Science and Technology Research Institutes

The Pop Tech Institute

  • Camden, ME
  • http://poptech.org

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Mission Statement

PopTech’s mission is to accelerate the positive impact of world changing people, projects and ideas. We do this by creating transformational experiences that showcase the ideas, trends, challenges and opportunities that are shaping the future. PopTech fosters breakthrough, multidisciplinary collaborations that help individuals, companies and organizations work together to change the world. Participating in the PopTech network offers a firsthand glimpse of the future, and a chance to influence innovation.

Main Programs

  1. PopTech Conference
  2. PopTech Social Innovation Fellows Program
  3. PopTech Labs
  4. PopTech Science Fellows
Service Areas

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International

PopTech has offices in Brooklyn, NY and Camden, Maine. Its programs reach across the United States and around the world.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer since 2008

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Andrew Zolli

Keywords

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social innovation, technology, science, accelerator, conference, camden

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EIN

01-0518900

Physical Address

21 Elm St, 2nd Floor

Camden, ME 04843

Also Known As

Pop!Tech

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (U05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

PopTech Conference

Every October, in the beautiful seaside village of Camden, Maine, at the height of the fall foliage season, there is a one-of-a-kind conference called PopTech. 
Held in a beautifully restored, 19th-century opera house, this three-day summit explores major trends shaping our future, the social impact of new technologies, and new approaches to addressing the world’s most significant challenges.
 A first visit to PopTech is often surprising. Unlike traditional conferences, here you’ll find an eclectic network of industry leaders, scientists, technologists, social change agents, artists, educators, the press, bloggers, explorers and one-of-a-kind thought-leaders from a huge variety of fields and number of different places – bound together by an intense curiosity about the forces, challenges and opportunities shaping our future. Many are personally involved in cutting-edge work in these fields – we could easily program a second (and third) conference from the people who attend. This remarkable network is amplified by a similarly eclectic group who participate ‘live’ on the Internet from around the world.
The vibe (and the dress code) is informal and relaxed, and the PopTech social network is “flat” – here you will find a senior corporate leader speaking intently with a solar energy pioneer; an African blogger deep in conversation with a polar explorer.
The content of a PopTech conference is as diverse as the network itself – presentations range from the nature of disruptive innovation to the economics of human happiness; from the future of deep space exploration to new approaches to environmental stewardshiPopTech provides powerful “optics on the future.”
The breathtaking content, beautiful setting, intimate scale, and informal tone make PopTech an experience like no other. At the end, you’ll leave with dozens of new ideas, a better sense of where the world is headed, a new network of relationships and a lasting inspiration to create a better world.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$1,056,440.00

Program 2

PopTech Social Innovation Fellows Program

The PopTech Social Innovation Fellows program equips world-changing innovators with the tools, insights,
visibility and social network that can help them scale their impacts to
new heights.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$350,000.00

Program 3

PopTech Labs

A PopTech Lab is a yearlong, open, collaborative investigation of a
critical area of disruptive innovation in a domain of vital importance
to business, society and the planet, such as water, energy, materials
and health.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 4

PopTech Science Fellows

The PopTech Science Fellows Program
aims to develop a corps of highly visible and
socially engaged scientific leaders who embody science as an essential
way of thinking, discovering, understanding and deciding.

Category

Science & Technology

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$350,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

PopTech has offices in Brooklyn, NY and Camden, Maine. Its programs reach across the United States and around the world.

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THE POPTECH INSTITUTE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Pop Tech Institute

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Principal Officer

Andrew Zolli

BIO

Andrew Zolli is a foresight and global trends expert specializing in the critical trends at the intersection of culture, technology, and global society. Andrew has served as executive director of PopTech since 2008, having previously served on the board and as conference curator.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Cheryl Heller

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