We spend most of our time at Xconomy banging out stories about innovation, and putting together our big conferences like “The Genetics Institute Impact” coming up Dec. 14. But sometimes we love nothing more than just meeting at a local establishment to shoot the breeze with readers over a cup of coffee.
So that’s what I’m going to do while I’m in Boston next week. Join me and Xconomy Boston’s associate editor, Erin Kutz, for an Xconomy Meetup. This informal gathering will go from 10 am to 11:30 am next Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Voltage Coffee & Art, 295 Third St. in Cambridge. Xconomy readers are welcome to pop in any time to say hi, share a story idea, pass a little gossip, or talk sports (at least with me, I can’t speak for Erin.)
If you want to meet but that time doesn’t work, I’ll also be attending the Personalized Medicine Conference over at Harvard Medical School on Nov. 9 & 10.
One other note to all the members of the Genetics Institute alumni network. I’m looking to gather a bunch of GI memorabilia—think company T-shirts, photos, promo literature, mugs, trophies, pens, etc—to put together as part of a big display at “The Genetics Institute Impact” event on Dec. 14. If you can find any of that stuff in your closet or basement, please bring some of it to the Meetup on Nov. 8, so I can sock it away at Xconomy headquarters for a few weeks before we put it all on display. I’ll have more to say about this as we get closer to the event, but I’d love to hear some of the backstories about the memorabilia from you in person while I’m in Boston. (For an example of what I’m talking about, check this post on Al Gore’s famously unused Immunex lab coat.)
That’s it for now. I look forward to seeing lots of readers there Nov. 8, from the GI alumni ranks and beyond.