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

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

Weeklong Intensive: Music as Catalyst for Change

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

Various Berklee venues

Join artistic directors Carla Dirlikov and Tony Woodcock as they explore the different ways music can be a catalyst for change, through social and cultural entrepreneurship.

Admission: Free

Alumni Entrepreneurs: Stephen Canfield at Berklee's Campus in Valencia, Spain

Tuesday / November 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

BerkleeICE is joined this November by alumnus Stephen Canfield, program director at Red Bull Sound Select.

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

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.


Open Music Summer Lab Kickoff

Monday / July 11, 2016 / 8:30 a.m.

The Summer Lab Kickoff will feature a series of curated talks, panels, and short presentations from individuals across the music, media, technology, and startup worlds.

Open Music Initiative Member Meeting

Wednesday / June 22, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.

The Open Music Initiative will convene its membership for an inaugural working session in New York City to review plans for standards development and to gather feedback on the Summer Lab agenda. 

Admission: For Open Music Members Only

Open Music Summer Lab Makeathon

Friday / June 3, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.

Eisenson Room

Apply for the make-athon to participate in the three week Summer Lab with IDEO and BerkleeICE to explore how data will enrich artist and fan experience.

Admission: By application

A previous Boston Music Tech Meetup

Music + Tech + Learning Meetup

Thursday / May 19, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.


Berklee's Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship is delighted to bring the Music Tech Meetup back to Boston, this time focusing on music, technology, and learning.

Admission: Free; please RSVP (link above)

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