Route 1 - 29 elm Street
Camden, Maine 04843

Pop!Tech 2006: Dangerous Ideas

(Registration: $2,495)

What is a “dangerous” idea? It’s one that upends conventions, challenges assumptions and breaks taboos, reordering our sense of the world and our place within it. It’s an idea, as Victor Hugo said, whose time has come.

Pop!Tech 2006, our 10th anniversary gathering, will again bring 500 extraordinary people together with more than 30 speakers, performers, iconoclasts and visionaries to think about the social impact of new technologies and the future of ideas. Here’s just some of what we’ll be discussing:

*The nature of risk in the connected age
*Bright green possibilities
*Globalization’s great surprises
*The role of faith and fundamentalism
*Pandemics and their prevention
*New approaches to education
*The creative imperative
*New frontiers of exploration
*What technology wants from us
*Our constructed selves
*Conflict, resolution and the possibility of peace

Like every Pop!Tech, the 2006 event will feature a rich mix of presentations, performances and one-of-a-kind surprises. Be prepared to be wowed.

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Added by MarkWallace on February 7, 2007




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Here is the description from the 2007 event:

Pop!Tech 2007 will explore some of the many ways human beings impact - and are impacted by - the world and each other.

The dialogue will cover a wide range of topics, from new ways of measuring humanity’s global impact and the promise of bottom-up solutions to global poverty, to the future of the oceans and the dialogue between Islam and the West.

We’ll get a deep look at where ideas come from – reviewing startling new scientific insights into the mind and brain, and examine the origins of creativity, innovation, and the essence of human nature.

Next, we will turn our attention to where our ideas are made real: the “systems of civilization” that govern our lives. From human habitats, resources and material culture to the political processes that frame our shared agendas, we’ll take stock of where we are and where we’re going.

We’ll conclude by looking at the inspiring ways new ideas, technologies, and approaches are being used to transform the world—from the bottom up (versus from the top down).

As always, there will be incredible performances, spirited discussions and surprises woven throughout. We will leave Camden with a reframed sense of ourselves, the systems we rely on, and the dynamics of positive change.

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The schedule for 2007 Pop!Tech is up:

If you can't make it in person, you can enjoy the live webcast. Watch and ask questions at: