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

Music + Tech Meet Up

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

Steve Heck Room

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: Natalia Nastaskin

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

Red Room at Cafe 939

BerkleeICE brings Natalia Nastaskin, United Talent Agency's CEO of U.S. operations and general counsel. 

Admission: Free

Past Events

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Sophia Chang

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

David Friend Recital Hall

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open Music Summer Lab Final Demo Day

Friday / July 29, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

The final Summer Lab Demo Day

Open Music Sprint 1 Demo Day

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

The Open Music fellows demonstrate their venture designs from Sprint 1.

High School Summer Program Final Showcase

Friday / July 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

Hear from BerkleeICE and Brown University's High School Summer Program participants as they showcase the final products of their two weeks of learning in music thinking, the startup mindset and social leadership.