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The IPC hosts a few events each year around MIT's campus. We invite you to learn about future events and to review our past ones.?

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

- Building 66, Room 111, MIT Campus

Oren Cass is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute in New York. He will be discussing his latest book, The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal?of Work in America.?

- Building 66 Room 110, MIT Campus

Ellen Ruppel Shell is a Professor at Boston University's College of Communication. She will be discussing her latest?book,?The Job: Work and its Future in a Time of Radical Change, on October 23rd from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Books will be for sale?before and after the event, and can be signed by the author.?This event is free and open to the public.

- Building E25, Room 111 (MIT Campus)

Mary Gray is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.?She is also the author of Ghost Work, How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass on September 11th?from 4:30- 6:00pm.

- Museu de Arte Moderna de S?o Paulo
- Brasília Palace Hotel, Brazil
- Boston

IPC researchers were joined by executives from AccuRounds, Artaic, EWI of Ohio, Medtronic, Raytheon, and SENAI of Brazil among others to learn more about the goals and operations of each entity and the ways in which they are fostering new models for innovation in both startups and established companies. “These innovation intermediaries are forging new pathways for how we innovate within and across firms and industries,” said Liz Reynolds, IPC Executive Director.



Barbara Dyer, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

Daniela Rus, Director MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS

Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Executive Director, MIT IPC

Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, MIT, and Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering



Dr.Tarek Selim,?American University in Cairo:?Made in Egypt: Challenges of Industrial Development in an Emerging Economy

Ben Ross Schneider,?MIT Professor, and?Danilo Limoeiro,?PhD Candidate: State-Led Innovation: SOEs, Institutional Fragmentation, and Policy Making in Brazil


The IPC and AEE held five roundtable discussions on regional strategies to accelerate the transition to a lower-carbon energy economy in 2013-2014. The roundtables engaged utility executives, advanced energy companies and regulators. Studies were done?for the following cities:

  • San Antonio
  • Aspen
  • New York
  • Boston
- Washington DC

IPC's featured speakers, along with a panel of experts, interacted at a policy discussion. Jointly hosted by the MIT Industrial Performance Center and the Bipartisan Policy Center, this event continued the conversation of key areas presented in Richard Lester's and David Hart's book, Unlocking Energy Innovation: How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System.