MassLandlords Monthly Dinner - Choosing without Discriminating: Tenant Selection and Protected Classes
Feb
19
5:30 PM17:30

MassLandlords Monthly Dinner - Choosing without Discriminating: Tenant Selection and Protected Classes

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Avoid $50,000 fines and make the world a better place by judging applicants without regard to their membership in a protected class. Under federal and state law, there are a whole host of reasons you cannot reject someone. Race, color, and religion are well established. Are you equally sure about disability, public assistance, and gender identity? We'll give an overview of these protected classes and things you might say that sound well-intentioned but could land you in hot water. Must you rent to Section 8? How can you separate the legitimate support animals from the $79.95 Internet special? Is it ever safe to say, "It's not deleaded"?

This part of the presentation will be given by Jeremy Scheiner, Director of Training at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

There are several initiatives currently underway and accepting contributors, such as MuckRock, building cool new interfaces to the MuckRock public records filing API based on user-centered mockups.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Amazon HQ2 Proposal: What if we did it anyway?

  • Havana, 5th Floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Boston swung and missed in the competition to land Amazon’s HQ2, and in the process proposed major investments in the region around housing, transportation, and more. What would it take to do all of that stuff anyway, for the benefit of the people who are already here ... and the businesses and workers who may want to be here in the future? 

Join ABL and a bunch of “thinkers” and “doers” in these key areas to talk about the possibilities.

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Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Fab@CIC Motion Capture Studio Launch Party

Fab@CIC is proud to present a new motion capture studio, powered by Umajin and PhaseSpace!

If you are interested in Augmented or Virtual Reality (AR/VR), or in using motion capture to create videos, simulations or computer games, join us this evening to check out this new public resource. The launch will feature VR/AR demos using PhaseSpace motion capture and Umajin’s virtual environments. There will be information on how to sign up to use the motion capture studio for your own projects.

Makerspaces allow ideas to jump from digital representation to physical objects. With the addition of motion capture to our lab, we're excited to complete the circle and go from physical back to digital. Fab@CIC members and community can now scan objects into a digital environment and apply "real life" movement to them.

Be sure to RSVP here!

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Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Founders Live Boston!

  • Lighthouse West, 20th Floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Founders Live is an unforgettable pitch competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. 

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Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Increase Your Sales: Pick up the Phone

Do you need more sales but are scared to pick up the phone and to speak with prospects?

Join sales coach and phone enthusiast Hazel Butters for a free mini-workshop to help you get over your reluctance, fear or frustration of the phone in sales, and to get comfortable having sales conversations.

Topics covered:
- Habits you can develop to pick up the phone and to start to love it

- What to say after "hello" when making early-stage sales calls 
- How to deal with gatekeepers and getting through to decision makers

- What to say when you are told: "We're all set for that" or "Just send us an email"

Coffee, donuts and bagels provided

Interested? Register here.

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ATTENTION | THE ART OF LISTENING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD
Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

ATTENTION | THE ART OF LISTENING IN A FAST-PACED WORLD

Everything seems to beg for our attention these days, and especially with the rise of social media, we've started to tune things out more than ever. It is more important than ever to slow down and listen. Listening can help us learn about our internal struggles, fortify relationships, and become respected leaders.  This training combines mindful listening and communication techniques used in leadership and professional development, negotiation training, counseling, and conflict resolution. By the end of it, you will be familiar with how to:  

  • Create a mindset for good listening Understand the barriers of effective listening and styles of bad listening Perform listening self-assessments and interactive exercises Have more fulfilling family, social and professional relationships Listen with empathy and create a win-win situation every time.

Signup: https://bostonspeaks.com/school/attention

  • Kit Pang is a Communication Expert, TEDx Speaker Coach, TEDx, Inbound, and Keynote speaker, the host of both BostonSpeaksSeries, and BostonSpeaksTalks and the founder of BostonSpeaks. He helps individuals become exceptional leaders by honing their communication and people skills. In an Age of Distraction, Kit shares that listening is a mindful choice we must make in order to create balance in our lives and that when we truly listen to others, we can make our friends, family, and co-workers feel like they are the most important person in the world. www.bostonspeaks.com

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Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Cambridge Consultants Current Technology Series: Sensors are Everywhere – Meet the Innovators on the Leading Edge

  • CIC Cambridge, Cloud City, 14th Fl (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An open event for visionaries, technology innovators, market researchers, and curious minds. Sensors are becoming increasingly prevalent in our lives, affecting household assistants, personalization, and data acquisition. In this second demonstration, Cambridge Consultants will explore the spectrum of sensor application; from precision measurements to consumer research. Come explore how sensors can enhance your future and see real-world examples in action! 

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Aiforia Inc. Deep Learning Image Analysis Workshop
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

Aiforia Inc. Deep Learning Image Analysis Workshop

When: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: Venture Cafe, CIC (5th floor)   

The Schedule:

5:30 PM – 6:45 PM 

Introduction to Deep Learning in Image Analysis and Beginners Guide to Aiforia.
Thomas Westerling-Bui, PhD is the Senior Scientist - Aiforia
Deep neural networks for rapid and unbiased histopathological analysis of murine lung tumors
Peter Wescott, Ph.D, Postdoctoral fellow at Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
Deep Learning algorithm for the analysis of Lung granulomas in experimental tuberculosis  Gillian Beamer, VMD, Ph.D, DACVP, TUFTS University

6:45PM – 7:30PM 

Aiforia Hands-on create workshop.  For those you would like to participate you can build from scratch your own neural network, draw your annotations in the cloud, train your algorithms and see results live.

Hope you can join us.

Space is limited to 50 people, so register today 

https://www.aiforia.com/aiforia-workshop-in-boston-2019/


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Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Security Innovation's CMD+CTRL Cyber Range

Security Innovation is teaming up with CIC-Cambridge to offer attendees a fun "find the vulnerabilities" game - CMD+CTRL Cyber Range - that shows how hackers break into websites and teaches the importance of secure coding habits.  

The CMD+CTRL Cyber Range we will be using is called ShadowBank, a banking website where players compete to find vulnerabilities, score points, and move up the leaderboard.  Leveraging cheat sheets, attack tables, and expert led training sessions, players take their shot at stealing money, manipulating share prices, and conducting other nefarious acts.  

Just bring your computer and evil inner-doer and you are ready to hack away!

Space is limited, 
Fill out the form and reserve your spot today⇒

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Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

There are several initiatives currently underway and accepting contributors, such as Boston Info Voice App, an Alexa skill to answer questions about municipal services in Boston. Currently supports providing an address and asking for trash/recycling pick up days.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Feb
27
5:30 PM17:30

Boston Unity Group (B.U.G.) Meetup: Volumetric Filmmaking in Unity

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Most people are familiar with the iconic shot from the Matrix where Trinity jumps in the air, starts to kick some AI agents, time freezes, the camera spins around Trinity, then time resumes as she continues to kick butt! That sort of shot was insanely difficult to pull off back in the day. With volumetric film capture technology, one could achieve that shot much more easily and have more flexibility to manipulate the captured footage.

This month at BUG, Elliott Mitchell will present a high level overview of volumetric capture, photogrammetry and filmmaking for use in Unity. Elliott will give an overview of tools, use cases, recent volumetric films and give a live demonstration capturing volumetric data with a Kinect and Depthkit. Elliott will also touch upon a few systems in Unity that relate to ingesting, processing, sequencing, optimizing and outputting volumetric data such as Timeline, Cinemachine, Unity Recorder and more.

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Feb
28
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Feb
28
5:45 PM17:45

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Industry & Academia Symposium

Join Applied BioMath for an evening of learning and networking with the QSP community. This symposium features a presentation by Marjoleen Nijsen, PhD, Vice President DMPK-BA, AbbVie with networking to follow.

Agenda

  • 5:45PM - Guest arrival and sign-in

  • 6:00PM - Presentation by Marjoleen Nijsen, PhD, AbbVie

  • 7:00PM - Networking reception

  • 8:00PM - Event concludes

Interested? Register here.

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Mar
1
8:30 AM08:30

Soloprenuer Winter Coaching Retreat

If you’re a Boston Solopreneur, don’t miss out on the opportunity to come get some coaching and training that will help you leap frog ahead in your business in 2019!

Take time to work ‘on your business,’ and not just ‘in your business’ this year! Join us for this half-day (with full-day option!) retreat with certified business coach, Victoria Dew SCMP, at CIC Cambridge in Kendall Sq

You should attend this retreat if you are:

  • A solo business owner just getting started, and looking for nuts and bolts training

  • Have had your business for a while, feel like you’re in a rut, and are looking for new ideas, perspectives and training

  • Wanting to connect with other solopreneurs in a relaxed, collaborative setting

  • Looking to level-up in specific areas of your business like sales and designing your offer (especially for service-based businesses)

This retreat will give you:

  • Coaching and training in core areas of running a business, including Sales, Service design and Mindset

  • An opportunity to get specific one-on-one coaching and group collaboration on a specific business issue you may be facing

  • The chance to connect and build relationships with other solopreneurs facing similar challenges and opportunities in their own businesses

  • New perspectives, ideas and knowledge that will catapult your business forward in 2019

There are two ways to participate in this retreat:

  • Join us in the morning for training and a networking lunch (ends at 12:45pm)

  • Stay for the whole day and get focused, one-on-one coaching and group brainstorming support. 3-4 participants in our afternoon Masterminding session will receive 45-minutes on the ‘hotseat’ working on a specific challenge they are currently facing in their business. Priority for hotseats will be given to early registrants. (Mastermind sessions end at 4pm. Afternoon participants are requested to stay for the entire session :-)

Lunch will be provided.

In case of snow, this retreat will be rescheduled for Friday, March 8.

About the Presenter

Victoria Dew, SCMP -- Dewpoint Communications
Victoria knows first-hand how challenging being a solopreneur can be, and is an expert at helping others to navigate their way through the highs and lows of building a business. She is a certified business coach, and helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs build profitable companies that are aligned with their values and life goals. Learn more here.

Interested? Register here.

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Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

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 Long Now Boston - Decoding, Leveraging and Protecting Our DNA in The Age of Personal Genomics
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Long Now Boston - Decoding, Leveraging and Protecting Our DNA in The Age of Personal Genomics

  • Venture Café, 5th Floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In the 21st century, propelled by groundbreaking technologies that enable quick and easy reading and editing of DNA molecules, the fields of genetics, genomics and synthetic biology have exploded. 

Two biotech scientists and entrepreneurs, Preston Estep, co-founder and CSO of Veritas Genetics and Dennis Grishin, co-founder and CSO of Nebula Genomics, will share their stories and their views on the future role of DNA to human health and human thriving.

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Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Mar
12
5:00 PM17:00

Japanese/English Language Exchange

Join us for a Japanese/English language exchange with native Japanese speakers! This monthly event begins with a half an hour of speaking in Japanese, followed by a half an hour of speaking in English, and alternate until we hit 7 PM. We hope that our guests will meet others and find new paths for improving and enjoying their Japanese and English language skills. We expect all guests to come with a friendly disposition to learn and help others learn!

Learn more and RSVP here!

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Branchfood Community Table
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Shopify Meetup Boston

Get ready to meet local partners, merchants, and experts who will be discussing the issues facing your e-commerce business. At this FREE event, you'll be able to pick the brains of Shopify's local experts and discuss best practices with merchants from the area.

Whether you're a Shopify partner, an established merchant, or have just started your store, the official #ShopifyMeetup will help you grow your online business!

This meetup will feature industry experts presenting on different topics designed to help you grow your brand. You'll be able to attend multiple presentations and speak with the presenters directly during the breakout sessions. Interested? Register here.

Speakers will include:

  • Dale Bertrand - President, Fire&Spark

  • Hilary Gibbons - Digital Strategist, Fire&Spark

  • Justin Porter - Founder, Text Connects

  • Vlad Pick - CTO, SaveMySales.co

    • Debra Lutsky - Founder, Digital reTAIL Partners

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Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

RSVP and learn more HERE

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Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

NCC Group Open Forum

We are so excited to be hosted by the Cambridge Innovation Center for our first Boston Open Forum! Anyone who is in the Boston/Cambridge area is welcome to come eat, drink, & learn from our peers in the information security community.

This Open Forum will be held in the Venture Cafe on the 5th floor of the CIC from 6-8:30pm on Wednesday, April 3rd.

Stay tuned for Speakers' bios and abstracts!

Interested? Register here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

The Longevity Revolution is Here

  • CIC Cambridge (245 Main location) - Mosaic, 3rd floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The massive shift in the demographics of aging is generating unprecedented entrepreneurial opportunities. The world needs scalable, tech-enabled innovations that serve the evolving needs of the rapidly increasing older adult population.

This emerging phenomenon – The Longevity Economy- will drive change in every aspect of life from health care and social services to new hardware and software solutions that allow people to live truly connected, healthier fulfilling lives.

Today’s 50+ year-olds control almost 80% of US aggregate net worth and they are increasingly more tech-savvy. They are heavy users of the Internet and social networking, they spend more money online than either Gen X or Gen Y consumers and they are looking for innovations to help them age well, including access to affordable and quality:

  • lifelong engagement and aging in community

  • medical care

  • economic security

  • service-enriched housing

  • mobility

  • assistance with activities of daily living

  • age-friendly products that are designed without stigma

  • radical advances in brain health and chronic disease management

Companies that fully grasp the opportunities generated by the Longevity Economy will enjoy a 106 million-plus market (in the U.S.) that is expected to spend $20 billion in 2020 for elder focused products and services alone.

The MIT Enterprise Forum is partnering with AGENCY - a co-working space for collective impact where innovators focused on aging and longevity can grow their companies - to help you understand this new world. Come learn about the Longevity Economy from industry thought leaders and entrepreneurs who are blazing the trail.

RSVP here. CIC Members receive 20% off with code “CIC”!

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
May
2
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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May
13
5:30 PM17:30

Launch Clinic: Internet of Things (IoT) Startups

Launch Smart Clinics are a great place for startups to get constructive feedback on their pitch from a board-of-directors-level panel of experts and thoughtful audience members. The focus on early-stage ventures encourages a sympathetic and supportive atmosphere. Audience and panel feedback often helps presenters understand their problems and offers useful tips and solutions.

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May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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May
15
8:30 AM08:30

Essential Facilitation Workshop (three days)

  • CIC Cambridge (101 Main St. location) - Cloud City, 14th floor1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Essential Facilitation provides a solid framework and proven techniques for resolving conflicts, creating buy-in, and building lasting agreement skills as valuable in everyday life as they are in business. Our methods have been used by hundreds of organizations to generate faster decisions, increase creativity and productivity, and shorten cycle times. Develop your skills at our Essential Facilitation Public Workshop, May 15-17. 

Learn more and sign up here!

CIC members, get 20% off the ticket price with code: IA20

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May
16
8:30 AM08:30

Essential Facilitation Workshop (three days)

  • CIC Cambridge (101 Main St. location) - Cloud City, 14th floor1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Essential Facilitation provides a solid framework and proven techniques for resolving conflicts, creating buy-in, and building lasting agreement skills as valuable in everyday life as they are in business. Our methods have been used by hundreds of organizations to generate faster decisions, increase creativity and productivity, and shorten cycle times. Develop your skills at our Essential Facilitation Public Workshop, May 15-17. 

Learn more and sign up here!

CIC members, get 20% off the ticket price with code: IA20

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May
17
8:30 AM08:30

Essential Facilitation Workshop (three days)

  • CIC Cambridge (101 Main St. location) - Cloud City, 14th floor1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Essential Facilitation provides a solid framework and proven techniques for resolving conflicts, creating buy-in, and building lasting agreement skills as valuable in everyday life as they are in business. Our methods have been used by hundreds of organizations to generate faster decisions, increase creativity and productivity, and shorten cycle times. Develop your skills at our Essential Facilitation Public Workshop, May 15-17. 

Learn more and sign up here!

CIC members, get 20% off the ticket price with code: IA20

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May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Jul
11
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Branchfood Community Table
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
24
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

Science Book Club for the Curious

  • CIC Cambridge, Charles, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Feeling inquisitive? Looking for good conversation? Love science and books? The Science Book Club for the Curious is just the thing for you. This reading group is designed especially for those who are interested in science and technology and how it impacts our society.

Science Book Club for the Curious meets the second Thursday of every month at CIC.

Click here to see upcoming book selections and to RSVP. 

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Feb
14
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Are your Daily Habits Affecting your Productivity Levels?

Join Aisha Al-Wardi, a John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach, Trainer & Speaker at a workshop that helps you focus your daily habits and make them work "For" you, not "Against" you ! This workshop will include exercises that will allow you to unleash your full potential and get rid of any habits that hold you back!

Workshop goals:

Reflect on your daily habits
Focus on ways to maximize your productivity levels
Develop productive habits

Register here!

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Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

There are several initiatives currently underway and accepting contributors, such as Safe Drinking Water Project, an exploratory data project to predict safe drinking water violations. It uses the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Information System and the EnviroFacts API.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

POSTPONED - Cambridge Consultants Current Technology Series: Sensors are Everywhere – Meet the Innovators on the Leading Edge

  • CIC Cambridge, Havana, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An open event for visionaries, technology innovators, market researchers, and curious minds. Sensors are becoming increasingly prevalent in our lives, affecting household assistants, personalization, and data acquisition. In this second demonstration, Cambridge Consultants will explore the spectrum of sensor application; from precision measurements to consumer research. Come explore how sensors can enhance your future and see real-world examples in action! 

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Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

Japan Society of Boston - Brown Bag / Teddy Roosevelt's Nobel Peace Prize & The Portsmouth Peace Treaty

  • Meridian, 5th Floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to hear from Charles Doleac, President of the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire. He will address the importance of citizen involvement in multilateral diplomatic conflict resolution, particularly in the historical context of the Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Japan-Russo War.

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Climable.org Soup Supper XI

Please join Climable.org at their 11th Soup Supper for conversations about climate change, clean energy, and our role as responsible stewards of the environment. Climable.org would love for you to attend and participate as they host our 11th installment. Please swing by any time after 6 pm (when soup is served); the convo starts shortly after 7!

Admission for this event is a suggested $5 donation to reserve a seat, but of course, additional donations are welcome. Registration includes discussions about our planet, new friends, and tasty vegetarian soup, bread, and snacks!

To learn more and to RSVP, visit: https://climable.org/events-1/2019/2/7/soup-supper-xi

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Feb
7
3:00 PM15:00

Venture Café

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anyone with an idea should feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. As such, Innovation is a social process that is fueled by conversation, collaboration, and storytelling. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. Open every Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. on the 5th floor of CIC Cambridge, located at 1 Broadway, the weekly gathering of Venture Café is the longest running program of The Venture Café Foundation, a non-profit sister organization of CIC. Please see Venture Cafe’s calendar for a complete list of events.

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Branchfood Community Table
Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

Branchfood Community Table

Community Table is for eaters, entrepreneurs, and students of food to connect and exchange ideas. A model created by Babson's Food Sol (http://www.foodsol.org/), the design is always one table and one conversation, with the collective driving the content. People have reported finding partners, expanding networks, and reaching retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. We hope you'll join the conversation to network, discuss, connect and learn from others doing awesome work in the city!

Feel free to bring your business cards, your lunch, and/or food to share with the group! Community Table is all about FOOD so we encourage attendees to bring samples of their products and consider this event an opportunity to showcase your newest recipes and flavors.

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Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Boston C++ Meetup

  • CIC Cambridge, Cloud City, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This meetup is for C++ developers, enthusiasts, and students, to discuss and share C++ knowledge.

Look over the Pages (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/) for different content, like the Learning Resources (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/24129600/Learning_Resources/), or the Slack Channel (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/pages/24136548/Slack_Channel/).

Don't forget to checkout the Message Boards (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/boards/).

Please take a moment to answer the Polls (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/polls/), which help us plan for future events.

If possible, please Contribute (https://secure.meetup.com/Boston-Cpp-Meetup/contribute/); Funds will go towards food at future events, and towards monthly Meetup.com fees.

Our social media tag is #BostonCpp; look for or add this to your updates.

All members are reminded to honour Meetup's Community Guidelines (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/) for Usage and Content (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/?subnav=usage), and Group (https://www.meetup.com/guidelines/?subnav=group) Policies. Specifically, this is not a venue for job recruiters.


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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

There are several initiatives currently underway and accepting contributors, such as Migrant Service Map, a web app designed to assist immigrant service providers by allowing them to create a profile, update information, and share it with clients quickly.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Boston Area Sustainability Group Presents: Third Annual INVITE TO IGNITE

Welcome to our 3rd Annual INVITE TO IGNITE evening showcasing local organizations in need of volunteer help. We believe the best antidote to the atrocities of the day is ACTION. So if you're among the many frustrated by the events of the day, we invite you to come be uplifted and maybe even enticed into getting involved.

For the last two years in February, the Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG) has hosted a special evening to affirm the positive actions of local groups with the goal of providing a breadth of opportunity for our members to sample volunteer opportunities. We do this in a rapid-fire manner to leave ample time for our "Speed Dating for Cause" portion of the evening.

Learn more and RSVP here.

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Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Long Now Boston: Reimagining the Microbial World

  • Venture Café, 5th Floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In the past several decades, surprising scientific discoveries have revealed complex and sophisticated interdependencies between the macro world of human, plant and animal bodies and the invisible microbial world. We are the beneficiaries of billions of years of microbial evolution that encoded biological solutions to environmental challenges in our own genes. But we also receive direct functional benefits from the living microbial communities that comprise the bulk of our own bodily ecosystem.

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Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Action Design Boston

About Action Design Boston

We sit at the intersection of behavioral economics, design, and psychology for advocacy and positive change. We focus on exposing our members to cutting edge tools, research, and practitioners in each of these areas so they can apply the latest learning in action design in their respective fields. 

We explore anything that allows us to make large-scale, positive impact on people's behavior. We discuss the emerging efforts of many industries to improve the behaviors of people through products, services, programs, and policy. 

Whether the goal is to help people save more money, get in shape, cut down on electricity usage, or learn a new language, the idea is the same: How can we use research in behavioral economics, psychology, and design to explicitly improve human behaviors, as well as improving overall engagement in any product, service, or program, or policy? 

We touch many different subjects: persuasive technology, choice architecture, emotional design, cognitive design, positive psychology, marketing, gameful design, game thinking, copywriting, funnel-optimization, social work, persuasive psychology, behaviorism, cognitive behavioral therapy and many other related topics. 

We're part of the greater Action Design Network (http://www.action-design.org), an non-profit organization with groups across the US, Canada, and the UK with over 10,000 members and counting.

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Jan
31
3:00 PM15:00

Values 101: Turn your Company’s Purpose into Competitive Advantage

Values 101: How to Turn your Company’s Purpose into Competitive Advantage
To learn more or RSVP, visit the Eventbrite page.

How knowing your values will save you time and money, make it easier to recruit and retain top talent, improve customer satisfaction, and make your life as a leader a whole lot easier!

As your business grows, there are more and more decisions to make -- who to hire, how to engage with your customers, how to lead your team, and how to truly differentiate yourself in a crowded market.

Defining and communicating your Mission, Vision and Values statements early on can shoulder a lot of this burden for you -- understanding who you are and what you stand for will help clarify your brand and support HR, sales, marketing, operations, and every other function in your business.

Join us for this interactive session to learn:

  • Why being a values-driven company is actually one of the fastest, easiest paths to growth.

  • Why it’s critical to start thinking about your values before you start to grow.

  • How taking your values seriously improves customer satisfaction.

  • How to kickstart your own process of articulating your company’s Mission, Vision and Values statements.

  • How you can begin to live and breathe your values so they’re not just posters on the wall.

You should attend this session if:

  • You are a Founder/CEO/Leader of a small and growing business, even if you have a very small team.

  • You are assuming HR/People related duties in your company.

  • Your company is getting ready to hire, and you want to ‘get ahead of the curve.’

  • You’re an established company looking to improve your culture or employee experience.

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Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Changemaker Chats with Adriana Bokel Herde

Kick off 2019 with a conversation about cultivating and strengthening employee communities. On January 20th, we’ll be sitting down with Adriana Bokel Herde, Chief People Officer of Pegasystems, to discuss her passion for improving employee experience through technology.

Adriana has spent her career driving innovation in the way HR delivers services to employees. By improving internal processes, she is able to create more time for employees to perform their functions, increasing overall productivity, engagement, and retention.

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Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

A Changemaker Chat with Adriana Bokel Herde

In 2019, Changemaker Chats is continuing to share inspiring stories of women who use their authority, influence, and responsibility to do something incredible. Here in Boston, we’re doubling down in January with a speaker, space, and sponsor that all share our vision and passion!

Join us on the 30th for an evening of energy and inspiration as we talk power, community, and engagement with Adriana Bokel Herde, Chief People Officer of Pegasystems; the leader in software for customer engagement and operations. Adriana has spent her career cultivating communities within organizations, building culture through technology. We couldn’t be more excited to discuss her career path and the importance of supporting women from within an organization.

Learn more and RSVP here: eventbrite.com/e/a-changemaker-chat-with-adriana-bokel-herde-tickets-54271817467

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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Life Science Cares New Year’s Resolutions Mixer

  • CIC Cambridge, Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you been meaning to spend more time giving back to your community but you’re not sure how? Are you curious about Life Science Cares and what exactly they do? Who are LSC’s partners and what do they do? Join us on January 30th to learn the answers to all of these questions while meeting like-minded professionals within the life sciences industry. Start the year off with new ideas and new contacts, all while enjoying refreshments and cocktails.

When: January 30th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: CIC Cambridge, 1 Broadway St, Cambridge, MA

Registration is free and open to all, but required for building security.
Please RSVP by Monday, January 28th 

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Future of Finance: ERP
Jan
30
9:00 AM09:00

Future of Finance: ERP

  • Havana, 5th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This roundtable discussion will kick off around ERP platforms, hurdles to change, managing R&D, and benefits to cloud solutions and then be turned over to the group to table the topics of their choosing.

We believe this is a great opportunity to get an understanding of Oracle, SAP, and Workday offerings and share experiences with life sciences peers.

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Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Code for Boston

  • CIC Cambridge, Kitchen 4th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade – a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, urban planners, and data geeks with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of creative technology.

For more information and registration, visit here.

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Plugging into Unity: Lightning Talks - Favorite Unity Plug-Ins

  • CIC Cambridge - Venture Cafe, 5th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is your favorite Unity plugin? Probuilder? Gaia? Amplify Shaders? That one super-helpful script you found on github? Come tell us about it! For our January meetup, we'll be doing "pitch your favorite plugin" lightning talks. Show off your favorite plugin, tell us why it's awesome, and discover other great plugins!

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Healthcare Interop Meetup: Understanding Public Health Systems through Data Integration and Visualization

  • CIC Cambridge (101 Main St. location) - Cloud City, 14th floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For this presentation, Megan Villwock, Business Systems Analyst with Cambridge-based Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) will demonstrate how data integration and visualization methods have been used in several jurisdictions to help policymakers understand their intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) service systems and make data-driven policy decisions as part of a systems redesign process. Among the data sources used will be Supports Intensity Scale assessment data, Medicaid Waiver expenditure data, demographics derived from case management systems, and historical metadata.

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Deep Learning in Production Meetup

Two talks! 

Machine Learning Inference on Mobile Devices 
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A lot of the cool new features that we love on our phones like face recognition in photos, Face-ID for authentication, smart reply in Gmail etc. rely on Machine Learning, most of which takes place on device. But, it can be really challenging to deploy these Machine Learning models on edge devices like Mobile Phones, embedded processors etc. In this talk, we will discuss that why we should look at doing Machine Learning inference locally on the mobile devices and also explore that what kind of an expertise is required for a developer to deploy a Machine Learning model on a Mobile Device. 

Deep Learning on Mobile Devices 
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Machine learning and AI algorithms now outperform humans on tasks ranging from image recognition to language translation. However, sending video, audio, and other sensor data up to the cloud and back is too slow for apps like Snapchat, features like “Hey, Siri!”, and autonomous machines like self-driving cars. Developers seeking to provide seamless user experiences must now move their models down to devices on the edge of the network where they can run faster, at lower cost, and with greater privacy. This talk covers the reasons developers should be deploying deep learning models to edge devices, common roadblocks they will face, and how to overcome them. 

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