Events

Crypto, Blockchain and the Future of Finance

Join the Chicago Payments Forum 4:30 – 6:00 pm on April 6 for an open conversation on crypto, blockchain, and the future of finance. We’ll be joined by Lamont Black, an associate professor of finance in the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, and the Academic Director for the Center for Financial Services.

Before joining DePaul, Black worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. He enjoys researching and discussing topics like banking, corporate finance, and macroeconomics. His research projects have been published in multiple journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and the Journal of Financial Stability.

Black graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a Ph.D. in Finance and has a Ph.D. in Economics. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Modern Thought and Literature.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Upcoming

Save the dates for future events (topics are tentative):

  • May 4: Digital Wealth Startup

If you have ideas for speakers or themes, email collin@canrightcommunications.com.

2021

  • 10-06-2021 | Digital Currency: Stablecoins and CBDCs
  • 09-08-2021 | Wealth and Investment Management Tools
  • 08-04-2021 | Trends in Merchant Acquisition
  • 06-02-2021 | Bring Your Own Payments Topic
  • 05-05-2021 | Financial Inclusion Comes to the Fore
  • 04-07-2021 | Payments Founder’s Journey: Seed to Series B
  • 03-03-2021 | International Payments Go Local
  • 02-03-2021 | Digital Assets 2021: Bitcoin and Beyond
  • 01-06-2021 | A Conversation on Covid-19 and Payments

2020

  • 12-09-2020 | The State of Faster Payments in the U.S. 2020 (Beth Horowitz Steel)
  • 11-11-2020 | Self Regulation of Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies (Tony Pettipice and Gabriella Kusz)
  • 10-07-2020 | International Payments and Digital Currency Trends (Chicago Fed Payments Symposium Wrap Up)
  • 09-09-2020 | Payments Trends 2020 (Peter Tapling)
  • 08-05-2020 | Digital Assets in Banking (Arijit Das and Jay Schulman)
  • 07-08-2020 | Cannabis Payments and Banking (Beth Horowitz Steel, Mike Fourcher, and Daniel Muller)
  • 06-03-2020 | Payments in a Pandemic, 1st Virtual Meet Up
  • 02-18-2020 | Winter 2020 Meet Up

2019

  • 12-17-2019 | Chicago Payments Forum Holiday Meet Up
  • 09-04-2019 | Fall 2019 Meet Up
  • 06-05-2019 | Summer 2019 Meet Up
  • 02-20-2019 | Chicago Payments Influencers 2019: Winter
    Meet Up and Demos (Finance Fuel, Rippleshot, and SpringLabs). Sponsored by Rippleshot.

2018

  • 12-19-2018 | Holiday Meet Up
  • 10-10-2018 | The Faster Payments Future: Fall Meet Up
    and Demos (Aeropay and Digital Mint). Sponsored by Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg.
  • 08-01-2018 | Summer 2018 Meet Up
  • 03-21-2018 | Spring 2018 Meet Up

2017

  • 12-06-2017 | The State of Payments 2018 (Collin Canright, Brian Meek, Chan Tran, Conrad Sheehan). Sponsored by Accenture.
  • 08-30-2017 | Mobile Payments: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Kandie Alter and Collin Canright).

Speakers

Our thanks to the people who have spoken at Chicago Payments Forum meetings.

Farhan Ahmad | Bento for Business

Kandie Alter | Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Stefania Di Bartolomeo | Physis Investment

Sebastian Builes | Arcum Partners

Collin Canright | Canright Communications

Nick Cavet | CoinFX

Arijit Das | Northern Trust Corporation

Mike Fourcher | Grown In

Kimberly Gartner | Canary

Rochelle Nawrocki Gorey | SpringFour

Marc Grens | DigitalMint

Lawrence Johnson | Morningstar

Hassan Khan | TODAQ

Gabriella Kusz | Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Assn.

Rob MacColl | Rapyd

Brian Meek | Holden Richardson

Daniel Muller | AeroPay

Alex Newmann | Finance Fuel

Beth Horowitz Steel | Glenbrook Partners

Peter Tapling | PTap Advisory

Tony Pettipiece | GRIP Investments

Jay Schulman | RSM

Conrad Sheehan | Accenture

Jonathan Solomon | DigitalMint

Bob Steen | Bridge Community Bank

Peter Stern | CF Benchmarks

Canh Tran | Rippleshot

Bill Treciak | Electronic Data Payment Systems