Boston Tech Treks Series*
MIT Media lab visit
Registration link: bit.ly/mitlab14
Friday, February 7th, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Join IS Academy and Grad Tech Club on a visit to the MIT Media Lab with BC Alumna Vivian Diep, who co-founded BCVC SEED. The Media Lab is legendary as perhaps the greatest, most creative academic tech research lab in the country. We will have a chance to learn about various research projects in the convergence of technology, multimedia and design that may change the way of how we live in the future.
Attendees are required to meet at the Reservoir T station at 2:00PM, and students who can’t make it can meet us at the lab in Kendall Square at 3:00pm. Attire will be business casual. As always, the visit is open to everyone.
Registration link: https://orgsync.com/41637/events/711893/occurrences/1417381
Friday, April 4th, 3:30pm-5:00pm
66 Long Wharf, Boston
BC ’11 entrepreneurs & TechStars grads who have created SyncOnSet, set design & production management tools now in use in over 300 TV and Movie productions including: Anchorman 2, The Wolf of Wall Street, Bones, Boardwalk Empire, and the last season of 30 Rock. Wymsee will be hosting us in their lovely new ocean-side offices at 66 Long Wharf, Boston on Friday, April 4, 3:30pm-5:00pm. We will leave from the Reservoir T station promptly at 2:45 for Wymsee.http://pando.com/2013/12/23/techstars-grad-sync-onset-raises-2-5-million-to-ensure-ron-burgundys-mustache-is-impeccable/
* We are confirming visits with Google, HubSpot, Jebbit, SapientNitro, and TechStars, etc. We’ll keep you informed on those dates.
Conferences in Boston Area
February 7th, 2014
Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Reception to follow 5-6pm, Scoozi
February 22nd , 2014
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Registrations are now open at http://goo.gl/TCNnrd
This year, the conference will be centered around the theme of technologies that are disrupting our daily life. Come and learn more about wearable devices like Google glass, new educational models that leverage technology such as Coursera, the internet of everything, and many other captivating topics. We will have four panels each focused on a different theme: disrupting human behavior, disrupting education, disrupting marketplaces, and disrupting communities.
Here is the quick snapshot of MIT Tech Conference:
Theme: The MIT Sloan Tech Conference on Disrupting Life promises to show you the most cutting-edge ideas that will enable us to fundamentally change how we live, work, learn, and play in ways we have never fathomed.
- Carl Dietrich: Carl is Terrafugia’s CEO/CTO, Co-Founder, received his BS, MS and Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the MIT shortly after being selected as the 2006 winner of the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Innovation.
- Seth Priebatsch: After his freshman year at Princeton, Seth took a “leave-of-absence” to found SCVNGR, parent company to LevelUp. The 25 year old CEO of LevelUP has helmed LevelUp’s “Interchange Zero” strategy, which offers zero transaction fees to merchants. With major investment firms taking notice of LevelUp (Google Ventures, Balderton Capital, Highland Capital and more), Seth Priebatsch is well on his way to changing the way we pay
- Ann Mei Chang: Ann is the Chief Innovation Officer at Mercy Corps. Previously, she served as the Senior Adviser for Women and Technology in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State and as a Director of Engineering at Google. Ann Mei was recognized among the 125 Women of Impact for 2013 by Newsweek/The Daily Beast.
- Vern Brownell: Vern joins D-Wave from Egenera, a global leader in delivering computing solutions that simplify datacenter infrastructure and operations. He holds an MBA degree from Anna Maria College and a BEng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Please, refer to the MIT Tech conference website http://disruptinglife.mitsloantech.com to find more information.