Microsoft New England Picks: 5 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

| MSNE Staff

8-17: Microsoft New England Picks: 5 Not-To-Miss Events This Week

We’ve got another heat wave heading our way this week, and Boston’s still going strong! Here are some of our top picks for events this week in the civic tech sector and beyond:

Interaction Design Foundation

1) Interaction Design Foundation Boston/Wakefield Mash-Up Monthly

Tuesday, August 18, 6:30pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @interacting

The Interaction Design Foundation – the IDF – is a ten year old transformative non-profit enterprise focused on educating, informing and stimulating the global design community. IDF -Boston and IDF-Wakefield are local chapters that get together on a monthly basis focusing on providing providing stimulating but fun discussions, insightful information, and face-to-face networking opportunities.

The Education Summit - New Hampshire2) The Education Summit – New Hampshire
Wednesday, August 19, 8am — 5pm
Londonderry High School | 295 Mammoth Road | Londonderry, NH
Twitter: @the74 | @SchoolChoiceNow

Join us at Londonderry High School for the New Hampshire Education Summit, hosted by The Seventy Four, a non-partisan, non-profit news website about education and sponsored by the American Federation for Children, the nation’s leading school-choice advocacy organization.

A first-of-its-kind summit will gather prominent elected officials, political influencers, and education thought leaders to discuss the challenges now facing America’s education system.

VECTOR-ARROW-053) Change Agents: Asian American Women Activists
Wednesday, August 19, 6pm — 9pm
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge
Twitter: @GirlsASPIRE

Are you a change agent, or interested in becoming one?

ASPIRE’s Speaker Series event will feature a panel of inspiring, local Asian American women who are engaged in their communities as political and social justice activists. Come hear about their involvement in grassroots organizations and movements, participate in a candid dialogue about activism from an Asian American female perspective, and be empowered!

ASPIRE’s Speaker Series is a free lecture series on leadership development and exploration that gives our members more exposure to Asian American (AA) women leaders, and provides opportunities to network and discuss topics impacting AA women.

Since September 2010, ASPIRE has held 14 Speaker Series panels on such topics as women in politics, entrepreneurship and startups, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, mental and sexual health, work/life balance and journalism. The Speaker Series is catered toward Asian American women who are high school students, college students, graduate students, and working professionals.

Boston GreenFest4) 8th Annual Boston GreenFest
Friday, August 21, 12pm — Sunday, August 23, 6pm
Boston City Hall Plaza | One City Hall Square | Boston, MA
Twitter: @BosGreenFest

The 8th Annual Boston GreenFest is presented for FREE by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. This is a multi-experiential event that you will always remember! Held at Boston City Hall Plaza,Boston GreenFest is the region’s largest multicultural environmental music festival. Boston GreenFest is a celebration of life and possibility, providing you with ideas and experiences that can shape your life and the life of your community. Our goal is to inform EVERYONE as to the many ways green living can make a positive impact on our world, city, neighborhoods and each of us.  The three days have something of value for everyone – the festival is convenient, and free. Individuals, friends, families and groups are encouraged to be at this FREE event. Be part of this community for green change. Have fun, network, learn, and be inspired!

Northeast PHP Conference 5) Northeast PHP Conference 2015
August 22, 2015 – August 23, 2015
Microsoft New England R&D Center | 1 Memorial Drive | Cambridge

The Northeast PHP Conference is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community.

PHP + UX + WEB = The best low-cost conference in North America!

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