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Your direct participation is invaluable. Planning is underway for PopTech 2023! Get the Early Bird Registration rate now: $1600! Dates: Evening of Wednesday, Oct 25 – Friday, Oct 27, concluding with an all-community dinner sailing along the Potomac. Get ready for delicious food, unique views of DC and music!
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Group of 5 – $6000 ($1200 per registration)
PopTech 2023 Group of 10 – $10,000 ($1000 per registration)
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Be an Early Bird!
We’re kicking off with a cocktail reception on the evening of Wednesday, October 25, and concluding on Friday, October 27, with an all-community dinner cruise along the Potomac. Get ready for delicious food, unique views of DC, and amazing music! In between, we’ll host amazing conversations and interactive experiences. We can’t wait to see you!
Worth a Watch
Anya Kamenetz’s talk on the learning impact of COVID school closures, based on her recent book, The Stolen Year. Robert Samuels and Cedric Alexander individual talks and join in conversation about the killing of George Floyd and the challenge to rethink policing in its aftermath. Don’t miss Robert’s book, His Name is George Floyd. Jonathan Garner’s stunning tour of the universe through the lens of the James Webb Telescope.
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The Visions of Octavia Butler an amazing interactive piece created by the NYT captures the pioneering work of the renowned science fiction author who wrote about a future that is now our present. Silent Spring Revolution by Douglas Brinkley reminds us that a new generation of twenty-first-century environmentalists can save the planet from ruin.
Rachel Bronson – Counting the seconds to global catastrophe.
Rachel Bronson is the president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. She oversees the publishing programs, management of the Doomsday Clock, and a growing set of activities around nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. She joined us for PopTech 2022 with a fantastic talk on the dynamics of setting the Doomsday Clock, a metaphoric predictor of human-caused catastrophe. We first met Rachel through our work on nuclear risk reduction with the N Square Collaborative. Her commitment to utilizing creative expression as a pathway to engagement on complex issues led to a unique collaboration between Rachel, The Bulletin, and two members of the PopTech community, the art curator Pedro Alonzo and the sculptor Pedro Reyes. Together with Times Square Arts, they produced Amnesia Atomica which featured Pedro Reyes’ mushroom cloud sculpture ZERO NUKES.