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ADFP Greater Boston September 2014 Meeting

College Planning and Divorce

One of the more overlooked areas of financial planning in general (and divorce planning in particular), is the subject of college planning.  Since "college" is often excluded from consideration in many state divorce statutes, the topic is often overlooked by clients and their attorneys, but can have significant financial impact, not only on the family's future financial goals, but also on the college student's own life. 

A divorce financial professional can add significant value to their services by educating their divorcing clients on how divorce affects college aid and planning.  Many divorce financial professionals (as well as financial advisors in general) do not have a solid working knowledge of how financial aid is calculated or how college costs are met during the college years. This workshop will discuss the college financial aid and aid application process as well as how to incorporate college costs and considerations into your divorce planning for those clients with college-bound children.  Strategies to consider and pitfalls to avoid will be included in the discussion.

Brief Bullet Points of Presentation:

  • Overview of College Cost Issues

  • Understanding Financial Aid Options for the Three Categories of Families

  • Financial Aid, EFC and the Eligibility Formulas (Federal versus Institutional Methods)

  • The Aid Application Process: Who Should Fill Out the Forms and Why

  • Application of Planning for All Income Levels

  • How Divorce Affects Aid Eligibility and College Planning

  • Divorce and Impact on Base Year Financial Aid Considerations

  • Strategies Beyond Financial Aid: Dealing with High Income Families

  • Effective Strategies to Maximize Aid and Case Study

Featuring: Steve Stanganelli, CFP®, CRPC®, NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor is principal of, a unit of fee-only financial planning firm Clear View Wealth Advisors, LLC with offices in Amesbury, Newburyport, Wilmington and Burlington. Steve is a member of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners and the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council. He has also compleged training as a Financial Neutral.

When: Sep 4, 2014 12 PM to Sep 4, 2014 2 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12 )
The Road to the Biologic IND

The Road to the Biologic IND
Best Practices When Filing Biologic Investigational New Drug Applications

Program Overview:
Janssen Labs, the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers and the Janssen Biotechnology Center of Excellence invite you to an in-depth look into the process of filing a biologic Investigational New Drug (IND) application and the procedures necessary for advancing your company's early-stage drug development program. Whether your goal is to develop a pipeline through commercial launch, or partner as early as possible, submitting an IND is a critical early milestone for every biotech company. With big Pharma and VC firms competing for the most promising compounds, startups are expected to demonstrate a solid plan for achieving IND acceptance.

Join us for a series of short presentations exploring the basic requirements and considerations necessary to achieve a successful biologic IND submission. The presentation will highlight the following:

    - Janssen Biotech, Inc. - your partner of choice
    - Key CMC strategies to balance cost, time and comparability risks
    - Non-Clinical safety assessment strategies for biologics
    - Determining and understanding PK/PD and immunogenicity
    - Regulatory strategy, IND requirements, and Pre-IND meetings

8:00 AM |

When: Sep 11, 2014 8 AM to Sep 11, 2014 11 AMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08 )
Seeking JOY!

Joy is ... 
*Trusting in God's love despite our fears and doubts
*Believing that God never abandons us - Never!
*Hoping in God's love regardless of our circumstances
*A Gift from God that no one can take away

Join us as we seek to find the joy in the good, stressful or just simply in the every day, using scripture, sacraments and the model of the saints. 

The day will include Inspiring Talks by Catholic Radio Host, Writer and Speaker Allison Gingras from Reconciled To You ministries, an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Shopping & More!

Lunch catered by Cristina's Restaurant -- coffee & water provided all day. 

Shopping: RTY- Rosary Swag and The Daughters of St. Paul will be joining us with their wonderful mobile book and media display! 

Cost: $25 includes lunch, coffee and water

To Register by mail - send $25 made payable to Reconciled to You, PO Box 784, Raynham Center, MA 02768 by August 14, 2014. 
For more information contact: or call: 508-243-1133

When: Sep 20, 2014 9 AM to Sep 20, 2014 3 PMin Leominster, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09 )
Lunch with Carlson MBA

Jen would love to talk to you over lunch in Boston. Lunch with Carlson MBA is an informal opportunity for you to ask your questions about the MBA program as well as network and learn from other prospective students.

Dress code: Business casual

Materials: You don't need to bring anything other than your questions.

When: Aug 18, 2014 1 PM to Aug 18, 2014 2 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13 )
Darius Rucker
When: Sep 12, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 39.50 - 75.00 (Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19 )
Springfield, Massachusetts: Night of Awakening with Rob Radosti

Rob Radosti is coming to Springfield, Massachusetts this summer for one day only! This will be a powerful and exciting time of teaching and ministry. Don't miss this!

Night of Awakening begins at 6 PM

Alex Yantsevich from Fire of Revival ministries will be joining us for worship from Westfield, MA.

Please register free here:

La Quinta Inn & Suites Springfield
100 Congress st.
Springfield, MA 01104

 Rev. Rob Radosti is an itinerant motivational and inspirational speaker, evangelist, teacher, missionary & author who has seen the power of Jesus transform lives in over 30 nations around the globe. He is known for his radical testimony and his internationally recognized "Manifest Identity" mini schools. After a powerful deliverance from satan worship & the occult, drugs, alcoholism, suicide and more, Rob began to travel the USA and the nations releasing the
message of the Cross - a calling which sparked a blissful revolution fueled by the Glory of God. Rob met his future wife Millie as she was experiencing a powerful encounter with Jesus while living in a mental health facility - an encounter that would free her from years of abuse, mental illness, suicide, drugs & more. They were married soon after, and together they began preaching the Gospel everywhere from satanic clubs and bars to the jungles of the Amazon, and from the skate parks of New Zealand to some of the biggest conferences and crusades on the planet. Rob and Millie have witnessed countless supernatural signs & wonders, deliverances, salvations, healings and scores of lives changed as the Kingdom of God is released on the earth. Rob has had the opportunity to sit under, minister and travel with men such as Bill Johnson, Todd Bentley, Jeff Jansen, John Crowder, Doug Addison, Harold Eberle, Jabin Chavez, Georgian Banov, Ryan Wyatt, Rick Joyner, Bob Jones and many more. Rob and Millie's vision is to help the human race discover both their origins - and their destination in Jesus Christ by the preaching of the undiluted Gospel of Grace with signs and wonders. Rob & Millie and their three children currently base in New Jersey, USA. They are available for conferences, special events, mission trips, intensive schools and more.

Rob Radosti Ministries was founded by Revs. Rob & Millie Radosti and exists to help humanity discover both their origin and their destiny in Jesus Christ. Find Rob at

When: Sep 5, 2014 6 PM to Sep 5, 2014 9 PMin Springfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18 )
Massachusetts High Technology Council 2014 Annual Meeting

Join us for our 2014 annual meeting to mark the Council’s launch of

This national employment and wellness initiative is a unique, 3-part community-based collaboration designed to support Post 9/11 Veterans as they re-enter in the civilian workforce by effectively and efficiently connecting them with technology employers throughout New England and with services to heal the invisible wounds of war.

Our annual meeting program will include a luncheon and agenda items below.

Event attire: Business



When: Jul 23, 2014 11 AM to Jul 23, 2014 2 PMin Newton, Massachusetts (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11 )
Empower the Self.... Think Positive

 Understanding the original nature of positivity in the soul

Over recent years many of us have become more aware of how to keep our bodies healthy. Today, there is an emphasis on wellness and an increasing curiosity about

mastering the power of the mind. Yet how many of us have really explored our minds? The energy of the human mind is thought. Thought is said to be one of the

greatest, but least understood, energy resources of the universe. The Positive Thinking workshop series will improve your understanding of your mind and guide you in helping your mind create thoughts in a positive and healing way that is in cooperation with your needs. Through discussion, reflection and exercises, this Positive Thinking series will show you how to face challenges, explore solutions and resolve conflicts with a more positive outlook.

* You can attend all or any of these lectures


·         July 10th, Positive thinking about self, others and life

·         July 17th, Transforming obstacles in thinking positive

·         July 24th, Understanding the original nature of positivity in the soul

·         July 31st, Positive actions: Rights and responsibilities

When: Jul 24, 2014 7 PM to Jul 24, 2014 9 PMin Watertown, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19 )
Drake vs Lil Wayne
When: Aug 25, 2014 7 PM in Mansfield, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 - 149.50 (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19 )
Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth with Blues Traveler
When: Jul 22, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 37.50 - 49.50 (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19 )
Lobstah Boil & Brew Fest

Can't make it to the Cape? Join us for the inaugural Lobstah Boil & Brew Fest at Hopsters!

We will be hosting a traditional New England lobster boil with a twist - the lobsters will actually be boiled in our brew kettles!  In addition, we will be serving a specialty ale brewed just for the occasion alongside steamers and various sides. 

Your ticket provides admission to the event, two custom brewed beers, one 1.5 lb. lobster, steamers, and sides.

When: Aug 3, 2014 12 PM to Aug 3, 2014 10 PMin Newton, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 12 )
Rock and Shock 2014 - Sunday

When: Oct 19, 2014 11 AM in Worcester, Massachusetts
Cost: $25.00 - $30.00 (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11 )
David Sedaris
NPR humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. A master of satire, David has long been a Celebrity Series favorite, attracting sell-out crowds at every visit. "Sedaris's droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world's crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today" - The Chicago Tribune Sponsored by Tufts Health Plan


When: Oct 15, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $60.00 (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20 )
Improving Schools Initiative August Convening

This summer’s ISI Convening will provide us the opportunity to review our year two data, celebrate successes, and identify key challenges in order to develop a strong ISI plan for year three of our partnership. This year we will be able to dive more deeply into the data around student achievement and adult practices, as we now have three years of data to compare.


This summer’s convening will also include sessions that are focused on some key themes for year three, such as Growth Mindset. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a series of break-out sessions, facilitated by ISI teachers and invited guest speakers. These sessions will help us develop common language and strategies to build a culture of urgency in our classrooms and schools, increase the level of academic rigor in our lessons, and help our students meet the high expectations associated with the shifts to the Common Core State Standards.

The convening will be held August 25, 26 and 27 from 8:00am - 3:30pm each day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided all three days. Attendees will be stipended at a rate of $150/day. Ample free parking is available at Lombardo's.

When: Aug 25, 2014 8 AM to Aug 27, 2014 3 PMin Randolph, Massachusetts (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08 )
A Taste of Greece

On the menu: Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad with Tzatziki Dressing; Lemony Oregano Chicken; Greek Rice Pilaf; Yogurt with Honey-Roasted Fruit and Nuts

Let us cater to your inner foodie as you enjoy a fun and informative live cooking demo, followed by a full gourmet meal and wine samples for each member of the audience. This month, we’re taking you on a food-lovers tour of Greece as we put our own twists on some old classics! You’ll indulge in the rich, vibrant flavors of Greek staples like feta, olives and fresh produce, as you kick back, relax and imagine you’re sitting on a veranda overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. We’ll make it possible for you to forget about cooking and washing dishes, without breaking the bank! We can do dinner and a show like you’ve never experienced!

When: Jul 22, 2014 6 PM to Jul 22, 2014 7 PMin Dedham, Massachusetts
Cost: 30.00 true Greece 30.00

(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18 )
Whitman-Hanson Wrestling 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Date: Friday, July 25th, 2014
Time: Registration opens at 12:30 pm.  Tee-off at 1:30 pm Sharp
Place: Pembroke Country Club

94 W.ElmStreet.Pembroke,MA02359
Enty Fee: $125 per golfer ($500 per foursome)

Includes: green fees, cart, t-shirt & catered dinner
Sponsor a Hole: Minimum donation of $100 per hole
Format: Tournament will be played in best ball format.
If you do not enter a team list, you will be placed with others

Cancellation Policy:

  1.  If golf tournament is cancelled due to weather or other events, a make-up date will be scheduled. Further details will follow on this subject.
  2.  If player is a “no show”, entry fee is non-refundable.


First Place… $500

Great Contests and Raffles!

When: Jul 25, 2014 12 PM to Jul 25, 2014 8 PMin Pembroke, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12 )
Rock the Boat Day Party Cruise
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time: 12pm-3pm

(boarding begins at 11:30am) 

Price: $20 ($40 at the dock)

Location: Pemberton Pier, Hull

Post Party: Sea Dog Brew Pub, Hull


Board the Provincetown II for a Day Party with South Shore Events! Top 40's on the upper deck and old school on the middle deck. Enjoy views of the harbor while you dance the day away!


Join us at the Sea Dog Brew Pub for a post party from 3:30pm-6:30pm.


Ticket Price Includes:

Admission on the boat
After Party at the Sea Dog Brew Pub with drink and food specials *Cash Bar*


Celebrating an occasion?

Bring a party of 10 or more and receive the following:

 Line Privilege

VIP area

2 additional tickets for free!

Want to raise money for your charity of choice?

 Bring a party of 10 or more and we will donate $10 of every ticket sold to that charity!


For large parties or charity donations, please contact Michelle Ray at


When: Aug 16, 2014 12 PM to Aug 16, 2014 3 PMin Hull, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12 )
OpenStack Trove Day: A Deep Dive into Database as a Service
A full-day event dedicated to sharing the latest development on OpenStack—Database-as-a-Service. Come find out why leading enterprises are adopting OpenStack and Trove.

Sessions include:

  • The State of Trove/Trove Roadmap 
  • Panel Discussion: How to Manage Different Database Architectures in Trove - MongoDB, MariaDB, Riak and Oracle
  • eBay Use Case: Implementing Trove in the Private Cloud 
  • HP Use Case: Implementing Trove in the Public Cloud 
  • Red Hat on  the Advantage of Building an OpenStack Ecosystem 
  • MagnetoDB: "DynamoDB for OpenStack" 
  • Sahara: Hadoop on OpenStack 
  • Panel Discussion: Cloud Data Management Options, Pros and Cons - Public Cloud/AWS vs. Private Cloud/OpenStack vs. Traditional Database Management 
  • An Investor's View of OpenStack with General Catalyst

A cocktail reception and networking will follow the conference. Lunch is provided. 

Some of our Sponsors:



The complete agenda including speakers  will follow.

When: Aug 19, 2014 8 AM to Aug 19, 2014 6 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08 )
Blue Hydrangea Basket

Artist ~ Kim Palmer

When: Aug 13, 2014 6 PM to Aug 13, 2014 9 PMin Mashpee, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 true Blue Hydrangea 35.00

(Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18 )
Hyannisport Club ~ (Private Event) Pink Hydrangea

Artist ~ Kim Palmer

When: Aug 21, 2014 6 PM to Aug 21, 2014 9 PMin Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
Cost: 40.00 true Hyannisport country Club 40.00

(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18 )
Sudbury Social Tweetup

You're Invited to the Sudbury Social Tweetup on Thursday, July 31

Two local residents, Bob Cargill and Phil Hollows, will be hosting their 35th Sudbury Social Tweetup on Thursday, July 31, at the restaurant, 29 Sudbury, at 29 Hudson Road in Sudbury from 6:30-8:30 P.M.

The purpose of this networking event is to bring together business people, marketers and professionals who live or work in Sudbury and the surrounding communities who want to meet others from the area and learn more about social media such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube and blogs.

Bob and Phil host the Sudbury Social Tweetup on the last Thursday of each month. At each Tweetup, an informal discussion is held about different social media-related topics and issues.

The event is free to attend and sponsored by FeedBlitz ( 

For more information on the event, please contact either Bob Cargill at or Phil Hollows at To register to attend the event, go to The hashtag for the event is #SudburySocial. Thank you. 

When: Jul 31, 2014 6 PM to Jul 31, 2014 8 PMin Sudbury, Massachusetts (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18 )
Cottage on the Dunes

Artist ~ KAren Scata

When: Jul 24, 2014 6 PM to Jul 24, 2014 9 PMin Mashpee, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 true Cottage on the Dunes 35.00

(Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18 )
Jason Mraz
When: Sep 13, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 - 75.00 (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20 )
Solecon Boston

When: Oct 19, 2014 12 PM to Oct 19, 2014 6 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12 )
Harpoon Beer Tasting
Harpoon Brewery began in 1986 because two friends loved beer and wanted more quality choices.  Harpoon beers are a permanent fixture around Boston. If you haven’t sampled their seasonal brews we invite you to join us Friday, August 1st from 5-7pm at Busa Wine & Spirits in Westford.[...]


When: Aug 1, 2014 5 PM in Westford, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17 )
EITA-New Media and Bio 2014

EITA-New Media and Bio 2014--The 2014 EITA Conference on New Media and Biomedical Research will be held on Thursday-Friday, July 31-August 1, 2014 at the Whitaker Building (Building 56) and the Green Building (Building 54), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The theme for the EITA-New Media and Bio 2014 is "Recent Advances in New Media and Biomedical Research". Please visit the website at for more conference details and the full program.


Plenary Speakers:

“Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE): Evolving Integrative Biomedical Health Science”

Dr. Shuji OginoAssociate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health


Dr. Krzysztof GajosAssociate Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Panel Discussion: Big Data Analytics for Biomedical Science

Mr Jason Stowe,  Chief Executive Officer, Cycle Computing

Mr. Mick Correll, Chief Operating Officer, Genospace

Dr. Chun-Nan HsuAssociate Professor of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Li-San Wang,  Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine


When: Jul 31, 2014 8 AM to Aug 1, 2014 5 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08 )
Sunset Jazz Festival

Savor summer on the Boston waterfront at our Sunset Jazz Festival.

Enjoy live jazz on the HarborWalk Terrace, featuring the Lance Houston Quartet and more, while we grill up our favorite surf 'n turf cookout cuisine.

Price includes food and one drink ticket.


 @FairmontBattery #PerfectSummerBW

 Eat.Splash.Shop.Learn. Rediscover Boston's waterfront this summer

When: Aug 9, 2014 5 PM to Aug 9, 2014 9 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17 )
2014 Boston Comedy Arts Festival Act Registration

Submission review fees and participant registration fees are two different charges. If you have questions about the difference, please contact us.

Register your Act (one REGISTRATION by the primary contact) by 11:59 PM EST, 7/14/14.

BCAF fees are $20 per performer.

If you have 3 members, the BCAF registration fee is $60; if you have 6, $120; Etc. Multi-person acts cannot split the fee payment. A single Act registration payment must be made by the primary contact. Click the drop down to the number of people in your group and Eventbrite does the rest.

***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Acts who fail to submit registration balances by 11:59PM EST 7/14/14 will forfeit their scheduled performance slot.

***ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE*** If a performer is in more than one Act, they only need to register and pay once. We suggest you send a note to explaining that a registration payment for [PERFORMER NAME] listed with both ‘Team 1’ and ‘Team 2’ was paid for with ‘Team 1'.

What you get when you register by 11:59 PM EST, 7/14/14:

  1. A secured performance at BCAF 2014 (if registered by 11:59 PM EST, 7/14/14).

  2. Performer Festival IDs providing FREE stand-by access for ALL festival shows.

  3. Discounted tickets for select festival shows, ONLY $10 to buy in advance.

  4. Discounts on select festival workshops; ONLY $10 to register in advance (crazy cheap!)

  5. Discounts at area hotels, restaurants, bars, and other cool BCAF goodies.

  6. Access to all BCAF after-parties and special events.

  7. An awesome 2014 Boston Comedy Arts Festival t-shirt.

  8. A digital download of your performance here in September. (Our new state-of -the-art multicamera video recording and streaming solution is being installed in both of our theaters this month!)

When: Jul 7, 2014 1 PM to Jul 31, 2014 12 AMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13 )
Core Brands Roadshow 2014 - Boston Morning

Join Core Brands on the Summer Tour 2014. With new gear taking the stage and new programs to announce, this will be a show you don’t want to miss!

On the main stage:

New ELAN System Controllers

New ELAN Ultra-Matrix A/V Switchers

New Multi-Room Controller From Niles

New User Interfaces From Niles

New Power Amplifiers From Speakercraft

New Sunfire Subwoofers

Also taking the stage are our new dealer programs, including our enhanced Add-a-Brand program to make it more profitable for you to work with multiple brands for Core Brands.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

When: Jul 22, 2014 8 AM to Jul 22, 2014 12 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08 )
Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA) Preparation Course

Instructors: David A. Manalan

Duration: This course takes place on 8 Monday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm (04Aug14 through 22Sep14).COURSE GOALS

  1. Complete high-level review of Biomedical Auditor Body of Knowledge (BOK).
  2. Use BOK to solve sample examination questions.

ASQ Boston reserves the right to cancel the course if there are fewer than six registrants. The maximum class size is twenty.

I. Auditing Fundamentals (10 Questions) 

 a. Types of audits 

 b. Audit roles and responsibilities

 c. Ethical, legal, and professional issues

 II. Auditing and Inspection Processes (24 Questions)

 a. Audit preparation and planning

 b. Audit performance

 c. Audit reporting

 d. Audit follow-up and closure

 e. Audit procedural references

 III. Biomedical Quality Management System Requirements (47 Questions)

a. Regulatory laws and requirements

b. FDA guidance for the manufacture of (IVD) products

c. International standards for quality systems

d. Quality system regulation (QSR) requirements (21 CFR 820)

e. Post-market surveillance (Guidance under section 522 of FD&C Act)


IV. Technical Biomedical Knowledge (40 Questions)

a. Risk management

b. Sterilization

c. Biocompatibility

d. Controlled environments and utility systems

e. Software development and maintenance for products,

f. Laboratory testing and failure analysis

g. Sources for new and evolving standards

h. Packaging

i. Reprocessing/reuse and cleaning of medical devices


V. Quality Tools and Techniques (14 Questions)

a. Quality control and problem-solving tools

b. Process improvement techniques


 CBA Primer, Quality Council of IndianaINSTRUCTOR PROFILE

David A. Manalan, President and founder of INQC Consulting, Inc., has over 40 years of experience with companies regulated by FDA, EPA, OSHA and similar agencies. David is a Fellow of the ASQ, a member of the Boston Section, an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Biomedical Auditor, and Certified Software Quality Engineer. David has served on the board of the ASQ Biomedical Division’s New England Discussion Group for ten years, served as Publications Chair and as Program Chair and now Awards-Scholarships-Grants Chair for the ASQ Biomedical Division. He has been a contributor to AAMI courses on CAPA and a contributing author to CLSI (NCCLS) working groups on quality. Specialties:ISO 13485, MDD, IVD, CLSI, FDA-medical devices, FDA-finished pharmaceuticals, ISO 14971, professional programs, MIT Reunions


If you are depending on an ASQ Boston certification preparation course to prepare you for the ASQ Certification Examination, DO NOT register for the certification examination until after you receive an email from ASQ Boston Education Committee which confirms the course will start as scheduled.  Reason:  ASQ Boston may not have the minimum number of registrants required to start the course.  If the minimum is not attained, we will notify you in time to prevent your unnecessary examination registration.

When: Aug 4, 2014 6 PM to Aug 4, 2014 9 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 650.00 true Member 650.00

735.00 true Non-Member 735.00

700.00 true Member-late registration 700.00

785.00 true Non-member- late registration 785.00

(Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18 )
John Legend
When: Aug 9, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 - 75.00 (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19 )
Industrial Urbanism: MIT/TAU Symposium on Cities and Industries

The aim of this symposium is to explore the future relationships between city and industry along three themes with a focus on their spatial implications: 

Changing Technologies

Professor Marty Schmidt, Provost MIT
Professor Sanjay Sarma, Director of Digital Learning, MIT
Professor Calestous Juma, Harvard Kennedy School

Moderator/ Respondent: Tim Love, Founding Principal, Utile


Changing Manufacturing 

Professor Fiona Murray, Associate Dean of Innovation, Sloan School of Management, MIT 
Dr. Ted Acworth, Founder & CEO, Artaic 
Alex Klatskin, General Partner, Forsgate Industrial Partners

Moderator/ respondent: Professor Alexander D’Hooghe, Director, Center for Advanced Urbanism, MIT


Changing Cities 

Professor Amy Glasmeier, DUSP MIT
Neil McCullagh, Executive Director, The American City Coalition
Dr. Elisabeth Reynolds, Executive Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center

Moderator/ respondent: Professor Dennis Frenchman, DUSP MIT

When: Oct 27, 2014 4 PM to Oct 27, 2014 7 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16 )
Option 10- Week 3 Training

Week 3: What Employers Want: This workshop will give you tips on how to make your job application stand out from the crowd.

When: Jul 25, 2014 2 PM to Jul 25, 2014 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14 )
Beat Academy Summer Camp Final Performance

Join us for Beat Academy's Final Performance at the Mmmmaven Project! Campers ages 10 - 14 will show us what they got after an intenstive week-long DJ boot camp.

Over the course of the week, campers learned the ins and outs of industry standard equipment, got their hands dirty in some new technology, and produced their first six-song mini-mix. They learned how to organize their favorite tracks and get in the mix with different styles, and now is their opportunity to see if they have what it takes to play in front of a crowd of screaming fans!

Come out and support the new generation of DJs!

When: Jul 25, 2014 5 PM to Jul 25, 2014 7 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17 )
The Offspring with Bad Religion and Pennywise
When: Aug 11, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 49.50 - 65.00 (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19 )
1st International Boston Brazilian Dance Festival 2014

Moves & Vibes Dance Co excited to announce the 1st International Brazilian Dance Festival in Boston in November 13-16th, 2014

-4 days of workshops with famous International and National Instructors
- Social Dancing till 6am Friday and Saturday night
- Amazing shows and performances
- Live forro concert with Brazilian Bands on Saturday Night until 6am!
- Separate zouk and kizomba room!

Featured Artists:
Lidio and Monique (Rio de Janeiro)
Sofie Toris (Prague)
Bruno and Hana (London)
Manuel Dos Santos  (Montreal)
Jules and Melodie (Montreal)
Ivo and Shani (Los Angeles)
NYX and Kenra (Miami)
David Campos and Guida Rey (NYC)

Many more are being confirmed!


Tentative Schedule:

Nov 13th, Thursday  - Pre-party with workshops and shows @ Fire & Ice Brazilian Vibes party, 50 Church st Cambridge, Harvard Square.

Nov 14th, Friday

Workshops 7:30pm-10:30 @ Marriott Hotel in Newton

10:30pm to 12:00am performances with International and National Artists

Student performance teams showcase:)

Social Dancing until 6am at the Commonwealth Ballroom

Nov 15th, Saturday

Workshops 2:30pm-7:30pm @ Marriott Hotel in Newton

7:30-9:30pm dinner break/tech rehearsals for Artist shows

10:30pm to 12:00am performances with International and National Artists

12am to 6am Live Forro Concert with Brazilian Bands in Commonwealth Ballroom

Zouk and Kizomba social till 6am at Charles River Ballroom

Nov 16th, Sunday

Workshops 10am until 4pm @ Marriott Hotel in Newton

Hotel check out for artists

Afterparty location TBD

More info coming soon!

When: Nov 13, 2014 7 PM to Nov 16, 2014 6 PMin Auburndale, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19 )
Boston University Terriers Mens Ice Hockey vs Providence College Friars Hockey

When: Nov 1, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00 )
Peter Pan Jr
Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!

When: Jul 25, 2014 1 PM to Jul 25, 2014 2 PMin Norwood, Massachusetts
Cost: 8 - 8 USD (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13 )
MIT BitComp Hack Day

Implementing last minute features to your MIT BitComp Round 2 Submission? Come work with fellow competitors at the Media Lab. We'll provide mentors, food, and fun prizes - just bring your laptop and get ready to hack!

Check out BitComp round 2 submission details at:

When: Jul 26, 2014 2 PM to Jul 26, 2014 9 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14 )
TYPZY Tuesday's 8/12 @ NAGA presents: TYPZY Tuesday's on 8/12 at NAGA! HIP HOP + RNB + TOP 40 Music by JAM'N 94.5's DJ EDubble plus live performances $10 cover - 19+ $5 cover - 21+ ID REQUIRED 450 MASS AVE CAMBRIDGE MA Questions? Contact @CorapiMedia

When: Aug 12, 2014 9 AM to Aug 13, 2014 1 AMin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: 5 - 10 USD (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09 )
Burn the Business Plan....

And Execute Like Your Life Depends on It!

Over the past 10 years I have interviewed more than 100 of the most dynamic, successful, wealthy, salespeople and entrepreneurs in the world.  These people are visionaries, leaders, and empire builders from all walks of life.... people like....

Real Estate Mogul, Dick DeWolfe

Publisher of Success Magazine, Darren Hardy

The Most Referred Realtor in the World & Best Selling Author, Michael Maher

Best Selling Author of The Secret and The Answer, John Assaraf

Media Mogul, Susan Wornick

Media Mogul, Arianna Huffington

Technology Giant and Empire Builder, Gary Vaynerchuk

Automotive Billionaire, Ernie Boch Jr.

Beauty Empire Builder, Mike Barsamian

Founder of The Miracle Morning System & Best Selling Author, Hal Elrod

Best Selling Author of Selling Luxury Homes, Jack Cotton

The list goes on... and on... Nancy Michaels, Marc Wayshak, Bob Burg, Jon Gordon, and so many more....

I've spent a good part of my life studying successful people and I'm about to share with you a glimpse into what makes the difference between those who experience collossal, out of the world success and those that sink into mediocrity. 

I've got great news for you..... 

You don't need to spend hours laboring over business plans, because that's not what makes these people AMAZING.  You also don't need to spend millions of dollars on marketing and advertising....because that's not what put any of these people on the map.  You don't even need to work 60 hours a week to climb the ranks of the elite....because all of the people I've interviewed MADE IT to the top...and most don't spend every waking hour working. 

This fast paced one hour program is about EXECUTION.  It is about the power of ACTING ON simple techniques consistently so that the face of your business changes OVERNIGHT.  This class is packed with much so that your hand will hurt from taking notes.  If you come to the class.....if you do something with the principles I teach....your business will take off RIGHT AWAY.  Leave your excuses at the door and come prepared for a new way of building a profitable real estate business.

When: Aug 21, 2014 1 PM to Aug 21, 2014 2 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13 )
Houston Bernard- Erin Ollis- Mariah Rose

When: Jul 24, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19 )
ZZ Top and Jeff Beck
When: Sep 2, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19 )
JULY Block Party

Tyler, Dane, Somerville neighbors from Ames & beyond, come join with your trumpets, digeridoo, saxaphone, ukele and related skills for our Second Block party. BYO BBQ & Music at 14 Tyler Street // AERONAUT brewing company starting 7PM on July 23.

When: Jul 23, 2014 7 PM to Jul 23, 2014 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19 )
Women's Advisor Network - GOLF CLINIC

Friday, August 1, 2014   2:00pm – 5:30pm


Please join us at the Granite Links Golf Club

100 Quarry Hills Drive, Quincy, MA 02169


Women’s Advisor Network of Greater Boston

Networking and Leading in the Financial Services Industry


An Invite Only Event


All levels welcome


Sponsored by:

Cathy Oken, Calamos Investments

Kathleen McQuiggan, Pax World Investments

Natalie Hedlund, Payden & Rygel Investment Management


Check in, golf clubs provided – 1:30pm

Golf Clinic from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres from 4:00pm – 5:30pm


The Women’s Advisor Network of Greater Boston is a grassroots group of women financial advisors who are committed to growth and believe in the power of networking.  Once per month we get together to share best practices and build relationships.  If you know of dynamic women who are leaders in the field, please pass along this invitation.  We are actively looking to grow our group!


R.S.V.P. or 617.548.0804

When: Aug 1, 2014 2 PM to Aug 1, 2014 5 PMin Quincy, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14 )
Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson with Andrew McMahon
When: Aug 24, 2014 7 PM in Hyannis, Massachusetts (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19 )
Ladi6, Forget, Forget, Jass Bianchi
When: Jul 26, 2014 7 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19 )
Lenny Pearl August 3rd and 17th 2014 5:30pm



Singing Hits from Sinatra, Elvis, Bobby Darin, Tony Oregano!

When: Aug 17, 2014 5 PM to Aug 17, 2014 8 PMin Newburyport, Massachusetts (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17 )
Option 4- Week 3 Training

Week 3: What Employers Want: This workshop will give you tips on how to make your job application stand out from the crowd.

When: Jul 23, 2014 2 PM to Jul 23, 2014 4 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14 )
AIB: Hakuna Sunday Monthly Networking Mixer [July]
 Please join us at our  Hakuna Sundays  mixer this coming Sunday at Addis Red Sea Cafe in Boston .See details below: Hakuna Sundays  | Africans in Boston Monthly Networking Mixer - July Edition mixer 
WHEN: Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 6:30pm-10pm (window time)
WHERE: Addis Red Sea | 544 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - 02116 
WHAT: Join us for a few drinks, Ethiopian food and meet Africans, friends of Africans, professionals and students working together to make a difference in our communities!
Cost: FREE (billed for individual orders)RSVP now to confirm seat, Walk-Ins welcomed
Dress code: your preferenceDon't forget your business cards!
Do not miss out! Open invite to everyone and anyone!Stop by and ask for Africans in Boston at entrance

When: Jul 27, 2014 6 PM to Jul 27, 2014 9 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18 )

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