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. 

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Rethink Music Boston 2015

Friday / October 2, 2015 / 9:30 a.m.

District Hall

Join stakeholders from across the music industry for a day of learning and problem solving around issues of pay transparency and fair compensation in the creative sector.

Admission: $85

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Boston Music Tech Meetup

Wednesday / September 30, 2015 / 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

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Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: David Friend

Friday / September 25, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Don't miss this lecture with David Friend, cofounder of ARP Instruments and the lead designer of the original Odyssey. 

Admission: Free

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ICE Summer Camp

Creative Entrepreneurship Summer Camp: International High School Program

Sunday / July 5, 2015 / 9:00 a.m.

This BerkleeICE summer camp, which kicks off this year with students from China and Taiwan, takes young minds through the process of thinking like an entrepreneur by using music as the underlying coaching language.


Music Tech Meetup in Cambridge

Startup Tech and Career Skills Workshop

Saturday / June 13, 2015 / 10:00 a.m.

Startup Institute: New York

Alumni, learn how to build your technology and career skills with BerkleeICE and the Startup Institute in a day of intensive workshops. 

Admission: $50

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Startup Mindset Panel and Networking Event

Friday / June 12, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Startup Institute: New York

Join us for an opportunity to hear leading industry panelists talk about the “entrepreneurial mindset” and also connect with fellow Berklee alumni and the New York City technology scene.

Admission: Free—please RSVP through the ticket link

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Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Gary Powell

Thursday / April 23, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Can music survive the music business? The BerkleeICE Creative Entrepreneurs conversation continues with Panos Panay and Gary Powell, senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin and award-winning producer and scorer of 150 albums.

Admission: Free

The Music Startup Academy

Tuesday / March 31, 2015 / 4:45 p.m.

General Assembly

BerkleeICE brings the Music Startup Academy to the Berklee community. Participants will learn the ins and outs of licensing and business development as well as get the chance to pitch their music product to business development experts.

Admission: $39 with discount code / $75 general admission

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HackingFutbol: The Soundtrack of Copa America

Saturday / March 28, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Build the viral marketing campaign and online platform for 80 million fans of "the beautiful game" and win up to four paid summer internships or jerseys signed by Messi, Neymar, Suarez and more.

Admission: Free

Music Tech Meetup in Cambridge

Music Tech Meetup

Thursday / March 26, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

BerkleeICE brings the Music Tech Meetup to Cafe 939 for students and the public to network, get involved in the startup scene, and hear student-led  pitches. 

Admission: Free

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BerkleeICE at Entrepalooza 2015

Wednesday / March 25, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.

The Royale

BerkleeICE takes part in the innovation community's largest showcase of startup resources and facilities. 

Admission: Free with registration

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BerkleeICE Creative Catalyst Series: Exploring the Interplay of Music and Science

Monday / March 23, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

The first event in BerkleeICE's Creative Catalyst series pairs world-renowned scientists and musicians on stage to discuss the interplay between science, entrepreneurship, and music. 


Bertis Downs

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Bertis Downs

Thursday / February 19, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

BerkleeICE hosts Bertis Downs, famed manager to R.E.M. throughout the band’s storied 30-year career, a distinguished lawyer, and pioneering educator.

Admission: Free

Social Entreprise Conference 2015

Sunday / February 15, 2015 / 11:30 a.m.

Harvard Business School

BerkleeICE's Panos Panay moderates a panel on leadership, art, and social change at this year's Social Enterprise Conference. 

Admission: SOLD OUT

Ruth Blatt

CANCELED: Ruth Blatt: What Rockers Can Teach Startups

Wednesday / January 28, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

CANCELED: This event has been canceled or postponed. This site will be updated as additional information becomes available.
BerkleeICE presents Ruth Blatt, a Forbes contributor, discussing what rockers can teach startups. 

Admission: Free

IE and BerkleeICE Presentations at WeWork

Friday / December 12, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

WeWork Fort Point

Student teams from IE University in Madrid, Spain, and BerkleeICE present their final pitches to a panel of judges at WeWork.

Admission: free

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Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Rich Goodstone

Thursday / December 11, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Rich Goodstone, a key figure behind the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and cofounder of experience architects Superfly, is this month's guest for the BerkleeICE Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series.

Admission: Free

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Berklee Startups Present at MIT Enterprise Forum

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 5:30 p.m.

District Hall

Berklee students join peers from Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and more to deliver brief business pitches in the hope of winning prizes aimed at developing startup businesses. 


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BerkleeICE at Harvard xDesign

Saturday / November 8, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Harvard Business School

Panos Panay, managing director of BerkleeICE leads two panels—featuring students and entrepreneurs—at Harvard's annual xDesign conference.


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Diane Hessan

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Diane Hessan

Thursday / November 6, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Diane Hessan, founder of Communispace, continues BerkleeICE’s Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series by discussing her path to becoming one of the leading women in American business and how her most recent venture, The Startup Institute, can accelerate your career. A must-attend.

Admission: Free