The fifth Annual HubWeek 2019 Festival in Boston’s Seaport kicks off today and runs from Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 3, 2019. This year’s festival takes place in a temporary village of tents and shipping containers in Boston’s Seaport District at the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Fan Pier Boulevard.
The Pursuit is the theme of this year’s festival, which was founded in 2014 as a celebration of art, science and tech. Original founders include The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Mass General Hospital.
HubWeek kicks off today at 12:30 p.m., with a panel discussion that includes Year Up Founder & CEO Gerald Chertavian, US Congresswoman Katherine Clark, O3 Founder & CEO Nathalie Molina Nino and Boston Globe Media Partners Managing Director Linda Henry. 50+ speakers and dozens of curated activities are scheduled over the three day festival.
Organizers emphasize that HubWeek is an ideal gathering place for newcomers to Boston and to native Bostonians.
HubWeek Executive Director Brendan Ryan told The Boston Globe, “We want people to use HubWeek as an opportunity and an excuse to be welcome here, and claim their space here. You have to be purposeful to be welcoming, and that’s part of our HubWeek mission.”
This year’s HubWeek has three admission categories: Explorer Pass ($10), Adventurer Pass ($75) and Seeker Pass ($250).
Register for an admission pass here.
Among the topics: Space Exploration; Investment & Biotech; Foreign Born, Boston Built; Immigrant Led; Ocean Technology & the Blue Economy; Wearable Healthcare; Breaking Barriers for Women at Work; The Future of Life Sciences and The Future of Food. Here is a full agenda for the festival.
HubWeek has evolved since being launched in 2014. In addition to the three-day festival, HubWeek also sponsors a series of “Open Doors” events throughout the year that take place in neighborhoods and town squares throughout Boston and surrounding cities and towns.
Find more details on HubWeek here.
For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.