Pop!Tech 2009: America Reimagined

Event Info

Wed 21 - Sat 24 Oct, 2009 from 8:00am - 4:00pm
Camden Opera House
29 Elm St.
Camden, 04843, US (Map)
Cost: $3,500


America stands at a complex crossroads, economically, technologically, socially and geopolitically. Major forces are reshaping the idea of America, its government’s contract with its citizens, its brand, and its role in the world. And there is not a single global challenge that can be addressed without it.

At Pop!Tech 2009, we’ll take a top-to-bottom look at America’s opportunities, its challenges, and its future. We’ll explore the country’s business model in the decades to come, and unearth inspiring stories of American invention and social innovation. We’ll explore the country’s role in the world, and the world’s role in the U.S. We’ll look at cutting-edge ideas in education, energy, entrepreneurship, and the many other social systems on which America’s future wealth depends, and we’ll ask what it means to be a superpower in the age of the Second Superpower -- the Internet. We’ll share rousing stories of people on the front lines of the next American Revolutions.

We’re pleased to be presenting some of the world’s most exciting voices at PopTech this year – among them will be Michael Pollan, leading food journalist and activist; Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and best-selling author; Alec Ross, innovation advisor to Hillary Clinton, as well as Luis von Ahn, researcher on human computation and George Church, instigator of the Human Genome project.

As always, there will be incredible performances, jaw-dropping technology demonstrations, spirited discussions,  and surprises throughout, drawing a network of extraordinary thinkers doers and leaders for a one-of-a-kind experience.


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