3 Not-To-Miss Events This Week at Microsoft New England

| MSNE Staff

Photo via @carl_4As

The holiday season is all about giving and celebrating the things you love. For us, that’s our local technological ecosystem. Which is why we’re proud to host so many of your awesome events here at Microsoft New England.

Here are three not to miss this week:

1O-zK7wx1) Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, December 2, all day
Twitter: @GivingTues #GivingTuesday

Microsoft is one of the founding companies of #GivingTuesday. After giving thanks on Thanksgiving, then spending money on yourself on #BlackFriday, #GivingTuesday is a global day devoted to giving back to our community. Via givingtuesday.org: On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

#GivingTuesday at Your Local Microsoft Store: On #GivingTuesday, when you make a purchase at a Microsoft store, you’ll receive a $10 Giving Card that can be donated to a YouthSpark project of your choice at www.globlalgiving.org/youthspark.*

Find your local store: http://msft.it/JxtHpB

CivicTechBOS2) A Conversation on Civic Tech: Urban Infrastructures for Public Health
Wednesday, December 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Twitter: @MSNewEngland @VentureCafe @DistrictHall #CivicTechBOS

How can we apply the creativity, collaboration and innovation that all come together at a hackathon to public health? While data and technology play a key role in tracking the flu and assisting collaboration among researchers and physicians, technology can also be a useful tool in driving wellness and even economic growth in Boston. Hosted by Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center – New England and the Venture Café Foundation at District Hall on December 3 (5:30PM – 7:30PM), this conversation on civic technology aims to explore how a city can take an innovative look at public health.

We are bringing together people from various parts of the public and private communities to spark the conversation and then invite the attendees to engage in the discussion. Panelists include:

Register today!

Layout 13) Music on the Brain | Benefit Party Featuring Stan Strickland & Robert Pinsky
Saturday, December 6, 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Twitter: @CatalystConvos

Celebrate our two-year anniversary on Saturday December 6, 2014 from 7 –11:30pm at Microsoft New England in the heart of Kendall Square. Enjoy PoemJazz with two of Boston’s music/brain luminaries – Stan Strickland and Robert Pinsky. Followed by Dancing to DJ Fabulous. Drinks, Sweet and Savory Hors D’oeuvres

7:30 – 8:30 PoemJazz
8:30 – 9:00 Catalyze Yourself! Make your own art/science take-away
9:00 – 11:30 Dance to DJ Fabulous

Catalyst Conversations is devoted to the dialogue between art and science. It’s been two years since we launched Catalyst Conversations and we need to raise some funds to keep it going and make it even better!!

We are thankful for many things – to our host Microsoft New England, our Advisory Board, all the wonderful volunteers who help make our events possible, and to our audience who joins us for amazing conversations between art and science.

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