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DAOs and Systems for Resilient Societies @ FutureLaw 2022
April 8, 2022

Convened each April, the Stanford University FutureLaw conference is the preeminent gathering on the future of law and legal systems. This year, the CodeX Blockchain Group in the Stanford CodeX Center for Legal Informatics, is hosting a set of in-person and online dialogues that will bring together scholars and practitioners from law, policy, technology, civil society and business. Roundtable participants will discuss ongoing developments in blockchain, decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO), and composable governance—and explore how we can utilize them in service of a more resilient society.

Collective sensemaking, data sharing, user-designer feedback loops, and community-scale interventions all have the potential to benefit from decentralized governance systems. In developing these systems for more resilient societies, we aim to engage with concerns for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion among human stakeholders, while protecting bio-regional ecological and planetary health. Such efforts can help us coordinate at the global and local level, and every level in between.

The dialogues intersect with CodeX’s ongoing interdisciplinary work on Systems for Resilient Societies, launched in 2021 in collaboration with colleagues at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford Distributed Trust Initiative, and Stanford Climate Data Policy Initiative.

This convening will bring together legal scholars and practitioners, with technology professionals versed in DAOs, and resilience subject experts. We hope to spark a fruitful conversation about how this promising branch of technology can support more resilient societies—and to explore the legal and policy frameworks that must underpin them.


  • 09:00-09:20 Registration
  • 09:20-10:00 Welcome & Opening Plenary: Core Functionality of DAOs: What do they promise?
  • 10:15-10:45 Lightning Rounds: Resilient Futures: Emerging trends for a habitable planet
  • 10:45-12:00 Breakout Discussions I: How might DAOs/blockchain support resilient outcomes? (see topics below)
  • 12:00-1:30 Lunch 
  • 1:30-2:45 Breakout Discussions II: How do we assess and prioritize the applicability of DAOs/blockchains to resilience challenges? (see topics below)
  • 3:00-3:45 Synthesis & Sharing
  • 3:45 Closing Plenary

Breakout Discussion Themes include:
DAOs and Systems for Resilient Societies
DAOs and the Future of Composable Governance
DAOs and the Future of Digital Inclusion
DAOs and Enlightened Civic Leadership

Participants and Invitations:

Attendees will include representatives from a range of disciplines across the Stanford and CodeX ecosystems, previous collaborators at CodeX Blockchain group events, including representatives from, the MIT Computational Law Report, and architects, developers and governance practitioners from the Web 3.0 and blockchain ecosystems, including projects working specifically at the intersection of climate and blockchain.

Please note that the in-person gathering on April 8 is by invitation-only.

Online Convening (mid-April):

We will be organizing a follow-up digital gathering, online, to share some of the themes from the discussions, and to engage with a wider ecosystem of participants.

To express interest in joining for the in-person and/or online gathering, please contact

DAOs and Systems for Resilient Societies @ FutureLaw 2022 is made possible in part by generous support from Planet and Ethereum Swarm.