It’s official: summer is behind us. This September a chill will start creeping into the air, leaves will turn from green to orange, and a plethora of awesome events will come to Boston. In fact, we’re heading into a stacked season of conferences, interesting workshops, and engaging panel discussions. Vacation season may be over, but there’s still plenty to look forward to.
Here are September’s top events.Week 1 Tuesday September 4
HyperGrowth 2018: Now in its second year, Hypergrowth is bringing a stacked lineup of entrepreneurs and business leaders to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion for a day-long exploration of how to enable growth in your career and beyond. Two-time Olympian Aly Raisman and Youtube star Casey Neistat headline the event, which sold out last year and likely will again. Grab a ticket here while there’s time.
Biotech Week Boston: This festival, which runs from Sept. 4 through 7 at the Hynes Convention Center, provides everything a biotech professional needs. Guests should expect to attend scientific and business workshops, training courses, CEO meetings, an awards party and startup competition over the course of Biotech Week. Current U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams is just one of the many scheduled speakers. Learn more and register here.
INBOUND: This annual event for marketing, sales, and customer success professionals has grown rapidly since its inception in 2012. Now, the conference brings thousands over attendees from all over the world to participate in top-rate workshops and hear from fabulous speakers. This year’s stacked lineup includes Shonda Rhimes, Alex Rodriguez, Deepak Chopra, and Ronan Farrow, just to name a few. INBOUND will run from Sept. 4 through 7 this year, and registration starts at $599.Wednesday September 5
Work/Life Balance: Learning how to correctly divide time and effort between your professional and personal lives can be a significant struggle for anyone, especially women. At this panel from Women Who Code Boston, five accomplished women in the tech industry will explore how to get and maintain the right level of work/life balance. The panel will be at athenahealth in Watertown at 6 p.m.
Sales from Facebook Advertising: Facebook is a powerful tool, not only for connecting with friends and sharing photos, but also for increasing your company’s sales. This workshop from the MIT Enterprise Forum will teach attendees how to take full advantage of the benefits that advertising on Facebook can provide. Tickets are $20 for non-members, $10 for members, and only $5 for students. Learn more here.Thursday September 6
Emotion AI Summit: Boston has hosted many events focused on artificial intelligence, but this event from Affectiva will explore an interesting aspect of the AI boom: whether or not we should trust it. Industry leaders from Intel, Warner Bros., MIT, and nuTonomy will share their insights at the day-long summit. You can find more information here.
Leadership Choices & Voices: Getting to the top is tough, but so is knowing how to handle a role in leadership. This four week series will help you assess your leadership skills and determine whether or not they are effective by emphasizing self-imposed leadership commitments. This is a free course held at the Watertown Free Public Library on Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27.
Creating an Online Presence: Today, every company has at least some online presence. Knowing how to control and shape this presence is essential to any growing company, and this workshop from WeWork will help you do exactly that. Seth Worby, CEO and founder of Champ Internet will cover the basics of driving traffic and generating sales by maximizing an online presence with proven SEO tactics. This event is free and runs from 6 to 7 p.m. at WeWork Mass Ave. in Cambridge.Read Complete Article