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Past IDEAS Boston speakers in the news

June 13, 2011

Our IDEAS Boston speakers don’t stop working on their next big idea once the conference is over.

Here are just a few examples of past IDEAS Boston speakers who are back in the news:

  • Robert Langer, a biomedical engineer at MIT who has made contributions in the fields of tissue engineering and drug delivery, has won the American Chemical Society’s 2012 Priestley Medal. Langer was a speaker at the 2004 IDEAS Boston conference. Click on the link to read more about the award:
  • 2004 IDEAS speaker and author Ilan Stavans from Amherst College is a member of the editorial board of the new magazine, The Common, published in Amherst MA.
  • Musician, composer, and inventor Tod Machover, who also spoke in 2004, has a new opera, Death and the Powers, that will premiere in Monaco in September.  The opera, about a man who uploads his consciousness into a machine, will also feature a high-tech chandelier designed and built by Machover and his team at the MIT Media Lab.

The 2011 lineup features an equally impressive array of speakers from different disciplines. Register for the Oct. 20 conference by going to

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