BerkleeICE Events

At Berklee, every career is a start-up. And every start-up needs inspiration. BerkleeICE presents a number of events and lecture series throughout the year that feature innovative leaders and thinkers from the worlds of business, creativity, and technology. All events are open to the entire Berklee community and to students of all universities unless otherwise specified. Learn, interact, and be inspired. 

In addition, BerkleeICE regularly goes "on tour" to bring its message to locations across the globe. Past hosts of BerkleeICE lectures and panels include Midem, the Library of Congress, the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the MIT School of Engineering. See our Sights and Sounds page to view archives of our past presentations. If you are interested in hosting a creative entrepreneurship lecture or panel at your company, institution, or event, please contact us for information about how to do so.

Upcoming Events

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Natalia Nastaskin

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

BerkleeICE brings Natalia Nastaskin, United Talent Agency's head of U.S. Music Operations and member of Billboard's 2015 and 2016 Power List, to discuss her work forging new paths for her clients.

Admission: Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture: Jonathan Wolff, the Seinfeld Guy

Thursday / March 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

As the composer for 75 primetime network TV shows, including Seinfeld and Will & Grace, Jonathan Wolff will share advice from his successful creative path, and what it takes to sustain a Hollywood career for 29 years.

Admission: Free

Past Events

CANCELED - Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture: Rob Dickins on the Twisted Roots of Rock ’n’ Roll

Monday / February 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Renowned A&R music mogul Rob Dickins, who signed artists including Prince, Cher, Madonna, the Sex Pistols, Howard Jones, and many others, will speak on the unlikely and winding history that made rock ’n’ roll possible. 

Admission: Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Thomas Dolby

Tuesday / January 31, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Thomas Dolby, the MTV icon, new wave artist with the '80s hit song She Blinded Me With Science, filmmaker, and Silicon Valley veteran, believes that rapid advances in communications and computing power do NOT always lead to a parallel increase in human innovation and creativity.

Admission: Free

Music + Tech Meet Up

Thursday / December 15, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Presented by BerkleeICE, Boston's Music + Tech December Meetup will be project-fair style. Students can learn about innovative and surprising projects that incorporate music and technology.

Admission: Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Sophia Chang

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Sophia Chang will join BerkleeICE's Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations to discuss her career path in the hip-hop industry.

Admission: Free

Music as a Catalyst for Change Hackathon: Shark Tank-Style Closing Session

Friday / November 4, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.

The Loft

939 Boylston St., Boston, MA, United States

Student teams will present their final projects, aimed at using the arts to promote positive change. A review panel will provide feedback and award prizes.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Hackathon: Late-Night Work Session

Thursday / November 3, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Eisenson Room

160 Massachusetts Avenue, third floor, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

BerkleeICE will host a late-night work session for all participants in the Shark Tank-style project competition. 

Admission: Free for all students pre-registered

Film Screening—The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Thursday / November 3, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

The Loft

939 Boylston St., Boston, MA, United States

BerkleeICE will host a screening of the Silk Road Project's just-released film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.

Admission: Free with a Berklee, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, or New England Conservatory ID.

Guest Speakers: Samite Mulondo with Karen Wacks - Music Heals

Thursday / November 3, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

1140 Boylston Street, Room 1A, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Samite Mulondo, global humanitarian and musical healer, will speak about his experience traveling the world as a performer and using his music as a tool to heal individuals and communities. 

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Coaching Dinner: Global Humanitarian Samite Mulondo

Wednesday / November 2, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Join this one-of-a-kind coaching dinner with global humanitarian and musical healer Samite Mulondo of Uganda. 

Admission: Pre-registration required. Use link above.

Coaching Session: New England Conservatory's Entrepreneurial Musicianship Team

Wednesday / November 2, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

New England Conservatory's Entrepreneurial Musicianship Team will host a coaching session for all project design teams.

Admission: Free and open to all students.

Panel: The Transformational Power of Social Entrepreneurship

Wednesday / November 2, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berklee Media Center

150 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Examine case studies of successful social entrepreneurship startups by the founding directors, and learn the basics of launching a non-profit.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Guest Speaker: David Rothkopf - The Role of the Arts in the World

Tuesday / November 1, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Berklee Media Center

150 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy, will speak on the role of cultural entrepreneurship as an agent for social change.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Panel: Cultural Diplomacy

Tuesday / November 1, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Examine the role that cultural entrepreneurship plays as an agent for social change in this panel with world-class leaders in the arts and beyond.

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Weeklong Intensive: Music as Catalyst for Change

Monday / October 31, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Various Berklee venues

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Join Carla Dirlikov and Tony Woodcock, artistic directors, as they explore the different ways music can be a catalyst for change, through social and cultural entrepreneurship, and coach students to design their own social and cultural entrepreneurship projects.

Admission: Free

Music as a Catalyst for Change: Kickoff and Workshop

Monday / October 31, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Artistic directors Carla Dirlikov and Tony Woodcock will be joined by other world-class social and cultural entrepreneurs as they kick off this weeklong series on using the arts as a change agent. 

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Boston Music Tech Meetup

Thursday / October 20, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.

This Boston Music Tech Meetup gives you a chance to meet, learn, teach, demo, and pitch your ideas to the music tech industry. 

Admission: Free, RSVP required

Info Session: BerkleeICE Ambassador Internships and Silicon Valley Student Trip

Thursday / October 13, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Come hear from students and alumni about BerkleeICE opportunites to put your music-thinking skills into practice in the new media industry.

Admission: Free and open to all Berklee students.

The Future of the Music Industry and the Master of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Panos Panay, the founding managing director of BerkleeICE, and Emilien Moyon, program director of the Master of Arts in Global Entertainment and Music Business at Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain, will hold an interactive discussion about the future of the music industry.

Admission: Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversation: Open Music Initiative

Thursday / September 29, 2016 / 1:30 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Hear from the founders of the Open Music Initiative on how they are convening all stakeholders of the music industry, including the three major labels and major streaming services, to further connect artists and fans, and streamline artist payments.

Admission: Free

Alumni Entrepreneurs: Mike Cassidy

Thursday / September 22, 2016 / 1:45 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Mike Cassidy, Berklee alumnus and vice president of Google's Project Loon, will speak with students about his experiences and successes in the worlds of tech startups and innovation, and how his time at Berklee gave him an edge in the entrepreneurial world.

Admission: Free

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