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HUBweek2018 CALL FOR EXHIBITORS

We are thrilled to share a new opportunity for innovative companies to showcase at HUBweek!

We are inviting innovative and creative organizations with presence in Greater Boston to showcase at The HUB presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance on City Hall Plaza this fall. In 2018, there are three opportunities to showcase: as part of HUBweek's Innovation Showcase, Startup Showcase or during our third annual Celebrate Boston event. Please note that there is cost associated with showcasing at The HUB. We look forward to hearing your ideas!

WHAT

Call for companies to showcase at HUBweek 2018

WHEN

HUBweek, October 8-14, 2018

WHERE

The HUB on City Hall Plaza

*Or until space is booked.

From Wednesday, October 10-Sunday, October 14th, HUBweek will convene more than 50,000 attendees at The HUB on Boston’s City Hall Plaza. Called “a fairground for the future” by The Boston Globe, The HUB will feature a series of programs, showcases, and unexpected experiences, all under the theme of We the Future. Through participation, organizations showcasing at HUBweek have the opportunity to reach a new audience, demonstrate their innovation, share their ideas for the future, and play a critical role in celebrating and showcasing this region.

92% of past HUBweek Collaborators gained greater exposure for their organization through HUBweek
60% of past HUBweek Collaborators developed new business relationships or leads

Hear what past HUBweek collaborators had to say

“We got a ton of new attendees who had never been to one of our events before. Many of them seemed enthusiastic, and said they would come to another of our lectures. It was a great way to reach new audiences!”
“HUBweek is a celebration of Boston! We love being a part of the interdisciplinary mind that is Boston and connecting with the other members of this community.”
"The feeling that so many different and important creative and innovative people and organizations were all in this together."

There are three ways to showcase at The HUB during HUBweek in 2018.

1

HUBWEEK INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Thursday, October 11, 2018: 11AM-9PM

Is your organization changing the game? Creating a new future? Innovating at the intersections of art, science, and technology? We want you to be a part of this.

HUBweek’s 8,000 sq. ft Hall of the Future at The HUB is designed to showcase the most groundbreaking advances in art, science, and technology coming out of the Greater Boston region. On October 11th, leading organizations will activate Innovation Pavilions within that space. This is your brand's opportunity to share your ingenuity, demonstrate your innovation, and connect with thousands of change makers, curious learners, and professionals from over 38 different industries. This is a full day showcase celebrating the most innovative organizations and labs across the city. Opportunity details:

  • Activate up to 12’x12’ Innovation Pavilion in the Hall of the Future for the full day on Thursday, October 11 from 11AM-9PM to connect with attendees and showcase your brand.
  • Nominate a thought leader and change maker from your organization to be interviewed on HUBweek's Media Stage in the Hall of the Future
  • Receive promotion around your role in the Innovation Showcase to HUBweek's community
  • Take part in the third annual Celebrate Boston from 6-9PM (details below)

2

CELEBRATE BOSTON

Thursday, October 11, 2018: 6-9PM

Do you want to connect with some of the leading up-and-coming talent in this region? Be a part of celebrating what makes this region great?

They say Boston is the university of the world. And HUBweek, well it's its homecoming. In 2018, we're hosting the preeminent talent gathering of the year, Celebrate Boston. The third annual Celebrate Boston will bring together the up-and-coming leaders of this region and Boston's most innovative companies in one place for a nighttime gathering. The experience will take place throughout The HUB, with organizations showcasing in the Hall of the Future, Pavilion and mini pop-up domes throughout the site. This is an opportunity to showcase what makes your company one of the best places to work in Boston, to celebrate this region, and to connect with talent in a truly unique and memorable way. Opportunity details:

  • Activate up to 12’x12’ space in the Pavilion or in an 8' mini dome from 6-8PM on Thursday, October 11 from 11AM-9PM to connect with attendees and showcase your brand. Please note the Hall of the Future is only available for the full day, as part of the Innovation Showcase.
  • Companies are encouraged to demonstrate their culture in fun, social, unique ways. Examples include: live demos, trivia, prize wheels, fitness tests, etc.
  • Receive promotion around your role in Celebrate Boston to HUBweek's community
  • Note: This opportunity is available as a standalone or as a package with the Innovation Showcase

3

HUBWEEK DEMO DAY & STARTUP SHOWCASE

Saturday, October 13, 2018: 11AM-9PM*

Do you want to connect with some of the most promising early-stage startups from here in Massachusetts, and around the world?

On Demo Day, October 13th, HUBweek will convene more than 125 of the most promising early-stage startups who are creating our future across more than a dozen sectors in one place. Featuring a full day of startup-centered programming, a massive showcase, and the finale of HUBweek's third annual Pitch Competition, this is an opportunity for established organizations looking to connect with startups and thousands of attendees interested in the innovation ecosystem. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to activate designated spaces within the Hall of the Future to demonstrate your innovation, provide mentorship, and most importantly–showcase how your brand supports the startup community here in Greater Boston. Startups will be showcasing adjacent to the Hall of the Future in City Hall.

  • Activate up to 12’x12’ Innovation Pavilion in the Hall of the Future for the full day on Thursday, October 11 from 11AM-9PM to connect with attendees and showcase your brand.
  • Nominate a thought leader and change maker from your organization to be interviewed on HUBweek's Media Stage in the Hall of the Future
  • Receive promotion around your role in Demo Day to HUBweek's community
  • You must be fully able and committed to bringing your work to fruition and understand any technical and personnel requirements on your end.
  • You may participate in one, two or all three showcases. If you're interested in being at The HUB for all five (5) days, there are a limited number of opportunities.
  • Each space will be provided with a digital screen, wifi, power, and basic furniture setup.
  • HUBweek will provide details on the interview opportunities (where applicable) and will both host that content on our site post event, as well as share it with you for further use.
  • All events will be free and open to the public. Registration for a HUBweek GA pass will be required.
  • Creativity in format welcomed!

TIMELINE

  • The HUBweek team will reach out to you after submitting within 48 business hours to further discuss opportunities in more detail.
  • Please note that the deadline is September 5, but space is limited and may sell out beforehand.

Please email Denise Thayer with any questions.

About HUBweek

Founded by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and MIT, HUBweek is an unprecedented, one-of-a-kind civic collaboration that brings together the most creative, innovative minds working at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Taking advantage of the remarkable concentration of brainpower and ingenuity in Greater Boston, HUBweek represents a unique platform for collaboration between individuals and groups trying to solve big problems and make a positive impact in Boston and around the world.

Thank you for your interest in participating in HUBweek. We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information about HUBweek, visit

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