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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Location: Wilson Ballroon, The Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Mayor Martin Walsh, Keynote Address
• Tiziana Dearing, Associate Professor of Macro Practice, Boston College School of Social Work; former president, Catholic Charities of Boston; former Executive Director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University
• Melissa Dodd, Boston Public Schools, Chief of Staff, former Chief Information Officer for BPS
• Edward Glaeser, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
• Paul E. Peterson, Professor, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Editor-In-Chief of Education Next
• Nigel Jacob, Co-Founder/Co-Chair, Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics; Urban Technologist in Residence, Living Cities
•Travis McCready, Vice President for Program at the Boston Foundation; former Executive Director, Kendall Square Association; former COO & CFO, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.
• Chris Jones, Executive Director, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
The Rappaport Institute’s spring conference will bring together political, industry, and academic leaders to explore the potential for greater Boston’s technology leadership to address social inequality and improve social mobility. It will explore technology’s promise in the spheres of school, life, and work. The conference will also examine current efforts in greater Boston to link our vibrant technology community with disadvantaged communities and how we should structure future efforts.