Back to work, but not back to normal

New technology is available, new leadership strategies are needed, new opportunities lie ahead.

Join us online
June 8-10, 2021

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.

As the end of the pandemic nears, we look at the lessons learned over this past year. What approaches, born out of necessity, are worth continuing and which should we abandon? What technologies allow organizations to advance, as the market and the workforce re-define “business as usual”? And how can they be leveraged to improve your business strategy, your organization, and your future?

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 the uncertainty of the day and equip your business with tools to move forward.

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
  • Optimizing in-person, hybrid, and distributed offices with the normalization of remote work
  • Business action plans for a world and workforce that demands diversity and seeks social responsibility

In partnership with

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.

Get the Inside Track

Create your bespoke event experience with a selection of interactive sessions

Curated networking
Leverage connections with our executive audience and build your professional network.

Never stop learning
Attend a master class , group discussion, or connect directly with MIT researchers and faculty.

Even more access
Dig deep into the topics that matter with MIT Technology Review and Harvard Business Review.

Featured speakers

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.

What past attendees have said about EmTech Next

An amazing blend of technology and business, given the chaos in the current times.

A fantastic conference with the opportunity to hear some exceptional insights from well renowned speakers.

It’s always important to refresh my knowledge of new trends and emerging technologies, and this event was at the top of my list to attend.

Excellent conference. Cutting edge leaders at the EmTech Next conference. Important to listen to them for the transformation of any business.

EmTech Next was definitely worth clearing my calendar for. Engaging speakers and insightful content.



General Admission


EmTech All-Access


Early access to virtual event



All mainstage content



An "EmTech Preview" to help you prepare



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



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



Exclusive MIT Technology Review content



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 to inquire about your eligibility:

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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:


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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