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

Find Your Beat

Tuesday / December 1, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Free your mind and improve your presentation skills through this powerful rhythm workshop. 

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

Mark Volpe

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Mark Volpe

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

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Past Events

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

Gary Powell Headshot

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

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

IdeaPaint wall

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

Juma Speaking

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