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Odd Pairings Spark Big Thinking

Sep 24, 2010

One of Boston’s strengths is the fact that this is a place with several strong sectors. We especially love to see interaction among leading thinkers and doers who have widely divergent perspectives. We find that this is how big ideas are born – and that’s one of the keys to this city’s unparalleled track record of innovation.

Boston World Partnerships, funded in part by the BRA, is built on this idea. Their Connector network cuts across industries and countries of origin like no other group in the region, and their events are deliberately structured to encourage cross-sector idea-sharing that challenges old assumptions and sparks fresh thinking. Their next big event, called The Odd Pairing Experiment, brings together the following big-time panelists from healthcare, consumer goods, the visual arts, marketing, and venture capital to dig into the subject of how organizations tell their stories – and how that is evolving in today’s media landscape. The discussion involves the audience and is followed by 2 hours of the best networking we know of.

  • Damon Jones, Global Communications Director, Procter & Gamble, and former Director of Press Relations for the 2008 Democratic National Committee
  • Howard Anderson, Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan, Founder of The Yankee Group, and Co-Founder of Battery Ventures
  • Chris Colbert, Founder of the marketing agency Holland Mark, and sherpa of FutureM
  • Susan Rodgerson, Founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Artists For Humanity
  • Peter Brown, Chief of Staff to the President & CEO of Partners Healthcare, Former News Director at WBZ-TV

Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Boston World Partnerships and award-winning filmmaker

WHEN: Wednesday – October 6, 2010

WHERE: Artists for Humanity EpiCenter

100 W 2nd St.

Boston, MA 02127

TIME: Registration: 6:00pm -6:30pm

Speaking Program: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Networking Reception: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

$75 General Admission

To buy tickets, please visit:

This event is offered in partnership with the Future M Conference.

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