BEN partners with and co-hosts blockchain conferences and hackathons around the year.
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- Upcoming Events -


ETHDenver is hackathon of education, networking, mentorship, and employment opportunities with an estimated 3,000 in attendance. All accepted students attending ETHDenver will get 24-hour access to the event, meals, snacks, beverages and a resting area with air mattresses and bean bag chairs. Final round closes 1/31.

🌐 Where: Denver, Colorado
πŸ“†οΈ When: February 15 - 17
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🎟️ Tickets: FREE
πŸ“Œ Tips: Plan your travel for Feb 11 - Feb 17 to stay for #BUIDL Week Colorado.
πŸ’Έ Travel Scholarships: There are a limited amount of student travel scholarships available. Email with a request after being accepted.
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2019 HBS Blockchain & Crypto Conference

The HBS Blockchain and Crypto Club is bringing thought leaders, founders, investors, and other prominent figures in blockchain and crypto to discuss the current state of the industry. Through the lens of mainstream adoption, we will explore topics such as trends for VC investing in blockchain, building out the financial infrastructure stack, analysis of the current dApp and web3 ecosystem, tech crypto vs money crypto debate, and more.

🌐 Where: Harvard University, Allston MA
πŸ“†οΈ When: February 23
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🎟️ Tickets: $40
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MIT Bitcoin Expo 2019

At the 2019 Bitcoin Expo, we will consider the challenges that face us today and how we can augment the development of this still-maturing ecosystem. We invite you to join us to have a conversation with stakeholders and developers with boots on the ground. We will talk about scalability, user adoption, UX challenges, regulatory concerns, token economics, vulnerabilities, and some of the most promising solutions currently under development.

🌐 Where: MIT, Boston MA
πŸ“†οΈ When: Mar 9 - Mar 10
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🎟️ Tickets: FREE
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LedgerFest - Student Blockchain Summit

Blockchain at Columbia presents LedgerFest: Columbia University’s first blockchain and cryptocurrency conference, sponsored by IBM! This will be a student-driven conference; however, all are welcome to attend.

🌐 Where: Columbia University, NY
πŸ“†οΈ When: Feb 15
πŸ’» Website:
🎟️ Tickets: FREE for Students
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- Past Events -

Blockchain Connect Academic

SV Insight is hosting its third Blockchain Connect conference, Blockchain Connect: Academic 2019. It will gather the most authoritative blockchain professors around the world, the public chain projects with the most advanced technology, and technical experts, to discuss the most cutting-edge blockchain academic research, problems, and solutions.

🌐 Where: San Francisco, California
πŸ“† When: January 11
πŸ’» Website:
🎟️ Tickets: $299 General | FREE for BEN Students | $29.99 for BEN Alumni
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North American Bitcoin Conference

Keynote invites you to The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC), a part of World Blockchain Forum: Investments & ICOs, taking place in Miami. Previous TNABCs have brought together all the major players in the industry, launched some hugely successful businesses, and proven that the world of ICOs is growing exponentially.

🌐 Where: Miami, Florida
πŸ“† When: January 16 - 18
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🎟️ Tickets: $1200 General | FREE for BEN Students
πŸ“Œ Tips: Plan your travel for Jan 16 - 20 to stay for the Miami Bitcoin Hackathon.
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Decentralized Summit

The Decentralized Summit 1 is a two-day Online Summit powered by Mainframe for blockchain professionals and believers in a decentralized future who want to improve their capability to #buidl and learn from their peers and thought leaders in the ecosystem.

🌐 Where: Online
πŸ“† When: January 29 - 30
πŸ’» Website:
🎟️ Tickets: FREE
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0x + CoinList Hackathon

CoinList has launched an online hackathon platform, β€œBuild,” and is running its first hackathon with 0x. 0x is an open protocol for trading tokens that has powered 350K transactions and $445M in trading volume. Developers can use 0x to build decentralized exchanges (DEXs), marketplaces for digital collectibles, and exchange functionality into wallets.

🌐 Where: Online
πŸ“† When: January 10 - February 7
πŸ’» Website:
🎟️ Tickets: FREE
πŸ’° Awards: 0x is awarding $100 in ZRX to all participants that submit a project, with over $25K in additional prizes.
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BlockHack at Brooklyn Research

Free event for blockchain technology enthusiasts and developers who want to learn how to code their first decentralized application. Food will be provided! We will be broadcasting into BoostVC/Draper University's Developer Camp ($100 ticket price) with a team of remote and in-person mentors. Our event features educational sessions on Node.js, Python, Solidity, React, IPFS, Truffle, and uPort for dapp development.

🌐 Where: Brooklyn Research, Brooklyn NY
πŸ“†οΈ When: Feb 2
πŸ’» Website:
🎟️ Tickets: FREE