Celebrate Boston with HUBweek and MIT’s Solve

by Jay London on October 2, 2015 · 0 comments

in Alumni Life, Events, In the News, Research

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HUBweek is co-sponsored by MIT and includes Solve, a new interdisciplinary program at MIT.

HUBweek, which begins on October 3, is a celebration of Boston’s unique culture of real-world innovation. The week-long festival will highlight the meaningful impact of science and technology in society, so it’s no surprise that the MIT community will have a strong presence as presenters and attendees.

HUBweek, which is co-sponsored by MIT and founded by chair Linda Pizutti Henry SM ’05, will take place in locations throughout Boston and Cambridge. More than 40 MIT community members, including at least 15 MIT alumni, will be part of HUBweek’s group of “creative thinkers, doers and influencers” who will discuss their research and host events throughout the week. (View the full list.)

Registration for HUBweek is now open. MIT campus will be part of HUBweek’s Inside Kendall Square event on Thursday, Oct. 8. MIT alumni invited to visit the MIT Alumni Lounge, which will feature a free Brass Rat polishing and liquid nitrogen ice cream.

The bulk of the Institute’s HUBweek content can be found in the newly-launched Solve, an ongoing program at MIT that aims to bring together interdisciplinary collaborators to explore, model, and test new solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. (Read more about Solve at MIT News.)

More than 500 people are expected to attend Solve, which is structured around four pillars—Learn, Cure, Fuel, and Make. The program features three public presentations throughout HUBweek, which require advanced registration.

  • Opening Convocation, Monday, October 5, featuring a keynote address from Columbia University’s Jeffrey Sachs
  • “Fuel” Pillar Roundtable, Tuesday, October 6, with Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons Ltd.
  • “Learn” Pillar Roundtable, Wednesday, October 7, with Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder, Emerson collective

View the slate of MIT Community members participating in the festivals (view a larger version) then register for HUBweek and Solve. If we missed someone, let us know in the comments below or at @mit_alumni.

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