Yesterday, the British Consulate General in Boston, hosted a reception for their new digs just down the street from us and to open the new office and kick off an amazing conference was His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent. Kendall Press was on hand to cover the excitement.
Why are the Brits here? In the words of Phil Budden, the ConsulateGeneral for New England, "we do Science and Technology, Education and Commerce. Harvard and MIT are here, so is Microsoft and Google." So, naturally, they want to participate in the resurgence of Kendall Square and the East Coast's Inventive Economy. The British kicked off the first of an annual event that brings together a panel of business leaders and an audience of primarily High School Students.
The program was called Inspiration in Action Conference 2010 and was put on in a partnership between the British School of Boston and STEP http://stepinspire.org/ an organization which works hard to inspire students and engage companies by connecting students and businesses in Cambridge. Kudos to them. It was quite a scene, with His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent mingling with high school students from area schools and business leaders such as Peter Tedeschi, president of Tedeschi Food shops, and representatives from Microsoft, MIT Sloan school, USA First and others all sharing life and career experiences.