This looks interesting: An one day event at MIT on April 18 this year focused on the business of Blockchain. Seems to have a bunch of relevant speakers (e.g. the head of the Hyperledger project) and a broad focus (various industries, social impact etc.).
The New Yorker has a funny piece on the perils of conference calls that left me laughing.
It is for these reasons that most people prefer to be silent during the call, with their phones in speaker mode and muted. This is a good time to shower, write the word “Why?” on a notepad until the ink runs dry, or organize your closet by color. Every once in a while, I like to unmute and chime in with a “Yes,” “No,” or “I agree.” About what, I have no idea.
I think that most (knowledge) workers can relate to this form of torture.