Kendall Square Association 6th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 26 2014
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway, Cambridge MA, 02142
Broad Institute Director Eric Lander and NEVCA Executive Director C.A. Webb, will speak at the 6th Annual Meeting of the
KENDALL SQUARE ASSOCIATION
The Kendall Square Association is pleased to invite you to attend its 6th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 26th at the Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway. Breakfast and networking will begin at 7:00 am with the program starting promptly at 7:30 am
We are thrilled that the Boston Marriott Cambridge is hosting our annual meeting. We are grateful to the Marriott staff who have been very welcoming to the KSA and will provide our breakfast.
To ensure accurate attendance and ease of entrance, please be sure to register for the event.
7:00 am - Networking & Breakfast
7:30 - 9:00 am - Program
Please join us along with your fellow colleagues, neighbors, and public officials to hear about the exciting work going on in Kendall Square.
Speakers & Bios:
This year's keynote speaker will be Broad Institute Director Eric Lander. Dr. Lander was a principal leader of the international Human Genome Project, which completed mapping the human blueprint in 2003. A geneticist, molecular biologist and mathematician, Dr. Lander’s biomedical research also has ranged over mammalian genomics; human population genetics; medical genetics – including cancer, diabetes, inflammatory diseases and many other genetic conditions; evolution; and computational biology. In 2003, Dr. Lander helped found the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a unique collaborative research organization that spans the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals. He is a professor of biology at MIT and professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School. Appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, Dr. Lander also serves as co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Joining Dr. Lander in the program will be C.A. Webb, the Executive Director of the New England Venture Capital Association. C.A. has spent her career in entrepreneurial roles with mission driven, early stage and high growth organizations. Her career has focused on breakthrough business models in a diverse array of industries including retail and packaged goods (Whole Foods Market), consumer internet technology (Care.com), sustainability (Preserve Products), historic preservation (Trinity Boston Foundation), public education (Boston Collegiate Charter School), and publishing (Fast Company magazine). She earned her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College and MBA at Simmons School of Management.