Join Boston’s best chroniclers of innovation for an evening of unforgettable storytelling at historic Faneuil Hall. From best-selling author Ben Mezrich’s gripping tale of the Harvard undergrad who went on to help found Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, to Tom Ashbrook’s amazing story of dancing in the living room of legendary MIT scientist Marvin Minsky, this is a rare chance to hear the stories-behind-the-stories about Boston’s most renowned innovators.
Steve Almond is the author of eight books, most recently “Against Football.” His short stories have appeared in the Best American Short Stories anthology and his journalism in the New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, and elsewhere.
Laurie Penny is a journalist and author of five books including Unspeakable Things (Bloomsbury 2014) and Cybersexism (Bloomsbury 2013). Contributing Editor at New Statesman, she writes and speaks on social justice, gender issues and digital politics for The Guardian, Vice, and more.
Kara Miller is the Host and Executive Editor of the public radio show Innovation Hub, which she launched in 2011. Prior to working in radio, Kara served as a television commentator on WGBH and NECN and was an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Best-selling author of The Accidental Billionaires, Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality.
Tom Ashbrook is the award-winning host of NPR’s On Point fromWBUR Boston. He’s worked an editor and reporter at the Boston Globe, a dynamiter in Alaska, a producer of Chinese kung fu films in Hong Kong, an Internet entrepreneur out of Boston, and a farmhand in Illinois.
Hiawatha Bray is a business reporter and columnist covering the high-tech industry for the Boston Globe. He formerly covered banking and tech as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. He has written for Wired, Fast Company, and Black Enterprise.
Joichi "Joi" Ito has been recognized for his work as an activist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and advocate of democracy and Internet freedom. As director of the MIT Media Lab, he is exploring how new approaches to science and technology transform society in positive ways.
Judy Norsigian is the former executive director and co-founder of Our Bodies, Ourselves and has been speaking and writing about women's health concerns for almost 45 years.