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The Atkinson Graduate School of Management invites you to join Willamette alumni from all three schools, current students, parents, WU friends and digital tech enthusiasts for an evening that will help demystify the complexities of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency while providing an opportunity to network and meet industry experts.

The evening's program will begin with a presentation from Coinme CEO Neil Bergquist '09, MBA'10; Coinme Head of Crypto Advisory Nathan Love '05, MBA'06; and initial coin offering (ICO) designer J.R. Willett. Learn more about how cutting edge blockchain technology has already changed finance, investing and business; and find out how you can stay up to speed on the industry's latest trends.

We'll then get to hear a diverse group of experts sort out various issues related to the growth and adoption of this technology during an engaging panel discussion. Hear from Jameson Watts, AGSM assistant professor of marketing; Robert Walker, AGSM associate professor of quantitative methods; Don Negri, Willamette professor of economics; and Jason Gershenson JD'11, an attorney working in tech law; and then stick around for a question-and-answer session.

Event Information

   DATE & TIME:    Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6–8:30 PM

Networking Reception & Meet and Greet with Coinme executives
Presentation by Coinme executives and UpToken ICO designer
Panel Discussion and Q&A

Willamette University
900 State St.
Salem, OR 97301

Building: Putnam University Center
Room: Cat Cavern (3rd floor)

   DETAILS:   Networking Reception and Coinme Meet and Greet:

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar (beer and wine) provided.

Presenters and Panelists:

Moderator: Neil Bergquist '09, MBA'10, Coinme co-founder and CEO
Presenter: Nathan Love '05, MBA'06, Coinme head of crypto advisory services
Presenter: J.R. Willett, UpToken founder and ICO designer; inventor of Omni (Mastercoin)

Panelist: Jameson Watts, AGSM assistant professor of marketing
Panelist: Robert Walker, AGSM associate professor of quantitative methods
Panelist: Don Negri, Willamette professor of economics
Panelist: Jason Gershenson JD'11, attorney at White Summers Caffee & James

Other Info:

All WU alumni, students and community members are welcome.
Dress is business casual.
Registration is required. Please register below.

   QUESTIONS?   Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at or 503-375-5304.


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Wednesday November 07
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, November 7
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