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Register for Newton Inspires TODAY!

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm UTC+0

Register for Newton Inspires TODAY!

Register using the form below. There are three sessions with a wide variety of speakers, all with ties to Newton.

  • Please make sure to select THREE speakers (one from each session).
  • Newton Inspires is FREE for Newton residents.There is a $15 fee for non-Newton residents.
  • Additional donations are always appreciated:  They help defray our costs and support our mission. You can make a donation by clicking here!
  • Tell your friends to sign up as well.
  • This event is open to high school seniors and adults with sessions targeting an adult audience.
  • Since we are a non-profit, we have a no-refunds policy for donations.

All speaker information is below, but if you would like a very large PDF file of all speakers and their bios, click the link to download the Newton Inspires 2018 Speakers PDF


  • Kimberly S. BuddAssociate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Richard PrimackProfessor of Biology, Boston University
  • Dr. Peter L. SlavinPresident, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Amy J. C. Cuddy, Ph.D., Social Psychologist
  • Giovanni G. Fazio, Ph.D.Senior Physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Rita E. Freed, Ph.D.John F. Cogan, Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Chair, Art of Ancient Egypt, Nubia and the Near East, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Carol Goldenberg RosenArt Director and Children’s Book Designer
  • Sarah HoltProducer & Director, PBS/NOVA
  • Mei HongProfessor of Chemistry, MIT
  • Janna Kaplan, M.S.Neuroscientist, Brandeis University
  • Louise KennedyWriter, Editor, and Critic
  • David MontagueFounder and President, Montague Corporation
  • Dr. Hankus NetskyCo-chair Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory
  • Joseph RosenbloomInvestigative Journalist
  • Clara SilversteinAuthor


  • David S. FriedmanSenior Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs, Boston Red Sox
  • Marianne LeoneActress, Screenwriter and Essayist
  • Sam ShamesEntrepreneur



Here’s what community members said they enjoyed most about the evening:

Stimulating talks Feeling of belonging to an amazing community…

Very proud to be a Newtonian Speakers were great—terrific topics—a thoroughly fun evening.

It’s interesting to hear about interesting peopled doing surprising work in our town. Especially like hearing the “behind the scenes” experiences.

The superb caliber of the speakers; the delicious repast when you walk in! The “bite-size” sessions leave you with food for thought.

The overall quality and intelligence of the speakers as well as the generally open collegial spirit among fellow audience members.

Went with t a group of friends—made for a great evening of discussion afterwards!


November 13, 2018
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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