WorkBeat: Find Your Rhythm
Hosted by CBT. Come find your rhythm at WorkBeat! This pop-up community will blur the lines between work and life by offering you one-of-a-kind spaces to not only meet, work, and brainstorm but also relax, play, learn, create and dance to your own beat. From the “Focus Forest” and outdoor co-working spaces to fitness classes and music, this eclectic collection of experiences will encourage you to create a new rhythm to your workday while sparking a powerful conversation about what it means to work, learn and play in Boston today.
New Balance Runs Boston
Hosted by New Balance. Nobody runs like Boston. Team New Balance Coach and Olympic Marathoner Mark Coogan, together with a handful of our Team New Balance athletes, will host a scenic 3.5 mile run through the city and along the Esplanade. We will have several pace groups to accommodate all runners. Everyone who signs up will receive a VIP bag filled with New Balance goodies.
Join us for welcome and bag check at the New Balance Experience Store by 12:15 PM, followed by New Balance Runs Boston. Pre-run bag check and refreshments post-run will be provided to all participants.
Lessons from Boston: Using Technology to Improve City Services
Hosted by Harvard University. The City of Boston has achieved remarkable performance improvements through its use of data. Using internal resources, as well as external partnerships, the city has used technology to improve city services and allow greater access for residents Join the Harvard Kennedy School's Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government to hear panelists explore the city’s approach to using data, its successes, and remaining challenges.
Hosted by City Awake. Today, Boston is home to the largest proportion of young adults of any major US city. Young adults make up about 45 percent of eligible voters and nearly half the city’s workforce. They are an economic engine, adding $1 billion annually in goods and services to Boston.
On October 9th, 2015, over 70 organizations will convene 300 young adults at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute to participate in the first annual Our Convention, dedicated to producing a shared and actionable civic agenda for Generation Y. Each organization will nominate up to 5 delegates to represent them to ensure diversity and inclusivity.
The Future of Privacy and Security in a Big Data World
Hosted by Harvard University. Data is the exhaust of the information age. When we carry our cell phone, send emails or texts, or make purchases with a credit card, we send information about where we are, our associations, and our desires and needs to the corporations that serve us and the governments that monitor us. Because the information is digitized, it is relatively cheap to store, and can be analyzed by computers in great detail.
Join Harvard Berkman Fellow and renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier for a master seminar on the corporate and government surveillance enabled by the vast amount of digital data available, the tension between privacy and security and the implications for government policy and reform.
What Works: Closing the Gender Wage Gap in the City of Boston
Hosted by Harvard University. The public-private partnerships facilitated by the Mayor and the Boston Women’s Workforce Council provide a model for municipalities to lead by solving this social and economic issue. Learn about the innovative design and research based interventions used by the Mayor in the City of Boston to close the Wage Gap as well as individual and organizational strategies that can be applied.
Hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital. Whether you’ve been knocked out cold during a basketball game or had your “bell rung” while playing soccer, you may be among the 5-10% of athletes who have sustained a concussion during the past year. Join some of Boston’s foremost concussion and brain injury experts for a discussion of what we know about sports concussion in adult and child athletes, what happens when the athlete has a history of depression or other psychiatric illness, and take on challenging questions about treatment and return to play. We’ll also be joined by athletes who’ll talk about their own experience with concussion.
Dispatches from the Front-lines of Life Sciences
Hosted by STAT. Boston is home to a rich ecosystem of scientists, technicians and researchers who are shaping the landscape of life sciences innovation. Rick Berke, Editor of STAT, a new life sciences website from Boston Globe Media, will lead a panel discussion with journalists, researchers and leaders in the field for an insider’s perspective of the current state of medical innovation, and its future. Panelists include Carl Zimmer, STAT national correspondent, author and New York Times science columnist, Meg Tirrell, Co-host of STAT podcast, biotech and pharma reporter for CNBC and Sharon Begley, STAT senior writer and author. Following the panel, join an exclusive Q&A with Eric Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, and Seth Mnookin, STAT writer, author and co-director at MIT’s science writing program. Hosted in the heart of Kendall Square at the Mark & Lisa Schwartz Auditorium at The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, join us for an evening of discussion from the front lines of life sciences.
The Black in Design Conference
Hosted by Harvard University. To address social justice from the perspective of design, emphasizing the importance of compassion in the design ethos, the ambition of this conference is to recognize the contributions of African descendants to the design field and, by so doing, to broaden the definition of the designer. A series of conversations including students, faculty, and invited guests will consider design at the scale of the building, neighborhood, city, region, and globe. Organized by the Harvard GSD African American Student Union with support from the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard GSD, the Dean's Diversity Initiative at Harvard GSD, and H-OAP.
HUB Slam: A Live Storytelling Competition
Hosted by C Space. Do you have a tale about jumping through hoops to get funding for your Boston startup? Did you have a moment of inspiration in a memorable Boston location?
When C Space opens its doors for HUBweek, we welcome storytellers – anyone with a 5-minute story to share – to come together and talk about what else? Boston. Come listen and be entertained at this open-mic storytelling competition and if you’re brave enough, be one of the storytellers! A panel of CEOs and business leaders, serving as a team of judges, will award a score to each story. The winning storyteller will win a fabulous prize. Please join us for drinks, food and laughs before you head right across the channel.
Art by the Sea
Hosted by Friends of Fort Point Channel. Sign up for Art by Sea tour hosted by Friends of Fort Point Channel and FPAC as part of HUBweek. The 30 minute boat tour will give you a closer look at the new floating sculpture in the Fort Point Channel, “Who Wears Wool” designed by Hilary Zelson, an artist known for her installation and mixed media work. Hilary will also join the tour to discuss her art and design for this installation and beyond.
Hosted by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. Entrepreneurship and innovation will be celebrated HUB-style as aspiring business moguls from Boston-metro’s top public and private educational institutions gather for the 3rd annual Beantown Throwdown.Now in its 3rd year, the Beantown Throwdown will begin with a fireside chat about startups and entrepreneurship, followed by the student pitches.
After the student presentations, winners will be determined by audience vote. More than 200 executives from public and private companies, angel and venture investors, members of the media, top service providers, students and others are expected to be in attendance. In addition to market exposure, winning teams will receive a range of prizes to help launch and build their companies.
HUBweek Block Party
Hosted by the Greenway Conservancy; Sponsored by IdeaPaint. Join us for a FREE Block Party in The Greenway’s Dewey Square Park. This event will offer music, lawn games, $4 beer/wine, an early look at The Greenway’s new mural by Lawrence Weiner, and an interactive art exhibit by IdeaPaint! Admission is free, but 21+ where beer & wine will be served. Note this event was cancelled due to weather.
Greenway Echelman Closing Celebration
Hosted by the Greenway Conservancy. Join The Greenway Conservancy for a closing celebration directly under the sculpture. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Janet Echelman, visit with Greenway Public Art Curator Lucas Cowan, and view finalists of the Greenway/Echelman photography competition. There will also be a very special, surprise, one-time Echelman sculpture viewing opportunity! Note this event was cancelled due to weather.
"Redactions" at Boston City Hall
Hosted by HUBweek, Non-Event, and Boston Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture. Electronic musician and composer Keith Fullerton Whitman performs a new work for modular synthesizer within the enormous interior mezzanine of Boston City Hall. Taking his cues from the raw concrete forms and cavernous space of this icon of so-called Brutalist architecture, Keith will use the room’s unusual and complex acoustics to shape and diffuse the piece.
With introductory remarks by architect Chris Grimley, author of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (Monacelli Press), this event is free and open to the public at Boston City Hall, Mezzanine Level. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
GlobeDocs Film Festival
Hosted by The Boston Globe. The GlobeDocs Film Festival is an interactive community event series happening over five days in select theaters across Boston. Designed to engage, promote and celebrate film and production talent, the film festival screenings are specifically curated to include lively, hosted post-film discussions. Also during the festival, the recipient of the newly-launched The Boston Globe’s Filmmakers Fund Award will be announced.
The Diplomat @3
Requiem for the America Dream @5:30
The Armor of Light @8PM
Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library Producer Workshop
Hosted by Converse. During two evenings of HUBweek, the Converse Rubber Tracks Sample Library will host a workshop centered around educating producers about sampling utilizing the royalty-free Rubber Tracks Sample Library to produce new track. The workshop will take place at Converse WHQ in Boston, and will be hosted by Converse, Indaba Music, and producer Sam Obey (pka Obey City).
Each workshop participant will be required to apply through an online application at the link below, and there is a total of 20-25 slots available for the workshop.