MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Dr. Johannes Fruehauf, Founding Executive Director of LabCentral will speak at the 5th Annual Meeting of the KENDALL SQUARE ASSOCIATION
Wednesday, March 13 2013
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway
7:00 am - Networking and Breakfast
7:30-9:00 am - Opening Remarks and Agenda
The Kendall Square Association is pleased to invite you to attend its 5th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 13th at the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway. Breakfast and networking will begin at 7:00 am with the program starting promptly at 7:30 am
We are thrilled that the Volpe Center is hosting our annual meeting. As with all federal buildings, guests will need to pass through security. Please be sure to bring a government-issued identification (such as a valid driver’s license). You may wish to limit the belongings that you bring, and you are welcome to arrive earlier than 7:00 a.m. To ensure accurate attendance and ease of entrance, please be sure to register for the event. We are grateful to the staff at Volpe who have been very welcoming to the KSA.
Our gratitude and thanks to Phoodeez for arranging our breakfast from Area Four coffee-bakery-bar-oven.
This year's keynote speaker will be MIT President L. Rafael Reif. Dr. Reif has served as the 17th President of MIT since July 2012. Previously, in his seven years as provost, he helped MIT weather the global financial crisis, drove the growth of MIT’s global strategy, promoted a major faculty-led effort to address challenges around race and diversity; fostered the emergence of the Kendall Square innovation cluster; helped launch the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science; and spearheaded the development of the Institute’s latest experiments in online learning, MITx and edX. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the IEEE. A MIT faculty member since 1980, he received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Joining President Reif in the program will be Johannes Fruehauf, a serial life sciences entrepreneur and Founding Executive Director of LabCentral. Dr. Fruehauf studied and practiced medicine in Germany and came to Boston for a research post-doc that resulted in the creation of Cequent Pharmaceuticals. He also founded Cambridge Biolabs. In 2012, Dr. Fruehauf founded LabCentral, a new non-profit shared laboratory project supported by a major grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research. LabCentral is working with MIT as its real estate partner and is planning to locate its operations in 28,000 SF at 700 Main Street. LabCentral’s mission is to help accelerate the formation of new innovative biotech companies in Massachusetts.
Please join us along with your fellow colleagues, neighbors, and public officials to hear about the exciting work going on in Kendall Square.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, March 13, 2013!