The MIT Tech Conference is designed to be a platform for industry and academic thought leaders to explore one of the most disruptive topics to humanity: the rise of Artificial Intelligence. The Conference provides an opportunity to learn about artificial intelligence breakthroughs and innovative directions from the world’s most innovative companies, researchers and academics with the hope to inspire new entrepreneurial, design and business ideas for future leaders. With AI technology being driven by businesses, our future business leaders must learn to operate at the cusp of both technology and principled management - a discipline that MIT Sloan is optimally positioned to advance:

Which technology of the future will change the World?

Will Artificial Intelligence be widespread and applicable in practice?

What will be the role of Machine Learning in an average enterprise and individual’s life?

Where should we focus our time and resources, and when should we pause to reflect on the potential consequences of these new innovations?

These questions are at the heart of this year’s MIT Tech Conference.

The MIT Tech Conference Agenda: 

8:00am - 8:45am Breakfast reception

8:45am - 9:00am Opening Remarks

9:00am - 10:00am Keynote 1:  Rob High (CTO of IBM Watson)

10:00am - 10:50am Expert Panel 1: Life in 2025

10:50am - 11:00am Break

11:00am - 12:00am Expert Panel 2: The New Workplace

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Networking Lunch Reception

1:00pm - 2:00pm Start-up Competition Pitches

2:15pm - 2:30pm Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm Keynote 2: Ray Kurzweil (Author, Inventor, Futurist)

3:30pm - 4:30pm Expert Panel 3: The Long Term Future of AI

4:30pm - 4:45pm Pitch Competition and Winners Announced, Closing Remarks

4:45pm - 6:00pm Reception & Startup Showcase