The Nantucket Project: A Carnival of Curiosity

The Nantucket Project: A Carnival of Curiosity


Oct 11

07:00 08:30 PM



1 City Hall Square Boston, MA 02201



The Nantucket Project (TNP) is the renowned ideas festival that gathers visionaries and seekers to the island every fall to discuss the boldest and most thought-provoking ideas of our time.  Past participants have included statesmen such as Tony Blair, John Kerry, and John McCain, business leaders such as Steve Wozniak, Eric Schmidt and David Rubenstein, artists such as Julie Taymor, Neil Young, Jennifer Garner and Paul Giamatti, and public figures like Larry Summers, Hope Solo and Deepak Chopra.

From time to time, The Nantucket Project takes the show on the road and offers a taste of what happens on Nantucket. HUBweek is proud to feature The Nantucket Project the night before the official opening of The HUB on Boston’s City Hall Plaza.

The program will include:

  • Kelly Corrigan is the author of back to back to back New York Times bestsellers and has been called “the Poet Laureate of the ordinary” by the Huffington Post.  Lauded by everyone from Lena Dunham to Imbolo Mbue, Corrigan strikes on unusual balance on stage between David Sedaris-funny and Brene Brown-authentic.  Forever after what she calls “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan seeks to understand the matters of the world in all their natural complexity.
  • Neil Phillips founded the Visible Men movement.  “My job, is to galvanize black men, visible men, to take full and complete control and ownership over our destinies. We will create our own justness through the way we live our lives. Not as victims of anything, but as caring stewards of our own precious futures. This is my crusade. To mobilize, I don’t need your push, I’m already moving. I do need you to care. I do need you to root for my success. And most of all, I need your love.”  Representative John Lewis and Senator Cory Booker have pledged their support.  Will you?
  • An exclusive Boston screening of TNP’s award-winning short documentary The Illumination.  In a remarkable twist of fate, it was the work of one blind man that enabled another to see.  That man, Gordon Gund, and his wife Lulie, co-founders of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, will speak on stage after the screening and will answer the question we all want to know, “Did the lights go out for a reason?”
  • “How can you not do something as an adult that you could do as a two, three, four-year old?” Artist Shantell Martin wants you to draw like a child. She will create a live performance drawing on the The Nantucket Project stage.
  • And much more!

Doors will open at 6:00PM. Food and refreshments will be provided by Oath Craft Pizza and Cisco Brewery. More speakers to be revealed at the event!

Student tickets are available for $10. Please use code NANTUCKETSTUDENT at checkout. Full priced tickets are available for $35.

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