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IDEAS Boston Speakers on CityLine Sunday

October 12, 2012

Picture of Lynnell Thomas getting ready for a taping of WCVB-TV's CityLine.

Picture of Lynnell Thomas getting ready for a taping of WCVB-TV’s CityLine. Photo by WCVB-TV.

David Cancel, the chief product officer for software marketing company Hubspot, and Lynnell L. Thomas, associate professor of American studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will appear on WCVB-TV Channel 5’s CityLine on Sunday, October 14, to talk about their involvement in the IDEAS Boston at UMass Boston conference.

Thomas and Cancel are part of a 14-speaker lineup featuring innovators and leading thinkers in the arts, science, technology, and public policy fields, who will share their latest and biggest ideas on Wednesday, October 24, in UMass Boston’s Campus Center Ballroom.

Thomas is an American studies scholar currently writing about Hurricane Katrina, who uses popular culture to understand American identity, the modern South, and multiculturalism in the post-Civil Rights era. At IDEAS Boston, Thomas will speak on “Wounds that Have Not Healed: Disaster and Democracy in the Wake of Katrina.” Cancel’s topic is “Creating a Customer Driven Economy.”

Tickets for IDEAS Boston are $250. Nonprofit and student tickets are $100. Pre-registration is required, and closes on October 17. To register and read up on all of the speakers, visit

IDEAS Boston is sponsored by UMass Boston, Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Flagship, IBM, Pfizer, Plymouth Rock Insurance, and State Street. Ticket sponsors are the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Interise, Stay in MA, and Tufts Health Plan.

Media partners for the event are The Boston Globe, 90.9 WBUR, 91.9 WUMB, WCVB-TV, MassInc, and Comcast.

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