Tuesday, February 28, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM EST Download iCalendar entry for this event.
2300 N Street NW
Suite 350
Washington DC

Blockchain for Social Impact

Can blockchain live up to its potential? Join us for a half-day event exploring the use of blockchain technology in the humanitarian and development field, sponsored by Polygon Labs and in collaboration with the SID-US and Impact Plus.

The keynote speakers for this event will be Alexis Bonnell (Former Chief Innovation Officer, USAID and Emerging Technology, Innovation, and Culture Evangelist for Public Sector, Google) and Mihailo Bjelic (Co-founder, Polygon Foundation). 

At this event, attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the latest trends in blockchain technology and its ability to complement and enhance current humanitarian and development efforts. Discussions will cover topics such as promising areas of progress, the role of blockchain in tackling climate change, increasing program transparency, improving cross-border payments, and more. The limitations and potential solutions to these limitations will also be explored.

Leading experts and industry professionals, including representatives from Polygon Labs, Georgetown University, Circle, Mercy Corps, start-up CEOs, and others, will share their knowledge and best practices through presentations and interactive sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions, ask questions, and learn from others' experiences working with blockchain technology in the humanitarian and development space.

Don't miss this chance to learn about the potential of blockchain technology and network with professionals in the humanitarian and development sector. The event will take place in-person at the SID-US in Washington, D.C. offices on February 28, 2023, from 1:00pm to 5:30pm, followed by a no-host networking hour at Mercy Me

This event is for technology and digital development leads who are SID-US individual or Institutional members. If you are not a member but interested in attending this event, please email [email protected]

This event is sponsored by Polygon Labs and organized by Impact Plus. Interested in co-sponsoring this event? Email [email protected]



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Founder & CEO , Impact Plus
Principal Expert, Impact Plus
Director for Global Policy and Regulatory Strategy, Circle
CEO & Co-Founder, Xcapit
Co-Founder , Polygon Foundation
Assistant Teaching Professor , Georgetown University
Partner, Mercy Corps Ventures
Chief Policy Officer, Polygon Labs
Sustainability Lead, Polygon Labs
Distinguished Fellow for Technology, Stimson Center