Blockchain & Liberty For All

June 18-19, 2021 | 2-day, virtual event hosted by GBA Washington DC


GBA headquarters will gather live in Washington DC to virtually present our annual state of the union. Our distinguished guest speaker will be Dr. Robert (Bob) J. Brown, the CEO & Founder of B&C International, a global business management consulting firm headquartered in High Point, NC. He is also the founder of the International BookSmart Foundation, a nonprofit that to date has shipped over 5 million books, countless teachers’ supplies and opened over 300 libraries on the continent of Africa. 

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Blockchain is a new technology that does not discriminate between color, gender, age, nationality, or background (education). This new tech presents an opportunity for all who want to embrace it.

GBA will host a pitch competition for startup and scale up blockchain technology projects that aim to impact society at scale. Winners will receive cash prizes, recognition, coaching sessions and more.

Key Topics

June 18-19
June 18 @ 9:30 am to June 19 @ 5:00 PM UTC-5
On the first day regional leaders will give updates from their location.  The second day, June 19, is Juneteenth. In honor of Juneteenth, we will discuss the significance of this holiday, and what we can do to advance blockchain and liberty for all. GBA leaders will share takeaways from day 1, asking, “How can GBA impact the future?” We will go over operational planning for the next decade/5 years/2021. We will focus on decentralized, open-sourced platforms.
June 18 
Chapter leaders are encouraged to weigh in on their status and happenings. Chapter Leaders, contact your regional leaders to schedule a presentation slot. 2020 has been an unusual year, but we have experienced a lot of growth, nevertheless. This day will highlight all that the GBA community has accomplished during a global pandemic. We have not been sitting still, and this is your time to shine.
June 18 
@ 10:00 am – 11:00 am UTC-5


The Blockchain working group coordination meeting(s) hosted by the GSA brings together the Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and international government, academia, and the vendor community to share knowledge, discuss issues important to taxpayers, and collaborate on output useful to government in the adoption of Blockchain.
June 19 
@ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm UTC-5


Is your blockchain idea ready for the big stage? The Governement Blockchain Association (GBA) is hosting a pitch competition, and now is the time to make your pitch at the Blockchain Demo-Day, Innovation with a Social Impact. On June 18-19, 2021, the Government Blockchain Association, GBA, is organizing ‘Blockchain & Liberty for All’,


Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Robert J. Brown
Dr. Robert J. Brown

Founder, B&C and Associates

Amelia Powers Gardner
Amelia Powers Gardner

Government Innovation Leader

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Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes
Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes

Chief Ethics Officer at Government Blockchain Association

 Eric Guthrie, Esq
Eric Guthrie, Esq

Director Of Training Programs at Government Blockchain Association

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This Event is Open to the Public!

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Public Pitch Competition

for startups and scale ups powered by blockchain technology.

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This Event is Online:  Exclusive engagement opportunities with leading civil rights activists, innovators and supporters within the blockchain space.
Don’t forget to register for the pitch competition- Blockchain Demo Day with Social Impact to be considered for sponsorship, funding & support!


Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible.