On Thursday, October 4, from 6:30-8pm in the Cottonwood Room, the Laramie County Library in conjunction with the Wyoming State Library will host international and state experts for a panel on blockchain technology in Wyoming. The panelists will present on how blockchain technology is currently enhancing agriculture, on how it could be applied to the energy industry, and how the impacts of recent blockchain legislation could affect Wyoming businesses. The event is a launch-pad for future educational programs on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. It will be recorded and made available online within a month of the event for future use by Wyoming libraries, educational groups, and the general public.
The expert panelists will explain how Wyoming is leading the way in applying blockchain technology to the state’s natural resources and economy. The panelists will be moderated by Dennis Ellis of Microsoft, and will include, Phil Schlump of BeefChain.io, David Pope from the 2018 Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, Dave Murry an international blockchain advisor, Representative Jared Olsen from House District 11, Dr. James Caldwell of UW College of Engineering & Applied Science and department head of UW Computer Science, and Philip Treick of UW College of Business’s Energy Finance and Portfolio Management. The panelists will participate in a discussion about issues surrounding blockchain technology followed by a Q&A session.
The purpose of the event is to allow leading experts in the field to educate the Wyoming community at large on blockchain technology: what it really is, how it can be applied, and what it will bring to Wyoming.
The Way We’ll Work: Blockchain event is part of the traveling exhibit The Way We Worked, which is currently on display at the Laramie County Library. The exhibit engages viewers with a history of work, an aspect of American society that has had an impact on all of us — past, present, and future. The exhibition will appear throughout the main library and includes complementary local exhibits and programs at all branches.
For a calendar of related programs at the Cheyenne, Pine Bluffs and Burns branches, visit lclsonline.org/calendar.
The event is free to the public. The Way We Worked has been made possible in Laramie County by Wyoming Humanities. The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.
Contact Kasey Storey at (307) 773-7225 orfor more information.