Blockchain Innovation Challenge Launch Event
8/19/2020 2:00 PM
8/19/2020 3:00 PM


​How can blockchain be deployed to give learners greater agency over their digital records, enable them to document learning that occurs throughout their lives in a variety of formats, and support them in achieving economic mobility?

ACE’s Blockchain Innovation Challenge, part of the Education Blockchain Initiative, invites teams to design blockchain-based projects that refocus the education-to-employment ecosystem on students and workers. Winning teams will share up to $900,000 in prize money over two phases, with Phase 1 winners awarded up to $150,000 each.

Please join ACE and its partners for this Challenge launch event, which will share more information on the application and the evaluation criteria. The event will also include an opportunity to ask questions about the Challenge.

  • John Domingue, Director of the Knowledge Media Institute, Open University
  • Amber Garrison Duncan, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation
  • Taylor Hansen, Senior Advisor, Presidents Forum
  • Kerri Lemoie, Principal and Lead Researcher, OpenWorks Group
  • Chris Purifoy, CEO, Learning Economy Foundation
  • Louis Soares, Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, American Council on Education
The Education Blockchain Initiative

Launched in February 2020​, the Education Blockchain Initiative (EBI) is designed to help identify and evaluate ways that blockchain technology can improve the flow of data among educational institutions and employers while empowering individuals to translate educational outcomes into economic opportunity. Learn more about the initiative at the EBI webpage.


Webinar Recording

This event took place online on August 19, 2020.

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