Figuring out the future, together.


The year 2025, it turns out, is the year many experts predict may be a tipping point that ushers in a new era of innovation for our world. Within approximately 10 years, the most disruptive emerging technologies of our modern era, now in their infancy, will be "ready for prime time" and will change society, and how we define ourselves, in unimaginable ways. Are we ready for this seismic shift that will happen in the blink of an eye? Are we aware of (and prepared for) the challenges and opportunities that are ahead?

Tech 2025 is a platform and community for learning about, and discussing, the most consequential emerging technologies that will impact our world in the next 10 years including AI, Machine Learning, VR/AR/MR, Driverless Vehicles, Robot Automation, 3D Printing, Space Tech, Drones, Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Sustainable Technologies (phew!). In addition to teaching the general public about these technologies that are evolving quicker than we can fully understand them, we facilitate discussions on practical problems, legislation, and the broader societal implications of these technologies (particularly on the future of work). Our interactive Think Tanks, Webinars, and Experiential Tech Tours, are based on the latest news, trends, and research presented by industry experts, in an intimate setting that facilitates creative problem-solving, strategizing real-world applications of tech, and networking. Since our launch in January, 2017, we've produced over 35 events that have informed and connected thousands of people. Tech 2025 is for anyone who wants to learn about the emerging technologies, prepare for the future, and actively participate in developing innovative solutions that will carry us into The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

What We Do

Think Tanks

Interactive, problem-solving think tanks on the latest developments in emerging technology, presented by industry experts and influencers, offer attendees a thorough understanding of the ecosystems, the ever-changing challenges and opportunities, and the impact these technologies will have on our society.

Live Events

Larger live events including conferences, hackathons, and panels, that facilitates compelling conversations on emerging technology hot topics, and networking for entrepreneurs, the business community, and the general public.

Experiential Tech Tours

Unique, curated experiences that offer participants the opportunity to visit technology installations and leading tech companies to learn, hands on, about how emerging tech is developed, implemented, and marketed (see our recent "Holograms to HoloLens" tour).

Networking Communities

Join our community in our private, members-only forum up to connect with other entrepreneurs and professionals interested in learning more about emerging technologies and upping their game for the future.

Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to our weekly Tech 2025 Newsletter covering our events, relevant news in emerging tech, and original content front emerging technology influencers.

Mission AI Research

A platform for people to learn about, and participate in, AI research where they engage in discourse on implementing AI and machine learning safely and fairly.

THE COMMUNITY

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Testimonials

"The last year and a half I’ve undergone a career makeover. While I was already working in tech, Tech 2025 was a critical part of my transition to working on an emerging technology such as blockchain.  I’ve learned so much from the other members of the community, and gained amazing opportunities to learn, share, and grow.  In the last 6 months alone I've gotten an exciting job at OpenLaw, spoke about bias in AI at a conference, featured on Funny As Tech, and wrote articles of my own.  I wouldn’t have been able to make this transition without Tech 2025 and the amazing community."

Anne T. Griffin | Lead Product Manager, OpenLaw

How We're Rolling in 2019

BINGE-LEARNING THE FUTURE

With the skills-gap growing globally, and the need for people to not only learn about emerging technologies, but to be kept informed of the lightening-fast changes happening in order to stay competitive in the job market and as entrepreneurs, this Fall we're launching various, new event formats (real life and virtual) featuring speakers and ideas in tech, business, and policy that are both popular and under the radar. We are also deepening our commitment to sharing compelling narratives that ignite our curiosity and creativity. We believe the way to address the problem of the need for mass upskilling, and to empower people to participate in developing and implementing emerging technologies, is to make learning about them as addictive as binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix. Can this be done? Our members, in so many ways, have told us the answer is "yes": Learning about the future is binge-worthy!

CITIZEN TECHNOLOGISTS

The concentration of power over the most consequential emerging technologies is now primarily in the hands of 5 companies: Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft. This much is fact: they own our data, they own the most AI technologies, and they own our future. What are the consequences of so few companies having so much of our data, building the AI technologies that will run our lives? Tech 2025 is a data-driven company. Our events provide insightful info on how we're engaging around (and thinking about) AI technologies, and what we really think about their potential and limitations. This Fall, we're launching our Citizen Technologists program to help people become data-literate, data-empowered, and to debate critical questions we should all be asking of big tech companies, the government, and ourselves about the impact of the new algorithmic world being created with our data.

THE PEOPLE'S THINK TANK

Tech 2025 was launched, and has grown quickly, based on our spirit of open collaboration and exchange of ideas between diverse groups of people from all walks of life. Our events are extremely popular because we don't just offer a platform for learning, we ask people to think and solve problems, together, that matter the most to them and to society. This Fall, we are taking this most popular aspect of our model to the next level to welcome companies and startups into the discussion to share how they are implementing emerging technologies, and to present challenges to our community that they need help solving. The People's Think Tank facilitates discussions, analyses, and interactive problem-solving around new technologies being developed by businesses and startups around the world. Contrary to traditional think tanks that are heavily funded and exclusive, we democratize innovation to be inclusive, open, and fluid.

Thought Leadership on Technologies and the Future

Charlie Oliver, CEO of TECH 2025, Included as One of 25 Global Experts in Consumer AI Report 

Award-winning communications firm, Fleishman Hillard, has published new research surveying consumers across the US and the UK on their current sentiment on AI. Charlie Oliver was asked to offer expert analysis (featured p.7 and 17). Read more here.

Community + Technology = Problem-solving

The Tech 2025 Community Responds to the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge 

Whether you’re a medical or healthcare expert, or simply a concerned citizen, we are calling on everyone to be part of the solution.” --  David Goodman (Chair of the Ohio Third Frontier Commission)

The Tech 2025 community participated in a special think tank event for the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge (a global challenge seeking new approaches and technology solutions that could help combat the U.S. opioid problem). The enthusiasm and ideas shared by attendees were inspiring, to say the least! 

Featured Upcoming Event

Prototyping the Future: Technologies Driving Disruption in New York's Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ecosystem

Wednesday, August 14 (6PM-8PM)

Join us for our next event as we explore the evolving NYC manufacturing and supply chain logistics ecosystem and how emerging technologies are helping to make manufacturing more accessible to small businesses and startups.

RECENT EVENTS

Surveillance State: the Promise and Perils of Facial Recognition Technologies (Lunch Round Table)

Think Tank: The Impact of Amazon on Jobs and Small Businesses in NYC

Self-Driving Cars and Consumer Data: Can Legislators Protect Consumers Before It’s Too Late?

Automation for Everyone: How Companies Use RPA to Save Time and Money

Blog Highlights

Fear and Loathing in the Automated Workplace

16 Free Online Courses On Emerging Technologies

Redefining Innovation: Letting Go of the Past 

Employees Have Concerns About Emerging Technologies

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