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Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:30-9:30pm
Faneuil Hall

An evening of storytelling presented by HUBweek and The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, with support from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and The Boston Globe.

Join us and Boston’s best chroniclers of innovation for an evening of unforgettable storytelling at historic Faneuil Hall.

This signature HUBweek event will feature the city’s best journalists, authors and innovators offering a behind-the-scenes look at stories that originated in Boston and reverberated around the world.

From best-selling author Ben Mezrich’s gripping tale of the Harvard undergrad who went on to help found Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, to Tom Ashbrook’s amazing story of dancing in the living room of legendary MIT scientist Marvin Minsky, this is a rare chance to hear the stories-behind-the-stories about Boston’s most renowned innovators.

This intimate HUBweek event, hosted by author Steve Almond, features Ashbrook, the host of the nationally syndicated radio program On Point; Mezrich, the best-selling author of The Accidental Billionaires (the book on which the film The Social Network was based); Joi Ito, head of MIT’s Media Lab, and one of the world’s leading advocates of internet freedom; Kara Miller, host and executive editor of the nationally syndicated radio show Innovation Hub; Judy Norsigian, co-founder of the Boston-based Our Bodies, Ourselves collective that revolutionized women’s healthcare; journalist and feminist Laurie Penny, and the award-winning Boston Globe technology columnist Hiawatha Bray.