2019 MIT Tech Conference Agenda

Friday, April 19th

MIT Samberg Conference CenteR (E52 - 7th floor)

50 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142

Morning Session

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration on the 7th Floor and Breakfast hosted by Silicon Valley Bank

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Dean and Conference Chair

9:15 – 9:40 a.m. Space Technologies for Societal Benefit: Danielle Wood, Director of the Media Lab’s Space Enabled Research Group

9:40 – 10:10 a.m. Future of Space Travel: Jordan Noone, Co-Founder and CTO of Relativity Space

10:10 – 10:40 a.m. Forming the Future: Maxim Lobovsky, Co-Founder and CEO of Formlabs, moderated by Parul Singh, Principal at Founder Collective

10:40 – 11:10 a.m. Future of Mobility: Karl Iagnemma, Co-Founder and CEO of nuTonomy, moderated by Lex Fridman, Research Scientist at MIT

11:10 – 11:30 a.m. My Daughter’s Future with Artificial Intelligence: Kathryn Hume, Director at Borealis AI

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. The Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Scott Kupor, Managing Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, moderated by Partap Singh, Chair of the MIT Tech Conference


12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on the 6th Floor hosted by CarGurus

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Technologies of the Future Showcase presented by Habib Haddad, Managing Partner of the Media Lab’s E14 Fund

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Investing in the Future:

  • Katie Rae, CEO and Managing General Partner of MIT’s The Engine

  • Erik Nordlander, General Partner at Google Ventures

  • Lily Lyman, Principal at Underscore VC

  • Moderated by Jennifer Lum, COO & Co-Founder of Forge.AI

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Tech and the Future of Wellbeing: Payal Kadakia, Founder and Chairman of ClassPass, moderated by Krishna K. Gupta, Founder and General Partner at Romulus Capital

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Augmented Humanity: Evan Spiegel, Co-Founder and CEO of Snap, Inc., moderated by Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks by Conference Chair and Reception