July 30, 2008
Technology Review’s EmTech Conference to Gather Leading Technology Innovators and Entrepreneurs at MIT
Technology Review, Inc., the authority on the future of technology, today announced agenda highlights of its EmTech08 Conference, to be held September 23-25, 2008, on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass. Now in its eighth year, EmTech continues to provide a unique forum for exploring emerging technological innovations and their impact on business and society.
EmTech08 will feature presentations by some of the world's leading innovators and entrepreneurs. The conference will focus on key innovations in industries and technologies including biotech, energy, the Internet, and nanotech. Highlights include panels on green transportation, social networking, personal genomics, cloud computing, and e-voting.
"The EmTech Conference provides a unique opportunity to hear from leaders in a broad spectrum of industries and to explore the latest innovations," said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review magazine. "EmTech08 will provide an unparalleled opportunity to meet with the innovators and entrepreneurs who are shaping our future."
EmTech08 will also introduce the winners of the annual TR35--a unique group of the world's top young innovators under the age of 35. Selected by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review, the TR35 have a profound effect on our world, launching new businesses and creating new industries. The 2008 TR35 honorees will be on hand and celebrated throughout EmTech08 at MIT as well as in the October issue of Technology Review.
Other EmTech08 highlights include:
-- Keynote addresses by Gina Bianchini, CEO and Cofounder, Ning; Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft; and Sophie V. Vandebroek, CTO, Xerox; President, Xerox Innovation Group.
-- Keynote panels on social networking, green transportation, and the future of mobile
-- A timely e-voting debate.
-- Speakers from companies such as 23andMe, Adobe Systems, Amazon.com, BP, DoCoMo, eClinicalWorks, Facebook, Google, Salesforce.com, Tesla Motors, and VMware.
-- A half-day workshop on Women in Technology designed to spotlight issues faced by women working in technological fields. Speakers include leaders from Boston-Power, Freescale Semiconductor, Microsoft Research, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, and more.
-- The Emerging Technologies Showcase and demonstration area.
Sponsors of Technology Review's EmTech08 Conference include Alcatel-Lucent, CMEA Ventures, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and nTAG Interactive. For more information about sponsorship benefits and opportunities, please contact [email protected]
For additional information about Technology Review's EmTech08 Conference at MIT, please visit www.technologyreview.com/emtech.
About Technology Review, Inc.
Technology Review, Inc., an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the authority on the future of technology, identifying emerging technologies and analyzing their impact for leaders. Technology Review's media properties include Technology Review magazine, the oldest technology magazine in the world (founded in 1899); the daily news website TechnologyReview.com; and events such as the annual EmTech Conference at MIT.