Art, science, and technology are coming together with the latest collaboration between MGH, MIT, Harvard, and the Boston Globe: HUBweek. October 3 – 10 (that’s this Saturday through next Saturday), each institution will be hosting a series of events that showcase and celebrate the world-changing work, art, and thinking being developed right here in Greater Boston.
This is HUBweek’s inaugural year and organizers hope to cement a foundation of collaboration and inclusivity. “We believe there is an innovator in everyone, that a great idea can come from anywhere – all you need is the opportunity to imagine and the know-how to pursue. HUBweek opens doors to places and thinking that might otherwise happen behind closed doors.”
Those are some lofty goals, but with an event-line up like this, meaningful connections and interesting conversations are all but a guarantee. Here are some of the OWHL’s top picks:
Fenway Forum: What’s the Right Thing to Do? (Sunday, October 4, 4:00 to 6:00 pm) : Amazing panelists (Ariana Huffington! Yo-Yo Ma! Alexis Wilkinson!) discuss hard ethical questions and the meaning of citizenship today with leader Michael Sandel.
Art. Science. Learning (Monday, October 5, 7:00 to 9:00 pm) : What happens when we bring art and science together in the classroom?
Libraries: The Next Generation (Wednesday, October 7, 10:00 to 11:30 am) : An exploration of how libraries are drawing on their past and using technology to create new resources for scholarship and education.
Million Dollar Women (Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 to 8:00 pm) : Over the last 20 years, U.S. women have founded nearly twice as many businesses as men have, but only 3% of women-owned businesses earn revenues of $1M or more. Why is this? What can we do about it?
Most HUBweek events are open and free, but all require registration. Visit HUBweek’s Event Calendar to find out more and to register.