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The Week Ahead – 05/12/14 through 05/16/14

Upcoming Networking Events - Chinatown Gate, Boston, ©KeithSpiroPhoto

This week, we're bringing you updates on big data, news on new tech, and getting creative with science throughout the Greater Boston region. All that and more is in store for The Week Ahead!

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Monday, May 12th, 2014

IBM Fast Data Forum
Who: IBM
What: Discussion on data innovation
When: 5/12/14, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Where: 100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116 (W Hotel)
Why: Learn about data innovations that are transforming industries from senior executives at IBM. Gain insight into research being conducted, breakthroughs, and key initiatives that will impact business performance.

Science Out Loud Season 1 Screening
Who: MIT + K12 Videos
What: Series Premiere Viewing
When: 5/12/14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 229 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (MIT – Simmons Hall Multipurpose Room)
Why: Get a sneak peak at the new MIT webseries, Science Out Loud. Meet the students and staff involved in the creation process, and get engaged in the fascinating side of science and engineering over dinner and networking.


Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Life Sciences Corridor Launch
Who: Cities of Cambridge, Boston, and Quincy
What: Celebrating the new Life Sciences Corridor initiative
When: 5/13/14, 10:45am – 11:30am
Where: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 (Museum of Science)
Why: Join the mayors of Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Somerville, and Braintree as they officially launch a new initiative to promote the life sciences sector throughout Greater Boston. Hear from a number of distinguished speakers, and meet with other professionals to amplify the economic development of the industry.

Collaborate to Innovate
Who: MIT Technology Review and Unilever
What: Program on corporate partnerships
When: 5/13/14, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 1 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 (East Arcade Conference Center)
Why: Gain insight into how large corporations accelerate technological innovation, and find out what it takes to build partnerships at the highest levels of business. Speakers from Unilever and Wyss Institute of Harvard, with MIT Technology Review moderating.

Small Business Marketing Workshop
Who: ThriveHive
What: Workshop on marketing for small businesses
When: 5/13/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 222 Third Street, Suite 0234, Cambridge, MA 02142 (ThriveHive)
Why: Check out the new ThriveHive offices and get help with your marketing efforts. Work one on one with marketing experts to develop and improve marketing initiatives, and get answers to your most pressing marketing questions at this interactive workshop.


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

#DownloadBoston
Who: WeWork
What: Panel on business in Fort Point
When: 5/14/14, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: 51 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02205 (WeWork Fort Point)
Why: Hear from a half dozen companies that have made Fort Point their base of operations as they discuss the past, present and future of the neighborhood. From a growing list of amenities to relocation opportunities, network with thriving organizations and find out what makes Fort Point unique.

The Hello Project – Boston
Who: Startup Institute Boston and Future Boston Alliance
What: Meet and greet with Boston’s creative communities
When: 5/14/14, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: 42 Province Street, Boston, MA 02114 (GEM Nightclub and Lounge)
Why: Drop in for the opportunity to interact with the arts, design, and tech communities at this massive networking party. Say hello to old friends and make new connections inside of the creative ecosystem.


Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Beer & Learn – Gary Wolf
Who: Beacon Hill Partners
What: Networking and presentation on creative entrepreneurship
When: 5/15/14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Workbar Cambridge)
Why: Join Beacon Hill Partners as they host Gary Wolf, author and creator of Roger Rabbit. Hear about the creative process and what it takes to bring an entrepreneur’s dream to fruition. Network with other Boston professionals over food and drinks.

Content Marketing Forum
Who: Curata
What: Discussion on content marketing
When: 5/15/14, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 245 First Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Curata)
Why: The Curata team kicks off a new series of networking events with their first Content Marketing Forum. Gain insight into successful content marketing strategies from companies like Permabit and Explorics, then participate in open discussion and networking over light refreshments.


Friday, May 16th, 2014

Music 2.0: Tools + Tech
Who: Charles McEnerney, Trish Fontanilla, Kevin Hoskins, Molly Holder
What: Demo night for music related tech companies
When: 5/16/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: In conjunction with Together Festival 2014, Music 2.0 showcases a wide variety of companies working on innovation tied to music. Network with musicians, marketers, managers, entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and media, and hear from technologists on the cutting edge of sound.

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