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

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Paul Wachter

Monday / April 25, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

Eisenson Room

Hear from Paul Wachter, one of the top financial strategists in the entertainment and sports industries, on how he has helped clients such as LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger transition from athletes and actors to investors and producers.

Admission: Free

Making to Think: Leadership through Art

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Music as a catalyst for entrepreneurial thinking is the subject of this lecture with artist and Massachusetts Institute of Technology lecturer Aithan Shapira and Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship managing director Panos Panay.

Admission: Free

Panel member - Carla Dirlikov

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Music as a Social Change Catalyst

Tuesday / March 22, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

How can the arts be used to create innovative social change? March's installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations explores this topic with a world-renowned panel of social entrepreneurs.

Admission: Free

Your Brain on Play

Thursday / February 25, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

Join the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship and Boston's LEGO® Serious Play for this meetup, and let us show you how to boost your creativity.

Admission: Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Stephanie-Aloysia Moretti

Thursday / February 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Stephanie-Aloysia Moretti, artistic director of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation, will speak with the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship on the role of music festivals in the streaming era. 

Admission: Free

Mark Volpe

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Mark Volpe

Thursday / January 28, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Kick off the new year as Panos Panay of BerkleeICE speaks with Mark Volpe, the man at the helm of the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Tanglewood Summer Festival.

Admission: Free

Silicon Valley Student Trip

Sunday / January 10, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.

Join the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship for a five-day trip to Silicon Valley, see the startup mentality in action, and reimagine your future career path.

Admission: See above

Music Tech Meetup

Music-Tech Meetup: Music + Motion + Tech

Thursday / November 12, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.


Join BerkleeICE for the final Music-Tech Meetup of the year, hear from local startups, and partake in group ideation exercises.

Admission: Free

John Amato

CANCELED: Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: John Amato

Thursday / November 12, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds.
BerkleeICE is joined this November by John Amato, copresident of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group and head of strategy and operations for Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter.

Admission: Free

Deborah Borda

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Deborah Borda

Tuesday / November 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

BerkleeICE brings Deborah Borda, head of the L.A. Philharmonic, to speak at November's installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations.

Admission: Free

Joe Spaulding Headshot

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Joe Spaulding

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Join us for the second installment of BerkleeICE's Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations. October features Joe Spaulding, president and CEO of the Citi Performing Arts Center for over 28 years and the face of performing arts and arts education in Boston.

Admission: Free

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

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

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

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

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