Unblocked Events makes Blockchain technology accessible for a non-technical business audience. We believe there are no ‘stupid questions’ when it comes to understanding what is still a cutting-edge and emerging technology. But there are rewards for those who become early adopters and can harness the potential emerging trends surrounding Blockchain and other frontier technologies.
Unblocked Events arranges regular blockchain events around a range of industry verticals including healthcare, energy, creative industries, 'cryptophilanthropy', and the use of blockchain/DLT in the voluntary and public sectors.
Our events are designed to bring together senior executives from these sectors with the entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of blockchain technology as well as other senior opinion leaders and thinkers and doers in the field.
Our events and content are inclusive and accessible to all - whether you are just starting to learn about cryptocurrencies and blockchain or whether you have already begun implementing them and want to showcase what you are building.
Unblocked Events has established a reputation for high-quality networking and rich content. We are regularly featured in the press and most recently were included in the inaugural FT Founders 50 listing of the most inspirational leaders in the industry.
Get a user-friendly introduction to cryptocurrencies and applications of blockchain
Discover new use cases and applications of the technology affecting your sector
Understand the strategic importance of blockchain and the new business models being created that will transform the way you do business
Keep up-to-date with the latest new developments in the field
Meet the leading startups, investors and entrepreneurs innovating for the future
Who We Are
Helen Disney founded Unblocked Events in 2017 as a hub for Blockchain events, education and information. She is a serial entrepreneur who has founded 3 companies including her most recent project - Dots Ventures. She was recently listed as a Top 100 Regtech Influencer and one of the Financial Technologist's inaugural Fintech Founders 50. In 2016, she was listed in Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist and has been referred to by Barclays as a “Blockchain guru”. She is a co-founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technologies Association and a member of techUK's DLT working group.
Previously, Helen set up Blockchain Intelligence, a global platform for news, networking and conferences about Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers and worked on outreach at the Bitcoin Foundation, driving a programme of strategic events to communicate the innovative potential of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology to innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and thought leaders.
Prior to moving into fintech, she set up and ran the Stockholm Network for 15 years, connecting thought leaders and policy experts to create best practice in public policy making. The network was made up of over 120 member organisations spanning more than 40 countries.
She is a regular conference speaker and commentator on Bitcoin, Blockchain and innovation policy for organisations including The Economist, The Times, The Evening Standard, Dagens Industrie and The Fintech Times. In March 2018, she gave evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain. In June 2018 she curated and hosted the UK’s first major Blockchain Alternative Investment Conference in London and has recently spoken at events hosted by Chatham House, Dagens Industrie, The Economist, London Fintech Week and the Law Society.
Helen has chaired and spoken at a wide range of high-level events across Europe alongside senior decision makers including Presidents, Prime Ministers, MPs, MEPs, special advisors, civil servants and parliamentary researchers.
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What Our Clients Think
“Helen has an in-depth knowledge of the key topics and players in the Blockchain space. She spearheaded the creation of our dedicated brand - Blockchain Intelligence Global - and crafted the content for a well-attended series of events including a Blockchain webinar, a business breakfast and a full-day summit to introduce our audience to this new and thought-provoking topic. You can rely on Helen to always deliver her projects on time and to a high standard with every attention paid to detail as well as to the strategic, bigger picture.”
– Phil O’Toole, COO, Pageant Media
“I worked closely with Helen on the content and fundraising for Bitcoin2014, the Bitcoin Foundation’s first major annual European forum held in Amsterdam. Helen was quick to grasp the innovative potential of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology and to understand its wider implications as well as rapidly developing strong relationships with key players in this emerging industry. I have worked with Helen on a variety of projects over the last 15 years and she is always a true professional who gets great results. I am sure Unblocked Events will be no exception”.
– Nicole Gray Conchar, Director, Apple Fundraising
"Healthcare Unblocked is a cut above the rest - a unique smart agenda designed to unwrap pertinent topics wrapped up in a naturally cosy atmosphere where you can really connect with people. If impersonal blockbuster events leave you cold, reconnect with Unblocked Events."
"Great events with great participants, discussions and topics. A must-attend every year!"
"It was a great experience! We listened to amazing, influential presentations and acquired important networks. Loved it!"
"Superb content and speakers"
"Attracted a high quality of delegate and speaker that led to some genuinely unique and interesting conversations."
"An excellent event in all ways"
"Your healthcare event was brilliant. Glad to see that London still leads the way in terms of international innovation."
"I was most impressed by the quality of speakers and delegates. We are at the challenging phase of moving from theory to practice for many of the potential users of blockchain. Your events are certainly helping to bridge the gap!"
"One of the best conferences ever with a level of relevant and real-world examples that are not always found"
"Healthcare Unblocked was the first healthtech event we’ve attended that truly covered new ground, spoke in line with the sector, and exhibited extremely well-informed speakers and audience."
"Healthcare Unblocked 2018 was a seminal event"
"a rich, intelligently designed agenda and a chance to network with go getters"
"An extremely high quality, cutting edge event with expert speakers and well informed audience - thoroughly enjoyable and excellent learnings"
"I had the pleasure of meeting Helen Disney last year when she organised what I would have said was the premier event in Blockchain."
"Very interesting and a proper glimpse into the not-too-distant future. The talks felt particularly relevant to my area of work so I'll be investigating further."
"The most succinct explanation of what Blockchain could do for our sector to date"
"It has been wonderful working with Helen. She is an expert in the blockchain and distributed ledger space, having been an early proponent of the technology. I've learned so much from her, and she has provided valuable consulting services to us"
"This is one of the best curated series in London or globally. This is a great opportunity to learn new things and going ons in the space."
"a pioneer in Blockchain and emerging technologies and a champion for women in blockchain. She is an accomplished policy analyst and writer and is a leader in the London Blockchain ecosystem, especially exploring industry verticals like health."
"A really great and informative session with a lot of impressive speakers"
"Very well organised and provided our team with a great opportunity to make many useful connections"
"A truly worthwhile event"
"Unblocked continues to curate exceptional events on how industries and processes can be enhanced with the introduction of Distributed Ledger Technologies"
"Unblocked's events are always highlights in the calendar - interesting, informative and inspiring in equal measure"
"as informative and insightful as it was entertaining, with the distinguished panel offering diverse opinions on blockchain's manifold applications. Networking opportunities were ample and the good food a real bonus."
We are always delighted to hear from you about Blockchain events, information and news – whether you are a newcomer or an expert, get in touch and let us know your comments and questions.