Expanding the Edge of Change

PopTech is a 21-year old nonprofit network that achieves its mission by exploring opportunities and the sense of possibility that resides within diverse sets of challenges. We deliver on our mission through research, consulting projects, convenings and the identification and training of some of the world’s most promising scientists and innovators.

Gathering the Community

The Annual PopTech Conference

The PopTech conference serves as the annual gathering of a robust community of over 600 remarkable scientists, technologists, humanitarians, designers, artists, innovators, corporate and governmental leaders, academics, and those who defy tidy categorization. The purpose of the event is to explore, inspire, instigate and discover a shared potential that extends well beyond the reach of individual aspiration. The event is designed to push the limits of possibility – to create new territory for collaborative exploration. The role of a speaker is to instigate and inspire emerging bodies of work and next chapters in life – either collaboratively or as individuals.

Profiles in Possible

The PopTech Fellows Programs

In addition to the annual PopTech thought forum, PopTech runs a globally recognized Fellows program that is dedicated to helping scientists and social innovators scale promising approaches to some of the greatest challenges confronting humanity.

The work and achievements of the PopTech community are routinely shared through the PopTech blog, an extensive archive of podcasts by past speakers and collaborators, a variety of case studies capturing incubated initiatives and a periodic online magazine, PopTech Editions.

The Power of Network

PopTech’s key asset is its committed and passionate network. The organization draws on the eclecticism, diversity and expertise of this group to explore future trends in business, innovation, creative expression and social justice. Our speakers, fellows, funders and participants play important roles in much of the work we do – their partnership is key to our success as an organization.