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The Third Toronto Fintech Conference

Nov 5, 2020 • 8:00 am - Nov 6, 2020 • 2:00 pm


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The Toronto Fintech Conference is an event where scholars in the fields of strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, organization theory, finance, and economics can discuss their research on the rise, diffusion, and disruptive potential of financial technologies (“Fintech”). 

Technologies such as AI, crypto tokens, blockchain, open APIs, and the Internet of Things are reshaping the economy by promoting decentralization, disintermediation, and digitization in a manner described by some as the 4th industrial revolution. Applications including cryptocurrency, digital payments, P2P and marketplace lending, digital advice (e.g. robo-advisors), smart contracts, decentralized autonomous organizations, and insurtech are enabling new business models in the financial sector and beyond. Understanding fintech based on rigorous theory and empirical research is the goal of our community of social science scholars.


Event Details

Date: November 5-6, 2020

Conference Venue: Due to COVID-19, the conference will be held virtually. 

Cost: Free

View the full Conference agenda here.

For full conference details, please see the Third Toronto Fintech Conference page.


Call for Full Papers or Proposals

We invite submissions to the 3rd Toronto Fintech Conference, an event held every 18 months where scholars in the fields of strategy/management, economics, finance, entrepreneurship/innovation, organization theory/sociology, and law/public policy discuss their research on the rise, diffusion, and disruptive potential of financial technologies (“Fintech”).  

The Conference is supported by the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School, which proudly offers three travel grants of CAD$750 for the top PhD student papers accepted at by our Program Committee and a CAD$2,000 cash prize for the Best Fintech Paper. A CAD$750 cash prize will reward the Best Cryptoeconomics Paper.

Authors can submit either a full working paper or a 5-page proposal (double-spaced, 12 pt font), to be followed by a 30-40 page full paper should the proposal be accepted. If a proposal is submitted, it should include four major elements: (1) theory framework and research questions; (2) empirical strategy, setting, and data (or theory development, for conceptual papers); (3) preliminary results (or expected results, but note that full papers are due on October 10, 2020); and (4) key implications.

Submission deadline: CLOSED



We look forward to your submissions! Should you have any questions, please contact Nur Ahmed (, chair of the Third Toronto Fintech Conference Organizing Committee.


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