This week, we're putting education in the spotlight, tackling the Innovation Economy, and designing everything from 2014 road maps to more walkable communities. Find all that and more as we unveil our latest top ten Greater Boston networking events in this edition of The Week Ahead!
A 21st Century Learning Exploration
Who: Schools That Can, Boston
What: Presentation on the future of schools
When: 2/3/14, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 21 Queen Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 (The Neighborhood House Charter School)
Why: Get insight into the present and future of 21st century learning environments from David Stephen, founder of New Vista Design and Co-Founder of High Tech High. Find out more about how schools can better match he skills they teach with the skills that are needed today. Food, drinks, and networking.
Who: Wentworth Institute of Technology
What: Presentations on innovation and entrepreneurship at WIT
When: 2/4/14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 (Accelerate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center)
Why: Take a tour of Accelerate, Wentworth’s Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Center. Stick around for presentations on idea development, consumer insights / market research, and business development and sales.
2014 AIGA Boston Launch Party
Who: AIGA Boston
What: 2014 preview from AIGA
When: 2/4/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Moksa)
Why: Join AIGA as they bring together the design community of Boston. Practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons welcome. Find out what’s in store for the coming year at this social/networking event.
Important People, Honest Conversations
Who: Startup Institute Boston
What: A candid conversation with Boston Globe’s Scott Kirsner
When: 2/4/14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: 179 Lincoln Street, Suite 405, Boston, MA 02111 (Startup Institute Boston)
Why: Hear from columnist and author Scott Kirsner as he discusses the Innovation Economy with Startup Institute’s Director of Instructor Development, Will Eaton. Q+A to follow. Snacks, drinks and networking on either side of the conversation.
Access to Capital Workshop
Who: Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson
What: Workshop discussing capital and financing
When: 2/5/14, 7:00am – 9:30am
Where: 2315 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 (Central Boston Elder Services)
Why: Get information on capital access and business financing options direct from City Councillor Tito Jackson and Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Business Development Division. Find out more about how the city provides support to entrepreneurs, startups, and growing small businesses alike.
Walkable Urbanism POSTPONED
What: Presentation and reception with Chris Leinberger
When: 2/5/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Hear Chris Leinberger’s presentation on why it would benefit Greater Boston to become more walkable, and how the region can achieve that goal. Networking, drinks and snacks at District Hall.
Integrating Millennials Into Your Team
What: Interactive discussion on incorporating the four generations in the workplace
When: 2/6/14, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: One International Place, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 (Paypal)
Why: Hear from a panel of all ages on how to adapt culture and embrace the future workforce of the world. Food for thought and food for the stomach provided.
Software / Hardware / Everywhere
Who: O’Reilly Media
What: Networking even for anyone involved in or interested in the programmable world
When: 2/6/14, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: 485 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (IDEO Boston)
Why: Opportunity for the multi-disciplinary community of people working on software and hardware to get together and discuss. Get a preview of what the Solid Conference in May is all about, plus, check out IDEO’s space.
EdTech Job Fair
What: Job Fair for the EdTech industry
When: 2/7/14, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Why: Meet EdTech companies looking to hire summer interns and full-time employees. Meet other Boston area professionals interested in the EdTech space. Learn more about companies making noise in the industry.
Networking at Hult
Who: Hult International Business School
What: Networking event with a presentation from Dr. Hitendra Patel
When: 2/7/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 1 Education Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 (Hult International Business School)
Why: Join the Consulting and Entrepreneurship Clubs of Hult and Northeastern University at this networking event for the Greater Boston business community. Meet new people, expand your international network and increase your industry knowledge.
Jason, for the team at Kendall Press