Boston is home to a thriving ecosystem of technology companies, entrepreneurs and startups, as technology and innovation are two key components to Boston’s DNA. Boston tops the list for most venture capital invested per capita across the US, with top Boston tech companies that include: Applause, Brightcove, Bullhorn, Crowdly, DataXu, EverTrue, Hubspot, KarmaLoop, Rue La La, RunKeeper, SessionM, TripAdvisor and Wayfair.
With something happening everyday in the tech community, it can be tough to keep up on the latest events in Boston, and where to go to meet up and network with the city’s best and brightest. So here is a guide to the top not-to-miss Boston area tech events coming up in the next few months.
Date: September 8-11, 2015
Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
Keynote Speakers Include:
Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah
Participate in 4 days of events, listen to 5 inspiring keynotes, 170+ educational sessions, and network with over 10,000 attendees.
INBOUND's purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your business. This September, INBOUND will host thousands of marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable and from all corners of the globe.
Date: September 17, 2015
Location: Greater Boston Area
Why Participate: For one day in September, over 1,500 of Boston tech scene’s best and brightest get out of the office and into the community to give back to local nonprofits. Teams both small and large as well as individuals donate their time across over 50 volunteer sites, giving over 7,500 hours of volunteer service in one day.
Following the day of service, TUGGers celebrate the community at an epic after party at Center Plaza in Government Center including great food, drink, live music from Music & Youth, and support for six innovative TUGG portfolio nonprofits serving under resourced local youth. Crowdsourced philanthropy is the heart of TUGG. Based on the community's votes, at the afterparty they will grant over $100k in funding.
They have curated over 50 impactful projects serving nonprofits throughout the Boston area, ranging from manual labor, to remodeling and organizational help, to skill based projects.
Below is a sampling of the type of volunteer roles available:
Give mock job interviews and other help for veterans seeking employment
Paint and assemble furniture for homeless people's living spaces
Organize after-school program spaces
Remodeling projects for a local YMCA
Do painting and landscaping for emergency shelters
Work at an urban farm that donates its produce to Boston's homeless population
Date: October 6-8, 2015
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
Why Attend: Celebrating its 6th year - FutureM brings together marketing and technology innovators for 3 days to contemplate and celebrate the future of marketing. They bring together the most relevant content and thought leaders, both locally and nationally, to create an environment of new ideas, connections, and inspiration. The event has been named one of the "Must Attend Marketing Conferences for Leaders" in Forbes.
Listen and participate in conversations including: Career & Talent Development, Content, Creative, Customer Insights, Data & Analytics, Entertainment, Disruptive Innovation, Internet of Things, Mobile, Paid Media, Startup Strategy, and Strategic Design.
FutureM combines the best elements of traditional events - like talented speakers, product launches, and networking opportunities - with the thrill of the future.
Check out the full list of this years speakers, including Intel, DigitasLBi, Life is good, IBM Design, Facebook, Ogilvy and Care.com
Date: October 8, 2015
Location: Back Bay Events Center, Boston, MA
- Civic Catalyst, Daniel Koh
- Social Psychologist, Mina Cikara
- Financial Engineer, Andrew Lo
- Techno Revolutionary, Primavera De Filippi
- Electrophysiologist, Adam Cohen
- Interactive Roboticist, Julie Shah
Why attend: TEDxCambridge is a premier New England event and one of the most prestigious TEDx conferences in the world. Over 6,500 guests have participated and the speaker talks have been viewed 35 million times. The event features 1,100 guests, 50 technology exhibitors, and six speakers. TEDxCambridge is a unique evening event experience and technology exhibition that draws from the remarkable wealth of innovation, creativity, and inspiration found within Cambridge and beyond.