PopTech 2010, Oct. 20-23 in Camden, will feature 50 presenters and performers. The event will bring together more than 600 visionary thinkers, leaders and doers in science, technology, design, the corporate and social sectors, entrepreneurship, education and the arts from around the world.

The theme of the 2010 gathering is “Brilliant Accidents, Necessary Failures and Improbable Breakthroughs.” It will explore the complex, sometimes contradictory paths innovations take along their path to impact.

An extremely limited number of tickets to the conference remain. To request a registration, please go to https://poptech.org/.

2010 presenters and performers include:

  • Kathryn Schulz, author of the bestselling book, “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error,” about the nature of failure
  • Kevin Dunbar, psychologist who studies the impact of failure on our brains
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee, cancer physician and researcher, author of “The Emperor of All Maladies”
  • Adrian Owen, one of the world’s preeminent neuroscientists and an expert on consciousness
  • OK Go, renowned indie band and video artists changing the way people think about music and the Internet
  • Deborah Kenny, founder of Harlem Village Academies, one of the world’s most innovative charter high schools
  • Donald Ingber, director of the Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering at Harvard, and an expert on what we can learn from nature
  • Ben Goldacre, debunker of “bad science” quackery and the way science is abused in public discourse
  • Marcia McNutt, director, U.S. Geological Survey, led the U.S. scientific response to the BP oil spill
  • Elizabeth Dunn, psychologist who studies the surprising truth about what makes us happy
  • Stephanie Coontz, renowned expert on the past and future of marriage, and the author of “Marriage, A History”
  • Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy: Education for Everyone, and educator of hundreds of thousands of children worldwide
  • Laura Poitras, Oscar-nominated filmmaker of “The Oath,” which follows the life stories of two members of Al Quaeda
  • David Eagleman, neuroscientist and Author, of “Sum: 40 Tales of the Afterlife”
  • Kevin Starr, director of the Mulago Foundation, and an expert on what works (and doesn’t) in social innovation
  • Daryl Collins, director of Bankable Frontiers, and an expert on how people live on $2 per day
  • April Smith and the Big Picture Show, Brooklyn based swing and country band
  • Tom Darden, builder of ultra-green homes in New Orleans
  • Susan Casey, author of “The Wave,” about colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out
  • David de Rothschild, adventurer, ecologist and captain of the Plastiki Eco-Expedition
  • John Legend, Grammy-award-winning musician and education activist
  • Ned Breslin, CEO of Water for People, leader in water and sanitation programs worldwide
  • Alan Rabinowitz, the “Indiana Jones” of conservation and a leader in the protection of big cats.
  • Larry Smith, creator of the “Six Word Memoir”
  • Patrick Meier and Josh Nesbit, collaborators on the 4636 project in Haiti
  • Vijay Anand, Indian anticorruption crusader
  • Simon Hauger, Science teacher at West Philadelphia High School
  • Nathan Eagle, mobile pioneer and leader in “AI for Development”
  • Riley Crane, winner of the DARPA Balloon Challenge
  • Orlaugh Obrien, design researcher on the aesthetics of human emotions
  • Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and bestselling author of “The Upside of Irrationality”
  • Eli Pariser, founder of MoveOn and Internet personalization researcher
  • Jad Abumrad, journalist and host of RadioLab
  • Colin Rich, high-altitude balloon maker
  • Patrick Flanagan, creator of the Jazari percussion ensemble
  • Mike Blum, evolutionary biologist studying environmental impacts on Louisiana’s protective barrier islands
  • Chris Chabris, psychologist who studies how our intuitive beliefs about the human mind can easily lead us astray.
  • Erika Wagner, head of the XPrize Laboratory at MIT
  • Lisa Gansky, entrepreneur and author of “The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing”
  • Brandon Kessler, founder of ChallengePost, a ‘marketplace of challenges’
  • Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center at the University of Maine, and an expert on the future of wind power
  • Annemarie Ahearn, owner and chef at Saltwater Farms, Maine
  • Philippe Newlin, former Associate Editor and Tasting Director at “Wine & Spirits”
  • Rachel Wingfield, designer of environmentally responsive textiles and sustainable urban habitats
  • Mathias Gmachl, multidisciplinary artist and founding member of farmersmanual
  • Nigel Waller, founder & CEO of Movirtu – mobile for the next billion
  • Assaf Biderman, Associate Director of the SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT