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ATLANTA HAS DOMINATED THE FINTECH SPACE FOR THE LAST COUPLE DECADES. NATURALLY, BEING A TOP BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATION HUB IS A PERFECT CULTURAL FIT.

Did you know 70% of global payment transactions are processed by firms based in Atlanta? Or that 16 of the Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Metro Atlanta?

How about Georgia Tech being the #4 engineering school in the country, or companies like Microsoft and Google opening large operations here?

Money.com’s 2022 – 2023 report ranking Atlanta the #1 Best Place to Live in America only confirms what the creators of Immutable already know – Atlanta is ready to be a leading blockchain innovation hub in the world!

09:00 - 09:15

VIP Welcome Tour of Atlanta

Take a scenic Tour of Atlanta with our team and partners at ATL Cruzers. Learn why companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple have been investing in Atlanta; or why Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech has incubated startups producing $12B+ in revenue; why Atlanta Tech Village (ATV) is the 4th largest incubator in the USA; and how Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners uses technology to be a leading Smart City in the country. Starts at ATL Cruzers to ATDC (5 min drive)

Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams

Founder, Starter Labs

09:15 - 10:00

VIP Tour of Atlanta: ATDC

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is Georgia’s technology incubator. Founded in 1980, ATDC has developed a global reputation for fostering technological entrepreneurship. Forbes named ATDC to its list of “Incubators Changing the World” in 2010 and 2013, alongside Y Combinator and the Palo Alto Research Center.

Robert E. Daniel
Robert E. Daniel

Fintech Catalyst, ATDC at Georgia Tech

10:15 - 11:00

VIP Tour of Atlanta: Overtime Elite Arena (OTE)

OTE offers the world's most talented basketball players a better pathway to becoming professional athletes. Powered by Overtime.

11:30 - 12:30

VIP Tour of Atlanta: Tech Village

The Atlanta Tech Village is a community of innovation powered by the 4th largest tech space in the U.S. and deep connections to Atlanta’s business and investment community. Together, we aim to create 10,000 jobs and fuel Atlanta's rise to a top-five tech-startup center in the U.S.

Aly Merritt
Aly Merritt

Managing Director, Atlanta Tech Village

12:30 - 13:30

VIP Lunch at Twin Peaks Buckhead

Twin Peaks is so much more than your typical sports bar. Our lodge welcomes every guest with World Series walk offs and barrel-aged whiskey. The second you step inside, you’re surrounded by a lodge full of friendly and attentive Twin Peaks Girls serving up scratch food and our signature 29° beers.

13:45 - 14:15

VIP Tour of Atlanta: Blockchain Center

The catalyst for Atlanta’s emergence as the premier blockchain innovation hub globally through cultivating entrepreneurship, inclusivity and education.

Dan Mitchell
Dan Mitchell

Operations, ABC

Angela Brasington
Angela Brasington

CMO @ Starter Labs

Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams

Founder, Starter Labs

14:45 - 15:30

VIP Tour of Atlanta: Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners is a publicly funded living lab designed to provide a real-world test environment to advance next-generation intelligent mobility and smart city technology. Peachtree Corners, Georgia is a vibrant suburb of Atlanta and is one of the first smart cities in the U.S. to be powered by city-owned connected infrastructure and 5G.

Brandon Branham, CPM
Brandon Branham, CPM

Assistant City Manager & CTO

18:00 - 22:00

VIP Rooftop Party & Opening Reception

The Rooftop at Atlanta Tech Village is a fully-furnished, beautiful rooftop patio with incredible views of the Buckhead skyline. Featuring cafe tables, soft seating, and an optional shading system, it is the perfect setting to host our opening reception for Immutable '23!

Angela Brasington
Angela Brasington

CMO @ Starter Labs

Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams

Founder, Starter Labs

08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast / Check-in

Breakfast is served; guests check in

09:00 - 09:15

Morning Address: Welcome to Immutable

Welcome to the inaugural blockchain industry conference in the FinTech capital of the world

Angela Brasington
Angela Brasington

CMO @ Starter Labs

Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams

Founder, Starter Labs

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote: State of the Blockchain Union - How Far We Came & Where Do We Go From Here

Fireside Keynote chat with TBD

10:00 - 10:30

BREAK: Morning Recess

Guest recess in the Grand Salon and Terrace for an early morning break

10:30 - 11:15

The New Creator Economy Is Here to Stay. Who Will Own It? (Block 1)

Join Elizabeth Strickler, the Founding Director of the Creative Industries Blockchain Lab, CMII and TED Speaker along with TBD to hear about AI, the metaverse and ownership in a non-fungible future.

Elizabeth Strickler
Elizabeth Strickler

Director of Media Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Georgia State University

11:15 - 12:00

Life After The Merge: Proof of Stake vs Sustainable Proof of Work (Block 4)

Fireside Chat with CleanSpark CEO Zachary Bradford and Natalie Brunell, founder of the #1 Woman-owned Bitcoin podcast Coin Stories, on life after the Ethereum Merge, and the future of proof of stake vs proof of work in the age of clean and sustainable Bitcoin mining. This session is sponsored by CleanSpark.

Zachary Bradford
Zachary Bradford

CEO and President at CleanSpark

12:00 - 12:30

Sponsored: TBD

TBD

12:30 - 13:30

BREAK: Lunch & Networking

Guests break for an afternoon of lunch and networking at the Grand Salon & Terrace

13:30 - 14:15

The Future of Crypto in a Post-Apocalyptic Crypto Winter '22 (Block 2)

The Crypto Winter of 2022 is arguably one of the worst in history. In the dawn of the demise of FTX, Celsius, LUNA, and others, what doest hat mean for the future of DeFi, CeFi, and Crypto as a whole.

Ben Armstrong
Ben Armstrong

Founder of BitBoy Crypto

14:15 - 15:00

The Fed on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) and Stablecoins (Block 5)

Tune in as former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shares his perspective on the role of stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) with Warren Whitlock

Dennis Lockhart
Dennis Lockhart

Fmr. CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

15:00 - 15:30

BREAK: Afternoon Recess

Guest recess in the Grand Salon and Terrace for an afternoon break

15:30 - 16:15

Building for Web3: Google and Salesforce (Block 3)

Hear from leadership teams from Google and Salesforce about their approach to Web3

Nalin Mittal
Nalin Mittal

Product Manager, Web3 at Google

16:15 - 17:00

Sponsored: TBD

TBD

17:00 - 18:00

Happy Hour & Networking

Guests convene in the Grand Salon & Terrace for an hour of happy hour and networking before evening festivities begin

18:30 - 22:00

VIP Off the Chain Mansion Party

Guests convene after an amazing day of learning and networking for a private VIP Off the Chain party

08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast / Check-in

Breakfast is served; guests check in

09:00 - 09:15

Day 2 Morning Address: Welcome to Immutable

Welcome to Day 2 of the inaugural blockchain industry conference in the FinTech capital of the world

Angela Brasington
Angela Brasington

CMO @ Starter Labs

Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams

Founder, Starter Labs

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote: How Does the 2021 Crypto Winter Compare to the Roaring 20’s; Dot-Com Boom; & the Global Financial Crisis

Panel on securities regulations in the United States with legal experts including Justin Daniels, JoAnn Holmes, and Lewis Cohen. Moderated by Zach French

JoAnn Holmes, Esq.
JoAnn Holmes, Esq.

IP & Digital Assets Attorney, Web3 Advisor at [email protected]

Justin Daniels
Justin Daniels

Shareholder, Baker Donelson

10:00 - 10:30

BREAK: Morning Recess

Guest recess in the Grand Salon and Terrace for an early morning break

10:30 - 11:15

FBI Cyber Fraud Task Force on Crimes in Blockchain

Join Justin Daniels, shareholder at Baker Donelson and Chad Hunt, Supervisory Special Agent of FBI Atlanta to learn how the FBI views security and cyber fraud in the blockchain industry.

Chad Hunt
Chad Hunt

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

11:15 - 12:00

The Do’s and Dont’s on the Building Blocks for Blockchain Infrastructure (Block 3)

Learn about the critical Do’s and Dont’s on the Building Blocks for Blockchain Infrastructure (Fireside Chat w/ Layah Heilpern sponsored by OVHcloud)

12:00 - 12:30

Are Enterprises Keen on Blockchain? Where are You On the Adoption Curve?

Hear from panelists representing AT&T, Home Depot, UPS, Delta Airlines, NCR on their views and path to blockchain adoption, moderated by TBD

Roger N. Mahler
Roger N. Mahler

Product Strategy & Innovation, AT&T

12:30 - 13:30

BREAK: Lunch & Networking

Guests break for an afternoon of lunch and networking at the Grand Salon & Terrace

13:30 - 14:15

Early Adopters and Pioneers on Building for Mass Adoption

Jeff Garzik, founder of Bloq and Bitcoin Core developer who worked with Satoshi, and Craig Sellars, CTO and co-founder of Tether, discuss what it took to adopt blockchain technology very early and what it will additional efforts it will take to build for mass adoption.

Jeff Garzik
Jeff Garzik

Co-Founder @ Bloq

Craig Sellars
Craig Sellars

Cofounder & CTO, Tether (USDT)

14:15 - 15:00

Sponsored: TBD

TBD

15:00 - 15:30

BREAK: Afternoon Recess

Guest recess in the Grand Salon and Terrace for an afternoon break

15:30 - 16:15

FinTech and Payments on Blockchain

Blockchain payments leader BitPay discusses FinTech and Payments in Blockchain with RED, FinTech Catalyst at Georgia Tech's incubator ATDC

Jim Lester
Jim Lester

Chief Operating Officer at BitPay

Jagruti Solanki
Jagruti Solanki

Chief Financial Officer at BitPay

16:15 - 17:00

Sponsored: TBD

TBD

17:00 - 18:00

Happy Hour & Networking

Guests convene in the Grand Salon & Terrace for an hour of happy hour and networking before evening festivities begin

19:00 - 20:00

VIP: BitAngels Atlanta Pitchfest

VIP watch as up-and-coming Web3 founders pitch their big ideas to a room full with investors. The winning pitch walks away with an investment from Starter Labs, the parent company of Atlanta Blockchain Center, and potentially other investors in the room.

18:00 - 22:00

VIP Mansion Party & Closing Reception

VIP guests join us for a foodfest, BitAngels Atlanta pitchfest, and partying during a closing reception for Immutable Conference's inaugural launch.

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