Testimonials:

What People Are Saying

“A barrel of new brain grist and a shot of euphoria.”
Tom Ashbrook, Host of NPR/WBUR’s “On Point”

“IDEAS UMass Boston is a lively and thought-provoking event that builds on the reputation of this region as being at the forefront of innovation.
Paul Guzzi, President and CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

“IDEAS UMass Boston is an amazing forum of creative thinkers. You come away inspired and energized, and with new ideas you can use in any field.”
J. Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston

“The IDEAS UMass Boston conference is a great experience – the Hub is crawling with Big Thinkers, but they never have a chance to be in one place at one time.”
Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University and 2004 IDEAS UMass Boston speaker

“IDEAS UMass Boston reminds us that human ingenuity remains among this region's greatest natural resources.”
Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation


IDEAS UMass Boston showcases entrepreneurial talent and intellectual rigor. Those are the qualities that make Boston so attractive for a business.  And IDEAS Boston is fun.”
Jim Stone, Chairman, Plymouth Rock Assurance Company

IDEAS UMass Boston is one of the unique conferences held each year. It provides an opportunity to look over the horizon and imagine new concepts in all of the fields so important to mankind.”
John Hamill, Former Chairman, Sovereign Bank New England

IDEAS UMass Boston provides a grand opportunity to celebrate the depth and the breadth of the genius we have within our own community.”
Barry Bluestone, Dean, School of Social Science, Urban Affairs and Public Policy, Northeastern University

UMass Boston

IDEAS UMass Boston • 100 Morrissey Blvd. • Boston, MA 02125-3393

617.287.5313 • events@umb.eduwww.umb.edu/ideas