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2018 Feb 27

President’s Administrative Innovation Fund Open House

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

124 Mount Auburn St, 3rd Floor

The President’s Administrative Innovation Fund was created to catalyze administrative innovation and collaboration across Harvard by investing in staff-generated, creative solutions that support our faculty, students and staff colleagues.

The most innovative ideas or pilots will be awarded competitive grants for $2,000 to $15,000. There is a possibility that one or two exceptional projects could receive funding up to $25,000. 

Whether you are simply curious and want to learn more or already have an idea this event is for you. 

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2018 Jan 22

Plaza WinterFest 2018

12:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza

Date of Event: Monday, January 22, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

Event Time: Daily Activities - 12pm-8pm

Fire Pits: Thurs, Fri, & Sat 3pm-9pm

Location of Event: The Plaza

Enjoy a range of outdoor activities, special events, and food on the Plaza during Plaza WinterFest 2018!

Free daily activities include:

From 12pm-8pm daily during Plaza WinterFest, try your hand at bowling, shuffleboard, and curling in our handcrafted ice lanes. Bring your friends on any Thursday, Friday, and...

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2018 Jan 16

HGSE Freecycle

11:30am to 2:30pm

Location: 

Gutman Commons Café

Come by Gutman Café for the Graduate School of Education's bi-annual event to pick up something new-to-you or drop off items you no longer need, giving our community a chance to reuse rather than buy new.

Items you’ll commonly find include office, school and kitchen supplies, toys and clothing. We donate remainders to Harvard Recycling for future Freecycle events at the University or to be shared with other charitable organizations.

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2018 Jan 19

Freecycle

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Lobby
Bring any and all surplus furniture, supplies, and equipment to the Lobby of 124 Mt. Auburn Street. Clothing, books, office supplies, kitchen goods, toys, baby supplies, tools, hardware and any thing else reusable is welcome here. Whether or not you donate, you are welcome to take anything you want for free. These Freecycles save money, reduce Harvard’s waste, and conserve the embodied natural resources and energy in manufactured goods.
2017 Nov 17

Harvard Freecycle

Repeats every month on the 19 of January, 1 times . Also includes Fri Mar 16 2018, Fri May 18 2018.
11:00am to 2:00pm

11:00am to 2:00pm
11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Lobby
Bring any and all surplus furniture, supplies, and equipment to the Lobby of 124 Mt. Auburn Street. Clothing, books, office supplies, kitchen goods, toys, baby supplies, tools, hardware and any thing else reusable is welcome here. Whether or not you donate, you are welcome to take anything you want for free. These Freecycles save money, reduce Harvard’s waste, and conserve the embodied natural resources and energy in manufactured goods.
2017 Nov 16

Managing versus Mangling Teams

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Your ability to get from where your venture is to where you want it to be is largely based on the people you surround yourself with and how effectively you manage and motivate them.  Period.  If you want to learn how to be better at all that, attend this session.

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2017 Nov 15

Nonprofit or for-profit? Addressing Common Misconceptions

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Interested in launching a venture but unsure about your business model and tax structure? Come join Scott Overdyke (i-lab social enterprise lead) and Ben Stone (current lawyer, former social enterprise founder & CEO) for a discussion of common misconceptions and implications of different impact-oriented business models.

Come with questions!

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2017 Nov 14

Pitch, Mix & Match

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Creative? Inspired? Yearning for more?

Your opportunity to be a part of the startup world is here. And best of all, you don’t need to have a business plan or the urge to be a founder or CEO to get involved. And if you want to pitch your idea, let us know when you register for this event.

Our annual Pitch, Mix, and Match event is a great opportunity to connect people with ideas with like-minded, et differently skilled individuals from across Harvard and Boston. Don’t miss this chance to meet with more than 40 startup ideas looking to apply for the President’s...

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2017 Nov 13

Building Business Leaders with Artists’ Instincts

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Using time- and science-tested techniques from the arts, we can heighten what we observe and how we listen in perspective-shifting ways that influence what we do.

Aithan founded Making to Think to advise executives of Fortune 500s on leadership strategies by bringing time- and science-tested techniques from the arts to learn to see and listen from new perspectives. At MIT Sloan, his top-rated leadership course stems from 15 years as a professional artist, pioneering research on creative process at the Royal College of Art & Design, and living with Aboriginal Australians to...

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2017 Nov 07

The Anatomy of a Pitch: aka How to Tell a Compelling Story

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Your ability to pitch, to tell a compelling story is everything.  It will get you investors.  Employees.  Dates.  And most importantly it will get you clearer about what you’re selling and why.  The Anatomy of a Pitch is for anyone and everyone interested in how to get what you want.

Join Director Chris Colbert for a lively session on the why, what, and how to craft a story that sings.

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2017 Nov 06

Open House – Applying to the President’s Innovation Challenge

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

If you have a hankering to make the world work better, have a solid idea and would like to win the President’s Innovation Challenge and the $75,000 that comes with it, you should attend this workshop.

You’ll get a detailed view of the application (due January 2nd) and how the i-lab resources can help you turn your idea into something amazing.  All applicants accepted into the President’s Innovation Challenge are automatically accepted into the Venture Incubation Program, gaining access to the full array of Innovation Labs resources, including a dedicated and brilliant...

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2017 Nov 02

HackLab: Halite AI Game Night

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02163

Halite is an open source artificial intelligence programming challenge, created by Two Sigma, where players build bots using the coding language of their choice to battle on a two-dimensional virtual board. The last bot standing or the bot with all the territory wins. Victory will require micromanaging of the movement of pieces, optimizing a bot’s combat ability, and braving a branching factor billions of times higher than that of Go.

The grand prize winner wins an all expenses paid trip to NYC to compete in the next level of the game!

Attention: non-techies are...

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2017 Nov 08

Winter Bike Commuting Workshop

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

Want to extend your bike commuting season? Anyone can be a winter bike commuter with the right gear, preparation and mindset. Learn the basics from a knowledgeable year-round cyclist. If you already bike year-round, join in the discussion and share your tips.

Bring your lunch, questions and advice! Click here to learn more and register. 

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2017 Nov 08

Winter Bike Commuting Workshop

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Center for Workplace Development, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

Want to extend your bike commuting season? Anyone can be a winter bike commuter with the right gear, preparation and mindset. Learn the basics from a knowledgeable year-round cyclist. If you already bike year-round, join in the discussion and share your tips.

Bring your lunch, questions and advice! Click here to learn more and register. 

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2017 Nov 03

Lilac Sunday T-shirt Competition at the Arnold Arboretum

Repeats every month on the 15 of December until Fri Dec 15 2017 .
(All day)

(All day)

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites artists of all ages to submit their designs for Lilac Sunday 2018. Lilac-themed t-shirts have been a tradition at Lilac Sunday for many years, and continue to be a highly anticipated and popular memento of this event.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Designs must be original artwork for the front of a t-shirt, suitable for men and women. Color of t-shirt to be determined by the Arboretum staff, but suggestions on color are welcome. Lighter colored shirts are cooler to wear than darker colors.
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