Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 2:00p -
Boston Public Library: Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
History, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences
Join the Boston Public Library as part of their Never Too Late Group geared towards older adults for a discussion with two local authors about why Greater Boston is one of the world’s most innovative regions.
Based on a huge project extending over twenty years with hundreds of participants, Dr. Robert Krim and co-author Alan Earls will provide a spirited overview of Greater Boston’s history that emphasizes the strong thread of innovation—in medicine, education, tech and social breakthroughs that four times renewed Boston after periods of major downturns making Boston a global wellspring of new ideas.
The talk lays out the key drivers that made Boston unique as well as successful examples of innovations ranging from the Boston Public Library itself to Massachusetts as the first state to abolish slavery, the cancer breakthroughs of Dr. Sidney Farber, and even the brand-new COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna—developments that are all part of the heartbeat of innovation in Boston.
Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World and this conversation about it can lead to viewing this city as the most innovative globally, with 400 innovations which changed the world.
Following the talk, Trident Booksellers and Cafe will facilitate a book signing in the Connector Space just outside Rabb Hall until 3:30 p.m.
This program will take place in the Rabb Lecture Hall on the Lower Level of the Johnson Building of the Central Library in Copley Square. Registration is not required, but the BPL does have some COVID-19 health and safety guidelines:
All programs are first-come, first-served until reduced capacity limits are reached (91 for Rabb Hall including presenters and BPL staff).
Once capacity is reached, no one else will be admitted to the program.
All program attendees must wear masks covering the nose and mouth.
Program performer will remove their mask during the program.