EmTech

Celebrating 20 years of the technologies, trailblazers, and trendsetters shaping the global economy.

EmTech MIT is the highlight of our year. Held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, our flagship annual event offers a carefully curated perspective on the most significant developments of the year, with a focus on understanding their potential economic and societal impact.

MIT Technology Review’s editors will bring to life the most significant advances in AI, climate adaption, personalized medicine, data security, and more at this year’s EmTech MIT. Don’t miss this intimate chance to hear from the experts, network with industry leaders, and meet our Innovators Under 35.

2019 Themes

A New Era In Computing »
For decades, breakthroughs in traditional computing have reshaped industries and daily life around the world. With developments moving fast in the fields of AI and quantum computing, among others, the time is now to understand and plan for new capabilities that are coming into view. We will also examine the emerging risks that accompany these breakthroughs, such as rising cybersecurity threats.

Climate Changed »
The economic impact of our changing climate is far reaching, requiring decisive action to address the growing risks around the world. In areas from urban planning to agriculture, we will examine innovative initiatives underway to support communities and regional economies through adaptation to a changed climate.

What’s Next in Longevity and Aging? »
The arrival of more affordable and accessible technology for gene sequencing and editing has profound implications. The concept of engineering better health, augmenting our physical and mental abilities, and extending longevity with these and other technologies is the promise of personalized medicine. What are the implications for health care and other industries as the aging population grows?

Liftoff: Space Tech Takes Off »
You don’t need to be a stargazer or rocket scientist to benefit from the rising buzz around space technologies. From 3D printing to more powerful analysis tools fueled by AI, developments in the space industry are poised to have some unexpected implications for your field as well. We’ll take a look at how they could affect you.

The Human Impact of Innovation »
The rapid pace of automation being fueled by digital technologies has brought discussions around ethics and governance to the forefront. The stakes are rising as new technologies—from the ability to edit the human genome to artificial intelligences we don’t fully understand—are created and shared nearly immediately at global scale. How will we ensure that the benefits promised by technological progress are accessible and advantageous to all?