Register for Newton Inspires TODAY!
November 13 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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. Budd, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
- Richard Primack, Professor of Biology, Boston University
- Dr. Peter L. Slavin, President, 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 Rosen, Art Director and Children’s Book Designer
- Sarah Holt, Producer & Director, PBS/NOVA
- Mei Hong, Professor of Chemistry, MIT
- Janna Kaplan, M.S., Neuroscientist, Brandeis University
- Louise Kennedy, Writer, Editor, and Critic
- David Montague, Founder and President, Montague Corporation
- Dr. Hankus Netsky, Co-chair Contemporary Improvisation, New England Conservatory
- Joseph Rosenbloom, Investigative Journalist
- Clara Silverstein, Author
- David S. Friedman, Senior Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs, Boston Red Sox
- Marianne Leone, Actress, Screenwriter and Essayist
- Sam Shames, Entrepreneur
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!