HUBweek // The HUB
The heart of HUBweek,
on City Hall Plaza
Connect, learn, wander, and create at HUBweek’s first-of-its-kind centralized festival site. Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The HUB features signature events, workshops and hackathons, creative gathering spaces, competitions, art installations, and unexpected experiences.
The HUB is being designed in collaboration with award-winning Boston design firm CBT and will be open to all HUBweek attendees October 12-15, 2017. Registration is free, but required and passes are open now. Interested in who and what you’ll find at The HUB? You can now check out the initial lineup and details on how to attend below!
Go Deeper at The HUB
Looking to immerse yourself in new ideas and creative experiences? These signature HUBweek tracks are designed to awaken your mind and connect you with leading innovators and creators.
Presented by MilliporeSigma
3 days of the most promising and impactful ideas coming out of Boston, featuring Atul Gawande, Malcolm Gladwell, Juliette Kayyem & dozens more.
The HUB comes alive during this nighttime live arts experience, amongst shipping containers and geodesic domes, on stages big and small.
Attend a HUB Event
Interested in a specific topic or experience? Want to swing by The HUB for an hour or two? We've got you covered. More than 5 dozen events are now open for registration. Here's a taste for what you can expect:
Oct. 12 | 10:00 - 12:00pm
Calm your body and mind, unplug, relax at this community-wide De-Stress session.
Oct. 12 & 13
A series of interactive programming presented by HUBweek founders Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT, focused on directly engaging the audience in problem-solving and discussion on the topics of climate change, artificial intelligence in medicine, the opioids crisis, and precision medicine.
The swissnex Dome
Oct. 12 - 15
The swissnex Dome is a full-dome structure that allows a 360° spatialization of images and sounds, taking the audience on a fully immersive and unique experience. At HUBweek 2017, the swissnex Dome will host Swiss, American, and Canadian programming such as full-dome projections, digital performances, cosmic yoga sessions, panel discussions and workshops.
MIT IDE Inclusive Innovation Competition Celebration
Oct. 12 | 06:00 – 07:30pm
A celebration of the world's best tech-driven solutions to reinvent the future of work (featuring Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Alphabet, Inc.).
Robot Block Party
Oct. 15 | 11:00 – 05:00pm
Come experience the latest in robotics via exciting demos and interesting discussions that will explore how innovative technology and artificial intelligence are providing solutions in healthcare, agriculture,
Explore Dozens of Shipping Containers
Wander your way through a number of reimagined shipping containers, brought to life through demonstrations, performance, and immersive experiences.
Mass General Center for Community Health Improvement and the Artists Group of Charlestown
Helen Popinchalk and Morgan Grenier, Trifecta Editions, and Jay LaCouture, AntiDesigns
Gabriel Mugar and French 2D, Anda French and Jenny French
Jason Hoelscher and Jessamy McManus, Umwelt Operations Unlimited, Will Penny, Michael Porten, and Britt Spencer, Widowmaker Collective, Jeff Schmuki and Wendy DesChene, PlantBot Genetics
Karen Schoucair and Rachelle Villalon
Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Mass General Hospital
Experience HUBweek Walls
Check out this collection of murals showcasing 8 local artists' unique creative skills as they take over a shipping container with paint and passion. Stay tuned to learn which artists will be painting live!
Still trying to figure out where to start?
There are three ways to experience The HUB open, right now.
Grab an Insider Pass
Gain Insider access to curated, one-of-a-kind opportunities throughout The HUB, as well as registration to HUBweek's signature tracks, Future Forum, Immersion and Demo Day.
Check Out the Full Schedule
More than 5 dozen events are now open for registration at The HUB–most of which are free. Browse by topic, date and program to find what you're most fired up by.