We open our space the first Tuesday night of each month for you to host small events, cowork, network, trade skills and get involved with projects that change Boston for the better.
At Open Project Night you can:
Network with local people who share an interest in a better Boston, Cambridge, and beyond. Imagine together, share opportunities to get involved, and trade skills.
Work on existing local project ideas or come to work on your own (post-its and whiteboards provided, laptops are not).
Host your event or meeting in one of our meeting spaces (one is for up to 15 people, others are 4-6 comfortably).
What kind of projects are we talking about? We add meetings to the upcoming OPN Eventbrite as they are confirmed – check back for updates! Past projects have included:
Continuing our conversations on how we can co-create better upward economic mobility in Boston.
Help design the first Venture Cafe themed around social impact work in Boston.
Share constructive feedback for pitch practices with local entrepreneurs who don’t otherwise have access to workspace to work on their projects
A Know Your Rights learning community segment focused on Immigration, with Impact Hub Boston members working in immigration law and community organizing.
A rapid prototyping design session for a digital tool that will promote a community of young women interested in running for political office, with the IGNITE nonprofit and Jessica Weaver.
A letters-for-hope card crafting corner to send to friends or vulnerable populations
A newly formed working group tackling the creation of an Indivisible Guide group out of Impact Hub Boston committed to taking small ongoing political actions (this is ongoing!)
A non-violent conversation workshop.
A guided meditation with Impact Hub member Dhanashree Ramachandran
EXCITED? WANT TO GET STARTED? CLICK HERE TO RSVP, OR TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW TO TAKE PART, BOOK A SPACE, AND HELP BRING YOUR VISION TO REALITY!
Do I need to have a project of my own to come along?
No, not at all! Just come along if you:
are keen to meet different people in your area who care about making Boston a better place.
want to brainstorm how your local street, library, or housing system might be different
want to work together with others to make changes happen in your area
want to find out about volunteering and work opportunities
want to find volunteers or recruits for your project
are running something like a neighborhood garden, a friends of library group or an early-stage business and want a space to host events and meetings
What should I bring?
Materials you need to workshop/present your project
Your ideas & inspirations
A collaborative spirit to work with new + old friends
A snack to share, if you can! We’re believers of food as love, and sharing as caring.
Know someone who would be interested?
Open Project Night is free and open to everyone. Send this link their way!
When is it?
Open Project Night is held one Tuesday night per month at Impact Hub Boston, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
You can always find the next one on our website, or our Eventbrite organizer page.
How do I book a meeting space?
There is a selection process for groups wanting to book one of our free meeting spaces this evening (one is for up to 15 people, others are 4-6 comfortably). To apply, reach out to our team (“Contact,” below) with information about your group’s goals and how you’d benefit from being part of the evening here.
We assess applications on a scale of 1-5 according to these 5 criteria:
Events and meetings that benefit Boston
Events and meetings that benefit the public/community
Events and meetings that might not otherwise be able to afford or access the Impact Hub spaces
Events and meetings that have a high impact on their attendees
Events and meetings by groups who haven’t used Open Project Night spaces before (ie. if you’ve made use of the spaces frequently, others may be considered first)
(We are unlikely to give preference to paid events, unless there’s a good case for them).