The 2019 HubWeek Fall Festival will be held Oct. 1–3 in the Seaport neighborhood of Boston. The event, which has evolved into a year-long celebration of innovation and collaboration in the fields of art, science, and technology, was founded in 2014 by MIT, the Boston Globe, Harvard University, and Massachusetts General Hospital.
MIT alumni and other members of the Institute community are well represented on this year’s agenda of more than 60 sessions. Keep an eye out for these MITers if you’re attending the festivities this week (and for 20% off the ticket price when you register, use the code MIT-HW-19).
Tuesday, October 1
Linda Henry SM '05 (Managing Director, Boston Globe Media Partners, and co-founder and chair of HubWeek)
Opening Session: The Pursuit (and other sessions throughout the week)
Greg Shell '97 (Managing Director, Double Impact Fund, Bain Capital)
Reshma Shetty PhD '08 (President & Co-founder, Ginkgo Bioworks)
Impact Investment & Biotech: Where Are the Impact Unicorns?
Josh Feast MBA '07 (CEO, Cogito)
Foreign Born, Boston Built, Immigrant Led
Wednesday, October 2
Ariel Ekblaw SM ’17 (Founder and Director, MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative)
Bodies in Space: The Next Generation of Exploration
Prerna Sekhri MBA ’18, SM ’18 (Organizer, Universal Suffrage)
Imagining Citizenship for Transforming Cities
Tom Rutledge SM '89 (Senior Advisor, ImpactScape)
Future of Social Impact: Impactscape Database
Thursday, October 3
Stephanie Lee MArch '19 (Cofounder & CEO, SpaceUs)
Open Doors: Voices of the City
Other presenters with MIT connections this week include Esther Wallace, director of marketing for the MIT Recreation and founder and designer of Playa Society Sportswear; Shana Penna, CEO of digital health company Inmogeia Technologies, who graduated from the Tsinghua–MIT Sloan Global MBA program in Beijing, China; Erin Baumgartner, assistant director of the MIT Senseable City Lab; and Noah Wilson Rich, a research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab and chief scientific officer of the Best Bees Company. See the full agenda on the HubWeek website.
Photo (top): Installation at HubWeek 2018. Courtesy of HubWeek.