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PopTech Forum Unveils 2019 Program "Shift"

CAMDEN, Maine, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PopTech, named by Forbes as one of the most inspiration forums in America in 2018, has announced a provocative program that will explore cultural and societal shifts from multiple points of view. With one eye on current events and the other on what's next, the organization has created an eclectic set of conversations focused on climate change, the implications of exponential connectivity and its impact on privacy and surveillance, as well as vignettes that showcase creative activism.

"This is one of the strongest line-ups we have ever convened...featuring disruptive thought leaders in science, technology, music, and art," said Leetha Filderman, President of PopTech. "The PopTech conference and fellows programs will be in coastal Maine for a week to discuss new ideas as well as instigate world-changing collaborations," she continued.

Staying true to form, the program is a mix of scientific firepower, artistic expression, and humanitarianism. Featured speakers include Robert Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet; Lori Garver, the past Deputy Director of NASA, and Sarah Hurwitz who served as the chief speechwriter for Michelle Obama. In continuing its commitment to showcase emerging work, the forum will welcome filmmaker, Davy Rothbard, whose latest film 17 Blocks premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Alex Dehgan, author of Snow Leopard Project; Charlotte McCurdy, Fast Company 2019 Innovation by Design honoree; and Fred Swaniker, founder of the African Leadership Group who was recognized as one of Time Magazines most influential people of 2019.

See a list of the full 2019 PopTech Conference program at https://poptech.org/2019-conference/.

Long considered a bellwether of emerging trends, PopTech's diverse programming is the result of a dedicated curatorial team whose members include the political strategist and movement-maker, Scott Goodstein; neuroscientist, Moran Cert, former head of editorial at Wired, Rob Capps; contributing editor at Science, Christie Nicholson, and art curator, Pedro Alonzo.

In addition to its annual forum, PopTech serves as an exploratory of emerging trends influencing a variety of humanitarian issues, including innovations in nuclear threat reduction, a body of work funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

About PopTech: Founded in 1996 by Bob Metcalfe (Inventor, Ethernet) and John Sculley (Apple, Pepsi), PopTech originally provided a forum to critically debate the impact of technology on society. Today, the organization encompasses a much broader mission to explore and act on a portfolio of projects focused on advancing progress on social justice, global health, peace, and security. The organization is supported by a diverse network of individuals and organizations, as well as 170 alumni of the PopTech Social Innovation and Science Fellows program. All have one thing in common, a passionate interest in solving challenges confronting humanity.



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