• IEEE Global Blockchain Summit @ NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

2021 NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

IEEE Global Blockchain SummitThe Third IEEE Global Blockchain Summit will be hosted at NIST Headquarter in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 2021.  This is the flagship event promoted by the IEEE Blockchain Initiative together with NIST.  The 3-days intensive program will start with a full day workshop that will cover the blockchain concept, characteristics and advancement in this technology, followed by a 2-days of invited talks and dialogs that will cover the visionary, hot topics, challenges and opportunities in Blockchain technology and use cases for US Government, Health and Financial sectors.

Parallel poster sessions highlighting latest research in the field will be hosted. A call for abstracts submission for the poster sessions will be sent out soon.

The workshop’s trainers and the summit’s speakers are reputed leaders in their field and represent a good mix of the most important topics in Blockchain today. A list of the speakers will be posted soon.


Important Dates

  • TBD 2021:
    Early registration
  • TBD 2021:
    Registration deadline


Conference Venue

Green Auditorium
Building 101 Conference Center

NIST Gaithersburg Campus,
100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

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For more information, visit the Venue & Travel page.

Featured Speakers at Last Year’s Summit

The NSF Blockchain Program for Start-Ups US Government Blockchain Initiatives
Anna Brady-Estevez

Director of Blockchain Initiative

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Tim Persons

Chief Scientist & Managing Director of Science, Technology Assessment & Analytics

US Government Accountability Office (GAO)


Silver Sponsors




The organizing committee is inviting interested parties to sponsor our event and welcomes requests for a limited number of opportunities for exhibits during the summit, collocated with the poster sessions. For additional information please contact: blk-conferences@ieee.org