Join us for our 23rd annual convening of brilliant minds from all corners of the world. Hosted by Moran Cerf, PopTech is not your usual talking head fest but rather an influential gathering that places high value on authentic human connection.
Our campus setting at Point Lookout sets the stage for an immersive and enriching experience featuring the cutting edge presentations you have come to love, interactive sessions, shared meals, fireside chats in front of real fireplaces, late night debates, stargazing and music-making.
Make the most of the PopTech experience by staying onsite in one of Point Lookout’s beautiful cabins. Lodging inquiries and reservations can be made directly with Point Lookout. Please note, our conference registration fee is exclusive of lodging at Point Lookout.
Who goes to PopTech?
Your fellow participants are a diverse group from a variety of backgrounds — technology, design, science, business, academia, arts, social entrepreneurship, medicine, foundations, non-profits, for-profits, you name it. They all share a passion for new ideas.
When should I arrive?
We encourage you to arrive early on Wednesday, October 23rd. Registration will be located in Hedges Hall at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine. We will be open from 3:30-8:30 PM. This is where you can pick up your badge, gift bag, and of course ask any questions. Stroll around the Point Lookout campus or take an energizing hike of one of the trails located on the property. We will be gathering for dinner in the Pavilion just adjacent to Hedges Hall at 630 PM. Please note: Your badge is required to enter the opening dinner — please don’t forget it!
What should I wear?
The PopTech vibe is creative and casual. Dress comfortably and pack outdoor attire to take full advantage of the outdoor spaces at Point Lookout. There is no need for suits, ties and high heels – leave those items at home. We suggest you pack comfortable shoes for walking and hiking, a jacket and fleece to keep you warm. A scarf, hat and lightweight gloves wouldn’t hurt either. Fall temperatures vary widely in Midcoast Maine, so be sure to check for the latest weather updates and pack accordingly. It is also a good idea to pack an umbrella, as rain can be common this time of year.
Where should I eat?
We will be hosting community dinners at Point Lookout on Wednesday and Friday nights, as well as lunches on Thursday and Friday. Thursday night participants are on their own for dinner. There are a number of amazing restaurant choices in the area that range from pubs to James Beard Award-winning restaurants. Restaurants that require advance reservations include Primo in Rockland and Nina June in Rockport, otherwise access to tables is pretty easy. Please check in at Registration for a list of area restaurants in Lincolnville, Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Most inns and small hotels include breakfast. If you are staying at Point Lookout, it might be fun to provision your cabin for breakfast and snacks – a quick stop at Hannafords Supermarket or French and Brawn in Camden on your way to Point Lookout will allow you to stock up. The closest option to Point Lookout is Wentworth Family Grocery, about 5 minutes away.
Help! How do I get to Northport, Maine?
Don’t fret! Check out TRAVEL for various ways to travel to Northport. Be warned, Uber and Lyft are not ubiquitous to Midcoast Maine!
Where should I stay?
Check out TRAVEL for lists of full service resorts, hotels, inns/B&Bs, luxury inns, motels, cottages, and contact information for house rentals.
I’m coming to PopTech by myself. Will I be lonely?
Not a chance! From randomly assigned lunches to community dinners and immersive sessions PopTech is carefully designed to create meaningful and lasting connections between you and your fellow participants.
Is there a PopTech 2019 app?
Yep! We’ll let you know when the conference app is available, usually right before the conference kicks off. Stay tuned. Other questions? Email us and we will be more than happy to help.
One of the highlights of the PopTech experience is the location of the event itself — Point Lookout, a beautiful retreat site just north of Camden, Maine. Located about 2 hours north of Portland, Point Lookout is located in Northport, providing a stunning, setting that takes full advantage of Maine’s natural beauty and New England hospitality. You’ll be joining us during one of the most beautiful times of the year — peak fall foliage season.
Here you can find directions for how to get to Northport and plan your lodging for the conference.
The PopTech conference takes place at: Point Lookout, 67 Atlantic Highway, Northport, Maine.
Getting To Camden
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The PopTech conference is a convening of brilliant minds from different corners of the world. Far from a traditional conference, PopTech is an influential event that places high value on authentic human connection. It is an immersive and enriching experience filled with cutting edge presentations, interactive sessions, shared meals, fireside chats in front of real fireplaces, late night debates, movie screenings and music-making.
Our goal: explore, inspire, instigate and discover a shared potential that extends well beyond the reach of individual aspiration.