More PopTech 2011 speakers announced!


We’re thrilled to announce the newest group of presenters for PopTech 2011: The World Rebalancing. We hope you’ll join us in Camden, ME from October 19-22 to see them take the stage.

  • Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and at the Center for Global Development, argues in his recent book, Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance, that China has already become the most economically dominant country in the world in terms of wealth, trade, and finance.
  • Alison Klayman, a freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker, began shooting her debut documentary feature, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, while living in China from 2006-2010.
  • Patrick Tresset, a French artist/scientist currently based in London, uses what he calls "clumsy robotics" to create autonomous cybernetic entities that are playful projections of the artist.
  • Frederic Fol Leymarie, a professor of Computing, is the co-director and co-founder of the post-graduate program in Computer Games and Entertainment at Goldsmiths College.
  • Gale McCullough, a former nursery school teacher and old-fashioned naturalist, delighted the 2010 PopTech audience with the story of how she identified a whale that had journeyed an unprecedented 6,000 miles from Brazil to Madagascar by examining photographs on Flickr.
  • Jonathan Rothberg is best known for inventing high-speed, massively parallel DNA sequencing—an idea that came to him after his infant son was rushed to intensive care and he realized how critical individual genome sequencing was to human health.
  • Matt Jones is a principal at BERG, a London-based design consultancy that works hands-on with companies to research and develop their technologies and strategy.
  • Bhagwan Chowdhry, Professor of Finance and Faculty Director of the Master of Financial Engineering program at UCLA Anderson, recently proposed a Financial Access at Birth (FAB) Campaign in which every child born in the world is given an initial deposit of $100 in an online bank account to guarantee that everyone will have access to financial services in a few decades.
  • Daniel Kish, blind since he was one-year-old, can navigate his bike through traffic-filled streets of southern California, trek through the woods solo, or locate a building over a thousand feet away—all using a click of his tongue and a technique he calls FlashSonar.

Learn more about these recently announced presenters - and everyone who will be on stage at PopTech 2011.

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