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PopTech 2022: DESIRE
The last two Octobers weren’t the same without PopTech. Time to change that. Planning is underway for PopTech 2022: DESIRE. Details will follow in the new year. We can’t wait to see you!

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Co-host a PopTech Pop-Up
Let’s get the community together with a series of small events. Interested in co-hosting an event in your neck of the woods? Give us a shout at Hello@poptech.org. We’re thinking DC, NY, LA, SF, Seattle, Boston, Chicago – all places where PopTechers reside!

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The PopTech Team

The starting point of
all achievement is desire.

The pandemic has laid bare what matters most to us at home, at work and in our communities. What do we value? What do we miss? What do we want? At PopTech our desire is to bring our community together to do what we’ve always done: Examine, challenge, and inspire.

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Community Spotlight

Hadiya Masieh, Founder, Groundswell Project

Hadiya (back row, center) first joined the PopTech community as a presenter in 2018, returning in 2019 as a PopTech Fellow in the run-up to launching the Groundswell Project, an initiative that helps vulnerable people avoid extremist recruiters. By building empathy at the community level, Groundswell has made significant strides over the last two years raising ground-level consciousness that aims to reduce prejudice, hate and extremism…

worth a watch

Feeling like your brain has been hijacked by stress and uncertainty? Check out two timeless PopTech talks: Alain Sylvain’s 2020 Reset Video Essay: The Progress Instinct and David Eagleman’s PopTech 2010 talk on Possibilianism. Need a dose of inspiration? Spend a minute immersing yourself in our Fellows Program. You will be celebrating possibility and praising uncertainty.

Like these talks? Visit the PopTech YouTube Channel – home to a treasure trove of timeless content.

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reading corner

David DeSteno is well-known for ignoring boundaries. In his latest book, How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion, David examines domains that mostly seem at odds – scientific knowledge versus religious belief. Also, check out David’s multi-part PopTech 2020 Reset Video Series – Ritual, Tradition and Science, which brings many aspects of the book to life.

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The Status Quo

Upcoming Events

March 2

1230 — 115 PM EST

Reading Corner: The Hype Handbook.

Michael Schein will read from and discuss his recent book, The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable…

March 2

1230 — 115 PM EST

Reading Corner: The Hype Handbook.

Michael Schein will read from and discuss his recent book, The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable…

March 2

1230 — 115 PM EST

Reading Corner: The Hype Handbook.

Michael Schein will read from and discuss his recent book, The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable…