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History & Orientation

Innovative people tackling the challenges of the day have driven the evolution of Kendall Square from marsh land to a globally recognized innovation ecosystem. Multiple cycles of change have made Kendall Square the most innovative square mile on the planet today.

In this section:

A History of Kendall Square

Kendall’s origin story is one of happy accidents and intentional partnerships. Our “power of proximity” as we like to call it. With so much globally recognized talent in this small corner of the world, our community bursts with possibilities to engage on issues of import, to supercharge advances in human health, technology, and beyond.

Kendall Orientation

Orientation Schedule

Kendall Orientation is an interactive presentation highlighting the place and perspective that is Kendall by taking you on a virtual walkthrough of its past and present achievements and assets, followed by moderated networking to establish new connections.

Kendall Tours

Join us for a guided tour of Kendall Square’s public spaces, businesses and history of innovation and transformation. We’ll end the tour at a local Kendall restaurant for a quick lunch. Happening from 12 – 1 PM.

  • March 15 
  • May 17 
  • July 12 
  • October 11 – RSVP