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Transformational Technology for a Climate-Smart Inclusive Economy
Presented by SMU Lyle School – Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity in collaboration with Blockchain Frontier Group and Fintech4Good.


Thursday, April 23rd– Friday, April 24th
Hilton Anatole Hotel and Fair Park, Dallas, Texas



Organizing Partners

EarthX is an international environmental organization that educates and inspires people to action towards a more sustainable future.  EarthX hosts the world’s largest environmental exposition, conference and film festival annually in Dallas, convening citizens and change agents representing business, government, academia and civil society.

Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity: Based in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, the Hunt Institute serves as an interdisciplinary hub to partner with leaders in business, academia, NGOs and government, in order to develop and scale sustainable and affordable solutions to the challenges facing the global and local poor. The Hunt Institute launched the Blockchain Hub for an Inclusive Economy in September 2018, Tech4Good Hub for short, in partnership with the Blockchain Frontier Group and Fintech4Good.

Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC): IEC was launched by the Hunt Institute as an interdisciplinary network and collaboration platform of diverse stakeholders who are dedicated to creating an economy that works for all.

Blockchain Frontier Group (BFG) is a global network that accelerates social change in frontier markets through blockchain and distributed ledger technology. By engaging start-ups, technology experts, industry leaders, investors, public sector actors, and civil society, BFG facilitates the generation of new approaches to solving global challenges. BFG drives social impact through building a database of existing and emerging use cases, accelerating solutions for growth, and providing capital to support the scale up of high potential startups.

FinTech4Good seeks to co-create blockchain solutions that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals through its acceleration network that works with start-ups, industrial leaders, NGOs and investors to develop and implement fintech and blockchain solutions for a better world.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.  The IEEE Blockchain Initiative (BLK) launched January 1, 2018 as the hub for all IEEE Blockchain projects and activities in order to deliver a stabilizing think space of seasoned professionals specifically trained and positioned to make a difference.

EarthxTech4Good Agenda

Time Activity Moderator
Thursday, April 23rd Hilton Anatole Hotel
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 8:50 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Map4Good unveiling
8:55 – 9:45 am Vision for a Climate Smart Inclusive Future

  • Amir Ansari, CEO, Vaticx, Board Member, XPRIZE
  • Dan Mapes, Founder, Verses io, Author of The Spatial Web
  • Meredith Walker, Chief Economist, EarthX
  • Karen E. Wilson, Dir. Science, Tech & Innovation, OECD
9:45 – 10:05 am Networking Break
10:05 – 11:00 am Climate Smart Inclusive TTech Innovations from around World

  • Speakers: TBA
11:00 – 11:55 am Incubating Transformational Technology

  • Speakers: TBA
12:00 – 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon
1:30 – 2:15 pm C-Suite Executive Roundtable on Tech4Good

  • Xiaochen Zhang, President, Fintech4Good
  • TBA
2:15 – 3:00 pm Texas TTech Social Entrepreneurs

  • Dr. James Olivier, Chairman, Dallas IEEE Blockchain Group
  • TBA
3:00 – 3:30 pm Networking Break
3:30 – 4:15 pm Business Case and Financing for Climate Smart Inclusive TTech

  • Dr. Debra Perry, Co-Founder, Inclusive Economy Society
  • TBA
4:15 – 5:00 pm Smart Policy for SMEs, TTech and a Climate Smart Inclusive Economy

  • Dr. Eva Csaky, Executive Director, Hunt Institute
  • Karen E. Wilson, Dir. Science, Tech & Innovation, OECD
  • TBA
5:00 – 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
6:00 – 9:00 pm Business of Energy Banquet (separate registration)
Friday, April 24th Hilton Anatole Hotel
7:00 am Shuttle Departures begin from Hilton Anatole to Fair Park
7:30 am EarthX Business Breakfast (separate registration)
9:00 – 11:00 am VIP Earthx2020 Exposition Tours
11:00 – 12:30 pm Earthx2020 Main Speaker Program at Fair Park Music Hall
12:30 – 2:00 pm EarthX Leaders Lunch (separate registration)