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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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2017 Nov 02

Midday Organ Recital

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 30 2017 except Thu Nov 23 2017.
12:15pm to 12:45pm

12:15pm to 12:45pm
12:15pm to 12:45pm
12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland Street, Cambridge MA

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. Audience members are invited to lunch quietly while listening.

Free admission

The recitals feature a different performer each week:

Thursday, November 2:Nicholas Quardokus
Thursday, November 9:...

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2017 Nov 20

Film: Earth

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for a screening of Deepa Mehta’s Earth (1998; 110 min.), the third and final film in her acclaimed Elemental trilogy.

In this film, a young girl with polio, Lenny, narrates the story through the voice of her adult self. She is from a wealthy Parsi family who hopes to remain neutral to the rising tensions between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims in her neighborhood. She is adored and protected by her parents and is cared for by Shanta, her Ayah (maid). Shanta is part...

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2017 Nov 14

Materials Lab Workshop: Dutch Old Master Drawing Materials and Techniques

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The 16th and 17th centuries witnessed an explosion of subject matter in Dutch art—from life studies and landscapes to genre scenes of peasant life, as well as more traditional historical subjects. Artists experimented with a range of drawing materials and techniques, including black chalk, pen and ink, and metal point, often favoring a particular material for a chosen topic. In chalk, Hendrick Goltzius found the perfect medium to render the subtleties of musculature and softness of flesh. With fine quill pen and ink, Jacques de Gheyn II captured minute details he observed in the natural...

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2017 Nov 06

What about Revolution? Three Lectures on Aesthetic Practices after 1917

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

On the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, this lecture series brings to campus three internationally distinguished historians of modern art to discuss the role that artists and filmmakers played in the revolutionary reorganization of social relations in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and ’30s. How did their utopian imagination take on spatial and pictorial form? How did their work help to engender processes of emancipation and social transformation? And what role has their example played in the intersection of radical aesthetics and leftist politics ever since?

This...

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2017 Nov 04

Dutch Drawings on the Horizon: A Day of Talks in Honor of George S. Abrams

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

This symposium brings together international experts on 17th-century Dutch drawings in honor of George S. Abrams (Harvard College ’54, Harvard Law ’57). Mr. Abrams and his late wife, Maida, pioneered the collecting of Dutch drawings in the United States and have been a unifying force for study and scholarship in the field. Their generous gift of 110 works in 1999 transformed the Harvard Art Museums’ Dutch drawings collection into one of the most comprehensive in any U.S. museum. Speakers will use the vast breadth and depth of the Abrams Collection as a touchstone for discussing the...

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