Here is another sampling of the tweets you’ve posted about about IDEAS Boston. Thanks for sharing your ideas. We’ll do it again next year. Mark your calendars for October 30.
Flying car gets 30mpg. @IDEASBoston
@IDEASBoston how can we use supply chain management to track toxic exposures in people?
As we did last year, we will share with you some of the tweets from the first two sessions of IDEAS Boston 2012 at UMass Boston.
WBUR’s Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR’s On Point, is reading tweets from the stage this year. Use the hashtag #ideasboston, and yours could be read. Right before the lunch break, he asked public policy expert Jeffrey Liebman an audience question.
@IDEASBoston somethings not right expecting big ROI on humn serv prgms success-why not put invstmt back into prgram to extend it if working
I wonder if Mendler de Suarez could design a game with Desteno that teaches compassion. @IDEASBoston
It has become an IDEAS Boston tradition to feature up-and-coming musical performers. After all, at its core, IDEAS Boston at UMass Boston is designed to foster creativity, innovation, and ideas.
This year, audiences will be inspired by three performers from Berklee College of Music: singer-songwriter Christina Apostolopoulos will perform between the first and second sessions, Daniel Woods will do the honors between the third and fourth sessions, and SugarCane Trio takes the stage during the closing reception, which starts at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Berklee College of Music
Christina Apostolopoulos is a third-year guitar performance major at Berklee College of Music whose musical influences range from Ella Fitzgerald to Elliott Smith. This singer-songwriter has won several songwriting contests, is the lead guitarist for the Boston-based rock band Key Party, and is currently working on her second CD.
Daniel Woods is a singer/songwriter from Chicago who has shared the stage with Terri Lyne Carrington, Nona Hendryx, Vernon Reid, the Clark sisters, Bilal, and Lalah Hathaway. Inspired by Donny Hathaway, Jeff Buckley, Marvin Gaye, Richie Havens, and Tracy Chapman, Woods aims to create a sound that reaches into the soul of his listeners and captures their hearts.
The Sugarcane Trio is an indie-jazz trio with influences that range from jazz to Motown to alternative folk and pop. Composed of jazz-schooled musicians and led by Jon Aanestad, a classically trained violinist and Berklee World Tour Scholarship vocalist, the trio has a succinct sound, loves catchy hooks, and makes a point to pay close attention to the melody when improvising.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick isn’t just declaring this week Innovation Week for nothing. IDEAS Boston at UMass Boston is on Wednesday and Tuesday at 6 p.m., one of our marketing partners, MassChallenge, is hosting its annual awards ceremony at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
More than 1,200 business and community leaders will be in attendance to hear one-minute pitches from the top 26 startups of the MassChallenge 2012 Accelerator. These startups were selected from 1,237 entrants.
After you hear the pitches, find out who will win more than $10,000,000 in prizes (more than $1,000,000 in cash and more than $9,000,000 of in-kind benefits).
Actor and comedian Orlando Jones is hosting the event; Governor Patrick is delivering the keynote address.
To register, go to MassChallenge’s EventBrite page.
Internationally known landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy, a speaker at IDEAS Boston in 2004, has launched an online landscape design service, as well as the Home Outside Palette App for iPhone and iPad.
The app includes starter templates that can be manipulated and used to plan DIY projects, communicate ideas to designers or contractors, or to just have some fun.
Meservy and her design firm, JMMDS, located in Saxtons River, Vermont, have been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Elle Decor, Vogue, Garden Design, Landscape Architecture, and numerous other leading newspapers and magazines. The firm’s best‐known work, the three‐acre Toronto Music Garden, was designed in collaboration with noted cellist Yo‐Yo Ma and received the Leonardo da Vinci award for innovation and creativity.
Published in 2009, Meservy’s book The Toronto Music Garden: Inspired by Bach is an in‐depth guide to the conception and creation of this award‐winning public garden. Her 2009 book, Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You, received the Garden Writers Association 2010 Gold Medal for Best Book Writing.
Paula Johnson, 2005 IDEAS Boston speaker and chief of the Division of Women’s Health and Executive Director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is being presented with the B.I.G. Award by Big Sister Association of Greater Boston at its annual gala on November 10. The Believe in Girls (B.I.G.) Award is being presented to recognize Dr. Johnson’s significant contributions to advance the health and well-being of women and girls, and for serving as a role model for young women today.