Innovators who are skilled at communicating their latest breakthrough idea can change the thinking in their field, bring new technologies and science into the world, and offer solutions that make a difference.
Join us as we explore the challenges associated with communicating esoteric science / technology / engineering concepts to potential investors, customers, partners and other target audiences who may find these ideas baffling, boring, disturbing, or even terrifying.
It is our honor to feature Whitehead Director and McArthur Fellow Dr. David Page (and Colbert Report guest), and Tami Kesselman, Chief Solutions Officer, SolveForGood. See detailed speaker bios below.
Our event will open with a mini-talk from Dr. Page on his persistently trailblazing work to better understand the biology and evolution of sex chromosomes (X and Y) and the role that the X and Y chromosomes play in fundamental sex differences beyond the reproductive tract.
Following the talk, Dr. Page and Ms. Kesselman, two extremely skilled communicators — one a scientist, the other a policy expert — will explore the practicalities of drawing larger audiences to topics they might otherwise find forbiddingly remote, complicated, or esoteric. This is a vital challenge that all innovators face, and so we aim to highlight some insights, techniques, and anecdotes all members of the audience can adapt for their own use.
5:30-6:00 pm - Registration and networking reception, bringing together people with subject-area interest
6:00-8:00 pm - Featured content plus Q&A, aimed to inform, engage, and inspire
8:00-9:00 pm - Post-event open-networking reception, conversation over beer and wine
For more information and to register: http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/davidpage/
Note: BPMA members use discount code: MITEF-BPMA (for a discount of $25 off of the $45 MITEF non-member price.)
The Innovation Series is the banner program offering of the MITEF Cambridge chapter, with a goal to inform, connect, and inspire innovators. Typical event attendance ranges between 100 and 200, comprising students, startup founders, corporate executives, investors, academics, service providers, and other interested parties.