Connections: Blockchain conference at UA rescheduled for October

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The 2020 Blockchain for Business Conference hosted by the University of Arkansas will be conducted virtually Oct. 1-2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The event was originally planned for March but was postponed due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The new format is free for attendees. Registration is required at this link.

Kathryn Carlisle, senior managing director of the UA’s Blockchain Center for Excellence, said attendees who prepaid for the conference in March can choose to have a refund or donate the fee to the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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