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Newton Inspires

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Newton Inspires 2017

On November 13th 2017, 400 people from across Newton's 13 villages gathered at Newton South High School for NSF’s 7th annual Newton Inspires: An Evening of Ideas and Community. Newtonians representing a variety of fields and interest areas shared inspiring inights, ideas and anecdotes.  


Sculptor Nancy Schon discusses public art

Ligerbots were on hand at Newton Inspires to lend a hand and demonstrate their robots

Guests enjoyed food donated by some of our community's favorite local vendors

NPS Superintendent David Fleishman welcomed guests

BU Professor Mark Williams discusses innovations in finance

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr discussed movies in the age of streaming video

Participants react to a talk by Ty Burr

MGH oncologist Dr. Alice Shaw discusses cancer breakthroughs

Carbonite General Counsel Danielle Sheer talks about cyber safety

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Here’s what community members said they enjoyed most about the evening:

Stimulating talks Feeling of belonging to an amazing community…

Very proud to be a Newtonian Speakers were great—terrific topics—a thoroughly fun evening.

It’s interesting to hear about interesting peopled doing surprising work in our town. Especially like hearing the “behind the scenes” experiences.

The superb caliber of the speakers; the delicious repast when you walk in! The “bite-size” sessions leave you with food for thought.

The overall quality and intelligence of the speakers as well as the generally open collegial spirit among fellow audience members.

Went with t a group of friends—made for a great evening of discussion afterwards!

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