The Week Ahead – 04/21/14 through 04/25/14

Networking Events in Boston's North End ©SpiroPhoto

What a week it will be in Boston, with Marathon Monday, Patriot’s Day and Earth Day all coming up! To celebrate, our list of networking events in Boston will bring you to the unveiling of new programs, the exploration of future technologies, and discussions on science and sustainability. All that and more is in store for The Week Ahead!

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Monday, March 21st, 2014

The 118th Boston Marathon


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2014

Sustainability unConference 2014
Who: EcoMotion
What: Interactive event discussing Sustainability
When: 4/22/14, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 (District Hall)
Why: Lend your opinion as participants choose key topics and shape the agenda during this gathering on Sustainability. Networking, a handful of programmed sessions, open discussion, and presentation tables from companies like EcoMotion, MassCEC, Earthos, Climate Reality Project and more.

Linkapedia Unveiling
Who: Linkapedia
What: Product showcase and demo
When: 4/22/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 711 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02111 (WorkBar Boston)
Why: Join the Linkapedia team as they unveil their stealth mode discovery engine. Learn more about the Linkapedia project and how you can be a part of creating opportunities for learning around the globe. Take a spin on the platform, meet the developers, and network over food and drinks.


Wednesday, March 23rd, 2014

Next Generation Sequencing Seminar
Who: CLC bio
What: NGS Seminar and info session
When: 4/23/14, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: 2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Boston Marriott Cambridge)
Why: CLC bio hosts this session over lunch exploring NGS tools and solutions. Learn about how the company supports researchers and scientists conducting nucleic acid research, plus get an overview of new products and meet CLC bio team members.

Fresh Data in Healthcare
Who: Fresh Data Boston
What: Fresh Data Kickoff Event
When: 4/23/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 275 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 (Hack/Reduce)
Why: Be there for the Fresh Data launch event as they showcase healthcare startups using data to improve healthcare. Network with the Fresh Data team, plus entrepreneurs and industry veterans throughout the evening.

The Future of Education
Who: LearnLaunch and Students for Education Reform (Boston College Chapter)
What: Panel discussion on education technology
When: 4/23/14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Fulton 511, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (Boston College)
Why: Presenters from Testive, Gardner Pilot Academy, Boston College, and LearnLaunch talk about the crossroads of technology and education. Hear from the distinguished panel as they explore what the future holds for education, and how additional advancements can be realized.


Thursday, March 24th, 2014

TalentExpo
Who: Startup Institute Boston
What: Student showcase for Spring 2014
When: 4/24/14, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134 (Harvard I-Lab)
Why: Show your support for Startup Institute Boston as its student body is put on display for companies looking to hire fresh talent. Whether you’re looking to hire, looking for more information on the Startup Institute Boston program, or looking to support the business community while networking over coffee and lunch, this is the place to be.

Draper Prize Lecture 2014
Who: Draper Laboratory
What: Lecture session on rechargeable lithium ion battery
When: 4/24/14, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Where: 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 (Museum of Science)
Why: Hear from the inventors of the modern lithium battery we use in everything from cell phones to cameras to power tools and more. Learn about the development process of the battery direct from the 2014 Draper Prize recipients.

How Helpful are Mobile Health Apps?
Who: Health 2.0 Boston
What: Panel presentation exploring Mobile Health Apps
When: 4/24/14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E51-325, Cambridge, MA 02139 (MIT)
Why: A panel representing various positions in the healthcare industry discuss the pros and cons of mobile health. Get a better understanding of the challenges clinicians face with the overabundance of patient apps, plus discuss privacy issues from the perspective of developers and end users alike.


Friday, March 25th, 2014

Growing Economies in a Shrinking World: Will there be Room for Nature?
Who: University of Massachusetts Boston
What: Presentations on the impact of economic growth on biodiversity.
When: 4/25/14, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Small Science Auditorium, Boston, MA 02125 (UMASS Boston)
Why: Hear from guest speakers from CASSE, Smith College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic as they address the relationship between economic growth and biodiversity conservation. Public seminar with keynotes, panels, audience interaction and networking.

Descience: Research on the Runway
Who: MIT Museum and Descience
What: Scientific discovery and fashion inspiration collide.
When: 4/25/14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (MIT Museum)
Why: See the results that occur at the crossroads of science and art in this first of its kind event. Scientists and fashion designers collaborate to translate scientific passion into a visual, wearable outcome. Explore distinct perspectives and new ideas, plus network with the organizers and participants as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

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