MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference 2006 makes selections

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

MIT's Technology Review magazine has announced the top 35 innovators under 35, the TR35, who are to be honored at the sixth annual Emerging Technologies Conference on September 27 and 28, 2006. The conference will also feature well-known inventors and entrepreneurs and showcase this year's emerging technologies.

Web 2.0 companies are well-represented, as Joshua Schachter, founder of, has been selected as "Innovator of the Year", and search engine Jatalla chosen as an emerging technology. Christina Galitsky, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has been recognized as "Humanitarian of the Year" for her work in energy conservation.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and Yair Goldfinger, inventor of instant messaging, will be among the speakers.

Past recipients of TR35 honors include Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape; Jonathan Ive, designer of the iMac; and Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal.