The Week Ahead – 03/17/14 through 03/21/14

Our upcoming networking events listing, with a photo of Innovation District construction Boston ©SpiroPhoto 2014

It’s time for an updated forecast of Greater Boston business and networking events! This week, we’re reconnecting you with the community, bringing you the latest from the tech scene, and giving you a firsthand look at how Boston has embraced all things International. Find all that and more as we make our top picks for The Week Ahead!

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Monday, March 17th, 2014

Maximum Viable Laughter
Who: Venture Comedy
What: Comedy show for the entrepreneurial community
When: 3/17/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 75 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Network with Innovation District professionals over a laugh or three. A half dozen performers will cajole the crowd and end with a side-splitting Shark Tank session.


Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Networking with TD Garden Leadership
Who: The Salvation Army
What: Speaker series and networking
When: 3/18/14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114 (TD Garden)
Why: Take the opportunity to hear from TD Garden leadership as they share what it takes to host 200+ events, and 3.5 million people, each year. Gain insight from top executives and network with Boston’s professional community.

2014 The Year of the Tech War For Talent
Who: Tech in Motion
What: Panel on Tech Industry hiring
When: 3/18/14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Get the scoop on the hiring process direct from the managers making decisions. Representatives from enterprise, startups, and recruiting firms dish on what they look for, and how to stand out in a crowd.

Two Human Exploration Experiences & Innovative Challenges
Who: Italian Consulate General, MIT Italy, PIB
What: Space Conference
When: 3/18/14, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: 25 Ames Street, MIT Building 66, Room 110, Cambridge, MA 02139 (MIT)
Why: Learn more about the new frontiers of human space exploration as NASA Astronaut Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman and ESA Astronaut Col. Roberto Vittori share their unique experiences. Open Q+A session to follow.


Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

2014 Walk/Ride Day Kickoff and 2013 Awards Celebration
Who: Green Streets Initiative
What: Kickoff Ceremony and Awards celebration
When: 3/19/14, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Volpe National Transportation Systems Center)
Why: Start the 2014 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge by taking the time to celebrate the success of the 2013 campaign. Network with participants, meet program directors from around the Greater Boston area and share ideas and inspiration.

EAO Boston Meet & Greet
Who: Executive Assistants Organization
What: Organization meet and greet
When: 3/19/14, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: 161 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110 (Elephant & Castle)
Why: Network with top assistants and admin professionals as the EAO hosts this open meet and greet. Whether you’re a member or not, this is an opportunity to find out more about the organization, meet the people responsible for ensuring smooth operation in some of the most powerful companies in Boston, and share experiences.

Boston: A Gateway City for International Entrepreneurship POSTPONED
This event has been POSTPONED. A list of upcoming MassChallenge events can be found here.


Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Community + Entrepreneurship: Tim Rowe Talk
Who: Kendall Square Association
What: Presentation on Community and Entrepreneurship
When: 3/20/14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Microsoft NERD Center)
Why: Hear from Tim Rowe as he shares his story of fostering entrepreneurship and community throughout the Greater Boston area. From the CIC to his work with the KSA to the Venture Cafe Foundation, learn more about what has been accomplished, and what’s next.

Travel Tech Talk
Who: Travel 2.0 Boston
What: Travel Tech Talk Series
When: 3/20/14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: One Broadway, 15th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 (CIC)
Why: Hear from Adam Medros (VP of Product at TripAdvisor) and Giorgos Zacharia (CTO/CPO at KAYAK) as they discuss what’s next in the travel industry. Find out more about the roles that still need to be filled by the startup/innovation community. Fireside chat, plus networking and open Q+A.


Friday, March 21st, 2014

Design Museum Mornings
Who: Design Museum Boston
What: Discussion on Design
When: 3/21/14, 8:30am – 10:00am
Where: 621 Huntington Avenue, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 (Mass College of Art and Design)
Why: Hear from Paul Paturzo of Paturzo Design over breakfast and coffee. Learn about Paul’s work in Tanzania and share ideas on sustainable economic development while networking with peers.

In-APP-ropriate
Who: Museum of Science
What: Forum on children and mobile devices
When: 3/21/14, 7:00pm
Where: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 (Museum of Science)
Why: Be part of the conversation as attendees explore the impact of handheld mobile communication devices. Consider the effects our changing world of communications are having on our social interaction and human development, and take part in shaping a future exhibit at the Museum.

Jason, for the team at Kendall Press

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