Pop! Tech Starts Today

My favorite technology conference starts today and you can attend it too. Pop! Tech is a conference held each October in beautiful Camden, Maine. I had the pleasure of attending in 2006 and I not only enjoyed it, I benefitted from it as well.

The theme this year is Scarcity and Abundance. Speakers include Malcolm Gladwell, and Chris Anderson.

Unfortunately, the registration price has gone up and the budget has gone down. So, this year I’ll be watching the live feed, and perhaps participating in the Q and A as well. I’ll be connecting my laptop to my big screen TV to maximize my viewing experience.

Check out the schedule below.

Wednesday October 22, 2008


Wednesday Sessions registration is now closed. 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Wealth of Networks
Valdis Krebs
  Reading the Language of
Nonverbal Communication

Joe Navarro
  The Perfect Pairing of Taste and Scent
Chandler Burr
Melissa Kelly
  Scaling the Pyramid
Bunker Roy
Paul Polak
  Your Personal Energy Audit
Saul Griffith
James McBride
  The Logophile’s Boot Camp
Erin McKean
  Oceans in the Balance
Carl Safina
  Making Fun
Gever Tulley

Thursday October 23, 2008

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Scarcity & Abundance
Speakers: Andrew Zolli
Saul Griffith
Carl Safina
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Extraordinary Impacts
Fellow: Kushal Chakrabarti
Speakers: Malcolm Gladwell
Peter Whybrow
David Harrison
Paul Polak
Performer: Imogen Heap
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Sustainable Visions
Speakers: Dickson Despommier
Pamela Ronald
John Priscu
Performer: Rufus Cappadocia
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Break
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM The Expressive Instinct
Speakers: Marian Bantjes
Chandler Burr
Benjamin Zander

Friday October 24, 2008

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Digital Freedoms
Fellow: Heather Fleming
Speakers: Clay Shirky
Matt Mason
Chris Anderson
5 Minute Speaker: Erin McKean
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Project Masiluleke
Fellow: Ken Banks
Speakers: Leetha Filderman
Zinny Thabethe
Gustav Praekelt
Robert Fabricant
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Pathways to Peace
Fellow: Eric Dawson
Speakers: Gary Slutkin
Laura Waters Hinson
Performer: Amos Lee
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Not your ordinary Ice Cream Social
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM The Edge of Medicine
Fellows: N. Taylor Thompson & Nathan Sigworth
Priti Radhakrishnan
Speakers: Jay Parkinson
Stephen Badylak
  Special Session
Speakers: Juan Enriquez
Van Jones

Saturday October 25, 2008

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Sensing Pandemics
Fellows: Erik Hersman
Melanie Edwards
Speakers: Laurie Garrett
Ian Lipkin
Performer: David Rakoff
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Game Change
Fellows: Tevis Howard
Tshewang Dendup
Speakers: Kelly Dobson
Suzanne Seggerman
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM The Body Politic
Fellow: Nam Mokwunye
Speakers: George Lakoff
Bill Bishop
Valdis Krebs
Performer: Abdominal
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Siesta
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Secrets & Lies
Fellows: Chip Ransler & Manoj Sinha
Speakers: Joe Navarro
Frank Warren
Lincoln Schatz
Performer: Rufus Cappodocia

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