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Sept. 23, 2015, 10:29 a.m.
LINK: nieman.harvard.edu  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   September 23, 2015

Nieman Lab’s audience is global, but if you’re part of our local readership in the Boston area, I have a great event to tell you about. It’s called Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation, and it’s an evening of terrific speakers giving a behind-the-scenes look at stories of innovations that originated in Boston and reverberated around the world.

It’s part of HUBweek, a city-wide set of events to “celebrate the world-changing work, art and thinking being imagined and built in Greater Boston.” This particular event is hosted by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard (of which Nieman Lab is a part), with support from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and The Boston Globe.

Here are the speakers we’ll be hearing from at the event, which will be held Tuesday, October 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall:

Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and a noted entrepreneur, activist, and former professional DJ

Tom Ashbrook, host of the public radio program On Point, a veteran of the startup world, and a former Nieman Fellow

Ben Mezrich, author of the bestseller The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, the book that became the movie The Social Network

Kara Miller, host of WGBH Radio’s Innovation Hub and a contributor to national NPR programs

Hiawatha Bray, the longtime technology writer for The Boston Globe and author of You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves.

Judy Norsigian, a cofounder of Our Bodies Ourselves and an internationally renowned speaker and author on women’s health

Laurie Penny, a writer, speaker, feminist, and activist in the areas of digital rights, social justice, technology, and culture, and a former Nieman Fellow

The event will be hosted by Steve Almond, author of many books, most recently Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, and narrative writing instructor at the Nieman Foundation.

As you can see, it’s a terrific lineup, and it promises to be an entertaining and enlightening evening. If you’re in the Boston area, you should join us! Tickets are $12; more information here.

Photo of Faneuil Hall by Wendy used under Creative Commons license.

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