Sunday, May 24, 2015

Energy (and Other) Events - May 24, 2015

Energy (and Other) Events is a weekly mailing list published most Sundays covering events around the Cambridge, MA and greater Boston area that catch the editor's eye.

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Monday, May 25
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7pm  Wearable Tech Career Night

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Tuesday, May 26
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10:30am  Urban Cyber-Physical Systems: Addressing Sustainability Challenges by Urban Systems with Urban Data
11am  Houghton Lecture - Asian monsoon anticyclone
6pm  Public hearing re: Demolition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
6pm  Boston New Technology May 2015 Product Showcase #BNT53
7pm  CafeSci Boston: Investigating Urban Carbon Cycles with BU's Dr. Lucy Hutyra
7pm  Dorie Clark at Brookline Booksmith: Stand Out

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Wednesday, May 27
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12pm  Accessible, Affordable Micro-Housing: An Oxymoron?
4pm  Complexity Salon:  Redesigning education for creative learners, not test takers
5:30pm  Building a Proactive Cyber Defense Strategy, from Tools to Tactics

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Thursday, May 28
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8:30am Cybersecurity Innovation
11am  Houghton Lecture - Stratospheric water vapor
6pm  Exhibition Opening:  Density Atlas: Measuring Urban Density
6pm  Solar Beer Club May - Atlantic Beer Garden
6pm  Big Ideas: Wearables, IoT, and MEMs
6:30pm  #DesigninTech
7pm  Author/Beekeeper Jacqueline Freeman: The Song of Increase
8:30pm  From Energy to Advocacy

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Friday, May 29
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7am  Global Real Estate Forum
7:30am  Global STEM Education & an Innovation-Driven Global Workforce of the 21 Century
10am  Spain@MIT Industry Series: David Suriol, Vortex Bladeless [Wind Machines]
10:30am  Radcliffe Day Panel: A Decade of Decisions and Dissents: The Roberts Court, from 2005 to Today
2pm  Test Ride the Copenhagen Wheel
7pm  Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters with Tom Hayden

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Saturday, May 30
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9am  9th Annual Youth Summit on Climate Change
3pm  Making the Sharing Economy Work for Everyone

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Sunday, May 31
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1:30pm  Karenna Gore: The Center for Earth Ethics

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Monday, June 1
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11am  Houghton Lecture - Tropical tropopause layer
12pm  MASS [MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar ] - Jareth Holt (MIT)
3pm  Open Meetings: Digital Futures Consortium

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Tuesday, June 2
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8am  Boston TechBreakfast Presented by Colliers: Open Data Discourse, and More!
12pm  Building the Backbone of Energy Efficiency
12:30pm  Solar Legislative Hearing
3pm  Cambridge City Council Hearing on Urban Agriculture
7pm  Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt with Chris Hedges
8pm  Profound Little Beasts

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My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com

My notes on Temple Grandin's book, Animals Make Us Human, how to deal with animal (and human) behavior more kindly:
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2015/05/animals-make-us-human.html 

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Monday, May 25
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Wearable Tech Career Night
Monday, May 25
7:00 PM
Foundry On Elm, 255 Elm Street, Somerville
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Wearable-technologies-in-Boston/events/222399338/

Are you interested in opportunities in Wearable Tech? Are you a Wearable Tech company and looking to hire? Know of companies hiring, or of talent looking? Or maybe you are starting a company and need co-founders and team members? Lets get together for an informal discussion and help each other out!

If you are a company and would like to bring your maketing materials/banners/swag/ make a presentation and be formally present, please email me directly: paulina@additivefashion.com

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Tuesday, May 26
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Urban Cyber-Physical Systems: Addressing Sustainability Challenges by Urban Systems with Urban Data
Tuesday, May 26
10:30 am
Northeastern, 442 Dana Research Center, 100 Forsyth Street, Boston

Desheng Zhang
For the first time ever, we have more people living in urban areas than rural areas. Based on this inevitable urbanization, my research aims to address sustainability challenges (e.g., energy consumption and traffic congestion) by data-driven applications with a Cyber-Physical-Systems (CPS, also known as a broader term for Internet of Things) approach, which is a new information paradigm integrating communication, computation and control in real time. In this talk, I will focus on CPS related to large-scale urban systems, e.g., cellphone, taxi, bus, subway, and smart payment systems. I will first show how the urban data from these systems can be collaboratively utilized to capture an urban-scale phenomenon, i.e., urban mobility, in real time, which addresses overfitting issues of existing mobility models driven by single-source data. Then I will show how the captured real-time phenomena can be used together to design a practical service, i.e., mobility-driven ridesharing, to provide positive feedback to urban systems themselves, e.g., reducing energy consumption and traffic congestion. Finally, I will present real-world impact of my research and some future work about urban CPS.

Bio:   Desheng Zhang is a Computer Science Ph.D candidate at the University of Minnesota. His research is uniquely built upon 10TB urban data from 10 kinds of urban systems, including cellphone, smartcard, taxi, bus, truck, subway, bike, personal vehicle, electric vehicle, and road networks in 7 cities across 3 continents with 30 million urban residents involved. Desheng designs and implements large-scale data-driven systems and real-world services to address urban sustainability challenges. Desheng has published more than 20 papers, featuring 10 first-author papers in premium Computer Science conferences, e.g., MobiCom, SenSys, IPSN, ICCPS, ICDCS, RTSS, and 6 best paper/thesis/poster awards.
More at: http://www.ece.neu.edu/events/ece-seminar-urban-cyber-physical-systems-addressing-sustainability-challenges-urban-systems#sthash.9VOeZ4af.dpuf

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Houghton Lecture - Asian monsoon anticyclone
Tuesday, May 26
11:00a–12:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

UTLS circulation and transport derived from satellite observations
Speaker: Dr. William Randel
The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transition region of strong dynamical and chemical variability, with contrasts in circulation and chemical behavior between the troposphere and stratosphere. This region exhibits complex dynamical, radiative, and chemical characteristics that place stringent requirements on observing and modeling systems. These lectures will focus on a series of topics related to the observed behavior of UTLS circulation, transport and chemical variability, as derived from satellite measurements combined with meteorological data sets.

Houghton Lectures
Supported through the Houghton Fund, Houghton Lecturers are distinguished visitors from outside MIT who we invite to spend a period of time, ranging from a week to several months as scientists-in-residence within our Program. During their stay it is customary for each lecturer to offer a short-course or a series of lectures on some topic of wide interest. Houghton Lecturer recommendations are welcome throughout the year.

Web site: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/houghton-lectures/summer-2015-randel
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Jen Fentress
617-253-2127

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Public hearing re: Demolition at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Tuesday, May 26
6:00 pm in Room 900
Boston City Hall

Don't miss a significant discussion about the scheduled demolition of the original Benjamin Thompson & Associates–designed Flower Market greenhouses adjacent to old Faneuil Hall, Dock Square. Written comments may be submitted by the hearing date to Elizabeth Stifel at the Boston Landmarks Commission, City Hall, City Hall Square Room 709, Boston, MA 02201. You can also fax your comments to 617-635-3435; or send a signed PDF via email to elizabeth.stifel@cityofboston.gov. Read more.
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Boston New Technology May 2015 Product Showcase #BNT53
Tuesday, May 26
6:00 PM
IBM Innovation Center, 1 Rogers Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Boston_New_Technology/events/222381855/

Free event! Come learn about 8 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Questions & Answers. Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT54 hashtag in social media posts

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CafeSci Boston: Investigating Urban Carbon Cycles with BU's Dr. Lucy Hutyra
Tuesday, May 26
7:00p - 8:00p
Le Laboratoire, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investigating-urban-carbon-cycles-with-dr-lucy-hutyra-tickets-16916327190

The vast majority of our CO2 emissions can be attributed to cities. The combination of large, concentrated greenhouse gas emissions and rapid urban growth make cities key elements of our climate problem, but cities offer the potential to serve as ?first responders? for climate action. This talk will explore several facets of the carbon cycle at the urban scale including the social drivers of fossil fuel emissions and the physical
determinants of biological carbon flows.

About the Speaker
Dr. Lucy Hutyra received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2007 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University. Her current research interests center on characterization of the urban carbon cycle, including quantifying the
effects of urbanization on vegetation structure and productivity, developing urban greenhouse gas monitoring systems, and refining fossil fuel emissions estimates. Hutyra is an investigator on several NASA and NSF research projects linking remote sensing, atmospheric observations, field measurements, and models to study the urban carbon cycle. She was the recipient of an NSF CAREER award in 2012, serves on the North American Carbon Program Scientific Steering Group, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles on various aspects of the carbon cycle.

Please join us for drink and conversation. This is a free event, but limited seating is available. We encourage you to RSVP through Eventbrite
so we can estimate attendance.

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Dorie Clark at Brookline Booksmith: Stand Out
Tuesday, May 26
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dorie-clark-at-brookline-booksmith-stand-out-tickets-16374787430

Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they'll be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that’s simply not true anymore. To advance your business or your cause, you have to inspire others to listen and take action. You have to learn how to stand out. Please join us for HBR and Forbes contributor Dorie Clark's book launch party for Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.

Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) and Stand Out (Portfolio/Penguin, 2015). A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Inc., and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. You can follow her on Twitter @dorieclark and download her free 42-page Stand Out Self-Assessment Workbook.

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Wednesday, May 27
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Accessible, Affordable Micro-Housing: An Oxymoron?
Wednesday, May 27
noon to 1:30 pm
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

"Micro-housing" is one of the biggest trends in multifamily housing today, particularly in Boston, where the first units have now opened in the Innovation District. At the same time, the City and the Commonwealth face a critical shortage of affordable, accessible housing. Join us for a discussion of whether and how micro-housing can help address this critical need on . For those who qualify, 1.5 LUs/HSW are available. This meeting is free and open to the public.

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Complexity Salon:  Redesigning education for creative learners, not test takers
Wednesday, May 27
4:00-6:00 PM
New England Complex Systems Institute, 210 Broadway Suite 101, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.necsi.edu/events/upcomingevents.html

Complexity Salon with Debbie Chachra, Molly DeBlanc, Tamra Excell, and Adam Strom
The future of education is already here and it doesn’t look like what people are used to. Many innovators are leading the way, but can’t shift the status quo. Why do we get stuck? What makes it so hard to rethink and rebuild education systems that match students’ learning behaviors and actualize their potential? Education, just like the healthcare system, stopped adapting to modern social dynamics long before we noticed the symptoms of inefficiency. Now, the education system is built on centuries-old structures and teaching methodologies that self-reinforce each other, preventing change. But change is on the way and our speakers will discuss what is in store.

Our next Complexity Salon is an exploration of emerging education models, inspired by dispersed knowledge networks and alternative self-paced learning services.

We welcome special guests:
Debbie Chachra, professor of material sciences at Olin College, and scaffolding-creator of learning spaces for intrinsically motivated students.
Molly DeBlanc, community coordinator at Harvard/MIT's edX and libre enthusiast.
Tamra Excell, co-founder and program designer at Christa McAuliffe School of Arts and Sciences, providing hands-on online K-8 accreditation for the creative and neural atypical.
Adam Strom, chief officer for content and innovation at Facing History and Ourselves, creating curriculum and training for difficult civics education.

Have a bright idea for Complexity salons? Tweet us @NECSI

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Building a Proactive Cyber Defense Strategy, from Tools to Tactics
Wednesday, May 27
5:30p–8:00p
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/innovation-series-event-cyber-security/
Cost:   Free for Students; $20 Members, $45 Non-members

Cyber attacks against companies of all sizes appear to hit without warning, leaving management teams in a state of crisis. Though, what if it were possible to predict an attack before the first shot was fired and if so, what would a proactive cyber defense strategy look like? Our panel of renowned experts will provide an actionable primer that highlights the tools and tactics to help your team stay a step ahead.

Moderator:  Lori Glover, Managing Director of Alliances, MIT CSAIL / Executive Director, CyberSecurity@CSAIL
Panelists:
Christopher Ahlberg, CEO, Recorded Future
Alex Jordan, Senior Scientist, Raytheon BBN
Paul Paget, CEO, Pwnie Express
Corey Thomas, CEO, Rapid7
Michele Whitham, Partner, Foley Hoag

Open to: the general public
Cost: Free for Students; $20 Members, $45 Non-members
Sponsor(s): MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
For more information, contact:  Amy Goggins
617-253-3937
entforumcambridge@mit.edu 

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Thursday, May 28
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Cybersecurity Innovation
Thursday, May 28
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
MIT, One Main Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cybersecurity-innovation-tickets-16883110839

Cybersecurity innovation is a recognized goal across industry, and in society, due to the increasing threat of cyber espionage and crime as well as the importance of maintaining simple user interfaces. MIT Startup Exchange (STEX) is convening a workshop to discuss the latest advances in cybersecurity from the perspective of corporates, academics, VCs, and startups in the MIT ecosystem redefining the field today. We aim to cover innovation models, technologies, collaboration patterns, and partnerships. The target audience is the MIT innovation ecosystem, including faculty, students, startups, and ILP member companies. The event is open to all and free of charge.
AGENDA
08:30 AM  Breakfast and registration.
First session
08:45 AM  Welcome: "MIT's Cybersecurity startups," Trond Undheim, Ph.D., Lead, MIT Startup Exchange, MIT ILP (host).
09:00 AM  Introductory remarks: "Connecting industry to research, innovation, and startups," Karl Koster, Executive Director, MIT ILP.
09:10 AM  Keynote I: "Corporate trends in cybersecurity," George Wrenn, Chief Security Officer, and VP cyber security at Schneider Electric.
09:30 AM  Keynote II: "Cybersecurity investment trends," Chris Lynch, Partner, Atlas Ventures.
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Coffee break (10 min)
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10:00 AM  Keynote III: "The urgent need for cybersecurity policy," Daniel Weitzner, Director, MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group.
10:15 AM  Lightning talks (MIT-connected startups, ILP member companies, MIT innovators, etc.). Gagan Prakash, Founder, CEO at Astra IDentity, Inc., John Henry Clippinger, ID3 Executive Director/CEO and Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab.
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Coffee break (10 min)
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10:30 AM:  Panel discussion: Cybersecurity Innovation
What are important trends in security/trust/cybersecurity tech startups from MIT (and elsewhere)?
What does the cybersecurity innovation ecosystem look like (infrastructure, interoperability, technology, use cases, stakeholders, success stories)?
What are corporate priorities in cybersecurity?
What is the smart money focused on?
Panelists:
Chris Lynch, Partner, Atlas Ventures.
George Wrenn, Chief Security Officer, and VP Cybersecurity at Schneider Electric.
Jean Yang & Frank Wang, co-founders, Cybersecurity Factory, MIT CSAIL. Also, see Students launch Cybersecurity Factory to help launch startups (CSAIL News, 3/31/15)
Daniel Weitzner, Director, MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group.
MIT connected startup executives (Andrew Sudbury, Co-founder & CTO, Abine,  Adam Towvim, CEO, TrustLayers, Inc., Gita Srivastava, CEO, Gigavation).

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Houghton Lecture - Stratospheric water vapor
Thursday, May 28
11:00a–12:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

UTLS circulation and transport derived from satellite observations
Speaker: Dr. William Randel
The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transition region of strong dynamical and chemical variability, with contrasts in circulation and chemical behavior between the troposphere and stratosphere. This region exhibits complex dynamical, radiative, and chemical characteristics that place stringent requirements on observing and modeling systems. These lectures will focus on a series of topics related to the observed behavior of UTLS circulation, transport and chemical variability, as derived from satellite measurements combined with meteorological data sets.

Houghton Lectures
Supported through the Houghton Fund, Houghton Lecturers are distinguished visitors from outside MIT who we invite to spend a period of time, ranging from a week to several months as scientists-in-residence within our Program. During their stay it is customary for each lecturer to offer a short-course or a series of lectures on some topic of wide interest. Houghton Lecturer recommendations are welcome throughout the year.

Web site: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/houghton-lectures/summer-2015-randel
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Jen Fentress
617-253-2127

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Exhibition Opening:  Density Atlas: Measuring Urban Density
Thursday, May 28
6pm
Boston Society of Architects/AIA, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston

This exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm, where Professor Lee will offer a short introduction to the Density Atlas project and the development of the exhibit.
Tunney Lee AIA—a professor in the department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture + Planning—along with students and alumni members, has developed the Density Atlas, an online resource that compares urban developments using a standard scale and measurement system. A planning and development tool, it allows planners, architects, developers, and students to understand the implications of population, building footprints, and urban design in residential densities across the world.

As a lead-up to its release in the fall of 2015, this mini-exhibition illustrates the context of the density debate, the implications for planning and design, the different measurements for urban density, and presents case studies from Boston and abroad. The online resource will showcase more than 100 examples of what density can look like, helping to inform decisions regarding our built environment.

Today 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 60 percent by 2030.

In this context of exponential urban growth, American cities are experiencing a revival of their centers, and the country’s quintessential suburbs are morphing into potential walkable downtowns and lively neighborhoods. The ongoing discussion about the pros and cons of increasing urban density challenges conventional definitions and highlights the nuances of urban design and social elements that contribute to a neighborhood’s desirability. While residents and policymakers continue to debate this issue, planners and architects work to accommodate these changes.

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Solar Beer Club May - Atlantic Beer Garden
Thursday, May 28
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Atlantic Beer Garden, 146 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-beer-club-may-atlantic-beer-garden-tickets-3195230019

For the Inaugural Solar Beer Club Boston meeting, we'll head on over to Atlantic Beer Garden in the Seaport Area.  

What is Solar Beer Club?
A group of solar and cleantech professionals who get together once a month to drink good beer and talk about solar (or other things). No lectures, no formal networking, just likeminded people enjoying eachothers' company (and beer). This concept is borrowed from an awesome Bay Area group by the same name. 

What will we be doing?  Drinking delicious beer while meeting other people working in the solar/cleantech industry in the Boston Area.
What do I have to do?  Show up, drink beer and talk to people.
Will there be competitors there? Possibly... But there's also beer and good people.
Can I invite friends?  Yes!
How often will we meet?  Once a month, the last Thursday of every month.
Where will this be held?  Around the Boston area. Each month I'll pick a different place that has quality beers. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

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Big Ideas: Wearables, IoT, and MEMs
Thursday, May 28
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-ideas-wearables-iot-and-mems-tickets-17012875970

Kristen Wallerius, Licensing Manager @ Springer SBM
EVENT SUMMARY: Springer invites you to an evening of professional networking with leaders from the MEMs, Wearables, and IoT industry from the Boston/Cambridge community and beyond. We welcome private and industrial researchers and professionals; this event program is not tailored for an Academic audience. Space is limited; advance registration is required!

Guest speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to explore the increasingly interdependent industries of MEMs, Sensors, IoT, Wearables, Electronics, Nanoscience, in applications as wide ranging as the human body and smart homes.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening, as part of your free registration.

Evening Agenda
6:00-6:30 – Networking Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres
6:30-7:00 – Welcome and Introduction to Springer for R&D, Kristen Wallerius, Licensing Manager
7:00-7:15 – Betty Edwards, Senior Research Analyst, Draper Laboratory
7:15-8:00 – Insights from leading experts in the Wearables, IoT, and MEMs industry (Speakers TBA)
8:00-8:30 – Nanoscience Audience Response Q&A Session by Springer
8:30-9:30 – Networking
9:30 PM – Program Ends

Who should attend?
CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, Heads of R&D, Product Engineers, Device Manufacturers, Materials Scientists, Chemical Engineers, Researchers, Product Developers, Fabrication Specialists, Heads of Research Labs, Nanotechnologists, and any other SMEs as appropriate.

A limited number of spaces are available for the event, on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP now to attend.

Presented by: Springer - the leading science, technology, and medical publisher. Learn more at www.springer.com/RD

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#DesigninTech
Thursday, May 28
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Grommet, 36 Cameron Avenue, Cambridge

John Maeda and Jules Pieri
John Maeda is Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and also Chair of the eBay Inc Design Advisory Board. He actively bridges technology, design, and leadership. His work as an artist, graphic designer, computer scientist and educator earned him the distinction of being named one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire. As a professor at the MIT Media Lab starting in 1996, Maeda led research that brought together technologists, designers, and business leaders into a common space of possibility. Maeda's early work -- bridging advanced computation with traditional visual art -- is represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

In June 2008, Maeda became president of Rhode Island School of Design. At RISD, Maeda led the movement to transform STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to STEAM by adding Art. He earned a National Design Award in the US in 2001; in 2002, the Mainichi Design Prize in Japan; and in 2005, the Raymond Loewy Foundation Prize in Germany. Maeda was inducted into the New York Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame in 2009, and was a recipient of the AIGA Medal in 2010.
His current focus is on imagining how design and venture can better merge together. He serves on the boards of Sonos and Wieden+Kennedy, and on the Davos World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on New Growth Models. Maeda has published four books including The Laws of Simplicity, now translated into 14 languages. His new book with Becky Bermont, Redesigning Leadership, expands on his micro-posts on leadership and on Twitter as @johnmaeda -- named as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds by TIME Magazine.

Jules Pieri spent her childhood days reading every single biography her Detroit elementary school offered, filling her head with gigantic ideas about how each and every person can impact the world. This inspires Jules as she leads The Grommet. She's building a Citizen Commerce-powered platform to help people support the kind of products that align with their interests and values. Jules' confidence in attacking seemingly impossible challenges was formed at a young age. Her first trip to Europe was not a mere visit...she moved herself to Paris right out of college. Similarly, she relocated her family of five to Ireland for the first half of this decade. Why? Why not?
The Grommet is Jules' third startup. Jules started her professional life as an industrial designer working for computer enterprises. She soon realized the majority of our economy is shaped by consumer products companies, so she followed the action over to consumer brands as an executive at Keds and Hasbro. Jules is told she is the first industrial designer to get a Harvard MBA, where she is now an Entrepreneur in Residence. Jules was named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 and in June 2014, she was invited to launch The Grommet Wholesale Platform at the first-ever White House Maker Faire.
Follow Jules on Twitter at @julespieri.
The Grommet's offices are located at 36 Cameron Avenue in Cambridge

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Author/Beekeeper Jacqueline Freeman: The Song of Increase
Thursday, May 28
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Follow the Honey, 1132 Massachusetts Avenur, Cambridge

We are delighted and honored to host treatment free beekeeper, biodynamic farmer & author, Jacqueline Freeman, whose recently published, "A Song of Increase: Returning to our Sacred Relationshiop with Honey Bees" has met with rave accolades for its poetic prose, critical insights & prescient message.

Please join us for a talk, book signing & light refreshments.

Jacqueline Freeman has been stewarding bees since 2004. In her first year, she attended bee school where beekeepers were taught to douse their bees with chemical treatments and pinch (kill) the queen each year. She instinctively knew that was not the route she wanted to take. She committed herself to treatment-free beekeeping, seeking ways to recreate the natural methods bees use to maintain good health.

Even with good intentions, she lost all her bees the first few years. Back then there wasn't as much support for clean beekeeping and it was hard to find books and discussion groups that put the needs of bees first, but she managed to find a few. Meanwhile, she spent thousands of hours watching her bees, hoping to unravel the mysteries of responsible beekeeping.

After many years of bee study, she began to see subtleties in their behavior and to grasp larger lessons about the colonies themselves. She learned to be quiet and listen, watching them for hours on end, asking the bees how to care for them and what would help them thrive. She sometimes saw images in her mind that included information she had never read or known. She carefully recorded her notes and began to realize the bees were indeed communicating with her. Gradually, a richer understanding of bees emerged.

Honeybees were once thought of as heavenly messengers, an expression of the wisdom in the universe, a spark of cosmic consciousness and a gift to the world. When bees became a commodity of modern agriculture, this deeper understanding of their true nature was lost. Right now honeybees are in crisis; their populations dwindling at alarming rates. Prevailing attitudes and conventional beekeeping methods are designed to make beekeeping easier for humans, but not all of these methods are bee friendly.

Now a new, more compassionate movement is emerging. Asking first, “What is best for the bees?," caring beekeepers are questioning human-centric methods and finding new principles to guide their bee care.

Jacqueline has been treatment-free for more than a decade and her hives are strong. She listens to the bees, observes their behavior and interactions to understand what goes on in the hive and how best to support them. She treats bees with respect and gratitude. This bee-centered approach re-establishes a reverent and respectful relationship with them and a meaningful manner of interacting with them.

Jacqueline's book, “The Song of Increase: Returning to Our Sacred Partnership with Honeybees," contains her observations and communications with the bees. This is not a typical user’s guide to beekeeping, rather it offers unique insights that inform and inspire, and in so doing, fundamentally alters our relationship to, and understanding of, bees in ways that help ensure their survival. Her talk is full of gorgeous images and recordings of bee life.

Originally from Massachusetts, Jacqueline has lived in Washington state for the past 25 years where she and her husband are biodynamic farmers.

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From Energy to Advocacy
Thursday, May 28
8:30 PM to 10:45 PM (EDT)
Merkaz IAC Boston, 1320 Centre Street, Newton
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-energy-to-advocacy-tickets-16998605286

The IAC Advocacy program invites you to an intimate meeting with Chaim Motzen, co-founder of Gigawatt Global, an American-Israeli firm nominated for the 2015 Noble Peace Prize for being the first to develop a utility-scale solar field in East Africa. Chaim will speak about his initiative as an example of how Israeli innovation is making an impact all over the world. The event is free and will take place in Hebrew. Space is limited. RSVP REQUIRED.

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Friday, May 29
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Global Real Estate Forum
Friday, May 29
7:00a–1:00p
Boston Federal Bank Building, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://mitcre.mit.edu/news/annual-real-estate-forum-30th-celebration
Cost:  $75, $99, $249

MIT Center for Real Estate brings Industry Leaders together to discuss two important topics from a global perspective: Industrial Development & Logistics Clusters, and Housing Affordability in a 24 hour Cities: Key Issues and Strategies in NY, Boston and London.
Join the Conversation

Web site: http://mitcre.mit.edu/news/annual-real-estate-forum-30th-celebration
Open to: the general public
Cost: 75, 99, 249
Tickets: online
Sponsor(s): Center for Real Estate
For more information, contact:  Michelle Heller
6172538311
mheller1@mit.edu

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Global STEM Education & an Innovation-Driven Global Workforce of the 21 Century
Friday, May 29
7:30 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)
Harvard Graduate School of Education: Larsen Hall G-08, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
Cost:  $50.00
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-stem-education-an-innovation-driven-global-workforce-of-the-21-century-tickets-15652893225

Please join leaders and practitioners of Global STEM education for a discussion of the importance of Global STEM Education in Massachusetts and the US, and specifically, why Global STEM Education is important for industry as well as education. National and Global educational leaders will address Global STEM Education & an Innovation-driven 21st Century Global Workforce and the challenges of preparing students for the innovation-driven globally competitive workforce in their future. Generously hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Keynote speakers:
First Keynote speaker: Richard Miller, President of Olin College of Engineering
Second Keynote speaker:Tony Wagner, Expert in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab
Among the presenters and panelists are:
-Kara Miller, Host and Executive Editor WGBH & PRI's Innovation Hub (moderator)
-Ellen Ferrarro, Director, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon
-Lance Hartford, Executive Director, Massachusetts Biotech Education Foundation
-Margaret McKenna, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Elem & Secondary Education
-Fernando Reimers, Harvard Graduate School of Ed, Professor of International Ed
-Allison Scheff, Executive Director, STEM & Governor's STEM Advisory Council
-Thomas Weber, Commissioner of Early Childhood Education and Care
-Isa Zimmerman Chairman, Global STEM Education Center, Inc. (moderator)
-Larisa Schelkin, CEO and Founder, Global STEM Education Center, Inc
Hope you will join our discussion!

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Spain@MIT Industry Series: David Suriol, Vortex Bladeless [Wind Machines]
Friday, May 29
10:00a–11:00a
MIT, Building  4-149, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Bldg 4-Room, Cambridge

David Suriol will talk about his start-up, Vortex Bladeless, a concept based on the Von Karman vortex streets that extracts energy from the wind.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Spain@MIT, MISTI MIT-Spain Program
For more information, contact:  Enrique Lizarraga
spaniards-request@mit.edu 

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Radcliffe Day Panel: A Decade of Decisions and Dissents: The Roberts Court, from 2005 to Today
WHEN  Fri., May 29, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE  Virtual Event
Webcast live from the Radcliffe Institute
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Law, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Moderated by Margaret H. Marshall, EdM ’69, the former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and a senior research fellow and lecturer on law at Harvard Law School

Linda Greenhouse ’68, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, and former Supreme Court correspondent, The New York Times
Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Harvard Law School
Lauren Sudeall Lucas, JD ’05, assistant professor of law, Georgia State University College of Law
John Manning ’82, JD ’85, Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO events@radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Virtual Radcliffe Day! The Radcliffe Day panel, "A Decade of Decisions and Dissents: The Roberts Court, from 2005 to Today," will be webcast live on May 29 at http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/radcliffe-day-2015
LINK http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/radcliffe-day-2015

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Test Ride the Copenhagen Wheel
Friday, May 29
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Superpedestrian HQ, 84 Hamilton Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/test-ride-the-copenhagen-wheel-registration-16407495260

TRY OUT THE BICYCLE REVOLUTION COMING TO YOUR STREETS
On Friday afternoons in Cambridge, MA, Superpedestrian offers you the chance to test ride the Copenhagen Wheel. If you plan to be in the area, choose your date and time from those above to save your spot to take the Copenhagen Wheel for a spin, meet some of our team and get a tour of our shop.

Thinking of buying, or just curious what it feels like to have that extra boost? Sign up now to be part of the bicycle revolution.

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Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters with Tom Hayden
Friday, May 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot Street,  Jamaica Plain

Join the JP Forum for a book talk with Tom Hayden – one of America’s best-known voices of political and social activism. Based on unprecedented access to both Cuban and American officials, Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters offers fresh insight into one of history’s most enigmatic relationships between nations.

In Listen, Yankee!, Tom Hayden gives us two countries that share much more than a fifty-five-year disagreement. He writes both as an observer of Cuba and as a US revolutionary student leader telling his own story, someone whose efforts to mobilize political change in the US mirrored the radical transformation simultaneously going on in Cuba. His astute observations are often dazzling and always based on his years of research and special access to key figures.

Chapters are devoted to the writings of Che Guevara, Régis Debray, and C. Wright Mills; the Cuban missile crisis; the Weather Underground; the assassination of JFK; the strong historical links between Cuba and Africa; the Carter era; the Clinton era; the Cuban Five; Elián González; and the December 17, 2014 declaration of normalization by presidents Obama and Castro.

Hayden puts the present moment into historical context, and shows how we’re finally finding common ground to the advantage of Cubans and Americans alike.

More information at http://jamaicaplainforum.org/event/listen-yankee-cuba-matters-tom-hayden/

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9th Annual Youth Summit on Climate Change
aSaturday, May 30
9:00am
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

On May 30, 2015, join us for the 9th Annual Youth Summit on Climate Change! The day will be filled with informative and fun workshops, lunch and prizes. Last year's summit was amazing and this year's promises to be even better!

Workshop topics will include Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Sustainable Food and Gardening, Sustainable Energy, Air Quality and Social Justice, Oceans and Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Climate Change, Wind Energy, The Future of Energy, and Climate Change and Weather.

Presenters will include ACE (Alliance for Climate Education), Environmental League of MA, Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, New England Aquarium, Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project,  MIT Youth Summit Fellows, ACE Youth Fellows, Boston Public Schools Sustainability Program, Next Step Living, Green Dragons, Energy Exhibits Cape Light Compact, Hands to Earth Composting, Boston Harbor Island Teens, Boston Nature Center Teens, Bikes Not Bombs, Project Green Schools, Think Outside the Bottle, Student Conservation Association, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Environmental League of Massachusetts, Food Project, Sustainable Summer, and MIT D-Lab.

Activities will include a UV Necklace Making Table, Group Mural Table, YouthCAN Photo Booth, and more

Hosted by The Technology and Culture Forum and organized by the Boston Latin School's Youth Climate Action Network (BLA YouthCAN).

Check http://radius.mit.edu/programs/9th-annual-youth-summit-climate-change for updated changes and news.  Registration will begin on April 15!

Hosted by The Technology and Culture Forum and organized by the Boston Latin School's Youth Climate Action Network (BLA YouthCAN).

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Making the Sharing Economy Work for Everyone
Saturday, May 30
3:00 pm
Wistia Headquarters, 17 Tudor Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-the-sharing-economy-work-for-everyone-tickets-16810472576

Join Cambridge City Councillor Nadeem Mazen as he moderates a panel of local and national thought leaders around the effects of the sharing economy on our community.

Panelists
Eleanor Joseph, Special Advisor to Mayor Marty Walsh
Donna Blythe-Shaw, Boston Taxi Drivers Association
Cathy Zhou, General Manager at Uber

How are consumer habits changing? What should cities do to regulate these new markets? How is the peer economy improving quality of life? What steps do companies and communities need to take to make sure we leave fewer people behind? We'll look at the exciting possibilities and the difficult questions.

The panel is free, open to all, and will include time for public participation and questions. Light refreshments will be served.

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Sunday, May 31
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Karenna Gore: The Center for Earth Ethics
Sunday, May 31
1:30 PM
Humanist Hub, 30 JFK Street, 4th Floor, Harvard Square, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/HarvardHumanist/events/222160003/

On Sunday May 31, at 1:30pm, the Humanist Hub and the Harvard Humanist Alumni (HHA) will partner to host Karenna Gore ('95), to introduce her new organization, The Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. 

Gore is an attorney, interfaith leader and was Youth Outreach Chair on her father Vice President Al Gore 69's 2000 Presidential campaign. On Earth Day 2015, she announced the launch of her new Center, dedicated to "galvanizing religious, spiritual and humanist action on climate and environmental justice."

We at the Humanist Hub are honored to be Center for Earth Ethics' first humanist partner organization; as part of their launch announcement, the Center highlighted that one of their first projects will be working with us to create a curriculum for children and parents in nonreligious and interfaith families.

The Humanist Hub, open to all, is a busy busy 3200 square foot center opened in December 2013 and created by the Humanist Community at Harvard, an organization serving humanist, atheist, agnostic and nonreligious students at Harvard for over four decades.

We hope Harvard alumni in town for commencement week will join our members and guests for this exciting, even historic occasion! For more information about the Humanist Hub's partnership with the Center for Earth Ethics, see our blog: 
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/gregepstein/2015/04/celebrating-earth-day-and-openly-secular-day-with-a-big-announcement/#ixzz3YcVAdCD5

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Monday, June 1
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Houghton Lecture - Tropical tropopause layer
Monday, June 1
11:00a–12:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

UTLS circulation and transport derived from satellite observations
Speaker: Dr. William Randel
The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transition region of strong dynamical and chemical variability, with contrasts in circulation and chemical behavior between the troposphere and stratosphere. This region exhibits complex dynamical, radiative, and chemical characteristics that place stringent requirements on observing and modeling systems. These lectures will focus on a series of topics related to the observed behavior of UTLS circulation, transport and chemical variability, as derived from satellite measurements combined with meteorological data sets.

Houghton Lectures
Supported through the Houghton Fund, Houghton Lecturers are distinguished visitors from outside MIT who we invite to spend a period of time, ranging from a week to several months as scientists-in-residence within our Program. During their stay it is customary for each lecturer to offer a short-course or a series of lectures on some topic of wide interest. Houghton Lecturer recommendations are welcome throughout the year.
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Web site: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/houghton-lectures/summer-2015-randel
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Jen Fentress
617-253-2127

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MASS [MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar ] - Jareth Holt (MIT)
Monday, June 1
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)
Speaker: Jareth Holt

The MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar (MASS) is a student-run weekly seminar series within PAOC. Seminar topics include all research concerning the atmosphere and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars usually take place on Monday from 12-1pm followed by a lunch with graduate students. Besides the seminar, individual meetings with professors, post-docs, and students are arranged. The seminar series is run by graduate students and is intended mainly for students to interact with individuals outside the department, but faculty and post docs certainly participate.

MASS [MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar} Seminar
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Jen Fentress
617-253-2127
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Open Meetings: Digital Futures Consortium
WHEN  Mon., June 1, 2015, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Lamont Library Forum Room, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Information Technology
LIBRARY LOCATION  Lamont Library
DETAILS  Regular general meetings for the Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard University in the coming academic year will be held on the first Mondays in October, March and June. These are general meetings separate from any event planning or project working groups. They are open to anyone with interest in digital scholarship, its evolving tools, and tapping into potential working relationships.
Digital Futures is an informal network of faculty, researchers, technologists, and librarians engaged in the ongoing transformation of scholarship through innovative technology. We are dedicated to sharing expertise across the global academic community, facilitating new forms and methods of research, and fostering collaborative projects that bring about field-changing developments in scholarship.

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Boston TechBreakfast Presented by Colliers: Open Data Discourse, and More!
Tuesday, June 2
8:00 AM
Microsoft NERD, Horace Mann Room, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.
And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them :)

Agenda for Boston TechBreakfast:
8:00 - 8:15 - Get yer Bagels & Coffee and chit-chat
8:15 - 8:20 - Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements
8:20 - ~9:30 - Showcases and Shout-Outs!
Open Data Discourse - Carey Anne Nadeau
~9:30 - end - Final "Shout Outs" & Last Words

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Building the Backbone of Energy Efficiency
New England Economic Partnership
Tuesday, June 2
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-the-backbone-of-energy-efficiency-tickets-17024013282
Cost:  $100.00

This conference hosted by NEEP, Mass. Business Roundtable, and Brandeis International Business School/Perlmutter Institute will start with Kevin Lindemer of IHS/CERA providing an overview of the New England energy market, its challenges, cost comparisons to other regions, and infrastructure issues.  NEEP forecast managers will give a brief update on state forecasts and the particular energy issues/challenges/costs in each New England state...and the differences.

11:45 am  REGISTRATION
12:15 pm
New England Energy Challenges and Trends
Kevin Lindemer, Managing Director, IHS Global Insight/Cambridge Energy Research Associates
1:15 pm  Luncheon
2:00 pm
NEEP Forecast Managers: Growth, Energy Costs, Infrastructure Needs
2:45 pm
Infrastructure Needs and Our Electrical Grid for the 21st Century
Bill Zarakas, Principal, The Brattle Group
Bill Zarakas from the Brattle Group will describe the current challenges of the electrical grid in New England and evolution to a more flexible and reliable platforms, followed by a panel with four panelists from Eversource, Global Partners, Spectra Energy and Canada Hydro who will talk about the perspectives of different suppliers, distributors and utilities in meeting current/future demand.
James, Daly, Vice President, Eversource
Jane Michalek, Vice President, Global Partners
Greg Crisp, Business Development, Spectra Energy Inc.
4:15 pm
Technology, Innovation and Sustainability: Developing and Funding Our Energy Future
Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard’s JFK School of Government
Our next panel will focus on Technology, Innovation and Sustainability: Developing and Funding our Energy Future.  Prof. Matt Bunn from Harvard Kennedy school will lay out the challenges of Innovation, Technology and Sustainability given the apparent funding gaps.  We will have four panelists talking about various approaches to innovation and its successes/challenges in energy technology development.
Alison Taylor, Vice President, Siemens Corporation
Lucas Missong, Senior Vice President, Boston Energy Investors Fund
Kevin Ramsdell, Advanced Facilities Specialist, General Dynamics Mission Systems
5:15 pm
State and Regional Energy Policy: New England Energy Policy in the 21st Century
Henry Lee, Jasmin M. Jaidah Family Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Harvard’s JFK School of Government
Our last panel will start with Prof. Henry Lee from Harvard Kennedy School who will lay out some of the energy policy challenges for New England and Massachusetts.  The panelists will discuss the policy issues around restructuring the electrical grid, coming up with a regional energy policy, and the regulatory challenges.
Jonathan Raab, Convener and Moderator, New England Restructuring Roundtable
Mark Kalpin, New England Council Energy and Environment, Partner, WilmerHale
Eric Wilkinson, Senior External Affairs Representative, ISO New England
Secretary Matthew A. Beaton, Exectuive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
6:15 pm  RECEPTION
7:00 pm
THE PERLMUTTER AWARD FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP DINNER
HONORING ERIC SPIEGEL, PRESIDENT AND CEO SIEMENS USA
The dinner in honor of Eric Siegel, recipient of the Perlmutter Award for Global Business Leadership, is complimentary, courtesy of the host organizations, but we need a count.  Please select the registration above that indicates whether or not you will be attending the dinner.

For questions, please contact Carol Hazerjian chazerjian@verizon.net or 508-660-1968.
FAQs
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your ticket is transferrable.  Please send an e-mail to Carol Hazerjian at chazerjian@veizon.net to inform us who will be attending in your place.  The correct name needs to be on the Federal Reserve security list.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not need your ticket.  You will need a photo ID, though, to enter through security at the Federal Reserve Bank.

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Solar Legislative Hearing
Tuesday, June 2
12:30pm
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

Solar power is working for Massachusetts, but arbitrary caps threaten to halt up this critical industry. Utility companies are fighting tooth and nail to restrict clean energy - tell your legislators to lift caps on solar and ensure all communities have access to clean energy!

Come stand up for solar on June 2nd! The hearing begins at 1pm in Gardner Auditorium, but advocates will likely gather beforehand.

More at https://www.facebook.com/events/1593251807619623/

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Cambridge City Council Hearing on Urban Agriculture
Tuesday, June 2
3:00 PM
Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
 
The Health and Environment Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss Urban Agriculture initiatives in the City of Cambridge and the creation of a regulatory environment that can foster the safe expansion of Urban Agriculture within City limits.

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#TechHubTuesday Demo Night - June 2015
Tuesday, June 2
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
TechHub, 3rd Floor, 212 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/techhubtuesday-demo-night-june-2015-tickets-16129263060

Demo Night is a chance to see what the top startups are working on, these are the people that are changing the future of business & tech!

Join #TechHubTuesday at TechHub to experience great demos from the exciting tech entrepreneur community.   Follow the # all day to see other demos taking place in Bengaluru and then London.

Each startup has 5 minutes to demo their product in front of a live audience, it's not a pitch but an opportunity for each startup to explain (and show) what they have been working on. After each demo there is live Q&A with the audience.  The idea is to foster innovation and iteration.  It's not about slamming the presenter!

Afterwards, stick around for beer and wine, network, play ping pong or take a look round the space.

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Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt with Chris Hedges
Tuesday, June 2
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot Street,  Jamaica Plain

Popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization.

The Jamaica Plain Forum welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges, as he discusses what it takes to be a rebel in modern times.

From South African activists who dedicated their lives to ending apartheid, to contemporary anti-fracking protests in Alberta, Canada, to whistleblowers in pursuit of transparency, Wages of Rebellion shows the cost of a life committed to speaking the truth and demanding justice. Hedges has penned an indispensable guide to rebellion.

Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. In Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges—who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of a society in terminal moral decline in his books Empire of Illusion and Death of the Liberal Class—investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. Drawing on an ambitious overview of prominent philosophers, historians, and literary figures he shows not only the harbingers of a coming crisis but also the nascent seeds of rebellion.

Chris Hedges is a columnist for Truthdig. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, he spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with fifteen years at the New York Times. He is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Empire of Illusion; Death of the Liberal Class; War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning; and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

More information at http://jamaicaplainforum.org/event/chris-hedges/

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Profound Little Beasts
Tuesday, June 2
8:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building E33-190

MY/Teeth/Profound Beasts is a surround-sensorial theatrical experience/ experiment, conceived and performed by Anna Kohler, directed and with video design by Caleb Hammond, projection and sound design by Bozkurt Karasu, and featuring Hapi Phace as Matisse, mother superior and others, and MIT alumnus Adam Strandberg.

Who are the women who posed - in this instance, for Henri Matisse? What does it mean to be a muse for many years and then to become old? Beasts reexamines our view of the relationship between artist and model, shedding a completely new light on the beauty that is aging. This time the lens of the model is central, and through her lens the audience is immersed in an actual, unique sensory experience. The image and role of the aging woman are for the first time ever exploding traditional ideas in our society, and the show's gentle but powerful view of such a transformation of one woman points the way.
There are two showings, @8pm and 10pm, on Tuesday 6.2. 15

Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE or Donation
This event occurs daily at 8:00p - 9:00p through June 2, 2015, and also on June 2, 2015 at 10:00p - 11:00p.
Sponsor(s): Arts at MIT

For more information, contact:  Anna Kohler
617-253-2877
akohler@mit.edu

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Wednesday, June 3
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Competitive Intelligence: "The Art of War"
Wednesday, June 3
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor - Havana Training Room, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/competitive-intelligence-the-art-of-war-tickets-16240200878

Explore the methods and value of gaining knowledge of the “players in your space” and how you can turn that insight into profits, revenues and success for your business.
It can help you drive your strategy, give you confidence, make you bulletproof, and provide you with the competitive edge that will help you WIN.
As Founder and CEO of internet research firm salesquest.com, Mimi Evans grew and successfully negotiated an exit to a large international research firm in 2014.  Her prior experience includes leadership roles at technology companies like IBM, Netscape and Eastman Kodak.  Over her career she has held top positions in sales, marketing, channels, finance, and sales operations.
For the past three years she has been active as a mentor and judge for Mass Challenge, the Enterprise Center at Salem State, board member for Innovation Women, Harvard i-Lab, Venture Café, the Piranha Pond/128 Innovation Capital Group and ENET (Entrepreneurs Network).
She is currently an angel investor and financial strategist, dedicated to helping and leading young companies and small businesses to a place where they excel and build their financial fortitude.

Doors will open for networking at 9:30am.

This program is part of McCarter & English’s ongoing series on legal and business topics for entrepreneurs and emerging companies. Programs are held once or twice each month and are open to members of the CIC and their guests, as well as to the greater Boston entrepreneurial community. Contact: Benjamin Hron, 617-449-6584, bhron@mccarter.com, @HronEsq

About the McCarter & English Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group

McCarter’s Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build and finance their businesses and assisting angel and venture capital investor invest in early stage and emerging companies. The group is composed of tech-savvy lawyers who have helped build, grow, finance, sell and take public companies across the full spectrum of businesses, including Internet, software, medical devices, new media, life sciences, cleantech, healthcare, consumer products, biotechnology, retail, e-commerce, entertainment, financial services, insurance and telecom.

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Houghton Lecture - Tropical variability observed in GPS data
Wednesday, June 3
1:30p–2:30p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

UTLS circulation and transport derived from satellite observations
Speaker: Dr. William Randel
The global upper troposphere - lower stratosphere (UTLS) is a transition region of strong dynamical and chemical variability, with contrasts in circulation and chemical behavior between the troposphere and stratosphere. This region exhibits complex dynamical, radiative, and chemical characteristics that place stringent requirements on observing and modeling systems. These lectures will focus on a series of topics related to the observed behavior of UTLS circulation, transport and chemical variability, as derived from satellite measurements combined with meteorological data sets.

Houghton Lectures
Supported through the Houghton Fund, Houghton Lecturers are distinguished visitors from outside MIT who we invite to spend a period of time, ranging from a week to several months as scientists-in-residence within our Program. During their stay it is customary for each lecturer to offer a short-course or a series of lectures on some topic of wide interest. Houghton Lecturer recommendations are welcome throughout the year.

Web site: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/houghton-lectures/summer-2015-randel
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)
For more information, contact:  Jen Fentress
617-253-2127

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Batsuits, Bike Frames and Boogie Boards: New Materials built from the Atom Up
Wednesday, June 3
4:00 p.m.
Northeastern, Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Center, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston

Dr. Kate Ziemer, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

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Boston App Festival III
Kinglet Productions LLC
Wednesday, June 3
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Coalition, 101 Arch Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-app-festival-iii-tickets-16983449956

The Boston App Festival seeks to bring to light the best of Apps that relate to Innovation, Health, Education, Travel, and Social Improvement; by providing a platform of support and community for App entrepreneurs, companies, and developers.

Boston App Festival proudly embraces the passion, vision, and ambition of mobile App creators for various platforms by showcasing a diverse collection of established, startup, and independent apps.
With the integration of social cause and human spirit, The Festival is committed to enlightening the public with a forum for cultural and technical understanding and enriching various opportunities.

Attendance:   At the festival, the audience will cast their vote and select one app that meet Festival's criteria.
Both attendance and presentations are free of charge.

Please be sure to bring a government issued photo ID for building's security.

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Boston Cleanweb Haccelerator Pitch Competition & Awards Night
Wednesday, June 3
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
MassChallenge, 21 Dry Dock Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-cleanweb-haccelerator-pitch-competition-awards-night-tickets-16897752633

Join MassCEC for the Boston Cleanweb Haccelerator Pitch Competition and Awards Night!
Meet our competing startup teams and see the future of energy and resource efficiency, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Cleanweb Haccelerator is an eight-week mini accelerator program that immediately follows the conclusion of the Boston Cleanweb Hackathon. The goal of the Haccelerator is to provide training, resources and mentorship for teams that want to continue working on their projects after the Hackathon.

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Thursday, June 4
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Healthy Ageing Life Science Seminar Presented by The Dutch Economic Mission
Thursday, June 4
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Royal Sonesta Boston, 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthy-ageing-life-science-seminar-presented-by-the-dutch-economic-mission-tickets-16925486586

This seminar on healthy ageing will bring together the life sciences, academia and investor communities from the Netherlands as well as the Boston area to share their knowledge, experience and ideas for the future. It will also include a keynote speech from the Dutch Minister of Health, Ms. Edith Schippers. Participants will include life sciences and high-tech companies and start-ups, representatives of incubator and investor communities as well as academia, and other interested industry professionals and/or policy makers from The Netherlands and the United States.
This seminar looks to answer the questions: What can we learn from the evolving needs of patient populations and how public-private partnerships are addressing those needs? What does this mean for introducing new healthcare solutions in the U.S. and in the Netherlands?
This seminar will aim to:
Highlight some of the latest Dutch and U.S. innovations and best practices in PPP’s that have shown to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs
Discuss key success factors and lessons learned from PPP projects that have successfully been able to address patient needs and other related healthcare challenges
Create an opportunity for companies to find potential partners and/or investors

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EnergyBar!  Greentown Labs Celebrates 4 Years!
Thursday, June 4
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Greentown Labs - 28 Dane Street, Somerville
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/energybar-registration-15734098111

Join us for beer, wine and light appetizers at Greentown Labs - 28 Dane Street, Somerville, MA 02143
About EnergyBar: EnergyBar is a monthly event devoted to helping people in clean technology meet and discuss innovations in energy technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional clean technology community.
Light appetizers and drinks will be served starting at 5:30 pm. Suggested dress is shop floor casual.

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Sustainability Collaborative
Thursday, June 4
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venture Cafe – Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, 5th floor, Cambridge

The Venture Café Foundation has partnered with EcoMotion to bring the Sustainability Collaborative to monthly Venture Café gatherings.
Stay tuned for more information about this month’s Sustainability Collaborative.

Questions? Contact Sierra at sflanigan@ecomotion.us

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Green Cambridge Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 4
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-cambridge-annual-meeting-tickets-16957707961

Join us as we celebrate last year's accomplishments and look forward to the next! The theme of this year's meeting will be Cambridge 2030: planning for environmental sustainability in our city.
We will have plenty of food and conversation, and the socializing will be only briefly interrupted by a short presentation by our President starting at 6:30! Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

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Cleantech in the Developing World
Thursday, June 4
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venture Cafe – Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, 5th floor, Cambridge

In 2015 the developing world is the new frontier of Cleantech markets. During this panel, hear from 4 entrepreneurs who are taking their products abroad and learn how these pioneers are facing the unique dynamics, new challenges, and diverse customer segments of the developing world and changing the face of resource use globally.

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Kick-off: Urban Innovation Gallery
Thursday, June 4
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Troy Boston Luxury Apartments, 55 Traveler Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/kick-off-urban-innovation-gallery-tickets-16843970770

Design Museum Boston is pleased to announce an upcoming project, the Urban Innovation Gallery, an exciting event and education program to explore placemaking strategies under the I-93 overpass between the South End and South Boston. Please join us on Thursday, June 4th at 6:30pm at Troy Boston in the mid-rise lobby for a kick-off event to learn about this project from our Executive Director, Sam Aquillano. Sam will outline our initiative and goals for the project as well as opportunities to support and engage in this project to activate and improve this neighborhood border zone.

Through the Urban Innovation Gallery, educational events focused on placemaking, and urban installations shaped by the community’s needs, our goal is to bring new life to this part of Boston. We are thrilled to be working with Troy Boston/ Gerding Edlen, GTI Properties, MassDot, and neighborhood partners on this project. Join us on the evening of June 4th at Troy Boston at 55 Traveler St, Boston from 6:30pm – 8:30pm for light refreshments, drinks, and conversation! Free event, open to all!

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Notes from the Field: Conditions and Trends in Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay
Thursday, June 4
7pm
Simons IMAX Theatre New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston
RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=105743&view=Detail

Samantha Woods, Executive Director, North and South Rivers Watershed Association and
Pam DiBona, Executive Director, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program
Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay are bordered by 50 communities, home to 1.7 million people, all of whom impact the Bays in one way or another. The MassBays National Estuary Program, one of 28 NEPs established under the Clean Water Act, is charged with assessing those impact, and reporting on trends over time—addressing questions like “Is water quality in the Bays improving?” and “Are herring coming back to our rivers?” and even, “Can our salt marshes survive sea level rise?”.

Join MassBays Director Pam DiBona for a report on the State of the Bays based on a recent scientific symposium, and Samantha Woods, Director of the North and South Rivers Watershed Association, who brings hundreds of volunteers to the task of finding answers to these questions. 

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Friday, June 5
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Brain-machine interfaces: from basic science to neurological rehabilitation
Friday, June 5
11:00am to 12:00pm
Harvard University, Northwest Building, Room B101, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD, Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

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Saturday, June 6
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Cambridge River Festival
Saturday June 6
12 Noon - 6 PM
Central Square Cultural District, Massachusetts Avenue between Prospect Street and Sidney Street

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AngelHack Boston 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Idea Paintm 40 Broad Street, #2, Between Central Street and Water Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/angelhack-boston-2015-tickets-15564131737
Cost:  $0 - $10.00

“Thoughts Become Things”
Take a second to think about what distinguishes you, as a hacker. Is it your impressive ability to stay (semi) functional for 24 hours on end? Maybe your unmatched ability to maintain a sense of humor, even when the Gods of Code decide to pick on you that day? Or is it your ability to easily process immense amounts of Red Bull?

While all of these things are impressive (seriously, props for the no sleep thing), what really distinguishes you hackers from others, is your unparalleled PASSION for what you do. A passion that is derived from a single feeling, and is guided by your need to see that feeling turn into a thought, the thought turn into an idea, and the idea come to life!

Welcome to the Eighth season of AngelHack, where Thoughts Become Things!
What makes AngelHack the best hackathon series on the planet, nay, the universe?

Well, if you’ve been to any of our events before, then you already know the answer to this. But if you haven’t, here’s a glimpse of why:
Hundreds of the world’s most talented hackers for you to mingle & work with
$100,000’s in sponsor prizes
The opportunity to gain an exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator program for the winners of each hackathon
Mandatory Demos, code reviews, and banning of slide decks to ensure fairness and equal opportunity
Games, games, and more games to keep you PUMPED! (Nerf war anyone?)
Awesome food, and LOTS of it.
Coding through the night (because you never know when inspiration might strike, right?)
Sponsor awards, breakout sessions, and post-event parties!
Swag on swag on swag!

Prizes
At AngelHack, we believe in generous rewards to those who prove themselves worthy. So each year we team up with our sponsors to bring you the best prizes ever. Drumroll please:
First Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator Program
Sponsor Prizes:
Amazon Web Services
Prize: $100 AWS Credits + AWS Technical Training ($600) + $80 credit for self-places labs + 1 month AWS support ($100) for all participants.

Clusterpoint
Challenge: Build any web or mobile applications, which uses Clusterpoint Cloud as back-end database solution.
Prize: Clusterpoint Global Competition - $10,000 will be awarded to the best team that utilizes the Clusterpoint Cloud as a backend database in their project built during an AngelHack hackathon. Winners will be announced within 1 week after the series end. Additionally, any participant who signs up for Clusterpoint will receive $2500 in Clusterpoint Cloud credits.

Linode
Challenge: Best use of Linode Services
Prize: Each member of the winning team will receive One (1) iPad Mini 16GB with a case.
So gear up, hold that thought, and get ready to bring your ‘A’ game hackers! Your hardwork and dedication will not go unrecognized!
Schedule

 Day 1 - Saturday  
09:00 AM : Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions
10:30 AM : Sponsor Talks and Team Pitches
12:00 PM : Hackathon begins
01:00 PM : Lunch is served
02:00 PM : Sponsor breakout sessions
07:00 PM : Dinner is served..
Hack through the night!

Day 2 - Sunday
08:00 AM : Breakfast
12:00 PM : Lunch
01:00 PM : Hackathon Ends / Submission due on hackathon.io.
02:00 PM : Demos Begin / Demos only / No Slide Decks
(If your demo doesn’t work, take us through the code of
what you did and where you got stuck. It’s about showing what you’ve learned and not about pitching an idea)
6:00PM: Winners are announced / Prizathon!
Congrats and Hell Yeah!

Just one more thing before we let you go; we will be filming and shooting photos at the event to share the good times & innovation with the rest of our community. So by entering the venue, you’re giving us the OK to snap photos of that pretty face of yours and post it on our social media!

For more info, please don’t hesitate visit our website or contact the AngelHack team.

We look forward to seeing you there!
The AngelHack Team
http://www.angelhack.com

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Greenovate Community Summit
Saturday, June 6
10am - 4pm
Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, 340 Huntington Avenue
Boston
http://summit.greenovateboston.org/registration

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Playing for the Planet
Saturday, June 6
7pm
The Community Church Of Boston, 565 Boylston Street (Copley Square), Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/playing-for-the-planet-world-music-against-climate-change-tickets-16831672987
Cost:  $20; $15 students & seniors

On Saturday, June 6, the eleventh “Playing For The Planet” benefit concert will showcase master musicians from three different musical traditions in a rare evening of pan-cultural improvisation, with all proceeds going to benefit the environmental advocacy group 350MA.org. The performers include the brilliant jazz of Charlie Kohlhase's "Explorers' Club", Esthema's contemporary take on Balkan and Middle-Eastern traditions, and the awe-inspiring Indian rhythm duet of Pravin Sitaram and Amit Kavthekar. The music begins at 7:00 pm, at The Community Church Of Boston, 565 Boylston Street (Copley Square), Boston. Admission is $20; $15 students & seniors. For information, please call 781-396-0734, or visit the event website at www.warrensenders.com.

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Bikes Not Bombs' 28th Annual Bike-A-Thon
Sunday, June 7
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Stony Brook Park, 100 Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bikes-not-bombs-28th-annual-bike-a-thon-tickets-15804495672

On June 7th, join with hundreds of cyclists on a bike ride for social justice! We have four scenic routes through greater Boston (80, 50, 30 and 10 miles) that are fun for riders of all ages and abilities. Our online fundraising system makes it easy to raise $150! After the ride enjoy free food and music at the rider after-party.  Join with your friends to create a team and you could win a prize for teams that go above and beyond! The rider after-party will be at the Stony Brook Park from noon – 5:30pm.
The event is June 7th (rain date is June 21st). Registration opens on March 1st and there will be half price registration until March 31st. After registering, riders fundraise at least $150 ($75 for riders 17 and under) to support Bikes Not Bombs' Youth and International Programs.
We're also looking for over 100 volunteers to help put on the event. Learn more and sign up online!
To register to ride, or for information on volunteering, please visit https://bikesnotbombs.org/bike-a-thon.  Riders must register and receive confirmation of their registration from Bikes Not Bombs.

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5th Annual Tour de Hives
Saturday, June 7
9AM (All groups depart promptly at 9:15.)
Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain
RSVP at http://tourdehives2015.brownpapertickets.com.
Preregistration is required.

The Tour de Hives will engage, educate and enchant you with a first-hand look at honeybees in hives across the city, guided by the humans who tend them. On Sunday, June 7th, join us for a bicycle tour of apiaries in Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, and Chestnut Hill, followed by a festival and picnic lunch at the beautiful Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain. Come celebrate the bees with us!

Want to share the sweet world of honeybees with your kids? Read on to learn about the family-friendly tour route, with shorter biking distances and special bee activities for your family!

APIARIES FEATURED ON THE TOUR INCLUDE...
Site A: Jamaica Plain Home
Learn about backyard beekeeping
Site B: Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
Visit a teaching apiary with a diverse group of beekeepers and hive designs
Site C: Leland Community Garden
Bee-ducation with researchers from Tufts: crafts, kids activities, and microscopes
Site D: Allandale Farm
Learn from farmers about increasing your apiary through raising locally adapted queens
Site E: Agricultural Hall Honey Extraction Demo
Check out the urban agricultural supply store of JP and help extract honey using a centrifuge!
Each general registration group will visit 3 of the above sites.

FESTIVAL AND BYO PICNIC LUNCH
After a full morning of cycling and bees, all groups will reconvene at the Loring-Greenough House grounds for a picnic lunch and festival. Taco Party will join us to sell their delicious tacos! We will also have a spread of food donations from Iggy's Bread, Boston Organics, Whole Foods, and various local beekeepers.
There will be a small market featuring local bee and bike-themed vendors:
Ferris Wheels Bike Shop with a "helmet fit check", and cargo and folding bikes available to test ride
Urban AdvenTours with "I Bike Boston" stickers and tees
Follow the Honey with a free honey tasting and honeys from around the world for sale
Best Bees Beekeeping Services with copies of their new book, The Bee: A Natural History, for sale
And finally, your very own Tour de Hives Organizing Committee with vintage Tour de Hives teeshirts, and bee-on-bike onesies and kids shirts

Please bring a bag lunch (or plan to buy some delicious vegan tacos), bicycle, helmet, and water bottle! The total cycling distance is ~10 miles. Don't have a bike? No problem! Rent one from Urban AdvenTours at a discounted rate of $34 for 24 hours when you mention the Tour de Hives. Rentals must be picked up and returned at their store downtown unless we reach a minimum of 20 rentals for delivery.

FAMILY TOUR
We have designed a special family tour this year! The "foragers" group will begin their day with live bees at a JP apiary, followed by interactive bee-ducation and kids activities at Leland Community Garden. The "foragers" group will join up with everyone else at the end of the morning for lunch and a festival at the Loring-Greenough House. Total cycling distance is less than 4 miles. To register, buy one "Family Tour" ticket for each adult in this group, and don't forget to register any kids 12&under riding their own bicycle through the site as well (free!). Kids in trailers or bike seats do not need to be registered.

While no one will bee denied TdH access for lack of funds, once we reach capacity we will regrettably have to close registration. Please contact us if the suggested registration fee of $20 is prohibitive for you. Any proceeds raised will bee reinvested in education & outreach initiatives by the Boston Area Beekeepers Association (formerly Boston Beekeepers Club).

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Cultivating Faith and Hope in an Age of Climate Crisis
Sunday, June 7
2:00-5:30 pm
Church of the Holy Spirit, 169 Rice Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Donation of $10 to $30. More if you can, less if you can't.

In the face of ecological crisis, how do we maintain faith and hope? What spiritual practices and perspectives sustain us as we struggle to protect the web of life?

We will explore a framework and some tools to help us maintain ourselves as healers filled with compassion, energy, and hope. The retreat will include presentations, guided meditation, group sharing, a little singing, and space for solitary reflection and prayer.

Rabbi Katy Allen is affiliated with Ma'yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope, the One Earth Collaborative of Open Spirit Center, and the Jewish Climate Action Network.

The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Ph.D., is an Episcopal priest, retreat leader, author, and climate activist. She serves the Diocese of Western Massachusetts as Missioner for Creation Care.

This interfaith retreat is open to people of all spiritual traditions or none.
All are welcome.

For more information contact Vince Maraventano at vince@MIPandL.org or 617.244.0755

For directions to the Church of the Holy Spirit, please click here.

Pre-registration is recommended.  Register online at
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eay0ejvj2bcac8de&llr=evkqo7bab
You may register at the door.

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Measuring and Understanding Personalization of Web Services
Monday, June 8
4:00 p.m.
Northeastern, Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Center, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston

Dr. Christo Wilson, Assistant Professor, College of Computer and Information Science

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Boston Living with Water Final Awards Ceremony
Monday, June 8
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-living-with-water-final-awards-ceremony-tickets-16884312433

Please join Mayor Martin J. Walsh in recognizing the awardees, finalists, and all of the Boston Living with Water participants.

A panel of jurors will discuss the selection of winners and lessons learned from the competition.

Space is limited, so please only RSVP if you plan to join us.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Boston Living with Water is an International Design Competition envisioning a more sustainable, more resilient, and more beautiful Boston adapted for sea level rise and climate change in the year 2100.  Boston Living with Water is an offering of the Boston Redevelopment Authority in collaboration and partnership of The Boston Harbor Association, Boston Society of Architects, and the City of Boston.

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Redefining the Customer Relationship via Hyper-local Marketing Solutions
Monday, June 8
6:00pm - 8:00pm
MIT, Stata Center, Room 32-141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/location-based-marketing/#register
Cost:  $0 - $30

Today’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to the shopping experience is being disrupted by highly granular location solutions offering context, simplicity, speed, engagement, personalization and great deals. On Monday June 8thwe’re gathering experts to discuss the latest in proximity based marketing, payment and loyalty solutions which leverage iBeacons, NFC and QR codes to enhance the customer experience.

http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/location-based-marketing/

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Tuesday, June 9
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Boston TechBreakfast featuring awesome tech demos
Tuesday, June 9
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Microsoft- NERD, 1 Memorial Drive Horace Mann Room Cambridge

Website:  http://bit.ly/1q7TrpY
Organizer:  TechBreakfast
410-429-0092
info@techbreakfast.co
http://bit.ly/1q7T9iI

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Body Sensor Networks Conference 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 8:00 AM to Friday, June 12, 2015, 5:00 PM
MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.bsn2015.org

Wearables are all about sensors. Join this free event to learn more about Body Sensor Networks!

From the event description:
The availability of small, low-cost networked sensors combined with advanced signal processing and information extraction is driving a revolution in physiological monitoring and intervention. Body Sensor Networks (BSN) are enabling technologies for precision healthcare, enhanced sports and fitness training, novel life- style monitoring, and individualized security.The 12th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2015) will address BSN research and offer participants a unique forum to discuss the key issues and innovative solutions for sensors, communications, algorithms, systems, and applications. The conference features numerous invited lectures by leading academic researchers and industrial experts. On the days before and after the conference, tutorials will be presented, detailing and demonstrating BSN technologies from sensor networks to the algorithms that employ them

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Regionalization: The answer to gentrification without displacement?
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Tuesday, June 9
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
(Light Refreshments served at 3:00 PM)
ABCD Melnea Cass Room, 3rd Floor, 178 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/regionalization-the-answer-to-gentrification-without-displacement-registration-16768721698

Help ask the tough questions...
Neighborhood, municipality, or region - at what level is income inequality best addressed?
Can regional transportation planning increase access to quality jobs?
How can we make gentrification benefit people living in poverty?
Should services follow people where they move?
... and leave with answers that lead to action!
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Cambridge City Council Committee Hearing on the Net Zero Action Plan
Tuesday, June 9
4:00PM to 6:30PM
City Hall, Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

The Health and Environment Committee, chaired by Councilor Leland Cheung, will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, June 9th from 4:00PM to 6:30PM in Sullivan Chamber, City Hall. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss a proposed framework for the goal of setting Cambridge on the trajectory to becoming a “net zero community.” All are invited to attend this hearing.

For more information on the Net Zero Action Plan, check out our webpage at http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Climate/netzerotaskforce.aspx 

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Greater Media Boston Innovation Series
Tuesday, June 9
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/greater-media-boston-innovation-series-tickets-16916336217

The Greater Media Boston Innovation Series, in conjunction with Bentley University, is a conversation for people in the Boston community who are seeking to understand the ever changing landscape of marketing.

We are looking to construct a dialogue of thought leaders and curious individuals to engage in a conversation and share ideas both in person and online.

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Laziness in the Time of Responsive Design
BostonCHI
Tuesday, June 9
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
IBM Research Cambridge, 1 Rogers Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/laziness-in-the-time-of-responsive-design-tickets-17024619094
Cost:  $5.00 - $15

Abstract:  As screens and input types evolve, we’re managing more complexity in our designs than ever before: our layouts are becoming more flexible and responsive; our interfaces, more immersive. Maybe we can look for simpler approaches? In this session, Ethan—a singularly lazy person—will walk through some responsive designs, and show how we might do a lot more with a little bit less.

Bio:  Ethan Marcotte is an independent designer and author, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He coined the term “responsive web design” to describe a new way of designing for the ever-changing Web. His popular book on the topic has been widely praised, as it demonstrates how designers and organizations can leverage the Web’s flexibility to design across mobile, tablet, and desktop—and whatever might come next.

Over the years, Ethan has been a featured speaker at many conferences, including An Event Apart, SXSW Interactive, and Webstock. His clientele has included New York Magazine, the Sundance Film Festival, The Boston Globe, and People Magazine. He also cofounded Editorially, a collaborative writing platform.

Evening Schedule
6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!
Sponsors:  IBM Research is hosting us and providing food.
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The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) maintains a website (BNID.org) that serves as a clearing-house for information on organizations, events, and jobs related to international development in the Boston area. BNID has played an important auxiliary role in fostering international development activities in the Boston area, as witnessed by the expanding content of the site and a significant growth in the number of users.

The website contains:

A calendar of Boston area events and volunteer opportunities related to International Development
- http://www.bnid.org/events
A jobs board that includes both internships and full time positions related to International Development that is updated daily - http://www.bnid.org/jobs
A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area organizations - http://www.bnid.org/organizations

Also, please sign up for our weekly newsletter (we promise only one email per week) to get the most up-to-date information on new job and internship opportunities -www.bnid.org/sign-up

The website is completely free for students and our goal is to help connect students who are interested in international development with many of the worthwhile organizations in the area.

Please feel free to email our organization at info@bnid.org if you have any questions!

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Intern with Biodiversity for a Livable Climate!
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (BLC) is a nonprofit based in the Cambridge, MA area. Our mission is to mobilize the biosphere to restore ecosystems and reverse global warming.
Education, public information campaigns, organizing, scientific investigation, collaboration with like-minded organizations, research and policy development are all elements of our strategy.

Background: Soils are the largest terrestrial carbon sink on the planet. Restoring the complex ecology of soils is the only way to safely and quickly remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the ground, where it’s desperately needed to regenerate the health of billions of acres of degraded lands. Restoring carbon to soils and regenerating ecosystems are how we can restore a healthy hydrologic cycle and cool local and planetary climates safely, naturally, and in time to ensure a livable climate now and in the future.

Our Work: immediate plans include
Organizing the First International Biodiversity, Soil Carbon and Climate Week, October 31-November 9, 2014, and a kick-off conference in the Boston area, “Mobilizing the Biosphere to Reverse Global Warming: A Biodiversity, Water, Soil Carbon and Climate Conference – and Call to Action” to expand the mainstream climate conversation to include the power of biology, and to help initiate intensive worldwide efforts to return atmospheric carbon to the soils.
Coordination of a global fund to directly assist local farmers and herders in learning and applying carbon farming approaches that not only benefit the climate, but improve the health and productivity of the land and the people who depend on it.
Collaboration with individuals and organizations on addressing eco-restoration and the regeneration of water and carbon cycles; such projects may include application of practices such as Holistic Management for restoration of billions of acres of degraded grasslands, reforestation of exploited forest areas, and restoring ocean food chains.

Please contact Helen D. Silver, helen.silver@bio4climate.org for further information.
781-316-1710
Bio4climate.org
SharedHarvestCSA.com

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Climate Stories Project
http://www.climatestoriesproject.org

What's your Climate Story?
Climate Stories Project is a forum that gives a voice to the emotional and personal impacts that climate change is having on our lives. Often, we only discuss climate change from the impersonal perspective of science or the contentious realm of politics. Today, more and more of us are feeling the effects of climate change on an personal level. Climate Stories Project allows people from around the world to share their stories and to engage with climate change in a personal, direct way.

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Where is the best yogurt on the planet made? Somerville, of course!

Join the Somerville Yogurt Making Cooperative and get a weekly quart of the most thick, creamy, rich and tart yogurt in the world. Membership in the coop costs $2.50 per quart. Members share the responsibility for making yogurt in our kitchen located just outside of Davis Sq. in FirstChurch.  No previous yogurt making experience is necessary.

For more information checkout.
https://sites.google.com/site/somervilleyogurtcoop/home

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Cambridge Residents: Free Home Thermal Images

Have you ever wanted to learn where your home is leaking heat by having an energy auditor come to your home with a thermal camera?  With that info you then know where to fix your home so it's more comfortable and less expensive to heat.  However, at $200 or so, the cost of such a thermal scan is a big chunk of change.

HEET Cambridge has now partnered with Sagewell, Inc. to offer Cambridge residents free thermal scans.

Sagewell collects the thermal images by driving through Cambridge in a hybrid vehicle equipped with thermal cameras.  They will scan every building in Cambridge (as long as it's not blocked by trees or buildings or on a private way).  Building owners can view thermal images of their property and an analysis online. The information is password protected so that only the building owner can see the results.

Homeowners, condo-owners and landlords can access the thermal images and an accompanying analysis free of charge. Commercial building owners and owners of more than one building will be able to view their images and analysis for a small fee.

The scans will be analyzed in the order they are requested.

Go to Sagewell.com.  Type in your address at the bottom where it says "Find your home or building" and press return.  Then click on "Here" to request the report.

That's it.  When the scans are done in a few weeks, your building will be one of the first to be analyzed. The accompanying report will help you understand why your living room has always been cold and what to do about it.

With knowledge, comes power (or in this case saved power and money, not to mention comfort).

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Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHhwM202dDYxdUZJVGFscnY1VGZ3aXc6MQ

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HEET has partnered with NSTAR and Mass Save participating contractor Next Step Living to deliver no-cost Home Energy Assessments to Cambridge residents.

During the assessment, the energy specialist will:

Install efficient light bulbs (saving up to 7% of your electricity bill)
Install programmable thermostats (saving up to 10% of your heating bill)
Install water efficiency devices (saving up to 10% of your water bill)
Check the combustion safety of your heating and hot water equipment
Evaluate your home’s energy use to create an energy-efficiency roadmap
If you get electricity from NSTAR, National Grid or Western Mass Electric, you already pay for these assessments through a surcharge on your energy bills. You might as well use the service.

Please sign up at http://nextsteplivinginc.com/heet/?outreach=HEET or call Next Step Living at 866-867-8729.  A Next Step Living Representative will call to schedule your assessment.

HEET will help answer any questions and ensure you get all the services and rebates possible.

(The information collected will only be used to help you get a Home Energy Assessment.  We won’t keep the data or sell it.)

(If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to call HEET’s Jason Taylor at 617 441 0614.)

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Sustainable Business Network Local Green Guide

SBN is excited to announce the soft launch of its new Local Green Guide, Massachusetts' premier Green Business Directory!

To view the directory please visit: http://www.localgreenguide.org
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at adritha@sbnboston.org

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Free Monthly Energy Analysis

CarbonSalon is a free service that every month can automatically track your energy use and compare it to your past energy use (while controlling for how cold the weather is). You get a short friendly email that lets you know how you’re doing in your work to save energy.

https://www.carbonsalon.com/

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Boston Food System

"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships, programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."

The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food, farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health, environment, arts, social services and other arenas.   Hundreds of organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on week-to-week is not always well publicized.
Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let everyone know about these activities.  Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of subscribers.  Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and other posting guidelines will be provided as well.

It's easy to subscribe right now at https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/bfs

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Artisan Asylum  http://artisansasylum.com/

Sprout & Co:  Community Driven Investigations  http://thesprouts.org/

Greater Boston Solidarity Economy Mapping Project  http://www.transformationcentral.org/solidarity/mapping/mapping.html
a project by Wellesley College students that invites participation, contact jmatthaei@wellesley.edu

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Bostonsmart.com's Guide to Boston  http://www.bostonsmarts.com/BostonGuide/

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Links to events at 60 colleges and universities at Hubevents   http://hubevents.blogspot.com

Thanks to

Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the Boston Area:  http://www.BostonScienceLectures.com

MIT Events:  http://events.mit.edu

MIT Energy Club:  http://mitenergyclub.org/calendar

Harvard Events:  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/

Harvard Environment:  http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/

Sustainability at Harvard:  http://green.harvard.edu/events

Mass Climate Action:  http://www.massclimateaction.net/calendar/events/index.php

Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/

Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.com/

Microsoft NERD Center:  http://microsoftcambridge.com/Events/

Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:   http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/

Cambridge Civic Journal:  http://www.rwinters.com

Cambridge Happenings:  http://cambridgehappenings.org

Cambridge Community Calendar:  https://www.cctvcambridge.org/calendar

Arts and Cultural Events List:  http://aacel.blogspot.com/

Boston Events Insider:  http://bostoneventsinsider.com/boston_events/

Nerdnite:  https://www.facebook.com/nerdniteboston