MAPLEWOOD, NJ - MAPSO Tech Talks is an afternoon program of technology presentations given by speakers from Google, Ogilvy Health, Twitch and others, with a special guest appearance by renowned futurist Faith Popcorn. The symposium will be held on Sunday, October 6th from 2-4 PM at the Woodland.

A wide range of STEM topics will be covered including Google Design/UX, Video Games/eSports, Humanity in the Age of AI, Quantum Computing, Healthcare Technology Innovation and more.

The event is sponsored by The Habitatilist Group and is a fundraiser for Columbia High School’s (CHS')  award-winning Robotics Team. CHS has not one, but four teams that compete in FTC (First Tech Challenge), a worldwide organization, and they rely on private funding to be competitive.

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Faith Popcorn, Futurist, Author and Founder Brain Reserve - The World in 2030

Rudi Anggono, Head of Design Strategy Google - The Importance of creativity in UX Design

David BryantRigetti Quantum Computing - Quantum Computing is here

Caroline CalderonHello Humanity - Humanity in an Age of Artificial Intelligence

Zubin Kremer GuhaCHS Senior Robotics Captain - A Visionless Autonomous Quadcopter Landing

Erin Joyce, Creative Lead, Twitch - The world of e-sports and Twitch

Adam Creeger, Senior Director of Engineering, Greenhouse - Truths and Myths about working at Startups

Dan Chicester, Nelson FigueiredoOgilvy Health - Innovation for Life

Wesley SappingtonJunior CHS Robotics Team Captain, How to create your own Start Up