IDEAS UMass Boston 2015 Conference

Cutting-edge thinkers share their latest – or their next –  BIG Idea.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston



8:30–9:00 a.m. Coffee, Check-In and Networking
9:00–9:15 a.m. Opening Comments
9:15–10:15 a.m. Session One
10:15–11:15 a.m. Session Two
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch Panel Discussion "Diversity in Innovation"
Bill Brah, Exec. Director, Venture Development Center
Jhana Senxian, Founder & CEO, Sustainability Guild International
Mohit Kansal, Founder, CurrencyDoc
Katie Stebbins, Asst. Secretary of Tech, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, EOHED
Doug Banks, Executive Editor, Boston Business Journal
1:15–1:30 p.m. Closing Comments


  • The 2015 IDEAS UMass Boston conference will be taking place in the University of Massachusetts Boston's Campus Center Ballroom, which is located on the third floor of the building. Click here for a map of campus.
  • UMass Boston, located off of I-93 in Boston at 100 Morrissey Blvd., is easily accessible via car or public transportation. Click here for directions. We recommend drivers drive directly to our Bayside Parking Lot and take the shuttle to campus. Shuttles run every 5-7 minutes. Please be aware it does cost $6 per car to park in one of the campus lots.
  • Shuttle buses from the JFK/UMass T stop on the MBTA's Red Line run every 5-7 minutes between 6:40 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Route 2 buses stop at the Campus Center every 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Click here for additional information on public transportation options.



A research university with a teaching soul, the University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban universities. The second-largest campus in the UMass system, with its 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. 

aerial view of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in Boston provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.



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