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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

Move Fast and Break Things: A Conversation with Jonathan Taplin

Saturday / April 22, 2017 / 3:30 p.m.
Club Passim
Palmer Street and Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Berklee ICE will host Jonathan Taplin, author of Move Fast and Break Things, in a conversation with Panos Panay, founding managing director, Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship.

Admission: Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversation: Exploring the Links Between Music and Food

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Innovative chefs who have worked with or as musicians, including Berklee alumni who have made it in the food world, will discuss the intersections between music and food. The event will include a tasting of food and music pairings. 

Admission: Free

Film Screening: Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Elvis Presley's 1973 concert was broadcast live via satellite from the Honolulu International Center, airing in more than 40 countries with viewing figures estimated between 1-1.5 billion worldwide. 

Admission: Free

Artist Styling Workshop with American Crew

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
161 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 240, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Stylists from American Crew will give a workshop on grooming and styling techniques, share tips, and even style some students.

Admission: Free

The Legacy of Elvis: A Talk with Biographer Peter Guralnick

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Peter Guralnick, Elvis biographer and one of America's leading cultural historians, will speak with BerkleeICE's Panos Panay on the life and legacy of Elvis Presley. 

Admission: Free

The Style of Elvis: A Talk with David Raccuglia

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

David Raccuglia, founder of American Crew and renowned photographer of cultural icons including Yoko Ono and Ray Charles, will speak with students on the iconic style of Elvis Presley and how artists craft their image. 

Admission: Free

Artist Styling Workshop with American Crew

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Stylists from American Crew will give a workshop on grooming and styling techniques, share tips, and even style some students.

Admission: Free

Panel: The Music of Elvis

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

John Jackson, senior vice president of A&R at Sony Legacy, will join other panelists to discuss the unique sound of Elvis and what sets his music apart, both then and now. 

Admission: Free

Film Screening: '68 Comeback Special

Monday / April 3, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Join BerkleeICE for a special screening of Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special, including the live-recorded studio jamming with his band that would come to influence and inspire MTV's unplugged concerts.

Admission: Free

Building the Elvis Brand: Guest Speaker

Monday / April 3, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Ave, Room A03, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Marc Rosen, senior vice president of business development at Elvis Presley Enterprises, will speak with BerkleeICE's Panos Panay on the persistence and impact of Elvis's image on brands today. 

Admission: Free

She Started It: A Film Empowering the Next Generation of Women Founders

Wednesday / March 29, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

BerkleeICE hosts a screening of the documentary She Started It and a conversation with one of its featured startup founders, Stacey Ferreira, CEO of Forge and co-author of 2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World.

Music Tech Meetup: Next Generation

Wednesday / March 15, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
Workbar
45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States

This Music+Tech Meetup will center around connecting the new generation of student techies with industry experts, sparking new relationships and ideas. 

Admission: FREE

Open Music Background

OMI Members Tech Review

Friday / March 10, 2017 / 10:00 a.m.
195 Chrystie Street, New York, New York, 10002, United States

Members will meet to review and comment on version 1.0 business requirement specifications recommended from the five OMI Working Groups. Additionally, use cases for proof of concept implementations will be presented.

Admission: OMI Members

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

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

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.

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