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Initiatives

Programs & Events

We believe that the “bump factor” or the “human collisions” that happen in Kendall fuel innovation.  

 We bring people together around programming and events that are thought-provoking, impactful, and fun—so you keep coming back.   

In this section:

Programs

Future of (how we) Work

Monthly, topical meetings connect decision-makers and leaders from companies across Kendall to focus on how we work today, and how to positively shape the workplace of the future. Together, we learn from experts and one another, sharing ideas and practices that work, and establishing collaborative solutions and benchmarks. Sign up today.

Inclusion Drives Innovation (IDI)

Ten-week professional development program that focuses on providing foundational learning in anti-racism and equity, applying frameworks to organizational systems and culture, and guiding teams through equity-centered organizational action planning. Offered twice per year.  IDI alumni convene regularly to move this essential work forward. Get more information about this course here.

Kendall Orientation

Monthly interactive gatherings introduce newcomers to Kendall. Part guided tour, part history lesson, and a fun way to meet new colleagues from across Kendall in spaces and places you didn’t even know existed. Get on the list for our next session.

Kendall Tours

KSA team members host private group tours of Kendall on request.  We’ll show you the best of Kendall featuring privately owned public spaces (POPS), landmark buildings, museums, and world-renowned organizations, plus the best places to eat, drink, and experience Kendall. To schedule a tour email hello@kendallsquare.org.


Events

Kendall Square Challenge

An unparalleled day of team building, philanthropy, and friendly competition. Fifty or so teams from organizations who care about Kendall and the community gather to compete in a series of physical and mental challenges, all in support of local nonprofits, and then celebrate together.  

Annual Meeting Celebration

An opportunity to honor the success of our innovation ecosystem in pioneering solutions to global problems. This special evening is open to anyone and draws people from across the region.

Member Socials

Casual gatherings in fun, new Kendall spaces offer a way for members to mix and mingle. To get on the list for our next event email hello@kendallsquare.org.

Speaker Series

Leaders from around Kendall share their thoughts in virtual or in person interviews discussing cutting edge topics ranging from sustainability to smart cities and the newest in tech and life sciences.


Whether you are joining us for these events or interested in hosting a different one; please reach out to our team for more information on how to connect with us and your neighbors.

News & Updates

Kendall Square is home to hundreds of biotech companies, but the real benefit of an ecosystem like KSQ isn’t the number of nodes but the network among them. KSA has been a phenomenal driver of this connectivity and a true champion of how our local industry can come together—and give back.”

Eileen Elliott, Executive Director, Scientific Affairs and External Partnership & Kendall Square Site Lead, Pfizer