We open our space the first Monday night of each month for you to host small events, co-work, network, trade skills and get involved with projects that change Boston for the better.
At Open Project Night you can:
- Network with local people who share an interest in a better Boston, Cambridge, and beyond. Imagine together, share opportunities to get involved, and trade skills.
- Work on existing local project ideas or come to work on your own (post-its and white boards provided, laptops are not).
- Host your event or meeting in one of our meeting spaces (one is for up to 15 people, others are 4-6 comfortably).
What kind of projects are we talking about? We add meetings to the upcoming OPN Eventbrite as they are confirmed – check back for updates! Past projects have included:
- Continuing our conversations on how we can co-create better upward economic mobility in Boston.
- Help design the first Venture Cafe themed around social impact work in Boston.
- Share constructive feedback for pitch practices with local entrepreneurs who don’t otherwise have access to workspace to work on their projects
- A Know Your Rights learning community segment focused this month on Immigration, with Impact Hub Boston members working in immigration law and community organizing.
- A rapid prototyping design session for a digital tool that will promote a community of young women interested in running for political office, with the IGNITE nonprofit and Jessica Weaver.
- A letters-for-hope card crafting corner to send to friends or vulnerable populations
- A newly formed working group tackling the creation of an Indivisible Guide group out of Impact Hub Boston committed to taking small ongoing political actions (this is ongoing!)
- A non-violent conversation workshop.
- A guided meditation with Impact Hub member Dhanashree Ramachandran
Excited? Want to get started? Click here to RSVP, or to find out more about how to take part, book a space, and help bring your vision to reality!
Do I need to have a project of my own to come along?
No, not at all! Just come along if you:
- are keen to meet different people in your area who care about making Boston a better place.
- want to brainstorm how your local street, library, or housing system might be different
- want to work together with others to make changes happen in your area
- want to find out about volunteering and work opportunities
- want to find volunteers or recruits for your project
- are running something like a neighbourhood garden, a friends of library group or an early-stage business and want a space to host events and meetings
What should I bring?
- Materials you need to workshop / present your project
- Your ideas & inspirations
- A collaborative spirit to work with new + old friends
- A snack to share, if you can! We’re believers of food as love, and sharing as caring.
Know someone who would be interested?
- Open Project Night is free and open to everyone. Send this link their way!
When is it?
- Open Project Night is held one Monday night per month (typically the first Monday, except Federal Holidays) at Impact Hub Boston, from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.
- You can always find the next one on our website, or our Eventbrite organizer page.
How do I book a meeting space?
- There is a selection process for groups wanting to book one of our free meeting spaces this evening (one is for up to 15 people, others are 4-6 comfortably). To apply, reach out to our team (“Contact,” below) with information about your group’s goals and how you’d benefit from being part of the evening here.
- We assess applications on a scale of 1-5 according to these 5 criteria:
- Events and meetings that benefit Boston
- Events and meetings that benefit the public / community
- Events and meetings that might not otherwise be able to afford or access the Impact Hub spaces
- Events and meetings that have a high impact on their attendees
- Events and meetings by groups who haven’t used Open Project Night spaces before (ie. if you’ve made use of the spaces frequently, others may be considered first)
- (We are unlikely to give preference to paid events, unless there’s a good case for them).