Back to work, but not back to normal


New technology is available, new leadership strategies are needed, new opportunities lie ahead.
Hosted online June 8-10, 2021

EmTech Next 2021 is over.

Save the date for EmTech Next 2022
June 7-8, 2022

Prepare for the new opportunities ahead. Join MIT Technology Review, in partnership with Harvard Business Review, to explore the leadership strategies and the new technologies that will power a forever-changed workforce.

Featuring live presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, and expert-led master classes, EmTech Next offers a thought-provoking and networking-rich forum to prepare you for uncertainty and equip your business to move forward.

Where technology meets business

Benefit from the collective power of MIT Technology Review and Harvard Business Review, partnering to bring together the most influential leaders in technology and business strategy.   

At EmTech Next, forward-thinking leaders will gain deeper understanding and actionable insight on topics such as:

AI’s impact on workplace productivity, worker privacy, and customer personalization

Critical workforce development as emerging technologies outpace skills

Resiliency leadership lessons to prepare for the next crisis

Normalizing remote work through the optimization of in-person, hybrid, and distributed offices

Business action plans for a world and workforce that demands diversity and seeks social responsibility

Learn from the experts

Chairman & CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.
Chief Scientist
Citrix Systems, Inc.
President & CEO
Levi Strauss & Co.
VP of UX

What you can expect

Hear from the experts

Presenters are experienced leaders hailing from the corporate, academic, and start-up communities. They're invited based on proven expertise to provide hype-free, rational assessments of technologies and trends.

Own your experience

Build your own agenda to dive deeper into the topics that matter most. Ask questions of our speakers and editors live, and participate in polls and interactive engagements.

Create deeper connections

Network with like-minded attendees, participate in our open forum discussions, and schedule 1:1 private meetings to share insights and ideas.

Get the MIT Inside Track

No other conference gives you inside access to the top minds at MIT. Create a bespoke event experience with a selection of interactive sessions and access to MIT faculty and experts.


Register for EmTech Next

General admission

  • Early access to 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 June 8 and June 9
  • Peer-to-peer virtual networking and 1:1 private meetings
  • On-demand access to EmTech Next 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

All-access admission

  • All General admission benefits


  • Welcome gift from MIT Technology Review (while supplies last; domestic shipping only)
  • Topic-focused discussion groups
  • Upgraded one-year Print+Digital subscription to MIT Technology Review, including a subscriber-only weekly AI newsletter, The Algorithm
  • EmTech Next 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 us to inquire about your eligibility.

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your registration for EmTech Next for any reason, you must notify us in writing before May 10, 2021 for a refund less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations on and after May 10 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:

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.

Attendee code of conduct

We are curating discussions that include a wide range of views on the most significant technologies and trends of the year. We are committed to providing safe, respectful forums – both live and online. By participating in this event, you agree to maintain a respectful environment during all parts of the conference. Violations will be dealt with at the organizer’s discretion and may result in removal from the event. To report an incident, please contact us at

Any speaker materials provided are meant for informational/educational purposes only and may not be reproduced or altered in any other way.

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you may receive promotional messages from the event host(s) and sponsor(s). You may adjust your preferences at any time by clicking on the link in the email.

Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We value diversity of ideas and perspectives, both onstage and among our audiences. We strive to include speakers with varied experiences and perspectives, and we offer scholarships to encourage event participation by underrepresented groups and individuals.

Event partners

Partner with MIT Technology Review’s events

Partnering with MIT Technology Review makes a strong statement about your brand's commitment to thought leadership and ground-breaking innovation.

Interested in partnering with us?
Contact Andrew Hendler at 646-520-6981 or via email.