Speaker Information

Thank you for agreeing to be a speaker for BostonCHI. Here’s some information about what to expect during our meeting.


  • 5:30 – 6:30: Steering Committee meeting
  • 6:30 – 7: Networking & food
  • 7:00 – 7:15 (approximate): BostonCHI monthly business, CHIBits, etc.
  • 7:15 – 8:30: Featured speaker and Q&A
  • 8:30 – 9: Networking & dessert

Other things of note

  • Plan 45 – 60 minutes for your talk. Our speakers generate a lot of interest and so you may want to leave appropriate time (at least 15 minutes) for Q&A.
  • We’d like to video record your talk, focusing on the slides. The videos go up on our website and provide members who can’t attend the meetings a valuable resource. If some or all of your work is confidential, we understand and can either not record or edit the video appropriately.
  • If you’d be willing to provide your slides, we can post them to our site for our members after the talk.
  • Please try to show up around 6:30 for any needed setup. (We will just be finishing up our Steering Committee meeting then.)
  • We’ll have food available. Our hosts usually provide pizza, salad, and drinks.
  • The 8:30 end time for each talk is firm. Our hosts ask us to wrap things up by 9:00 sharp.
  • Please let us know if you will need any help unpacking your car. We’ll also be happy to help you pack things up at the end of the night.

Venue information

Constant Contact/Waltham:

  • The address is 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451.
  • Parking at Constant Contact is free and plentiful.
  • Constant Contact is in the Main Building of the office park.
  • The meeting will be in the Great Room on the 3rd floor. There should be BostonCHI signs.

IBM Center for Social Business/Cambridge:

  • The address is One Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142.
  • Parking at IBM is in their garage on 1st St (signed).
  • We have arranged for garage access for you.
  • The meeting will be in the auditorium on the 1st (lobby) floor. There should be BostonCHI signs.

Microsoft NERD / Cambridge

Contact information

Please contact us about anything at all.

  • Elizabeth’s email is chair@BostonCHI.org
  • Carolyn’s email is vice-chair@BostonCHI.org

Thanks again for volunteering to speak. BostonCHI would not exist without your efforts.


Elizabeth, Chair & Carolyn, Vice-Chair

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