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November 2017

It’s Summertime at the IDBeach

This fall, The Innovation and Design Building is creating a beach inspired space complete with cabana seating, “ocean views,” umbrellas, and palm trees. To highlight the building’s vibrant community of designers and creative professionals, the IDB is hosting a series of Saturday afternoon events featuring great food, music, drinks, and a completely unique experience in a one-of-a-kind setting. Events scheduled to take place at IDBeach as a part of the event series include:


The “Kinda Cruise” Day Party on Saturday, November 11th
With nearly 300,000 people a year setting off on cruises from the Flynn Cruise Port right behind the IDB, our first event will bring the best parts of a cruise vacation to those not yet ready to leave dry land. The party will feature a soundtrack of soothing yacht rock tunes, games, and all you can eat oysters for the first 100 guests courtesy of East Boston Oysters and Chatham Shellfish Company. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., $12


Cereal Cinema Brunch Double Feature on Saturday, November 18th
IDBeach is the perfect setting to fill that outdoor lounging void by bringing the beach inside and presenting a double feature of movie classics. All-you-can-eat popcorn, candy, and cereal are included in the cost of admission, and a cash mimosa bar will be on site for those looking for a brunch-time pick-me-up. 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., $12


90’s Beach Party w/ Live Music on Saturday, December 2nd
The IDBeach will transform into a 90’s style dayglow daydream of a party that throws it back to an era beloved for its neon, wild prints, and epic fads. The space will feature arcade games, a cash bar for guests, and Boston-based cover band, The Unoriginals, playing a set of 90’s throwback hits you can’t help but want to sing along to. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., $12


AIGA Trivia on Saturday, December 16th

Building off of their successful trivia night in Cambridge earlier in the year, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (better known as AIGA) will host a free trivia night at IDBeach for designers and non-designers alike. Come flex your brain muscles with other creative individuals and aim for first place to win a prize! Cash bar will be available. 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., FREE TO ATTEND


Tickets for all events in the IDBeach event series will be available through Eventbrite . The IDBeach is powered by Party By Design, and all events are 21+ unless otherwise noted

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Control4 Smart Home Airstream

April 4-7, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Boston Design Center Courtyard

Control4 Smart Home Airstream

It’s common for homes to have more than one smart device. Thermostats, locks, lighting, music, and more. With Control4 one app, remote, or even your voice, you can control your entire home! Visit the Control4 Dream Stream to see how a Control4 Smart Home can simplify your life by setting scenes that can dim the lights, start the music, and lower the temperature—all with one command!

On April 4 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., join the Dream Stream for an open house happy hour and take a tour of our fully-automated Airstream and get the full Control4 connected home experience. We’ll show you what happens when smart lighting, entertainment and other connected devices “play nicely” together to create personalized, intuitive smart home experiences, and set the perfect scene at the touch of a button. Get hands-on with beautiful products and even control our entire airstream using just your voice!

Designing for Virtual Reality

April 4, 2017

3:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, Boston, MA

Sponsor: Neoscape

Designing for Virtual Reality

This hands-on session will merge the worlds of 2D and 3D design into an interactive VR experience. Participants will help design their own virtual environment, learn how these elements are translated for Virtual Reality, and then experience their own creation with GearVR. The workshop session will be followed by a wine and cheese reception, as well as an interactive demonstration of Microsoft’s HoloLens, the HTC Vive, and the Oculus Rift.

Click here to RSVP.

Tools for Food: Collaboration at the Table

April 4, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Location: Boston Design Center, Galley West, Suite 200

Tools for Food: Collaboration at the Table

Having dumped traditional linen tablecloths and gladly canceled laundry service 16 years ago in favor of the wipe-clean, minimalist Chilewich mat, restaurants are now ditching antiseptic white china for hand-made ceramics. In fact the country’s top chefs and biggest-name restaurants are collaborating with artisans of all kinds to create truly unique dining experiences.

As part of the “artisanal” experience relationships with local artists as well as local producers grow very organically for chefs, and like a purveyor of fine ingredients, artisans and chefs successfully craft a partnership. They’re speaking to potters and one-of-a-kind knife makers, as well as butchers, farmers, and foragers, to come up with unique things for their vision— unique to their restaurant and unique to their dishes. Together with artists, chefs are putting as much careful thought and consideration into the plates, platters and bowls their food is served on as they do into the food itself. The intent is not compete with the food, but to lift it, and create unique cultural experiences that generate excitement in the dining room.

Moderating the conversation is John Torres, Senior Digital Director at America’s Test Kitchen. Discussing collaboration at the table are:

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Apr
5

Dreams for Future Cities

April 5, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Location: Continuum, 21 Drydock Avenue, 4th Floor

Dreams for Future Cities

Two of the fastest moving technology waves, IoT and AI, are converging with the promise of redefining mobility, jobs, housing, food production, and more. David Rose, AI entrepreneur, author of Enchanted Objects, and MIT Media Lab researcher, takes on this brave new world with a uniquely humanistic and optimistic lens.

How will our relationship to technology and the so-called smart city change in a world of self-driving, robotic homes, ambient information displays, and seductive conversational agents?

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Apr
6

BAC Spring Gala

Celebrate Sustainability and Diversity in Design

Thursday, April 6, 2017

7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Location: The Dock, 25 Drydock Avenue, Suite 25-110 East

BAC Spring Gala

Boston Architectural College’s annual Spring Gala brings together our community for an evening reception at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston’s Seaport District. More than 400 guests attend to support BAC and enjoy a silent auction, live music, cocktails, and food tastings from a variety of local and sustainable food and beverage companies. The proceeds from the gala go directly to benefit students and support the College’s mission of diversifying the design professions.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Apr
12

Mass Innovation Nights

Mass Innovation Nights are a free, monthly product launch party and networking event. Mass Innovation nights have launched more than 900 new products via their social media powered events.

2017-04-12

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

Location: The Innovation and Design Building, 25 Drydock Avenue

Mass Innovation Nights

Mass Innovation Nights are a free monthly product launch party and networking event. Mass Innovation Nights have helped launch more than 900 new products via our social media powered events featuring new products from a wide variety of industries and vertical markets. Mass Innovation launch parties attract hundreds of people from the community on the second Wednesday of each month for a live event at a different host location.

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Apr
28

Sound Sculpture

Join us for the much anticipated debut of the interactive compositional public art project, Sound Sculpture. This immersive, flexible interface allows participants to create music, sculpture and light creations through placement of the blocks in space.

7:30-11:00 p.m.

Location: 21 Drydock Avenue, Suite 110E

Sponsor: Masary Studios

Sound Sculpture

Join us for the much anticipated debut of the interactive compositional public art project, Sound Sculpture with Masary Studios. This immersive, flexible interface allows participants to create music, sculpture and light creations through placement of the blocks in space.

Yo-el Cassel’s 360 Ensemble of dancers joins us each night for special vignette engagements with Sound Sculpture.

Special family showing April 29th, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

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