JOIN US JULY 15: Crypto experts from Ark Invest and more share their industry outlooks and the biggest opportunities they’re pursuing

“What’s Next for Crypto” Webinar poster featuring Mrinalini “Ria” Bhutoria of Castle Island Ventures, Yasshine Elmandjra of Ark Invest, and David Grider or Fundstat Global Advisors.
What’s Next for Crypto featuring Mrinalini “Ria” Bhutoria of Castle Island Ventures, Yasshine Elmandjra of Ark Invest, and David Grider or Fundstat Global Advisors.

No asset class has evoked shock and awe across financial markets this year in the way that cryptocurrencies have.

The relatively nascent market pushed the boundaries of what investors had thought was possible. From the record $69 million sale of a non-fungible token to the explosive gains of memecoins, investors have had to quickly smarten up on the space.

To help you get even smarter and distinguish the real opportunities from the noise, Business Insider will host ‘What’s next for crypto?” a webinar on Thursday, July 15 at 2 p.m. ET. Join Insider’s senior investing reporter Vicky Huang, and senior investing editor Akin Oyedele, in conversation with Yassine Elmandjra, the blockchain and cryptoasset analyst at Ark Invest; David Grider, the head of digital assets research at Fundstrat; and Ria Bhutoria, the principal at Castle Island Ventures.

The panel of these three experts will discuss topics including:

  • Investing ideas, opportunities, and use cases in crypto broadly and in specific tokens or coins.
  • Whether the bull market in bitcoin is over for this cycle, and what may happen next following the largest crypto’s plunge from its all-time highs.
  • The prospects for wider and deeper adoption of crypto by institutional asset managers.
  • Price targets for bitcoin, ether, and other major cryptocurrencies, including breakdowns of the theses that back them up.
  • And, the debate around bitcoin’s environmental impact.

The webinar will touch on other major developments in the volatile and evolving space.

Join us on July 15 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT for the live conversation. You can register here if you’re an Insider subscriber.

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JOIN OUR LIVE EVENT ON JULY 1; How to sell on livestream

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Vivian Nguyen sells squishy and plushy toys on livestream shopping app Popshop Live.

Livestream shopping in the US is estimated to become a $6 billion market this year and $25 billion by 2023, according to research firm Coresight Research. Originally popularized in Asia, this method of ecommerce is like a modern QVC show meets Instagram Live.

Small businesses and resellers are using livestream shows to personally connect with their customers in real-time. Several apps and platforms offer the technology, but it still hasn’t quite reached mass adoption in the US, which means you have a chance to get ahead of the curve by building up a loyal following now.

Join us for our free event on July 1 at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST. We’ll explain what livestream shopping is and ask sellers for their best tips for gaining loyal viewers and making sales.

Meet our panelists:

Vivian Nguyen is a YouTube influencer and sells toys, accessories, and snacks on the livestream shopping app Popshop Live. In 2020, Nguyen’s business, Cyndercake, made more than $60,000 in sales on the app. It’s helping her pay for college and her rapid growth led her to open her first ecommerce site this year.

Miguel Rivera is the collector and seller behind Master Poppins Collectibles. He auctions off FunkoPop figurines on the livestream shopping app Whatnot.

Kelley Cawley is the owner of a women’s apparel boutique and retail store in LaSalle, Illinois. Cawley began hosting livestream shopping shows on Facebook during the pandemic and it’s now become the bread and butter of her business.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The basics of livestream shopping – what is it and how to use it.
  • Differences between various livestream shopping apps and platforms.
  • How sellers and business owners use livestream to connect with their customers.
  • Advice on hosting an engaging livestream show that people will want to watch.
  • Tips for making sales and building your audience.

If you’d like to submit a question to be answered, please fill out this brief form. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions live during the webinar.

You can sign up here for our event.

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JOIN OUR LIVE EVENT JUNE 24: Execs from Deutsche Bank, AllianceBernstein, and Accenture will break down how Wall Street is navigating the return to work

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As the worst days of the pandemic seem to be subsiding in the US, there’s one question on everyone’s mind: What does the return to work actually look like?

On Wall Street, the itch has been mounting since the start of the pandemic for people to find a way to safely get back to their desks.

At some firms, the return to work has gradually begun. But, for many others, the timeline has yet to kick off to move thousands of people back into New York City skyscrapers and offices across the country.

Insider Finance reporter Reed Alexander will moderate a live webinar event on Thursday, June 24, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PST, in which three top financial-services execs will break down what the return to work looks like for Wall Street.

  • Melissa Fridman, global head of human resources for the investment bank at Deutsche Bank, will explain how her firm is implementing a hybrid model.
  • Kate Burke, chief operating officer at AllianceBernstein, will provide details on how the asset manager, which handles some $697 billion in assets, set up an internal Pandemic Response Team to shape the firm’s return-to-office plans, and what their tiered return to work will look like.
  • Michael Cheek, managing director in capital markets at the consulting firm Accenture, will take us inside the regulatory and compliance considerations that financial services firms like banks and asset managers are facing as they migrate big global teams back to work.

You can sign up here.

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JOIN US MAY 24: A consultant who’s worked with the US Army will explain how to prevent and recover from burnout

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Paula Davis is the founder and CEO of the Stress and Resilience Institute.

Paula Davis calls herself a “recovering people-pleasing perfectionist achieve-aholic.” As a commercial real estate lawyer, she tried to exceed expectations in her incredibly demanding job. One day she wound up in the hospital for stress-induced stomach aches.

Today Davis is the founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, where she helps redesign work cultures at the likes of Walgreens and Coca-Cola. She studied positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and joined the university’s team that taught resilience skills to the US Army.

Davis’ new book, “Beating Burnout at Work,” arrives amid reports of burnout across industries, from consulting and law to finance, with a recent Microsoft survey finding that over half of workers worldwide said they felt overworked.

Join us Monday, May 24, at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST as Insider correspondent Shana Lebowitz interviews Davis live about tackling burnout head-on – both as a manager and as an employee.

We’ll discuss how the pandemic has made employers more willing to address burnout, the perils of having your identity wrapped up in your job, and why preventing burnout is about structural overhauls as well as microchanges, or tweaks to your workday that make it more fulfilling.

You can sign up here for our free event.

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JOIN US AT A FREE LIVE EVENT THURSDAY: We’ll answer your questions on the risks of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots

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French Health Minister Olivier Veran receives a dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus vaccines are the world’s best hope for ending the pandemic.

But two of the shots are now under scrutiny, after a small number of reports linking them to rare, yet extremely serious, blood clots.

In the US, health regulators have called for a pause in vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson’s shot so they can evaluate reports of blood clots. Some countries have halted immunizations with AstraZeneca’s vaccine, or restricted it to more limited groups of people, after European Union health officials said it can cause a rare type of blood clot.

In both cases, the blood clots affect very small numbers of people. Regulators are trying to balance the potential risks of the shots against their overwhelming benefits in fighting the pandemic, which has already killed almost 3 million people around the world.

There are other shots available from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and more. But supplies are limited, meaning that a decision to stop using the AstraZeneca or J&J shots could delay the global immunization campaign.

To understand the risks and benefits of these vaccines, join us on Thursday, April 15, at 11am ET/ 8am PT for a live discussion hosted by Insider Healthcare Editor Zachary Tracer with reporters Aria Bendix and Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce.

Register for the event here

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SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR LIVE EVENT ON THURSDAY: Next-Gen founders on racial equity and inclusion in tech

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(L-R) Urenna Okonkwo, Jordan Walker, Vernon Coleman

The Black Lives Matter protests last summer helped fuel a new drive for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But how far have we come since then? And how much farther do we have to go? 

Every industry in Corporate America has its own issues to grapple with. Insider is taking a deep dive into tech to talk to Next-Gen founders about racial equity and inclusion in this industry. 

On Thursday, February 25th at 12 PM ET, Insider’s entrepreneur reporter Dominic-Madori Davis will moderate a panel featuring Vernon Coleman, CEO and cofounder of the video networking app Realtime, Jordan Walker cofounder of the audio messaging app Yac, and Urenna Okonkwo, founder of the finance app Cashmere.

They’ll talk about their journeys in Silicon Valley and tech, the importance of mentorship, access to capital, and opportunities for Black founders looking to launch businesses.

They will also take questions from the audience. 

You can sign up here to watch. 

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SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR LIVE EVENT ON FEB. 25: Next-Gen founders on racial equity and inclusion in tech

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(L-R) Urenna Okonkwo, Jordan Walker, Vernon Coleman

The Black Lives Matter protests last summer helped fuel a new drive for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. But how far have we come since then? And how much farther do we have to go? 

Every industry in Corporate America has its own issues to grapple with. Insider is taking a deep dive into tech to talk to Next-Gen founders about racial equity and inclusion in this industry. 

On Thursday, February 25th at 12 PM ET, Insider’s entrepreneur reporter Dominic-Madori Davis will moderate a panel featuring Vernon Coleman, CEO and cofounder of the video networking app Realtime, Jordan Walker cofounder of the audio messaging app Yac, and Urenna Okonkwo, founder of the finance app Cashmere.

They’ll talk about their journeys in Silicon Valley and tech, the importance of mentorship, access to capital, and opportunities for Black founders looking to launch businesses.

They will also take questions from the audience. 

You can sign up here to watch. 

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JOIN US FEBRUARY 18: Talent leaders from Mastercard, Lenovo, and Buffer will explain how to build an inclusive hybrid workplace

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Just one in 10 employers say they expect all their staff to return to the office post-pandemic.

Instead, most workplaces will take a hybrid form, with some employees dialing in from their couches and others convening in conference rooms.

The challenge for managers – and especially for human resources leaders – is creating a culture in which everyone feels like they belong, no matter how they prefer to work.

Join us Thursday, February 18, at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST as Insider correspondent Shana Lebowitz hosts a live panel discussion on building an inclusive hybrid workplace.

In this webinar, we’ll hear from folks who think about this topic on a daily basis, including:

  • Buffer chief of special projects Carolyn Kopprasch
  • Lenovo chief diversity officer Calvin Crosslin
  • Mastercard chief people officer Michael Fraccaro
  • Workplace strategist Erica Keswin

These thought leaders will discuss the most important steps employers should keep in mind, common traps to avoid, and how they’re rebuilding the culture at their own companies.

You can sign up here if you’re a Business Insider subscriber.

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SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR TUESDAY EVENT: A conversation with Insider’s markets gurus on the GameStop and Reddit-trader phenomenon

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Gamestop.

Stock markets around the world are reeling from Reddit traders’ volatile trading over the past week. How the speculative activity continues could determine whether the trend pops with little lasting impact or sparks a new discussion over economic equality.

What began as an effort to profit from a short squeeze has since exploded into a national debate on market access. Retail traders coordinating on Reddit forums like r/wallstreetbets lifted GameStop, AMC, and other highly shorted stocks, hoping to profit as funds covered their short positions.

The group ultimately beat Wall Street at its own game. Their trades drove billions of dollars in losses across short-selling hedge funds and left Wall Street’s old guard reeling.

Actions taken Thursday by several brokerages further stoked the day-trader movement. Robinhood, Interactive Brokers, and others restricted trading of the volatile stocks, arguing the moves protected them and their clients from outsize risk. Congress is now set to hold hearings on the matter as members allege the trading platforms stifled the individual investor for the benefit of the Wall Street establishment.  

Join us Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m ET as deputy editor Joe Ciolli and markets and economy reporter Ben Winck discuss the GameStop phenomenon, Wall Street Bets’ influence, and how the Reddit-fueled trade might end.

You can sign up here.

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DON’T MISS THURSDAY: A conversation with Insider’s Washington correspondents on what to expect during Joe Biden’s first 100 days

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris attend at Arlington National Cemetery shortly after the inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021.

President Joe Biden moved into the White House on January 20, inheriting a country worn down from four tumultuous years, a rabid pandemic, economic malaise, heightened racial tensions, and a demoralized federal workforce.

Every time a new president takes office, they make lofty promises for their first 100 days. Biden is no different, but the stakes are perhaps higher now than at any other point in modern US history. His promises include plans to deliver 100m vaccines to the country within that period, deliver a new economic stimulus, safely reopen most schools, as well as sweeping action on immigration, environmental issues, and racial justice.

It’s a hefty undertaking that all of Washington, the country, and even the rest of the world will be watching. His team has already gone to work to try to reverse or halt many of the previous administration’s policies that Democrats spent years decrying.

Join us Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m ET as Insider’s DC deputy editor Elvina Nawaguna hosts a live panel discussion on what’s in store and what policy promises Biden can deliver by April 30, his 100th day. 

In this webinar, we’ll talk with Insider’s senior healthcare reporter Kimberly Leonard, who has covered the coronavirus pandemic, the unprecedented vaccination efforts, and the different relief measures meant to shore up the struggling economy, workers, and families. We’ll also hear from policy correspondent Robin Bravender, who covered the Biden transition and now is following his administration as it sets up shop and starts to enact its policies.

You can sign up here.

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