This year we examine dramatic advancements in the field of neuroengineering, the emergence of the Internet of Things and new computing platforms driving the next wave of connected devices, and emerging technologies focused on providing clean energy and food for 9 billion people. Read MIT Technology Review stories that will inspire EmTech discuss...

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Tuesday, September 23


Registration and Breakfast
Tuesday September 23, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am 
MIT Media Lab


Welcome Remarks: Emerging Technologies That Matter

Jason Pontin, MIT Technology Review’s editor in chief and publisher, will be joined by Astro Teller of Google[x] to open our 2014 program with a discussion on the potential global impact of innovative new technologies. 


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Jason Pontin

Editor in Chief and Publisher, MIT Technology Review
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Astro Teller

Captain of Moonshots, Google[x]
Tuesday September 23, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am 
MIT Media Lab


The Internet of Things
Examining the impact of the Internet of Things phenomenon on several global industries: energy, healthcare and home security.




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Bryan Hannegan

Associate Lab Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Yoky Matsuoka

Vice President of Technology, Nest Labs
Tuesday September 23, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am 
MIT Media Lab


Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 1
 Innovators Under 35 honorees share new approaches to applying truly personal technologies for improved healthcare and well-being.
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Fadel Adib

Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT CSAIL
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Rumi Chunara

Instructor, Harvard Medical School
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David He

Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer, Quanttus
Tuesday September 23, 2014 10:15am - 10:30am 
MIT Media Lab


Networking Break
Tuesday September 23, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am 
MIT Media Lab


Engineering Abundance

Delving into the role that new technologies will play in providing a sustainable food supply for 9 billion people by 2050.


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Andras Forgacs

Co-founder and Chief Executive, Modern Meadow
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Molly Jahn

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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John Lienhard

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Water and Food, MIT
Tuesday September 23, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm 
MIT Media Lab


Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 2
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Miles Barr

Cofounder and CEO, Ubiquitous Energy
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Emily Cole

Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer, Liquid Light
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Sarah Kearney

Executive Director, PRIME Coalition
avatar for Hui Wu

Hui Wu

Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University
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Guihua Yu

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm 
MIT Media Lab


Lunch Partner Presentation

Customer Driven Design: Imagining the Next Generation Digital Workspace

Presented by Citrix

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Bernd Christiansen

Vice President and CTO, Citrix
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Kathleen Kennedy

Chief Strategy Officer, MIT Technology Review
Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
MIT Media Lab


What's next for Watson?
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Mike Rhodin

Senior Vice President, IBM Watson Group
Tuesday September 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm 
MIT Media Lab


Genome Editing
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Feng Zhang

Core Faculty Member, Broad Institute
Tuesday September 23, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm 
MIT Media Lab


Better Health Through Sequencing
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Francis deSouza

President, Illumina
Tuesday September 23, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm 
MIT Media Lab


Networking Break
Tuesday September 23, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm 
MIT Media Lab


Mobile Collaboration

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014: Mobile Collaboration

Exploring a future for work that will depend on businesses shifting from a model of central control to one that puts user needs at the center of an IT strategy.

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Aaron Levie

Cofounder and CEO, Box
Tuesday September 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm 
MIT Media Lab


Microscale 3-D Printing

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014: Microscale 3-D Printing

Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of items that can be printed.

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Jennifer Lewis

Professor, Harvard University
Tuesday September 23, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm 
MIT Media Lab


Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 3
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Emily Balksus

Assistant Professor, Harvard University
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Jinha Lee

Interface designer, Interactive Visualization Lab, Samsung Electronics
avatar for Maria Pereira

Maria Pereira

Head of Adhesive Technologies, Gecko Biomedical
avatar for Kathryn Whitehead

Kathryn Whitehead

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
avatar for Tak Sing Wong

Tak Sing Wong

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm 
MIT Media Lab


Lemelson-MIT Prize Reception
A reception in honor of the 2014 Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner, featuring an interview with the to-be-announced honoree.
Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
MIT Media Lab
Wednesday, September 24


Registration and Breakfast
Wednesday September 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am 
MIT Media Lab


Hacking the Soul

New neuroengineering technologies are making it possible to understand complex brain processes such as memory and consciousness while offering possibilities for changing how we think, feel, and remember. 




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Steven Hyman

Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute
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Christof Koch

Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science
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Pamela Sklar

Professor: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Wednesday September 24, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am 
MIT Media Lab


Meet the Innovators Under 35- Group 4
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Duygu Kuzum

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
avatar for Maryam Shanechi

Maryam Shanechi

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
avatar for Kay Tye

Kay Tye

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
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Jonathan Viventi

Assistant Professor, New York University
Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am 
MIT Media Lab


Networking Break
Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am 
MIT Media Lab


Techonomics and Society

With technology constantly changing the workplace, what will it mean to be employed in the future?


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Erik Brynjolfsson

Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am 
MIT Media Lab


Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 5
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George Ban-Weiss

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
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Ayah Bdeir

Founder and CEO, littleBits
avatar for Kuang Chen

Kuang Chen

Founder and CEO, Captricity
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Kurtis Heimerl

CEO, Endaga
Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm 
MIT Media Lab


Lunch and Networking
Wednesday September 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm 
MIT Media Lab


Machines Like Us: Agile Robots

Computer scientists have created machines that have the balance and agility to walk and run across rough and uneven terrain, making them far more useful in navigating human environments.

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Marc Raibert

Founder and CEO, Boston Dynamics
Wednesday September 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm 
MIT Media Lab


Machines Like Us: Robots and Drones at Work

The workplace of the not-too-distant future will be buzzing with robots and drones. What will be the impact of the arrival of increasingly smart, agile machines? 

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Brandon Basso

Director of Research and Development, 3D Robotics
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Rodney Brooks

Founder, Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics
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Jonathan Downey

Founder and CEO, Airware
avatar for Julie Shah

Julie Shah

Assistant Professor, MIT
Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
MIT Media Lab


Networking Break
Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm 
MIT Media Lab


Your Heartbeat is Your Password

A live demonstration of the Nymi device, which uses an individual's unique cardiac rhythm to authenticate identity in increasingly interconnected digital and real-world environments.

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Andrew D'Souza

President, Bionym
Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm 
MIT Media Lab


China’s Search Giant Goes Deep

Applying deep learning technologies to expand the global reach and relevance of a Chinese Internet search giant.


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Andrew Ng

Chief Scientist, Baidu
Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm 
MIT Media Lab


Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 6
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Severin Hacker

Cofounder and CTO, Duolingo
avatar for Rand Hindi

Rand Hindi

Founder and CEO, Snips
avatar for Quoc Le

Quoc Le

Research Scientist, Google Brain
avatar for Megan McCain

Megan McCain

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:15pm - 4:45pm 
MIT Media Lab


Mobile Collaboration

Former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor on mobile, and the opportunity for entrepreneurs.

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Bret Taylor

CEO and Cofounder, Quip
Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:45pm - 5:15pm 
MIT Media Lab


Innovators Under 35 Reception

A toast to our annual selection of the world’s most outstanding young innovators.

Wednesday September 24, 2014 5:15pm - 7:00pm 
MIT Media Lab
Thursday, September 25


Thursday September 25, 2014 8:30am - 9:00am 
MIT Media Lab


Optional Solve for X Workshop (Separate Registration required)

Solve for X is a community of people working to accelerate progress on technology "moonshots" — radical ideas for solving global problems. These ideas are radical in the sense that the resulting solutions could help millions (or billions) of people, their sheer audacity makes them sound like science fiction, and these ideas reflect some real breakthrough or new approach that makes us believe they could be brought to life. We meet in person and online.
We'll be running a special interactive Solve for X workshop at this year’s EmTech MIT.  After hearing short proposals from three technology pioneers, our audience will break into small groups for brainstorming. They'll spend about two-thirds of their time generating feedback (for example, ideas for overcoming known hurdles), and the remaining time offering constructive critiques (for example, identifying remaining questions and potential blind spots).  Then we'll all gather to report back.    

Join us to experience this unique format for collaborating on moonshot projects. You’ll take away a new approach to fueling truly groundbreaking innovation.

Advanced registration is required. Reserve your spot:


Thursday September 25, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am 
MIT Media Lab


Optional MIT and Kendall Square Tours (Separate Registration required)

This year's tour options include:

  •    The MIT Senseable City Laboratory
  •    The MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group
  •    The MIT Mobile Experience Lab
  •    The MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture Group
  •    The McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Advanced registration is required. Select your preferred tour:

Thursday September 25, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm 
MIT Media Lab

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