Frequently Asked Questions
- Where and when does PopTech Camden 2012 take place?
At the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden, Maine. The 2012 conference is held October 17th – 20th.
- Why should I come to PopTech?
For our organic networking opportunities, thought-provoking content, beautiful setting, intimate scale, and informal tone. You’ll leave PopTech 2011 with a stimulated mind, a better sense of where the world is headed, a new network of relationships and the inspiration you’ll need to change the world.
- Who else will be there?
Creative officers, research scientists, publishers, filmmakers, foundation directors, producers, professors, brand strategists, architects, social innovators, chief executive officers, health care practitioners, design engineers, performers – a wide range of disciplines are represented at PopTech each year.
- When should I arrive?
Come early on Wednesday, if at all possible, to take advantage of popular pre-conference events. Wednesday’s events often include hands-on activities designed to facilitate networking, such as sailing, hiking, building, and cooking classes.
The PopTech vibe is creative and casual. Dress comfortably; leave suits, ties & high heels at home. Pack comfortable shoes for walking around town and a jacket to keep you warm. Autumn temperatures vary widely in Midcoast Maine, so be sure to check for the latest weather updates and pack accordingly.
- Where should I eat?
We serve a light breakfast every morning of the conference at the Opera House, and lunch at a local restaurant each day is on us. (Our randomly-assigned networking lunches are not to be missed!)
You can sign up on-site for one of our randomly assigned dinner tables Thursday and Friday nights. Dinner sign ups are located at the registration desk.
Camden and the surrounding area are known for some of the best restaurants in Midcoast Maine. Our friends at Maine Magazine have a great list of some award-winning favorites.
- Which local lodging establishments offer gyms and room service?
The Samoset Resort in Rockport boasts room service, and the following inns have in-house gyms (check with each property for specifics on their facilities); Point Lookout Resort, Samoset Resort, Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Country Inn, Lord Camden Inn and Camden Riverhouse.
- I’m coming to PopTech by myself. Will I be miserable and lonely?
Not a chance! From randomly assigned lunch and dinner reservations to meet-ups and after-parties, PopTech is carefully designed to create meaningful and lasting connections between you and your fellow participants.
- May I bring my pet to PopTech?
Animals are not allowed at PopTech events, but if Fido simply must make the trip, the Camden Riverhouse offers pet-friendly accommodations within walking distance of the Camden Opera House. In addition, the Country Inn welcomes pets and is located a short drive from the conference site.
Email any unanswered questions to our Participant Facilitator for prompt attention.