Typical technology conferences focus on the latest gadgets and gimmicks designed to make daily activities easier, faster and more convenient.

But at the annual PopTech conference, there are no vendors hawking their wares or cavernous exhibit halls filled with crowds of people listening to the latest pitch.

Instead, about 400 big thinkers will gather in this small coastal town for a weekend of reflection and discussion about the many ways that technology affects society. More here.