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Members Only Workshop June 13-14

June 6, 2018

We are excited to host our annual Members Only Workshop on June 13-14. This event is an opportunity for members to connect with others in the AFFOA network, learn more about our enabling technologies and define paths to participate in AFFOA’s engagement opportunities. Please find additional event details and registration information below.

Agendas for June 13 & Jun 14 

June 13: Startup Pitch Contest, Poster Session and Networking @ Institute of Contemporary Art


  • 6:00-6:30pm: Registration & LOOks Backpack Handout
  • 6:30-8:00pm: Networking & Poster Session
  • 8:00-9:00pm: Welcome & Startup Pitch Contest
  • 9:00-10:00pm: Networking & Poster Session

Location: Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore DriveBoston, MA 02210

Parking: The ICA is offering discounted parking vouchers ($13) at the 100 Northern Ave Garage (entrance directly across from the ICA)

 June 14

Institute Update & Engagement Workshops @ JFK Library, Columbia Point, Boston, MA


  • 8:30-10:00AM: Registration & Breakfast
  • 10-10:45AM: AFFOA Institute Update
  • 10:45-11:15AM: MicroAward Program Overview
  • 11:15-11:45AM: Fabric Discovery Center Updates
  • 11:45-12:45PM: Lunch
  • 1:00-3:35PM: Engagement Workshops by groups. Your group number: 1
    • Color Change
    • Fabric Communications
    • LOOks
    • Textile Fidelity
    • Education & Workforce Development
    • Defense Fabric Discovery Center & Government Opportunities
  • 3:45-4:30PM: Closing Remarks & Networking

Location: Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125

Parking: Free parking available in front of the JFK Library

AFFOA HQ Tours @ 12 Emily Street, Suite 2, Cambridge MA


  • 7:25-9:05AM: AFFOA HQ Tours
    • Go to email received today June 13 to find your scheduled arrival and tour time. Information is listed alphabetically by first name

Location: 12 Emily Street, Suite 2, Cambridge, MA

Transportation: We are providing optional one-way transportation from AFFOA to the JFK Library following the tours for those who need it.

Parking: Parking at AFFOA: There are a limited number of spots in the parking lot adjacent to AFFOA HQ as well as street parking along Emily St