The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada has announced it will be running the Blockchain Training Conference in collaboration with The Bitcoin Foundation and CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4). The conference will be hosted on June 20-21, 2016 at MaRS Discovery District, home to Canada’s first dedicated FinTech Cluster, in Toronto. Tickets are currently available with an early-bird discount.
Director of MaRS FinTech, Dinaro Ly commented: “MaRS FinTech is thrilled to host this blockchain training opportunity. Toronto is a hotbed for cryptocurrency innovation with dozens of start-ups and an active community pursuing decentralized technologies.”
Providing knowledge to participants is the key priority of this event, with the overall goal of improving the growth and adoption of blockchain technology. Attendees will receive practical hands-on training from accounting, legal, and technical experts who work with blockchains regularly. The event features professionally relevant topics including software development, accounting, legal, security, blockchain investigations, and a crash-course in blockchains 101.
Michael Perklin, a director at Bitcoin Alliance of Canada stated: “The Blockchain Training Conference is a new kind of conference. Not only will the event be the first 2-day blockchain training event ever, but it will be the first one where attendees can walk away with real certifications in the field, as well as continuing education credits for professional credentials.”
This 2-day event is a follow-up to Bitcoin Alliance of Canada’s Bitcoin Expo event that was held in April 2014, but it will have a focus on training that is more in line with to The Bitcoin Foundation’s DevCore events hosted in Boston, London, and San Mateo. While the DevCore events had previously focused solely on training developers, the Blockchain Training Conference will train both technical and non-technical professionals in multiple fields. The event will be divided into two tracks: The Alliance Track will host non-technical training sessions, whereas the DevCore track will host technical training sessions. Attendees will pay one price to attend the 2-day event and will be free to move between the two tracks and choose which skills they will learn.