Leading with Innovation

MIT Technology Review’s flagship event
on emerging technology and trends

Join us online
October 19-22, 2020

What are the next big innovations – and how can they help us
solve the world’s toughest challenges?

Reimagined for the virtual environment, this year’s EmTech MIT presents an in-depth, multi-session online program bringing together leaders, researchers, and innovators from across the globe for four days of inspiration, insight, and connection.

EmTech MIT brings bold thinking and innovative ideas to life as we examine the technologies and forces influencing our digital world today – AI, Biomedicine, Cybersecurity, Diversity, Equality, Global-Scale technology, and more – and explores how to make sense of these innovations and trends in light of the events of 2020.

Featured Speakers

Chair, CEO, and Cofounder
Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto; Engineering Fellow
Director, Cybersecurity Directorate
National Security Agency
Former US CTO; CEO and Founder
Captain of Moonshots (CEO)
Alphabet’s X

New for 2020: MIT Inside Track

Create your bespoke event experience with a selection of interactive sessions

Meet the Researcher: MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Chat with researchers inside MIT’s world-class research institute and learn about their latest projects.

Inside the Lab
Get a behind-the-scenes look into some of MIT’s most innovative labs and join a Q&A session with the researchers that run them.

Master Classes
Explainer sessions led by MIT experts to help you better understand the technologies being explored on the main stage.

Innovators' Think Tanks
Tune in as we challenge our Innovators Under 35 to brainstorm solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

Collaboration Cohorts
Connect with like-minded attendees and take advantage of our networking tools and private meeting rooms to share thoughts and ideas.

What you can expect

Hear from the experts

Deep dives into today’s most important emerging technologies and trends with hype-free, rational assessments only MIT Technology Review can deliver.

Own your experience

Build your own agenda. Ask the speakers questions during sessions and take part in live polling. Participate in interactive experiences.

Create deeper connections

Network with like-minded attendees through 1:1 private meetings and virtual meet-ups. Join a Collaboration Cohort to share insights and ideas.

Innovators Under 35

MIT Technology Review’s annual list of outstanding young innovators

Hear the Innovators Under 35 describe their ground-breaking work, discover how they approach solving tough challenges during the Innovators’ Think Tanks, and set up private meetings during the event.



General Admission


EmTech All-Access


Early access to virtual event platform



Welcome session on Oct 19,
featuring live introductions of the 2020 Innovators Under 35



All mainstage content on Oct 20-22



"EmTech Preview" on Oct 20-22



"After-hours with the Editors" on Oct 20 and Oct 21



Virtual networking meetups



On-demand access to EmTech MIT videos and library



One-year digital subscription to MIT Technology Review



The Download, MIT Technology Review's weekday email newsletter



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



Master classes



Closing cocktail hour on Oct 22



Wrap-up report,
with EmTech MIT 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: eventsreg@technologyreview.com

Media Registration

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration for EmTech MIT for any reason, you must notify us in writing before September 18, 2020 for a refund less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations on and after September 18 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: eventsreg@technologyreview.com.


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 participating in an event, you agree to maintain a respectful environment during all parts of the conference.

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