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Event Date: Friday, October 12, 2018, 9:00 am

HUBweek 2018

WBUR is proud to be a media sponsor of HUBweek, Boston’s festival for the future taking place October 8-14.The theme this year is “We The Future.”

Join innovators, artists, curious minds, and change makers will this fall to explore ways in which we can shape a more inclusive and equitable future for all.

Registration is now open. Line-up of WBUR hosted or moderated events below:

October 12


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HUBweek Forum: The Future of Mobility, Energy, Cities

How do we continue to foster the wide-ranging innovation coming out of our communities? What steps can we take today — in climate resilience, mobility, public policy, and more — to create the world we want to see? How do we stay human in the face of increasing digitization? Hear from designers, innovators, and mobility and climate experts answering these questions, including former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd, and three powerhouse leaders and innovators from the MIT Media Lab: Neri Oxman, Pattie Maes, and Rosalind Picard.

Reporter Zeninjor Enwemeka to emcee

Click here for more information.

Past events:

October 9

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Art of Talking Science: Students Take the Stage

The Mass General Research Institute will welcome science stars from Boston Public Schools to present their scientific research for an audience and a panel of celebrity judges. This fun, informal competition that was established to help scientists communicate their work to the media and the public, will feature the next generation of innovators. Each student will have four minutes to present their science and get feedback from our panel of expert communicators, including CommonHealth Editor Carey Goldberg.


6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow

The Kennedy Library and Discovery partner for an exclusive preview and discussion of “Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow,” a new documentary by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Rory Kennedy. Meghna Chakrabarti, host of On Point, moderates. This program is presented in conjunction with the 2018 GlobeDocs Film Festival and HUBweek.


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