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HUBweek 2016

A weeklong celebration of innovation & creativity

Art

Science

Tech

Boston

  • Sep 25
  • Oct 01

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Signature Events

Curious about the future? Join us at HUBweek to explore and celebrate the future being built in Boston. These signature events provide a first glimpse at what you'll experience during HUBweek 2016. More details & new events will be announced weekly leading up to HUBweek. Registration opens on 7/20.

Sep 26

Faneuil Forum

6:00 PM 8:00 PM

The debate before the debate. At the inaugural HUBweek in 2015, in the storied Faneuil Hall, Harvard Professor Michael Sandel led a celebrity panel including Arianna Huffington and Yo-Yo Ma in a heated discussion around the ethical impacts of technology. This year, we turn the mic over to you. As we enter the final stages of the most contentious presidential election in our recent history, we invite you to join us for a truly civic dialogue, in which Sandel will engage the audience in debating today’s most pressing ethical issues. Is it just to tax the rich to help the poor? Should people be free to buy and sell votes? Do rich countries have the right to restrict immigration? Join us on the evening of the first presidential debate at the Faneuil Forum. Who it’s for: Those engaged in or curious about our current political climate and the impacts of new technology Vibe: Interactive, insightful, provocative

Faneuil Hall 1 Faneuil Hall Square Boston MA 02109

Sep 27

Inside Kendall Square

Kendall Square is where world-renowned labs inspire researchers to tackle the world’s toughest issues. It’s where startup incubators nurture breakthrough inventions; and where restaurants are the boardrooms for those investing in the next big idea. HUBweek invites you behind the scenes in Kendall Square to: •Hear story slams from change-makers, and meet the scientists behind the headlines •Experience intriguing collisions of tech as art, and art infused science •Get your hands dirty while discovering the benefits of soil for your microbiome; and assemble a 3D printed prosthetic hand for a kid in need •Join STAT as they report live with the people and places on the frontiers of health and medicine •Take a deep dive with MIT and collaborators into what makes this region a thriving and inclusive ecosystem of innovation •And join us (and over 1,000 new and interesting friends) for a nightcap at the Kendall Collision Party!

Kendall Square Cambridge MA

Sep 29

Celebrate Boston

6:00 PM 9:00 PM

HUBweek’s premiere social event is back. Celebrate Boston returns in 2016, with a takeover of 6+ floors at WeWork South Station, to recognize the people and organizations in Boston doing extraordinary work and making an impact on our city and beyond. What Celebrate Boston is not... A stuffy networking event A job fair An exclusive event What Celebrate Boston is... An opportunity to mingle with 30+ of the most innovative and impactful companies, restaurants, nonprofits, and influencers in Boston A place to form meaningful connections with other attendees and organizations A one-of-a-kind celebration with music, tasty samples, and creative experiences Who it’s for: Young professionals, startups, nonprofits, community members, foodies (21+) Vibe: Fun, celebratory, interactive

WeWork South Station 745 Atlantic Ave Boston MA 02111

Sep 28

GlobeDocs Documentary Film Festival

With the opening night celebration kicking off in Fenway Park on Wednesday, 9/28, the GlobeDocs Film Festival is a five-day documentary film festival designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent. The festival, which takes place in select theaters across Boston, will screen fifteen films and is specifically curated to include a lively, hosted post-film conversation to turn screenings into an opportunity for the community to come together and have an open dialogue with each other. The festival will also announce the winner of the Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award during the week. Who it’s for: Anyone who cares about new perspectives, the curious Vibe: Meaningful, serious, provocative

Fenway Park, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brattle Theatre Boston MA

Sep 30

Demo Day

12:00 PM 6:00 PM

Imagine yourself in a room with some the most impactful people and companies in this region. At Demo Day, HUBweek will convene multiple local startup incubators and accelerators, corporate innovation labs, and established organizations who are fueling the change here in Boston for an open day of sharing, exploration and change making. Demo Day is your chance to: •Explore the latest in health care, social entrepreneurship, technology, consumer & retail, hardware, biotech and more •Make meaningful connections with local change makers •Hear personal stories of failure and success from local VCs, entrepreneurs, and leaders •Gain valuable advice in areas such as growth hacking, marketing, financial management and sales Who it’s for: Startups, midsize-large companies, recruiters, investors, the curious Vibe: High-energy, cutting-edge, educational If you are an accelerator, incubator, or innovation lab and want to be a part of our growing group of participating organizations, reach out at joinus@HUBweek.org.

Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston St Boston MA 02115

2016 Themes

  • Ideas to impact

    Increasing opportunities for all members of society to be a part of the innovation process. Ensuring that advancements in tech benefit all in society.

  • Intersections

    Exploring pathways to support and advance early-stage ideas to impact. Fostering ideas that will have a long-term, positive impact on society.

  • Inclusive innovation

    Exploring the next digital revolution at the intersection of art, science and technology. Encouraging cross-disciplinary collaborations for cross-disciplinary solutions to complex challenges.

This is HUBweek

HUBweek is a creative festival that celebrates innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology.

Founded by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Mass General Hospital, HUBweek is a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in Boston and around the world.

At HUBweek, we believe that sharing accelerates innovation and creativity and that Boston is where the future is being built. We invite you to join over 70 organizations and 50,000 participants in 2016 for a look behind-the-scenes – visit our labs, our companies, our creative spaces. Meet those who are making an impact, from policy leaders and researchers to investors, founders and creatives. Explore, imagine, and exchange ideas that are shaping your tomorrow. Join us at HUBweek.

Change Makers at HUBweek

From fixing democracy and pioneering innovation in VR to growing organs on chips and closing the healthcare disparity gap, the work happening in Boston is changing the world for the better. Meet some of the incredible change makers who are behind the headlines and find them at HUBweek. We'll be sharing highlights on many more in the weeks to come.

  • Joseph Betancourt, MD

    Founder and Director of the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Elsa Sze

    Founder & CEO, Agora

  • Panos Panay

    Founding Managing Director, BerkleeICE

  • Anders Brownworth

    Principal Engineer, Circle; Lecturer, MIT

  • Geraldine Hamilton

    President and Chief Scientific Officer, Emulate, Inc.

  • Mike Festa

    Director of Wayfair Next, Wayfair

  • Malia Lazu

    Executive Director & Co-Founder, Future Boston Alliance

Sponsors

Interested in joining this group? Become a HUBweek sponsor.

Collaborators

  • ArtWeek Boston
  • Babson College
  • BioMed Realty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Properties
  • Boston Public Market
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Boston VR
  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Catalyst Conversations
  • CBT
  • Circle
  • City Awake
  • City of Boston
  • Desalitech
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
  • Fab Lab Hub
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Fresh Truck
  • Friends of Fort Point Channel
  • Friends of the Armenian Heritage Park
  • General Assembly
  • Golden Seeds
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Greentown Labs
  • Hacking Arts
  • Hatch Fenway
  • Ideas in Action
  • Innovation Women
  • Kendall Square Association
  • Launchsquad
  • Let’s Talk About Food
  • LogMeIn
  • Lyft
  • Mass Innovation Nights
  • MassBio
  • MassChallenge
  • MBTA
  • Microsoft
  • MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
  • Mother Dirt
  • Neoscape
  • NEVCA
  • New England Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Northwind Strategies
  • Power Launch
  • Roxbury Innovation Center
  • Soofa
  • Startup Institute
  • swissnex Boston
  • The Best Bees Company
  • The Celebrate Boston Committee
  • The Massachusetts Historical Society
  • The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
  • The Tech Connection
  • Trill.me
  • Uber Technologies
  • Venture Café Foundation
  • Wayfair
  • WeWork
  • Workbar
  • Za & EVOO
  • Zerto

…And many more to come!

Attending HUBweek

  • Single Events

    Free – $50

    Many HUBweek events are free and only require an RSVP. Others have a cost per event ranging from $10 to $50.

  • Concierge Pass

    $100

    Don’t want to miss everything HUBweek has to offer? The HUBweek concierge pass offers you:

    • A customizable schedule all in one place
    • Access to signature paid events hosted by HUBweek
    • Early registration access for new events as they’re released throughout the summer
  • Receive more info on attending HUBweek by signing up to receive updates. Registration opens 7/20.
  • Interested in sending your employees to HUBweek or attending with a group? Stay tuned for more details on special rates to be announced 7/20.

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De-Stress Boston

Sep 25

10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Hosted by Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General Hospital

Breathe. Laugh. Listen. There are a number of ways to reduce the stress in your life. Join us at De-Stress Boston, a community-wide, interactive event where you’ll experience how meditation, music, laughter, and other techniques can be powerful tools to relieve stress and anxiety. Discover the power of stress reduction techniques to improve health and build resiliency. Learn to “lean into your relationships.” Kick off your week with a little less stress.

Who it’s for: Anyone seeking to relieve the stress in their lives
Vibe: Fun, educational, interactive

Participants

Robert Waldinger, MD, Director, Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest studies of adult life ever done, Herbert Benson, MD, Founder, Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Mass General Hospital, Musicians from Mass General Hospital Psychiatry Quartet

Location

Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Building Lobby

55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114

Faneuil Forum

Sep 26

6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Hosted by HUBweek in partnership with Harvard University

The debate before the debate.

At the inaugural HUBweek in 2015, in the storied Faneuil Hall, Harvard Professor Michael Sandel led a celebrity panel including Arianna Huffington and Yo-Yo Ma in a heated discussion around the ethical impacts of technology.

This year, we turn the mic over to you.

As we enter the final stages of the most contentious presidential election in our recent history, we invite you to join us for a truly civic dialogue, in which Sandel will engage the audience in debating today’s most pressing ethical issues. Is it just to tax the rich to help the poor? Should people be free to buy and sell votes? Do rich countries have the right to restrict immigration? Join us on the evening of the first presidential debate at the Faneuil Forum.

Who it’s for: Those engaged in or curious about our current political climate and the impacts of new technology
Vibe: Interactive, insightful, provocative

Location

Faneuil Hall

1 Faneuil Hall Square Boston, MA 02109

Our Convention

Sep 26

10:00 AM 5:00 PM

Hosted by City Awake in partnership with The Boston Globe and Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and University of Massachusetts Boston

How do you mobilize and empower a generation?

“Today, Boston is home to the largest proportion of young adults of any major US city.” – Catherine Cloutier, The Boston Globe

Young adults comprise about 45 percent of eligible voters and nearly half the Boston’s workforce. They are an economic engine, adding $1 billion annually in goods and services to the city. However, young adults – people between ages of 21 and 39 years old – are often ignored and overlooked when discussing the future of Greater Boston. During HUBweek 2016, City Awake will select up 500 Delegates – nominated representatives from a diverse coalition of up to 200 organizations – to participate in Our Convention. Featuring a series of programs focused on building community and exploring various issues facing Greater Boston, Our Convention Delegates will work together to formalize shared priorities as a generation.

Who it’s for: 500 young thought leaders who want to make an impact
Vibe: Meaningful, hands-on, informative

Location

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

210 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA 02125

Roxbury Showcase

Sep 26

5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Hosted by HUBweek in partnership with Roxbury Innovation Center and The Tech Connection and The Timothy Smith Network and Epicenter and Smarter in the City

The impact of innovation in Greater Boston spans from art and food to technology and community. At the HUBweek Roxbury Showcase, now’s your chance to taste innovation in Roxbury. Hear from leaders making an impact by promoting inclusive innovation in our city. Meet tomorrow's innovators who are shaping the future of business, technology, design and fashion. Learn, mingle and share experiences to help each other take new ideas and ventures to the next level.

Location

Roxbury Innovation Center

2300 Washington St Boston, MA 02119

Inside Kendall Square

Sep 27

Hosted by HUBweek

Kendall Square is where world-renowned labs inspire researchers to tackle the world’s toughest issues. It’s where startup incubators nurture breakthrough inventions; and where restaurants are the boardrooms for those investing in the next big idea.

HUBweek invites you behind the scenes in Kendall Square to:
•Hear story slams from change-makers, and meet the scientists behind the headlines
•Experience intriguing collisions of tech as art, and art infused science
•Get your hands dirty while discovering the benefits of soil for your microbiome; and assemble a 3D printed prosthetic hand for a kid in need
•Join STAT as they report live with the people and places on the frontiers of health and medicine
•Take a deep dive with MIT and collaborators into what makes this region a thriving and inclusive ecosystem of innovation
•And join us (and over 1,000 new and interesting friends) for a nightcap at the Kendall Collision Party!

Sponsors

Bank of America

Participating Organizations

MIT, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Venture Café Foundation, Catalyst Conversations, The Best Bees Company, Za & EVOO, Trill.me, Mother Dirt, Microsoft, Launchsquad, Fab Lab Hub, Boston Properties, BioMed Realty, The Massachusetts Historical Society, Kendall Square Association, MassBio, MIT Media Lab, MIT List Visual Arts Center, MIT Systems Design & Management, STAT

Location

Kendall Square

Cambridge, MA

Solve

Sep 27

2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Hosted by MIT

“We will do more than talk about the greatest problems facing our world. We will set the course to solve them.” —Rafael Reif, President, MIT

Solve, a problem-solving platform launched by MIT during HUBweek 2015, aims to inspire people to work together to solve the world’s greatest challenges. At Solve @HUBweek, hear from technologists, philanthropists, business leaders, policy makers, and change agents who are examining and addressing problems using technology, business innovation, and smart policy to bring about real and lasting change. The program will take place over two days during HUBweek and include thought leader discussions and pitches.

Who it’s for: Change makers, those curious about how we can solve major global issues
Vibe: Action-oriented, serious, meaningful

Location

MIT Media Lab E14

75 Amherst St Cambridge, MA 02139

Expanding Opportunity in the Digital Age

Sep 27

2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Hosted by HUBweek in partnership with MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

The acceleration of technology growth has led to major benefits for businesses, the economy, and society, but what about workers?

Expanding Opportunity in the Digital Age will focus on the various challenges and strategies for broadening economic opportunity in a time of rapid technological advancement. Taking place in front of a live audience of 500, this event will feature a mix of short personal stories from policy, industry, institutional and community leaders who are dealing with these issues in various and diverse settings. Followed by a keynote address on inclusive innovation, the event will conclude with an interactive and engaging discussion on the topic amongst experts.

Who it's for: Business and civic leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, students, workers
Vibe: Informative, thought-provoking, action-oriented

Sponsors

Bank of America

Location

MIT Media Lab

75 Amherst St Cambridge, MA 02139

Themes

Inclusive Innovation

GlobeDocs Documentary Film Festival

Sep 28

Hosted by The Boston Globe

With the opening night celebration kicking off in Fenway Park on Wednesday, 9/28, the GlobeDocs Film Festival is a five-day documentary film festival designed to engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent. The festival, which takes place in select theaters across Boston, will screen fifteen films and is specifically curated to include a lively, hosted post-film conversation to turn screenings into an opportunity for the community to come together and have an open dialogue with each other. The festival will also announce the winner of the Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award during the week.

Who it’s for: Anyone who cares about new perspectives, the curious
Vibe: Meaningful, serious, provocative

Location

Fenway Park, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brattle Theatre

Boston, MA

Next Generation of Ideas, featuring The Beantown Throwdown

Sep 28

5:30 PM 9:00 PM

Hosted by HUBweek in partnership with MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

Home to over 60 colleges and universities, Boston has launched some of the most creative and inventive student-founded startups in the world. This night is all about celebrating and showcasing them.

At Next Generation of Ideas, student teams representing 10+ local colleges and universities will pitch to the audience for recognition as the winner of the fourth annual Beantown Throwdown. In a fun, collaborative environment, this program will include unbridled insights from successful startup founders and CEOs, audience voting, and an awards ceremony for the winning student team.

Who it’s for: Students, startups, anyone curious about new ideas
Vibe: Fun, interactive, celebratory

Sponsors

SevOne

Participating Organizations

Hatch Fenway, BostInno

Location

Hatch Fenway

401 Park Drive Boston, MA 02215

Medical Storytelling

Sep 28

12:00 PM 7:30 PM

Hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Arts and Humanities Initiative

Everyone has a medical story to tell. Throughout the day, story-telling experts will provide helpful advice and coaching on how to develop and communicate personal medical stories and experiences to provide an inspiration or laugh, or understand a sadness or loss.

During this event, patients, families, caregivers and clinicians will take part in a series of programs that focus on the power of narrative in communicating health-related messages. From understanding others to building your own health communications self-efficacy, you will be able to explore how all stakeholders can implement and leverage the power of storytelling to better health outcomes.

Event Program:
12:00PM-1:30PM: Patient as the storyteller, featuring medical stories and a storytelling workshop.
1:00PM–5:30PM: Recording your medical story. Patients, clinicians, caregivers, and family members will have an opportunity to record their medical stories for the Health Story Collaborative. Story recording will be scheduled in 15 minute segments throughout the afternoon, and storytellers will receive a copy of their recording.
6:00PM–7:30PM: Storytelling and the future of medicine. A panel discussion on the power of narrative medicine and storytelling to promote better communication between patients and clinicians. As medicine becomes increasingly dependent on technology, patients have fewer opportunities to tell their stories and similarly, clinicians are less likely to hear their stories.

Who it’s for: Patients, families, caregivers, and clinicians
Vibe: Interactive, meaningful, open

Participants

Annie Brewster, MD, Founder of Health Story Collaborative and Mass General Hospital Internist, Jonathan Adler, PhD, Narrative Psychologist at Olin College, Suzanne Koven, MD, Writer-in-Residence for the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Location

Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation

2 N Grove St Boston, MA 02114

The Hype and Promise of Blockchain

Sep 29

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Hosted by HUBweek in partnership with Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Blockchain technology is arguably the most promising, and most hyped, emerging technology that has the potential to fundamentally disrupt a significant number of industries and change the way that society works. Should you believe all the hype? What effects might blockchain have on you and your neighbors? This event will feature demos, discussions and roundtables seeking to demystify a seemingly esoteric, complex concept and make it real and tangible to an engaged audience.

Who it’s for: Fintech, anyone who’s curious about the potential impacts of blockchain technology
Vibe: Provocative, informative, approachable

Sponsors

IBM

Location

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

600 Atlantic Ave #100 Boston, MA 02210

Celebrate Boston

Sep 29

6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Hosted by HUBweek in partnership with The Celebrate Boston Committee and WeWork

HUBweek’s premiere social event is back.

Celebrate Boston returns in 2016, with a takeover of 6+ floors at WeWork South Station, to recognize the people and organizations in Boston doing extraordinary work and making an impact on our city and beyond.

What Celebrate Boston is not...
A stuffy networking event
A job fair
An exclusive event

What Celebrate Boston is...
An opportunity to mingle with 30+ of the most innovative and impactful companies, restaurants, nonprofits, and influencers in Boston
A place to form meaningful connections with other attendees and organizations
A one-of-a-kind celebration with music, tasty samples, and creative experiences

Who it’s for: Young professionals, startups, nonprofits, community members, foodies (21+)
Vibe: Fun, celebratory, interactive

Location

WeWork South Station

745 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02111

pARTy on the Greenway

Sep 29

6:00 PM 11:00 PM

Hosted by The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Food, music, and art collide at the pARTy on the Greenway at the Wharf District Parks for a massive celebration of Greater Boston’s creative community. This block party meets nighttime arts festival will feature a one-of-a-kind musical performance at the Rings Fountain, food trucks, games and artistic activations. Bring your dancing shoes!

Who it’s for: Creatives, foodies, families, young professionals, community members
Vibe: Fun, creative, unexpected

Location

The Wharf District Parks of the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Boston, MA 02109

A Conversation with the Family of Henrietta Lacks

Sep 29

7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital's Disparities Solutions Center

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, brought world-wide public attention to the use of HeLa cells in medical research and ethical issues of race, class and consent. The story of Henrietta Lacks and her immortal HeLa cell line continues to be critically important as genetic research and big data processing have the potential to transform treatment of disease and save lives.

At its core, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is the story of a woman, her family, their invaluable gift to medical science, and their incredible journey through the politics of race and medicine. We invite you to this special program in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, which will feature David Lacks, Jr. and Victoria Baptiste, RN, in a conversation about their grandmother, her extraordinary contribution to medical science, and their family’s role in her legacy and the future of research.

Deepening racial and ethnic divisions in the United States have created an urgent need for the healthcare community to re-focus attention on ending racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. The program will call attention to the Disparities Solutions Center’s efforts to create a national network of trained health care providers and policy makers committed to providing the highest quality care for all and ending disparities in health and health care.

Who its for: Clinicians, researchers, policy makers, community members, students, patients and family members
Vibe: thought-provoking, uplifting, motivating

Participants

Joseph Betancourt, MD, Victoria Baptiste, RN, David Lacks Jr.

Location

Faneuil Hall

One Faneuil Hall Square Boston, MA 02109

Demo Day

Sep 30

12:00 PM 6:00 PM

Hosted by HUBweek in partnership with Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Imagine yourself in a room with some the most impactful people and companies in this region. At Demo Day, HUBweek will convene multiple local startup incubators and accelerators, corporate innovation labs, and established organizations who are fueling the change here in Boston for an open day of sharing, exploration and change making. Demo Day is your chance to:

•Explore the latest in health care, social entrepreneurship, technology, consumer & retail, hardware, biotech and more
•Make meaningful connections with local change makers
•Hear personal stories of failure and success from local VCs, entrepreneurs, and leaders
•Gain valuable advice in areas such as growth hacking, marketing, financial management and sales

Who it’s for: Startups, midsize-large companies, recruiters, investors, the curious
Vibe: High-energy, cutting-edge, educational

If you are an accelerator, incubator, or innovation lab and want to be a part of our growing group of participating organizations, reach out at joinus@HUBweek.org.

Participating Organizations

MassChallenge, Harvard University, MIT, Greentown Labs

Location

Hynes Convention Center

900 Boylston St Boston, MA 02115