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30th MBSCA Anniversary Gala Dinner

Thursday, 28 May 2015
Melbourne Town Hall

The Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association's 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner celebrates the achievements and highlights from the first 30 years of our sister cities relationship.



PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW


Join Michael Rowland, co-host of ABC News Breakfast and former ABC News US correspondent for a Melbourne-Boston inspired dinner and an exclusive performance of the New Palm Court Orchestra’s ‘American Suite’.

The evening will also be attended by many of the Melbourne Boston 30 Year Ambassadors.

Funds raised support the annual Hugh Rogers Fellowships, which encourage innovative people and ideas in life sciences, education and the arts. 


Thursday 28 May 2015, 7.00pm

The Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall


TICKETS

$265 per person (including GST and a $100 tax deductible donation)

$4345 for a corporate table (including GST, program advertisement and table signage)

Donations to support the Hugh Rogers Fellowships are also welcome.

ENTERTAINMENT
Be transported to America with a live orchestral performance; be inspired by dynamic conversations about the special connections shared by Melbourne and Boston, and dance along to a live band.


ATTIRE
Black Tie

ENQUIRIES
Please email gala@melbourne-boston.org or call 03 9635 5714 or 0428 300 090




A Melbourne Boston Knowledge Exchange: Dr Jonathan Rosen

Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Supper Room, Melbourne Town Hall

The City of Melbourne, veski and the Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association (MBSCA) present a lecture by Dr Jonathan Rosen from the College of Engineering, Boston University to encourage collaborations between Melbourne and Boston in the life sciences industry.


Format:

"The Role of Societal Engineers in the Innovation Economy" - Dr Jonathan Rosen

A Q&A with Dr Rosen facilitated by Professor Kenneth Crozier, 2014 veski innovation fellow and Professor of Physics and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne

"Strengthening Melbourne-Boston ties: the importance of the sister city relationship" - Dr Lauren Ayton

"Building Global Bridges" - Dr Angus Henderson, Senior Policy Advisor, Biotechnology Team, Department of State Development, Business and Innovation, Victorian Government

RSVP by Friday, 15 August 2014
katharine.knowles@melbourne.vic.gov.au

Presentations:

"The Role of Societal Engineers in the Innovation Economy" - Dr Jonathan Rosen

Ideas only become Innovations when they actually improve the quality of life in our communities. The traditional role of engineers is evolving to include both a deeper understanding of the challenges facing our society, and a sustained commitment to responsibly deploy responses to those challenges. Dr Rosen is the Director, Innovation Programs at the College of Engineering at Boston University and a Senior Lecturer in the Biomedical Engineering Department. His teaching focuses on "Societal Engineering and the New Innovators".

"Strengthening Melbourne-Boston ties: the importance of the sister city relationship" - Dr Lauren Ayton

In 2013 Lauren was awarded a Hugh Rogers Fellowship from the MBSCA allowing her to form strong relationships in Boston and to greatly advance her research. Her project was to form an International Task Force to gain consensus in the methods for testing and reporting of patient outcomes in vision restoration trials. Through the Fellowship, she travelled to Boston twice in 2014, spending seven weeks working with Dr Joseph Rizzo at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Lauren is based at the Centre for Eye Research Australia.

A Melbourne Boston Knowledge Exchange: Hugh Rogers Fellowships Showcase

Fellowship presentation, forum and networking event

Thursday 30 October 2014, 5:00PM – 8:00 PM
Portico Room & Balcony, Melbourne Town Hall

Date:   Thursday 30 October 2014
Time:      5:00PM – 8:00 PM
Venue:      Portico Room & Balcony, Melbourne Town Hall
Event Type:       Fellowship presentation, forum and networking event
Cost:     Free event, but RSVP essential
RSVP:      Registration required via the MBSCA website
Audience:     Health & Medical Researchers, Secondary School Teachers, Principals, 

A Melbourne Boston Knowledge Exchange: Hugh Rogers Fellowships Showcase

Discover the reputation Melbourne and Boston share as world leading knowledge cities. Join the Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association and the City of Melbourne for the announcement of the 2014 Hugh Rogers Fellows, a showcase of past fellows and their experiences in both cities, and networking and connections with other leaders passionate about Melbourne and Boston.

A Melbourne Boston Knowledge Exchange: Hugh Rogers Fellowships Showcase

The Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association (MBSCA) and the City of Melbourne invite you to discover the reputation Melbourne and Boston share as world leading knowledge cities.

Join other leaders with a passion for knowledge for a special cocktail reception during Melbourne Knowledge Week including the official announcement of the 2014 Hugh Rogers Fellows, a showcase of the 2013 Hugh Rogers Fellows and their experiences in both cities, and an opportunity to network and connect with other leaders passionate about Melbourne and Boston.

Showcase of 2013 Hugh Rogers Fellows
MBSCA will showcase the important contribution being made by past Hugh Rogers Fellows with a panel discussion where 2013 recipients will share information about the research and projects undertaken in the past year in Boston. Find out how their fellowship experiences have enhanced the reputation of Melbourne and Boston as centres of knowledge excellence, as well as their own field of work internationally and locally within their institutions in Melbourne.

The showcase will include four inspiring female Melbourne knowledge leaders:

  • Dr Lauren Ayton, Centre for Eye Research Australia (City of Melbourne Fellow, Healthcare & Medical Research)
  • Ms Christine Healey, Heide Museum of Modern Art  (Education)
  • Dr Rebecca Lim, The Ritchie Centre, Monash Institute of Medical Research (Healthcare & Medical Research)
  • Ms Gemma Turvey, The New Palm Court Orchestra (The Arts and Culture)

Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the 2013 Hugh Rogers Fellows and discover more about their work and experiences being apart of this Melbourne Boston knowledge exchange. This discussion will also focus on the importance of sister city relationships and international knowledge exchanges for the city and local industries, and how the Melbourne Boston sister city relationship is a leading proponent for Melbourne.

Official announcement of 2014 Hugh Rogers Fellows
As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, MBSCA will officially announce recipients of the 2014 Hugh Rogers Fellowships in the areas of healthcare, medical research and biotechnology, education, and the arts and culture.

The presentation will also include the City of Melbourne’s Hugh Rogers Fellowship.

Networking and connections
A networking reception will follow the formalities to allow guests to interact with past and present Hugh Rogers Fellows, MBSCA committee members, City of Melbourne representatives, and other leaders associated with the two cities. This time to network and connect will also allow guests to reflect on the topics and discussions from the announcement and showcase event.

The Hugh Rogers Fellowships Showcase event brings together a diverse range of people from various industry and institutions in Melbourne, and with interests in knowledge capital international relations.


A Melbourne Thanksgiving

Thursday, 27 November 2014

RSVP before 19 November 2014
The Langham, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank Melbourne



The Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association in conjunction with Columbia Association of Australia and the alumni clubs of Brown, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, Penn, Princeton, Stanford and Yale cordially invite you to join them for the Ivy & Friends

A Melbourne Thanksgiving

When: Thursday, 27 November 2014, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: The Langham, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank Melbourne

Cost: $39.90 per person for a deluxe Thanksgiving canapé selection with pay bar

RSVP: http://www.trybooking.com/FSSY


A Melbourne Thanksgiving 2015

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Melbourne

Thursday, 26 November
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne




Thursday, 26 November 2015, 6 to 8pm

Ivy & Friends presents Thanksgiving Drinks in Melbourne in conjunction with the alumni clubs of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT,  Northwestern, Penn, Princeton, Stanford and Yale, and the Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association.

Purchase your tickets now

Venue

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders St
Melbourne, Vic 3000

Price

$30 canapé with cash bar.

Contact Details:

Ann Byrne via ann@ewolf.us or Jack Walden on thanksgiving@thecword.com.au


Gala Lunch with Peter Hitchener - fundraiser for the "tall ship" Alma Doepel & Youth Programs

28 August 2015
Ethiad Stadium

Book now to secure your place at this fundraiser on 28 August


The Alma Doepel is the last surviving three masted wooden topsail schooner, Australian built and operated, with more than a hundred and ten years of history behind her. She is currently under restoration in Docklands, Melbourne and when completed will be based in Victoria Harbour and sail again as a training ship for youth development, community and corporate activities and as a tourist and educational focus.





Boston is home to the USSConstellation “Old Ironsides”, which is on display to the public and offers excellent educational programs based on maritime history and is a fine example of a museum ship set within a world-class maritime heritage precinct.

These ships and the organisations and communities that support them have much to offer the Melbourne-Boston Sister Cities relationship and we invite you to attend the fund-raising luncheon for Alma Doepel on 28 August, 2015 at the Etihad Stadium to hear about progress with “The Alma” and how she will take her place in the Docklands environment For more information about this event 



Source: Boston Globe - Old Ironsides last unassisted sail 2014