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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

- Virtual Workshop

Easily programmable robot interfaces have the potential to transform manufacturing by reducing the amount of programming expertise required to use robotic systems. Lowering the barrier to use robots in this way could have vast implications for manufacturing including reducing the integration and reintegration time for robots on manufacturing lines, increasing the reusability of robots by making it easier repurpose them, and making robots more accessible to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who often do not have the required internal programming expertise to use robots.

- Online Conference

Presented by the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. Speakers include (Full list here).  (If you missed the conference - please visit it's channel, which has all of the sessions available for viewing).

- 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 São 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