Penn. Organizational DynamicsProf. Steven F. Freeman
Creativity and Innovation in
Organization and Work

Boston Trip Itinerary


9:45 arrival in Boston; van to The Kendall Hotel, 350 Main St, Cambridge, Mass.

10:25am: Brunch at Hotel

11:30  Liquid Bits and the Cambridge Innovation Ctr with Hiram Samel and Haggai Goldfarb

~ 2 pm MIT's Culture of Innovation: A personal walking tour examining MIT's culture

4:25 pm  Bathroom break (for Tom)

4:30 pm Introduction to System Dynamics - MIT's Systems Approach to Creativity

6 pm Dinner at Hotel

Evening Free time (bedtime check: 10 pm)


9 am Discussion of  Organizational Culture, in particular, what might account for MIT's extraordinary success in creating value through innovation.

10 am MIT museum: Not your ordinary museum

~ 12:00 noon Tom Koulopoulos: The direction and evolution of business and technology

~ 2 pm Communities of Innovation: Boston Innovation Tour. Bus tour with stops in Cambridge, with stops at Harvard University

4:55 pm  Bathroom break (for Tom)

5:00 Distributed Leadership: Elaine Backman, MIT Sloan Leadership Center

6:30 pm Dinner at Think Tank (No longer flooded I think)

Evening Free time (bedtime check: 10 pm)


9 am: MIT Media LabTaemie KimBenjamin WaberDaniel Olguin and Sandy Pentland discuss Sensible Organizations

Noon: Communities of Innovation: Boston Innovation Tour Walk from Kendall Square to Boston Waterfront, lunch at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

2:55 pm: Bathroom break (for Tom)

3:00 pm: Synectics Creativity workshop with Elisa O’Donnell: Purposeful Creativity and Creative Thinking in Organizations

5:15 Return: Van from hotel at 5:15 to airport

Questions contact our travel coordinator, Elaine Calabrese -- office (215) 898-8747, cell (610) 574-4130) or Chris Angelucci (215) 898-4259

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