Technologies Driving Business

How will you adapt your strategy and your workforce when unprovoked changes upend your business and your market?

June 8-10, 2020
Virtual conference hosted by MIT Technology Review

Join us online at EmTech Next


EmTech Next is MIT Technology Review's 3-day virtual event examining technology, leadership, and change. In our real-time environment of unprovoked disruption, MIT Technology Review, in partnership with Harvard Business Review, is proud to offer you a thought-provoking and networking-rich forum to deal with the uncertainty of the day and prepare you to make the right decisions for your market, your strategy, your clients, and your workforce.

Through live Q&A and chatrooms, you’ll be able to interact directly with experts and attendees alike. Our program emphasizes dialogue over monologue, and our 3-day 4-hour format will allow you to focus on the topics of the day and still have time for necessities of life in our current era.

The only constant is CHANGE


EmTech Next will help you understand the impact of change, addressing topics such as:

  • How resilient leaders respond to change and how they prepare for the next unknown
  • The variety of opportunities that arise when 5G-connected devices instrument every aspect of our lives
  • The advancements in manufacturing productivity that AI will make possible
  • Upskilling your existing workforce to keep current with new technology
  • Keeping your business agile and focused through times of unprecedented innovation and change

In partnership with

For the first time ever, MIT Technology Review and Harvard Business Review are partnering to bring together the most influential leaders in business and technology. As the authority on leadership and management, Harvard Business Review will host sessions and speakers throughout the program, offering leaders trusted guidance on navigating change in times of uncertainty.

Featured Speakers

Cofounder and CEO
Harvard Business School
President & CEO
Scarlino Speaker Strategies, LLC
Cofounder and CTO
Veo Robotics
CEO & Founder
Zoom Video Communications

What you can expect from EmTech Next

Experts. By invitation only.

Presenters are invited based on proven experience and relevance to present-day topics. Our speakers network 1x1 with attendees during breaks and receptions.

Actionable Insights

Get practical, near-term guidance to build your business technology action plan.

Reasoned Perspective

Hype-free, rational assessments of technologies and trends from experienced leaders hailing from corporate, academic, and start-up communities.

Who should attend

EmTech Next is for

  • C-Level Executives
  • Technology Managers, Directors
  • Policy Leaders
  • Innovators
  • Tech Media
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture Investors

Who are looking to

  • Capitalize on new opportunities uncovered by emerging technologies
  • Embark on organizational digital transformation
  • Nurture an environment of innovation in the workplace
  • Create an agile organization, capable of quickly adapting to technology change

Presenting Partners

What attendees are saying about EmTech Next

"When a technology disturbs the status quo, MIT [Technology Review] makes it easy to see pros and cons."

"I'm extremely impressed by the caliber of speakers at EmTech! I learned so much about the intersection of technology trends with the future of work and the growing role of ethics in navigating today's complex business environment. "

"Recommend it to all leaders who are envisioning the future of their business and/or workforce. Thought-provoking, engaging, and rich two days."



Connect with industry leaders, virtually: EmTech Next registration includes interactive panel discussions, chat sessions, and live conversations on June 8-10; and on-demand videos and speaker materials. All attendees will receive The Download, MIT Technology Review's weekday email newsletter.

Access the MIT Technology Review advantage: All paying attendees will also receive a one-year complimentary digital subscription to MIT Technology Review.


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

To request a media pass for an MIT Technology Review conference, please submit the media registration form.

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 Next for any reason, you must notify us in writing before May 8, 2020 for a refund less a $295 processing fee. Cancellations on and after May 8 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 inform our audience about important new technologies. 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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