Lunch with a Change Maker

Lunch with a Change Maker

Hosted by HUBweek

When

Oct 11 13

12:00 01:30 PM

Cost

$45

HUBweek invites you to a one-of-a-kind opportunity: a private lunch with one of Boston’s Change Makers at a local restaurant. Have a seat at the table and engage in fascinating conversation with people who are shaping Boston’s future, while forging new connections with others making an impact. There are only five spots available at each lunch, which makes for an intimate and personal discussion. Each Change Maker will select a different prompting question to kick off the discussion.

The lunches will take place in Kendall Square on Wednesday, October 11th and downtown Boston (within walking distance to The HUB presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance) on Friday, October 13th.

Events in this series

Lunch with Change Maker: Nate Nickerson

About Nate Nate Nickerson is MIT’s Vice President for Communications. In this role, Mr. Nickerson oversees MIT’s public relations, convening communications professionals from across the Institute in service of cohesive engagement with the Institute’s most important communities and audiences. Nickerson was appointed Vice President in 2015 following six years of previous work in the MIT News Office. Ahead of that, Nickerson served for five years as the Deputy Editor of MIT Technology Review. Prior, he was the Managing Editor of Fast Company magazine. Nickerson serves on the Public Affairs Committee of the Association of American Universities. He is a committee-appointed member of The Seminar and a member of the Arthur W. Page Society. Prompting Question I’m from MIT. We want to make a better world. Do you want to help?

Anthem Kitchen & Bar

101 South Market Street

Boston

Lunch with Change Maker: Kathleen Kennedy (Sold Out)

About Kathleen Kathleen is Director, Special Projects, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with the Center for Collective Intelligence at the MIT Sloan School to help coordinate campus initiatives and build collaborations with organizations around the world. From July, 2016-June 2017, Kathleen served as Director, Special Projects, for the Executive Vice President and Treasurer of MIT, working as a lead organizer of The Engine (www.engine.xyz), a new MIT initiative created to advance innovation. In 2014, she co-founded HUBweek, a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration and weeklong festival that brings together the most creative and inventive minds making an impact in art, science and technology. Prompting Question: The Future of Work Technology is changing everything and there needs to be a new  paradigm for work. It is no longer how hard you work or how many hours you toil at the office or in the factory. Creativity and ideas are the new currencies. We should be optimistic about the future, not look at it in fear or argue about things in the context of yesterday but look forward to the possibility of what things can become. We are not going to make America great again by ignoring progress, constructing walls or going backwards. We need to start having a civic dialogue about how we are going to evolve our society with purpose and intent. Join me in that conversation.  

EVOO Restaurant

350 Third Street

Cambridge

Lunch with Change Maker: Matthew Christopher Claudel

About Matthew Matthew Claudel is a designer, researcher and writer focused on the opportunities and challenges of urban innovation. Matthew has been published widely in the fields of architecture, innovation science, technology and art, and co-authored two books: Open Source Architecture and The City of Tomorrow. Matthew has given a Talk@ Google, taught at the Politecnico di Torino e Milano, lectured at the Harvard Business school, and was featured in the BBC Future series. He is a World Economic Forum ‘Global Shaper,’ serves as a part of the United Nations' Digital Technologies for Sustainable Urbanization Network, and is an active protagonist of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 89plus. Prompting Question Urbanization is merging with the global innovation economy – from mobility apps to ’smart’ trash bins – but when it comes to physical space, are city-makers building places for innovators or innovative places?

Anthem Kitchen & Bar

101 South Market Street

Boston

Lunch with Change Maker: Tali Sharot

About Tali Tali Sharot, PhD, is an Associate Professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London, where she directs the Affective Brain Lab, and currently a visiting Professor at MIT. She is the author most recently of The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others. Prompting Question How are our thoughts and beliefs influenced by social media?

Cultivar

1 Court Street

Boston

Lunch with Change Maker: Cecilia Nicolini

About Cecilia Cecilia is an international consultant with more than 13 years of experience working with governments, politicians and organizations in Latin America, Europe and the US advising them on topics like communications, elections, international branding, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. She has managed a presidential campaign, advised governors and mayors and run an election for an international organization.More recently she joined Opinno, a global innovation and technology consultancy as Chief International Officer. She was born and raised in Argentina but she also lived in Spain, El Salvador, Mexico and Canada. She holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Master in Political Communication, a Bachelor in Political Science and a MBA from the IE Business School. Prompting Question How can we improve government? Technology is changing the way that we live and work but government seems to be lagging behind. What should the future of civic engagement look like?

Anthem Kitchen & Bar

101 South Market Street

Boston

Lunch with Change Maker: Beth Santos

About Beth Beth Santos is Founder and CEO of Wanderful, the world’s homesharing network for women. Wanderful empowers women to travel the globe safely and confidently using an identity verified network of members around the world who host one another in their homes, meet face-to-face over coffee, or even provide tips and advice. Beth is a dynamic business strategist, social entrepreneur and community builder with a love of travel and supporting women. She has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with focuses on innovation + entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and management strategy. Prompting Question Is travel a responsibility, a right, or a privilege? Is the answer to this question different today than it was 50 years ago?

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

40 Court Street

Boston

Lunch with Change Maker: Luis Perez-Breva (Sold Out)

About Luis  Luis Perez-Breva, is an innovator, entrepreneur, educator and the author of Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong (The MIT Press, 2017). He is an expert in technology innovation, venture labs, taking deep tech to impact, and applying artificial intelligence to solve real-world problems. Luis is based in the MIT School of Engineering and is Faculty Director of Innovation Teams, its flagship joint enterprise with MIT Sloan to put the Institute’s deep tech advances to work to solve real-world problems. Through iTeams, he has helped 170+ MIT technologies find a path forward to impact. Prompting Question What if all you hear about innovation was wrong? What if Innovating wasn't about pretending your idea is earth-shattering or exponential or disruptive and then failing fast or forward or at an angle? What if it is easier than that? Oh, and while we are at it,  AI isn't evil.  Care to discuss what makes AI finally ripe for real-world problem-solving?

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

40 Court Street

Boston

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