Today at HubWeek, we're thrilled to announce that tickets are on sale for our annual Fall Festival, taking place October 1-3, 2019. (Be sure to snag one before early bird rates end.) For our fifth anniversary, we're forging new paths by moving to Boston's vibrant waterfront district, the Seaport, to enhance the overall festival experience.
Our theme for the 2019 Fall Festival centers around the idea of the pursuit — a driving force that can be found in all change makers striving to change the conversation and disrupt the status quo. The festival is designed to engage and inspire curious minds with four tracks that reflect the world we live in — the pursuit of change, the unknown, connection and inspiration — to inspire conversation and action.
Our early lineup of stellar speakers includes visionaries who are pushing the boundaries in art, science, and technology by asking us to question how we eat, explore, travel, build community, and approach politics. We're kicking off with a wide range of innovators — from explorers to authors to photographers to entrepreneurs:
- Michael Pollan, Harvard University professor and New York Times Best-Selling Author of books like The Omnivore's Dilemma and How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
- Chris Burkard, accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, author, and director of the acclaimed documentary film Under An Arctic Sky
- Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter, co-authors of Why Competition in the Politics Industry Is Failing America: A strategy for reinvigorating our democracy, which reveals the reforms that will be necessary to truly realign America’s political system with the public interest
- Ryan Miller, co-founder of AutoCamp, a brand dedicated to making it easy for people to experience the outdoors
- Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO of Year Up, a national program that empowers underserved young adults to enter the economic mainstream and one of the fastest-growing non-profits in the nation
- Duke Stump, CMO of Lime, who is furthering the brand's mission to reimagine and unlock life through the wonder of mobility; previously at Lululemon, Nike, and Seventh Generation
You can expect to hear from us throughout the summer with announcements on speakers, sessions, and experiences. By the festival, we'll have a group of 55+ innovators ready to join the ranks of other HubWeek alum, like Deepak Chopra, Abby Wambach, David Hogg, Alaa Murabit, and Michael Bloomberg.
Since our launch in 2014, the HubWeek Fall Festival has had a major impact on the city of Boston as a collaboration of over 730 organizations and 100k attendees.
We hope you'll join us this October to be a part of it all.