Art+Tech Summit: NFTs and Beyond

New York, 15 July



The Art+Tech Summit is a one-day conference that continues Christie’s ongoing initiative to spark dialogue about the role and impact of emerging technologies in the art world. This year, in a combined live and virtual format, we will bring together innovators, artists, thought leaders, collectors and more, for a series of panel discussions around NFTs in the morning session, followed by afternoon conversations on the way technology is impacting the way we create, experience, buy and sell art.

The Summit is presented by Stella Artois and supported by APENFT and Tron.

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Tickets & event information

Tickets
In-person event: SOLD OUT
Virtual event: SOLD OUT

Venue
Christie's New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

Date & Time
Thursday, 15 July
9:00am EDT

Enquiries: ATSummit@christies.com
Press: communicationsamericas@christies.com


#christiesarttech2021



Programme-at-a-glance

  • 8:00-9:00AM

    Registration


    9:00-9:10AM

    Welcome Remarks


    Bonnie Brennan
    President, Christie's Americas

    9:10-9:55AM

    NFTs @ Christie’s: Finding Value in the Unknown


    Moderator:

    Cara Walsh
    Regional Managing Director, 20th/21st Century Art


    Speakers:

    Meghan Doyle
    Cataloguer, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Department


    Justin Sun
    Founder of TRON


    Ronnie Pirovino
    Art Collector and Curator


    Mad Dog Jones
    Multidisciplinary Artist


    Micah Johnson
    Artist


    10:00-10:45AM

    The New World: Creating, Collecting and Curating NFTs


    Moderator:

    Jason Pollack
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Americas at Christie's


    Speakers:

    Adam Levine
    President, Director, and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art


    Sarah Odenkirk
    Partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams, and Sheppard LLP


    Jehan Chu
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kenetic Capital


    Matt Hall
    Co-Founder of Larva Labs


    10:50-11:20AM

    Blockchain Trilemma


    Moderator:

    Devang Thakkar
    Digital Advisor, Christie’s


    Speakers:

    Silvio Micali
    Founder, Algorand


    11:20-11:30PM

    Short Break


  • 11:30-12:10PM

    NFTs and Sustainable Technology


    Moderator:

    Ian Bell
    Director of Avieco


    Speakers:

    Dan Heyman
    CEO of Palm NFT Studio


    Kathleen Breitman
    Co-Founder of Tezos and Coase


    Martin Wainstein
    Founder and Executive Director of the Open Earth Foundation


    12:10-12:55PM

    Brands and the Metaverse: A Strategic Approach to NFTs


    Moderator:

    Lexy Schmertz
    Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Christie’s


    Speakers:

    Spencer Gordon
    VP of Digital and draftLine, Anheuser-Busch


    Nick Tran
    Global Head of Marketing, TikTok


    Paul Budnitz
    Founder and CEO of Superplastic


    12:55-1:00PM

    Special Guest Presentation of CSR NFT Opportunity


    1:00-2:00PM

    Lunch Break


    2:00-2:40PM

    NFTs with Novo: A Fireside Chat with CEO of Galaxy Digital and Crypto-Evangelist, Mike Novogratz


    Speakers:

    Mike Novogratz
    Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Galaxy Digital


    Devang Thakkar
    Digital Advisor, Christie’s


    2:40-3:20

    Expanding the Conversation: NFTs in Fashion, Music and Other Entertainment


    Moderator:

    Neda Whitney
    Head of Marketing, Americas, Christie’s


    Speakers:

    Alissa Aulbekova and Paula Sello
    Creative Director & Co-Founder of Auroboros


    Amber Jae Slooten
    Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Fabricant


    Lin Dai
    Co-founder and CEO, OneOf


    Jamie Lewis
    CEO & Co Founder, Ioconic


    John Linden
    CEO of Mythical

  • 3:20-3:30PM

    Short Break


    3:30-4:10PM

    The Ecstasy of NFTs: The Blank Wall Conundrum


    Speakers:

    Scott Gralnick
    Co-Founder of Lago Frames


    Coin Artist
    Artist, Creative Technologist and Game Designer


    Tim Kang
    Digital Art Collector


    Keith Grossman
    President, TIME


    4:10-4:50PM

    Hybrid World: The Bridge Between Physical and Digital


    Moderator:

    Sam Margolis
    Digital Marketing Director, Christie’s


    Speakers:

    Evin McMullen
    Co-Founder of Serto


    David Nussbaum
    Founder and CEO of PORTL


    Greg Cross
    Co-Founder and CBO, Soul Machines


    Refik Anadol
    Media Artist and Director, Refik Anadol Studio


    4:55-5:30PM

    The Innovation Cycle


    Moderator:

    Matt Rubinger
    Head of Corporate and Digital Marketing, Christie’s


    Speakers:

    Troy Batterberry
    Vice President of Microsoft Teams Meetings and Calling Program Management, Microsoft


    Scott Lawin
    CEO and COO of Candy Digital, Inc.


    Alex Atallah
    Co-founder and CTO, Opensea


Meet the speakers




Christie's is pleased to present globally recognised thought leaders and innovators for a discussion around NFTs and the way technology is impacting the arts and culture.




Charity auction

Stella Artois and The James Beard Foundation's philanthropic
Chef's special NFT collection | Online via Charitybuzz | 6-16 July

Stella Artois partnered with the James Beard Foundation to create this unique NFT, supported by Christie's auction house, of Marcus Samuelsson’s famous Fried Yardbird chicken recipe, to help the food and beverage industry that has been so hurt during the pandemic. There is so much goodness baked into this iconic NFT.


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