PopTech Fellows Programs

Six years of the PopTech Fellows program has brought 142 amazing social innovators, scientists and domain experts into the PopTech community. In 2014, we did not inaugurate a new class of PopTech Fellows. We took instead the rare and opportunistic moment to bring our existing community together. In the spirit of our 2014 conference theme of rebellion, we went deep, reviewed what the Fellows program has accomplished, and we are developing a strategy for how to continue our rebellion against complacency. We’re spending dedicated time with alumni Fellows and other key stakeholders to look back at where we have been and more importantly, to thoughtfully and collaboratively plan the journey ahead. Throughout 2015, we look forward to finding new ways to inspire collaboration across the Fellows network and within the greater PopTech community. Stay tuned for what’s to come!

Social Innovation Fellows Program

2009 PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Deb Levine

Around the world, visionary change agents are hard at work incubating new approaches to the planet’s toughest challenges. Yet they’re often doing so without taking advantage of the latest tools and thinking in technology, communications and innovation – or a network of experts, peers, and supporters who can help them truly change the world. The PopTech Social Innovation Fellows Program is designed to help fill that gap…

Science Fellows Program

Aydogan Ozcan presents at PopTech 2009

At a time when our nation and our planet face unprecedented challenges, the sciences have a more important role to play in society than ever before. Yet today surprisingly few working scientists and researchers become visible, actively engaged public leaders. The PopTech Science Fellows Program aims to address these issues by developing a corps of highly visible and socially engaged scientific leaders…

Bellagio/PopTech Fellows

The Bellagio/PopTech Fellows brings together a small, interdisciplinary group of four to six hand-selected artists, scientists, designers, technologists and social innovators at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy for a two-week immersion residency. The program is a unique incubator for unconventional, cross-disciplinary collaboration and also serves as a laboratory for the study of the nature of collaboration itself as a tool for creative problem-solving.