Watch Young Guru borrow a beat from Al Green to show the fine line between art and piracy.

“When we study hip-hop we are actually studying the history of piracy. If we go back and study all piracy, we see that most things that were created in the world are a remix of something else.”

Revered as “The Sound of New York,” Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s albums and officially became Jay-Z’s tour D.J. in 2010. 

Young Guru is best known for mixing 10 of Jay-Z’s albums and for being Jay-Z’s tour D.J., but he’s also part of a team using a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop so-called 3-D sound, which allows the brain to interpret the depth and direction of sound like it occurs in real space. We’ll find out more about this soon

We are pleased to announce additional speakers who will take the stage in Camden in just a few weeks! New speakers include acclaimed music producer, Young Guru, who has mixed ten Jay-Z albums, has over a decade of experience in sound engineering, and is pioneering so-called 3-D sound. We’ll also hear from two of the world’s leading experts on the impact of trauma on the human brain. Other new presenters are a leading figure in the field of business resilience and an Icelandic documentary filmmaker who has delved into thorny questions about supposedly green energy. 

Whether you’re joining us in Maine or tuning in via Livestream, we’re looking forward to several days of riveting presentations. The theme this year is resilience; exploring what makes some people, organizations, systems and governments bounce back from disruption while others wilt. 

Meet the latest presenters to join the PopTech Camden speaker lineup:
Revered as “The Sound of New York,” Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s albums and officially became Jay-Z’s tour D.J. in 2010. He has recorded virtually every other top hip-hop artist and has more than a decade of experience in sound engineering, production, and A&R for the acclaimed Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Young Guru is part of a team using a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop so-called 3-D sound, which allows the brain to interpret the depth and direction of sound like it occurs in real space. 

Laurie Leitch is a mental health specialist working with adults and children. She has helped develop novel models of intervention for victims suffering from long-term acute trauma, including war-zone-related stress. Leitch has provided treatment and training globally, including following 9/11, in southern Thailand after the tsunami, in Louisiana following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and with genocide survivors in Rwanda.

Andri Magnason is an Icelandic writer of novels, poetry, plays, short stories and essays. He is the co-director of the documentary film Dreamland, about a massive industrial project in Iceland that exposed some ugly truths about politics, industry and so-called green energy.

Yossi Sheffi is the director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management. He wrote “The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage.” His latest book, just released, is “Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth.”

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton is a psychiatrist and founding director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. Sutton now works with community-based organizations on peer-to-peer, neurobiologically-based training for veterans, service members, families and caregivers.

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