In a world fraught with disruptions, what causes some systems, organizations, communities and people to break down and others to bounce back? For those that rebound, what do they tell us about how to build a secure future, and sturdier selves to inhabit it?
To explore these pressing questions, in June 2012 PopTech will convene a gathering of researchers, practitioners and thought leaders—working in fields such as international development, global business, climate adaptation, social psychology, economics, systems ecology, public health, emerging technology, disaster relief and community activism—for a dialogue about the emerging field of resilience.
This area of research is yielding powerful insights into how to build systems that anticipate disruption, heal themselves when breached and can reorganize themselves to maintain their core purpose.
The gathering will combine a rich mixture of compelling presentations, live musical performances, short films, and work by invited artists and creative visionaries, along with intimate collaboration sessions.
Participants will also have a unique opportunity to take guided tours around Iceland to explore the unique landscape, culture, green energy systems and resilience exemplars of this fascinating country.
Some of the speakers for the Reykjavik line-up is below: