Join us on Thursday, October 24, 6:30 to 8:30 pm for Acer's Fall Innovator Symposium.
Acera’s Innovator Symposium, a free community event open to all, is part of our efforts to break down the walls between science and the general public.
What does an ocean-going robot do? What really is the secret life of bees? What does super-resolution microscopy look like? What can we learn about the earliest stages of heart disease? How can artificial intelligence help people make personal decisions? What will healing therapies look like in the future? The experts asking – and answering – these questions are among the featured speakers at our 2019 Innovator Symposium.
Hands-on maker stations in robotics, architecture, electronic arts, woodshop, and biology!
Featured speakers/showcases (more to come!):
(Interested in presenting? Contact Joshua Schuler at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Alia Atlas, Tech Lead/Manager, Google
- Jacob Baker, Ph.D. candidate, Lieberman Lab at MIT
- Bill Bing, Senior Vice President, Humatics
- Peter Blake, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social Development and Learning Lab at Boston University
- Adrienne Card, Merrimack Valley Apiaries
- Eamon Carrig, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Autonomous Marine Systems
- RJ He, Vice President of Engineering, Optimus Ride
- Nia Johnson, Harvard University, Mazingira Bioethics Group
- Ned Kirkpatrick, Head of Microscopy, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
- James Miller and Liz Alverson, The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts
- Aimee and Noel Poirier, Collective Healing Center
- David Potere, Ph.D., Head of GeoInnovation, Indigo Ag
- Molly Scannell, multimedia artist
- Orit Shaer, Ph.D., Human-Computer Interaction Researcher
- Stanley Shaw, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, One Brave Idea
- Stephen Swift: Creative Technologist in the advertising industry
- Mithil Raut, Application Engineer, Silicon Labs
- Conor Walsh, Ph.D., Gordon McKay Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard School of Engineering
- Davide Zaccagnini, M.D., The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics at MIT
- Snejina Zacharia, Founder and CEO, Insurify.com
Acera’s annual Innovator Symposium is a free community event that showcases these scientists and inventors – and their groundbreaking work – for people of all ages to enjoy. Last year, more than 300 kids, adults, researchers, and tinkerers attended to explore the worlds of neuroscience, nanomaterials, 3D printable clothing, and wearable biometric technology. Check out scenes from last year’s Symposium.
There are no assumptions about what content is “too old” or “too young” for attendees at this unique and interactive event; children and adults alike can meet and speak with leading scientists. It’s one of the many ways Acera makes science accessible to all ages and learning styles, and makes connections to innovations happening in the real world.