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The Week Ahead - 12/02/13 through 12/06/13

Photo of Boston State House highlights Kendall Press' list of upcoming networking events in Greater Boston. Updated weekly.

Wondering what the first week of December holds for events in and around Greater Boston? Wonder no more! Join us as we celebrate education, explore innovation in healthcare, and build brands, websites, and relationships...all with a hint of international flair. Get ready for The Week Ahead!

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Swiss Day at Harvard
Who: Boston Consulate of Switzerland
What: A day of talks and discussions exploring Switzerland's position in the global economy
When: 12/02/13, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Where: Harvard Hall, Room 202, Harvard University
Why: Join the Boston Consulate of Switzerland, Harvard faculty members, and various industry leaders as they present on the continued growth and evolution of the nation. Presentation topics include politics, education, workforce development, and economic success.

Branding Smaller POSTPONED
Who: Benjamin Spear of #brandhack
What: Roundtable on brand strategy and design
When: 12/02/13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm TBA
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Dig in for a presentation on branding from the co-founder of #brandhack. Get an insider's perspective on how the ideation and implementation of branding has changed, and how to establish stronger relationships between consumers and companies.


Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Bootcamp Replay: "The Path to Excellent Management"
Who: Supporting Strategies
What: Monthly lecture series of popular Business Fundamentals Bootcamp presenters
When: 12/03/2013, 10:00am - 11:00am
Where: 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Join Supporting Strategies for their December session as they continue to bring back their highest rated speakers for encore presentations. This month, Life Path Insights, Inc. founder Tyke Crowley presents on how to better understand your employees and improve your management ability.

UXPA Monthly Meeting
Who: User Experience Professionals' Association
What: A night of presentations focusing on UX challenges in healthcare
When: 12/03/13, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 400 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472 (athenahealth)
Why: Operating in development and design? Working in healthcare? Interested in UX? Spend the evening with UXPA and athenahealth, and find out more about the unique challenges faced within the healthcare industry, and how to overcome them. Refreshments and tours available.

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Winning Business Models & Open Source as an Innovation Engine
Who: North Bridge Venture Partners
What: Presentation on Startups and open source
When: 12/04/13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Revere Hotel Boston Common)
Why: Get an overview on the framework used by North Bridge Venture's General Partner Michael Skok for entrepreneurial success. Get insights into open source from Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat. Get local views from companies like Acquia and Black Duck Software.

Conversations at CAMD with Richard Saul Wurman
Who: Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media and Design
What: A one on one conversation led by Distingiuished Professor Richard Saul Wurman
When: 12/04/2013, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Where: 40 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115 (Visitor Center, West Village F, Presentation Room 1, Northeastern University)
Why: Creator and former chair of TED conference Richard Saul Wurman hosts a fireside chat with current Northeastern Univeristy president Joseph E. Aoun in a series Wurman describes as "intellectual jazz."

Important People, Honest Conversations
Who: Startup Institute
What: Candid conversations with industry leaders, led by Startup Institute Director Allan Telio
When: 12/04/13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: 1 Cambridge Center, 6th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Startup Institute Boston)
Why: This month's conversation is with Panos Panay (founder and former CEO of Sonicbids) and Ford Englander (COO of Sonicbids). Enjoy wine, beer, and cheese before settling in for an intimate discussion with the men behind the music industry's standard for connecting bands with music promoters.


Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Discovering Italy’s Science & Technology Excellence: Opportunities for Cooperation
Who: Italian Trade Commission
What: Seminar and networking event to facilitate US/Italian partnerships
When: 12/05/13, 2:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: 1 Broadway, 14th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Find out more about the opportunities that exist for partnerships between US and Italian companies. Panelists and presenters from various industries including Biopharma, education, and venture capital.

Boundless for Educators Launch Party
Who: Boundless
What: Launch party as Boundless prepares to open for educators
When: 12/05/13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: 207 South Street, Boston, MA, 02111 (Boundless)
Why: Join Boundless as they celebrate the next stage launch of their textbook revolution! Networking and discussion on the future of educational content, open for all to attend.


Friday, December 6th, 2013

Learn WordPress with Prompt
Who: Prompt
What: Workshop on how to implement WordPress for your website or blog
When: 12/06/13, 8:30am - 9:30am
Where: 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Havana Room, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Why: Get an overview of WordPress, including tips on content management, hosting basics, and creation walkthrough. Not a morning person? Prompt has you covered with an afternoon session at 3:30pm.

Keeping the Books
Who: Artisan's Asylum
What: Business Skills for Artists Workshop Series, Part 4 of 4
When: 12/06/13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA 02143 (Artisan's Asylum)
Why: Join the Artisan's Asylum and a trio of presenters as they explore the unique challenges faced when starting a business in the creative sector. Information applicable to anyone making or creating something they're interested in selling.

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