What is PopTech?
A Curator Of What’s Next.
A Cynicism Evaporator.
A World-Class Imaginarium.
PopTech line-up is amazing – don’t miss out!
We are so excited about this year’s program! Well, we say that every year, but we must shout out the array of topics and diverse ideas being presented. It’s all about nuance – finding balance in an imbalanced world. A limited number of registrations remain. Don’t delay your registration!
What’s on tap
Or maybe we should ask, what’s not on tap? Here’s a snippet of what’s in store! We are exploring the promise and peril of AI with Manoj Saxena and Eli-Shaoul Khedouri. Sarah Rose Siskind is going to school us on science comedy. Vanessa Garrison is talking GirlTrek. Christine Moutier and Carvell Wallace will shed light on the impact of loneliness and despair. Dorian Anderson is talking about and taking us birding! Jeff Nesbit is NOT talking about government—he’s talking about The Billionaire’s Club. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes. We’re not spending all of our time together indoors. We’re going on field trips! You’ll find most of the details here. We’re still cooking up a few surprises.
3 reasons you should be at PopTech 2023
“PopTech is a truly unique community—it fuses care, creativity, optimism, and pragmatism—a much-needed breath of fresh air and inspiration!” Ramesh Srinivasan
“I just registered. It has been a long time since I attended, and as soon as I clicked register…my heart fluttered. Yep!” Kirk Z
“PopTech is about conversations that put you at the edge of a new frontier. There’s nothing else like it.” Brian Collins
The clock’s ticking, and seats are filling
We can’t wait to see you at The REACH at the Kennedy Center at the end of October.
We can’t wait to welcome you to The REACH at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, our home base for PopTech 2023: Nuance. We kick off the evening of Tuesday, October 24th with a cocktail gathering, followed by two days of provocative talks, interactive sessions, field trips, and debates. No passive talking head fest here!
The Billionaires’ Club: A Novel by Jeff Nesbit is an intriguing political thriller that delves into the dark sides of business, science, politics, and cryptocurrency through the eyes of an intrepid, old-school journalist. Jeff is no stranger to inside-the-Beltway intrigue, having served in senior posts under four US presidents. He’ll join us at PopTech 20203 to discuss his latest book.
Misbelief: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things by Dan Ariely delves into the complexities of misinformation and its impact on individuals and society. It proposes the solutions to this innately human predisposition be centered not on conflict, but empathy. We’re crossing our fingers that Dan can join us remotely for PopTech 2023 while he’s hiking in Italy.
Christie Nicholson, PopTech Board Member & Founder, Studio for Communicating Complexity
Christie Nicholson has been an integral part of the PopTech community since 2010, when she joined the ranks of our Science Fellows Program Faculty. Her contributions to our community and organization are invaluable. In addition to serving on the Fellows faculty, she sits on the PopTech board of directors and our curatorial committee. She is a skilled moderator of our live and virtual events and an invaluable stakeholder in our non-conference work that revolves around our mission-based commitment to training and accelerating the careers of emerging scientists and entrepreneurs. More than anything, Christie is a consummate community-builder who epitomizes the take-action ethos of PopTech.
Outside PopTech, Christie is an award-winning science journalist and entrepreneur. She founded the Studio for Communicating Complexity, where she provides training and workshops in corporate product development for the Fortune 100 and the clear communication of highly complex subjects. Christie is also an NYC Chair for TIGER 21. Before this, Christie was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Citigroup, where she led the curriculum for D10X, the startup accelerator under Citi Ventures that brought 150+ early-stage concepts through the program. As a professor at New York University, she designed and taught a graduate course in startup entrepreneurship. A founding member of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Christie has coached over 3,000 engineers, scientists, and other experts on communicating clearly and persuasively with colleagues, Congress, and the public. Christie is also on the Advisory Board for South by South West Interactive.