Join Us for HUBweek and Solve

September 29, 2015

To the members of the MIT community,

I'm writing to make you aware of two exciting sets of events in the first week of October:

  • HUBweek (Oct. 3-10), a first-ever weeklong celebration of the arts, science and innovation culture of Boston, co-sponsored in locations throughout Boston and Cambridge by MIT, Harvard University, The Boston Globe and Massachusetts General Hospital, and
  • Solve (Oct. 5-8), the launch of an ongoing program on the MIT campus to bring together a global group of creative thinkers, doers and influencers to explore, model and test new solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

Additional details on HUBweek and Solve are available here.

There are public sessions of Solve, which I would invite you to consider attending:

  • Monday afternoon, October 5, Kresge Auditorium: Solve's opening convocation, featuring a keynote address from Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs and roundtables on Solve's "Cure" and "Make" pillars
  • Tuesday evening, October 6, Bartos Theater: Roundtable on the "Fuel" pillar, with Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons Ltd.
  • Wednesday evening, October 7, Bartos Theater: Roundtable on the "Learn" pillar, with Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder, Emerson collective

You must register in order to attend, with seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that any of these sessions become sold out, you can watch the live stream at

At locations throughout Greater Boston, HUBweek will showcase the region's strengths in art, science and technology through more than 80 events, most of which are free and open to the public. I am especially excited about "Inside Kendall Square," on Thursday, October 8 – a day for celebrating with our neighbors in the most innovative square mile on the planet. Registration for HUBweek is now open.

Under the extraordinary leadership of our faculty, Solve and HUBweek represent a wonderful opportunity to celebrate, connect and partner with like-minded people, from around the world and in our own backyard, to explore new ideas and make progress towards new solutions. 

I hope you can find a way to join us.

Martin A. Schmidt