30Lunch break, Track 3
13:30-17:00Tracks 1 to 3 in parallel sessions
17:00-24:00Track
24:00End of Day 4
Day 5Friday, January 28th - Student Presentations, Awards and Nordic Blockchain Summit 
00:00-08:00Track 3IT-Universitetet i København, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København, København S
08:00-09:00Light breakfast, Track 3
09:00-09:30The teams complete their development and work on the demonstrator / presentation
09:30-11:30Presentation of the results to the industrial and academic coaches
11:30-12:30Lunch break and end of BWS2022
13:00 -13:105th Nordic Blockchain Summit - Welcome and opening remarksIT-Universitetet i København, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 København, København S
13:10-13:40Keynote 1
13:40-14:10Keynote 2
14:10-14:40Keynote 3
14:40-15:00Presentation
15:00-15:30Coffee break
15:30-16:00Panel debate
16:00-16:50Presentation of best group results from the 5th Blockchain School and audience voting
16:50-17:00Award ceremony for the best Blockchain Winter School ideas and winners and closing remarks by Roman Beck
17:00-19:00

Reception and Social Gathering
19:00End of the International Blockchain School (Winter Edition) 2022