The age of implementation

MIT Technology Review's annual
event on artificial intelligence

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March 23–25, 2021

EmTech Digital 2021 is over.

Join us for EmTech Digital 2022
March 29-30, 2022
Online and live on the MIT campus

AI implementation is hard. Be one of the few who get it right.

There is no universal path to success. As a decision maker, you are tasked with figuring out how to move from theory to practice in your organization, while facing information overload and a need to trust the algorithms performing serious business functions.

Learn what it takes to make this world-changing innovation work for your business.

Join EmTech Digital to stand on the shoulders of giants. Get insight from technology experts and industry leaders all along the innovation path. Learn about new developments and opportunities in AI. See examples of how it is solving complicated, real-world challenges and transforming the business landscape.

This annual AI event focuses on topics including:

  • The fundamental challenges to be solved for successful implementation
  • New developments in AI hardware and algorithms from leading researchers and engineers talk about what’s next
  • AI in our lives, including how to address inequities, and identifying strategies to leverage AI in the future

What to expect


EmTech Digital’s annual review of the business impact of artificial intelligence presents thoughtfully chosen world leaders in AI—including business executives, researchers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs. You will hear their latest ideas and discoveries in dynamic presentations and thought-provoking interviews with MIT Technology Review’s editors.


A complete picture of AI requires looking at it through a business lens—understanding the technology and its inherent challenges, learning the ways AI is transforming how we live and work, and ensuring it performs equally for all. You will leave empowered with ideas and strategies to chart a path forward for your business.


Our unique format enables you to choose from an assortment of deep-dive interactive sessions, ask questions of our hosts and speakers, and participate in live polls and debates. You also get the opportunity to network with speakers and fellow attendees and learn firsthand about their journeys. You will log off with valuable mix of ideas and connections to propel you to the next phase of AI implementation.

Featured speakers

Senior Research Scientist
Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research
Technical Fellow and Chief Technology Officer, Azure Cognitive Services
Founder and CEO
Landing AI
Director, Civic Innovation Lab
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Presenting partners

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Never stop learning

Select from an array of master classes led by MIT faculty on the essentials of Artificial Intelligence.

Even more access

Dig deep into MIT Technology Review coverage and other MIT resources about AI.

Curated networking

Connect with our executive audience and build your professional network with 1:1 sessions, interactive chatrooms, and peer-to-peer networking.




General Admission

EmTech All-Access

Early access to the virtual event

All mainstage content

Daily "EmTech Preview"

MIT Inside Track sessions, including researcher Q&A
and expert-led master classes

"After-hours with the Editors" on March 23 and 24

Peer-to-peer virtual networking and 1:1 private meetings

On-demand access to EmTech Digital videos and library

One-year Digital subscription to MIT Technology Review, including a subscriber-only weekly AI newsletter, The Algorithm

The Download, MIT Technology Review's weekday tech newsletter

Welcome gift from MIT Technology Review
(while supplies last; domestic shipping only)


Exclusive MIT Technology Review content


Upgraded one-year Digital+Print subscription to MIT Technology Review, including a subscriber-only weekly AI newsletter, The Algorithm


EmTech Digital wrap-up report with event highlights and key takeaways



We are pleased to offer conference discounts to MIT alumni and other members of the MIT community, non-profit organizations, select affiliate groups, and parties of three or more. A limited number of scholarships are also available. Email to inquire about your eligibility:

Media Registration

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Media passes are limited and are granted only to working journalists who intend to cover the event (see media and analyst required credentials on the form). The information you submit will be reviewed carefully, so please be as detailed as possible when filling out the form. Media credential approval for a prior MIT Technology Review conference does not guarantee approval for this event.

Email with any questions.


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration for EmTech Digital for any reason, you must notify us in writing before February 23, 2021 for a refund less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations on and after February 23 are nonrefundable. You may transfer your registration to another person at any time by providing authorization to us in writing. All cancellations and transfer requests should be sent to:


Attendee Code of Conduct

The mission of MIT Technology Review is to make technology a greater force for good by bringing about better-informed, more conscious technology decisions through authoritative, influential, and trustworthy journalism. We are curating a series of discussions that includes a wide range of views on the most significant technologies and trends of the year. We value diversity of ideas and perspectives from our speakers and our audience. We are proud to bring varying points of view to our stage and are committed to providing a respectful environment for our speakers and audience. By joining us at an event, you agree to maintain a respectful environment during all parts of the conference.

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