HUBweek is an invitation. An invitation to wander. To ask why and why not. To be a part of something bigger. And to celebrate the world-changing work, art and thinking being imagined and built in Greater Boston. Join us October 3-10, 2015 for a series of events, unexpected experiences and celebrations taking place all across the city.
HUBweek serves as a platform to showcase the big thinking and bold solutions that live at the intersection of art, science and technology in Greater Boston.
In year zero of HUBweek, we drill down into five key topics that have been most dramatically affected by this intersection, and invite exploration in how innovations in these spaces are creating more dynamic citizens, companies and cities, and are contributing to a better future across the world. Explore those topics.
There are many events schedule during HUBweek. Below are two events we chose to highlight. Full event calendar.
Crowds and Climate Conference
Tuesday, October 6, 8:00 am to 7:30 pm - Stratton Student Center, MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA
Climate change is a global issue with local repercussions. Many of us want to help find a solution but the problem can seem too big to impact. MIT’s Climate CoLab is changing that by hosting an online platform where people can work with experts and each other to tackle over 20 climate-related challenges. If you want to be a part of the solution, join us for a series of highly collaborative problem-solving sessions at the Climate CoLab’s annual Crowds and Climate conference.
Inspired by the open source sensibility, the Climate CoLab (www.climatecolab.org) is a quickly-growing global community of over 35,000, where people propose, collaborate on and support ideas via an online contest platform, which surfaces high-impact solutions across a variety of topics. The objective: to harness the worldwide collective intelligence of thousands to address global climate change, tackling the whole spectrum of climate issue, from reducing emissions from transportation, to shifting attitudes and behavior, to urban and rural resilience, to putting a price on carbon. Register for this event.
Innovating the Commonwealth's Food Economy
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at CommonWealth Kitchen, 196 Quincy Street, Dorchester, MA
As the inaugural HUBweek draws to a close, an ecosystem of food innovators will convene at CommonWealth Kitchen for a celebration of local food, showcasing the amazing entrepreneurs and innovative organizations who are disrupting and re-imaging our regional food economy.
Work alongside amazing chefs to pickle, can, and preserve the harvest in CommonWealth Kitchen’s state-of-the-art facilities, or play with your food and help to craft sweet and savory hand pies, using the freshest local ingredients.
Sample delicious local fares and meet the visionary farmers, processors, distributors, educators and community partners who are strengthening our regional food system. Meet with your neighbors and enjoy a community feast at this family-friendly event. Register for this event.
For complete information visit hubweek.org.