The University

Join the brainstorm – respond by Monday, October 15

J. Keith Motley, PhD, UMass Boston Chancellor | October 09, 2012

Fourteen of Boston’s best and brightest minds will be on campus Wednesday, October 24, to discuss their latest big ideas at IDEAS Boston 2012.

IDEAS Boston is a lively, daylong conference that hosts leading thinkers with a wide range of interests, who share their thoughts and innovations in short, interactive talks.

If you’ve thought about attending, but haven’t yet bought a ticket, I have great news: My office will sponsor a limited number of faculty and staff members to attend the conference for free.

Please send an email indicating your interest—along with your name, department, and contact information—by Monday, October 15, to At the end of the day on Monday, we’ll draw names to pick the winners, who will be notified by Tuesday.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is proud to host IDEAS Boston for the second year. It was wonderful to have so many members of our community representing our university at the conference, and I’d like to see as many of you as possible there again.

This year’s lineup of speakers, including our own Associate Professor of American Studies Lynnell Thomas, promises to fascinate, challenge, entertain, and inspire. You learn about all of the speakers, and watch videos of speakers from past years, at

Again, respond to by Monday, October 15, to enter the drawing for admission to IDEAS Boston.