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Exercise and Motivation Study at Bentley University

Friday, July 1, 2011

By CB Loeb

Do you want to exercise more?

I am doing a research study for graduate school on what motivates people to go to the gym. Can you give me five minutes of your time? I've enclosed a link to a super-brief survey and would very much like your input. Even if you don't think this is the right study for you, I would be most obliged if you would forward this link on to anyone you think might be willing to participate.

The study is comprised of two parts: the survey and a focus group. For those kind folks who would like to join the focus group, you will have the opportunity to sign up as part of the survey. If you are not interested, or do not live in Massachusetts, this is fine. Your completion of the survey would be of great value all on its own.


Gratefully yours,

CB Loeb

MS Candidate

Human Factors in Information Design, 2011

Bentley University

Eventful results in "waltham,massachusetts"

CZ Paintball (November)

When: Nov 29, 2014 10 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10 )
What will the Power Grid Look Like 50 Years From Now?

More importantly, what do we want it to look like, and how will we supply reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity to a global population that may reach 10 billion by midcentury?Moderator:

Brian Hult, Associate Scientist, Cabot Corporation

While at studying in Graduate School at Northeastern U., Brian pursued research in nanomaterials for PEM fuel cells and Li-ion batteries and graduated with a MS in Chemistry and MS in Technology Entrepreneurship. Brian has worked as a lab director at an environmental analytical firm, spearheaded bioanalytical research at a pharma CRO, and now is Associate Scientist at Cabot Corporation in Billerica, MA, where he has developed inkjet dispersions and novel reinforcing particles for rubber used in the tire industry. Brian's 16 year career in chemistry has led him to his current niche in new product R&D and innovation. Brian interests include the high-performance automotive, energy, and all things nano.

When: Nov 18, 2014 6 PM to Nov 18, 2014 9 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 true General Public - Registration Accepted at the Door 25.00

10.00 true Student - Registration Accepted at the Door! 10.00

10.00 true Guard Support / Active Military - Registration Accepted at the Door! 10.00

(Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18 )
Reagle Music Theatre Presents ChristmasTime - An Annual Holiday Spectacular
Reagle Music Theatre Presents "ChristmasTime" December 5-14, 2014 Reagle’s famed Christmas spectacle! Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present its annual spectacular, ChristmasTime, from December 5-14th at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452). ChristmasTime is a musical extravaganza that brings the true spirit of the holidays to life. Audiences will be transported by the inspirational Living Nativity, Santa’s Workshop, Teddy Bears’ Nutcracker, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Victorian Christmas, precision dancers and heartwarming choral numbers. A cast of nearly 200 comes gift wrapped in fabulous holiday sets and costumes - all backed by a full live orchestra.

When: Dec 5, 2014 7 PM to Dec 5, 2014 10 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: $35-$63. Group Rates Available for 10 or more - Call 781-891-5600 (Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19 )
Evening Tour of Gore Place Mansion
Evening Tour of Gore Place Historic Mansion

See Gore Place, the historic Governor Gore estate in Waltham, by evening's light. A guide will lead you through the mansion for views of the Great Stairs, the Great Hall, the Withdrawing Room, the Office, the Library, the Parlor, the Breakfast Room, the second-floor Chambers and the Billiard Room as well as the Servant's Quarters. With its spiral staircase, marble floors and oval rooms, the elegantly furnished mansion has been called "the Monticello of the North," and architectural historians consider it to be the most significant Federal period mansion in New England.

When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.50 (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum
"The Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, organized by the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society(HIMSS) will take place from 20th November to the 21st November 2014 at the Westin Waltham Boston in Boston, United States Of America. The conference will cover areas like to improve clinical care, financial results, and administrative decision-making. As healthcare reform transforms the industry and makes it more competitive."

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Nov 20, 2014 12 AM to Nov 21, 2014 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00 )
Student Events Fall Film Series Presents Maleficent
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Come and join Student Events for a screening of Maleficent.

Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

** Refreshments will be served**

No tickets needed. FREE EVENT.

Organization: Student Events

When: Nov 1, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00 )
reacHIRE Alumni Continuing Education - "Interview Skills Refresh" 11/19

reacHIRE's Kelly Botto will be hosting 3 sessions for all graduates of reacHIRE (Cohorts 1-3).  Come join us to refresh your interviewing skills, meet other reacHIRE alums and have some fun!

Class will run with 3+ participants.

Dates:  10/23, 11/19, 12/17

When: Nov 19, 2014 10 AM to Nov 19, 2014 12 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10 )
Full Moon Tour: living in the dark
Full Moon Tour: living in the dark
Friday, November 7, 7:30pm
$15, $10 members and ages 5-12

When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
O'Carolan Etcetera: concert and session
O'Carolan Etcetera: concert and session
Sunday, November 23, 3pm
$10, $8 members and ages 12 and under

When: Nov 23, 2014 3 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15 )
Preschool Activity: fall
Preschool Activity: fall
Wednesday, November 5, 10am

When: Nov 5, 2014 10 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10 )
DECEMBER - A December Evening: member's party
A December Evening: member's party
Thursday, December 11, 6pm

When: Dec 11, 2014 6 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18 )
NOVEMBER - Morning at the Mansions: ground-floor tour
Morning at the Mansions: ground-floor tour
Sunday, November 2, 12 to 2pm
free admission

When: Nov 2, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00 )
Music for the Holly Days
Music for the Holly Days
Sunday, December 21, 3pm
$10, $8 members and ages 5-12

When: Dec 21, 2014 3 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15 )
Holiday Teas
Holiday Teas
Thursday, December 18, 1pm
Friday, December 19, 1pm
Saturday, December 20, 1pm

$35/pp, $30 members

When: Dec 18, 2014 1 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13 )
Amadeus HACK@1050

Wanted: Developers, thinkers, visionaries 

Do you have what it takes to help shape the future of travel?

Join Amadeus on Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9 and compete for a chance to win cash prizes.

Here’s the deal:

_ Hackers compete on teams of 3-5 members.
_ Solve at least one (1) of the four (4) travel-related challenges - revealed one week prior to hack date.
_ FREE to register and participate.
_ FREE food and beverages to fuel your efforts.
_ Bring a team or make one when you get here.


1. 1st place challenge winner - 1 prize per challenge - $4,000 to the team
2. 2nd place (runner-up) challenge winner - 1 prize per challenge -$2,000 to the team
3. Entrepreneurial prize winner - 1 overall winning team -$4,000 to the team and the opportunity to incubate your idea with Amadeus R&D
4. Crowd favorite prize winner - 1 overall winning team -$2,000 to the team
5. $50 Visa gift card for each college student that registers and identifies a team

Prizes will be distributed evenly among team members.

You need to bring:

_ Open APIs (maps, social media, etc.), public databases, coding skills.
_ Device for 7-minute presentation to judges.

Additional info:

_ Participants (individuals and ALL team members) must register, participate in the presentation and discuss their role.
_ Teams must be present to participate (no virtual projects will be presented).
_ Space for up to 100 developers and we’ll have a waiting list.
_ All registrants much be 18 years or older.

For information including judging criteria and schedule, visit Amadeus HACK@1050

See Official Rules 

Questions? Contact hackevents@amadeus.com



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. You must be 18 years or older and bring a photo ID. (Students should bring student ID.)

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free parking is available at the event location.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

You must bring your laptop computer for hacking and any devices needed to demonstrate your project. Also, bring access to open APIs or pubic databases/information, plus your creativity and coding skills.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at hackevents@amadeus.com.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No. If you need to cancel, contact us at hackevents@amadeus.com. You are welcome to tell other hackers they may register for the event.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must bring either your printed ticket or mobile ticket, plus a photo ID. (Students, bring your student ID.)


What is the refund policy?

The event is FREE. Please contact hackevents@amadeus.com if you must cancel.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No. Each participant must register to attend.


When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM to Nov 9, 2014 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )
Lost Girls
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8 – 10 p.m.

In this play by CharlieMadison'15, college student Daniela falls into a mysterious space inhabited by a seemingly sweet child, a snotty ex-celebrity, a deluded daydreamer and the poet Sylvia Plath. Can they find a way out of this dark, mystical world? Produced by Brandeis Ensemble Theater.

Organization: BET: Brandeis Ensemble Theater

When: Nov 6, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00 )
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m.

You can win gearing up for winter prizes including Brandeis winter gear, keep out of the cold fun, and plenty of snacks to prepare for finals!

Organization: Student Activities

When: Nov 6, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00 )
Is Gun Violence a Feminist Issue?
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:30 – 2 p.m.

How does our domestic gun culture influence the way our government responds to conflicts worldwide and how do our nation's military actions abroad influence gun violence at home?

Presented by Linda Bond and Paula Doress-Worters.

Organization: Women's Studies Research Center
Tickets: Free and open to the public.

When: Nov 6, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00 )
Ethnomusicology Colloquium - Holly Wissler, "Ancient and Current Indigenous Music Ritual in the Andes of Peru"
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Holly Wissler, an applied ethnomusicologist based in Cusco, Peru, joins the Brandeis Department of Music Colloquium Series to discuss"Ancient and Current Indigenous Music Ritual in the Andes of Peru" on Thursday, November 6th at 4:30 p.m. in the Slosberg Music Center (room 212).

Holly Wissler, ethnomusicologist and flutist, holds two master's degrees from the University of Idaho: MM in flute performance and MA in music history, and a PhD in ethnomusicology from Florida State University (2009), funded by a Fulbright-Hays doctoral dissertation research abroad grant. Since 2003, she has conducted research and participated in the indigenous musical rituals of the Quechua community of Q'eros, and has published numerous articles on Q'eros' music and culture in Peruvian, U.S. and European journals.

Holly dedicates herself to applied ethnomusicology in Peru with the Q'eros (Quechua Andean) and Wachiperi (Harakmbut Amazonian) communities, involved in music, and other, projects in these communities. In 2011 she was principal author with Peru's Ministry of Culture on the petition to UNESCO that the Q'eros songs be nominated to the international "Intangible Cultural Heritage" list. She spearheaded a 2-year project with the Queros-Wachiperi community in the Madre de Dios Amazonian river basin for the rescue and documentation of Wachiperi songs and immaterial culture (2010-2012,see video), and a collaborative research project with the youth of Q'eros in the new and only high school in the Q'eros Nation (colegio-etnico), researching the older songs that the Q'eros no longer sing.

Holly is the producer of 2 video documentaries: Qoyllur Rit'i: A Woman's Journey (1998), about Qoyllur Rit'i, the largest pilgrimage festival in the Peruvian Andes and her inside role as mayordoma (sponsor) of a dance group (available forpurchase here), and Kusisqa Waqashayku ("From Grief and Joy We Sing," 2007) about Q'eros' musical rituals.

Organization: Music Department
Tickets: FREE and Open to the Brandeis Community

When: Nov 6, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00 )
Boot Camp (Adult)

When: Nov 1, 2014 6 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06 )
Kanban / Scrumban Kickstart for Software Development & IT Ops Teams

Kanban / Scrumban?

  • Simple & Easy - Starts with What You're Already Doing and Makes Your Practices More Effective
  • Improved Focus & Flexibility
  • Techniques for Reducing Wasted Time & Work
  • More Reliable Forecasting & Planning Capabilities
  • Increased Efficiency
  • More Sustainable Over Time
Kanban for Software Development & IT Operations

Kanban is a powerful framework that enables you to take control of your existing way of working and begin eliminating your biggest headaches.  It does this by adding enhanced visualization techniques and other tools to our existing management process that improve shared understandings and expose the systemic forces that influence outcomes.

Though simple to use, lurking beneath Kanban's surface is a wide array of scientifically-based methods and techniques that supercharge its basic capabilities for those who wish to harness more from the framework.
 Scrumban for Scrum Teams

"75% of organizations using Scrum will not succeed in getting the benefits they hope from it." 
-- Ken Schwaber (co-creator of Scrum)

Scrum is an incredible success, yet...

Many organizations change Scrum instead of the problem when a need for change is revealed.

Organizations tend to focus on improving the wrong things because systemic issues aren't readily identified.

The challenges Scrum teams face will vary, and their ability to overcome them often have little to do with Scrum itself (or how well / poorly teams practice it).



Boston Limited WIP Society

Scrumban can help.  Scrumban is the application of flow-based principles (kanban systems) or the layering of the Kanban Method within a Scrum context. 

During this kickstart, we highlight how the Scrumban framework helps teams and organizations avoid becoming part of the "75%."What to Expect

The Kanban / Scrumban frameworks are designed to deliver benefits at any level of adoption, emphasizing improved understanding over immediate change.  Moreover, teams and organizations are free to improve over time at a pace best suited to their own needs. 

This half-day workshop arms participants with all they need to know in order to begin using Kanban in their environments right away.  Here's a quick overview of what you'll come away with:

  • A Basic Mastery of Core Lean / Kanban Principles & Practices 
  • Orientation to New Metrics and How to Use them to Improve Planning and Drive Improvement
  • A Preliminary Analysis of Your Organization's / Teams Sources of Demand (work requested) and Dissatisfaction (business outcomes that aren't being met)
  • The Value Stream Mapping of your Current Work Process
  • Your Initial Kanban Board Design for Visualizing Work & Measuring Performance (created using ScrumDo.com -- an on-line project management and collaboration tool)
  • A three-month Gold Level Subscription to ScrumDo.com (a $270 value)
  • Follow-up Remote Coaching & Mentoring (limited)

This kickstart program is the perfect solution for quickly ramping up new teams or employees for Kanban / Scrumban practices.Both Practical & Fun!

This half-day kick start is highly interactive, with key learnings emphasized through group exercises.  Participants also get to experience the framework's simplicity and power for themselves through simulated game play (using the GetScrumban game -- our on-line, educational game that walks users through some typical scenarios and evolutions in thinking).How is This Kick Start Different From Other Training?

The combination of game simulation with contemporaneous coaching / instruction allows participants to gain an intuitive understanding and feel of how the Kanban / Scrumban framework can be adjusted to work within their own environments.  Benefit from our instructors' extensive experience helping small teams become masters of their domain, and helping large organizations use Kanban / Scrumban to scale Agile more effectively (10,000+ IT Professionals).  Participants will learn about some of the common traps and pitfalls around:

  • Time-boxed vs. Flow-based projects
  • Pull principles & the Theory of Constraints
  • Visualizing workflow effectively (the way we work)
  • Visualizing policies (how we work)
  • Managing shifting priorities
  • Effectively dealing with interrupt work and multi-tasking
  • Manging flow
  • Balancing demand and capacity
  • Managing external dependencies
  • And more...

 Instructors / Mentors

This kickstart will be led by the only Lean Kanban University Accredited Trainer in the Boston area -- Ajay Reddy.  Ajay started his professional career as a software engineer, and spent many years leading development teams and larger IT functions. He now spends the majority of his time helping technology organizations improve performance by successfully adopting agile practices.

Ajay is founder and Chief Process Officer of Code Genesys (a Boston-based IT Solutions company), a managing partner of ScrumDo.com (a cloud-based project management tool for Scrum teams), and a former Associate with David J. Anderson & Associates (the acknowledged "father" of the Kanban Method).  His book on Scrumban is slated to be published later this summer / fall.

Jack Speranza leads operations for Code Genesys and contributes to operations at ScrumDo. He began his foray into the world of software development a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away when he helped design and implement a custom practice management system for his law firm. Jack's implemented Kanban as a management framework across non-IT operations, and enjoys contributing to the creation of high-performing organizations in this fashion. Jack teaches the Entrepreneurship Capstone at Clark University, and has served on the University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program Board of Advisors for the past several years.

 Cancellation Policy

Substitutions are accepted at any time, however, cancellations must be notified by email and refunds will be provided according to the following schedule:

More than 30 days prior = 100% of workship fee
10-29 days prior = 50% of workshop fee
5-9 days prior = 25% of workshop fee
Less than 5 days = no refund

Code Genesys reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient registrations or if presenters are unable to attend due to illness. If necessary, you will be notified no later than 7 days prior to the event and all registration payments will be refunded promptly. If circumstances require, presenters may be substituted for alternative qualified presenters with equivalent experience.

Please be advised that events can be subject to changes in date and/or venue due to acts out of our control such as bad weather, civil unrest, etc. If you are traveling from outside the area, it is recommended that you purchase changeable and refundable tickets. Code Genesys will not be responsible for incurred costs in the event that we need to make changes due to circumstances beyond our control.

When: Jan 7, 2015 8 AM to Jan 7, 2015 1 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Price includes continental breakfast and box lunch 249.00 true Kanban / Scrumban Kickstart 249.00

(Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08 )
BBSO Black Is Beautiful Health Fair
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:30 – 4 p.m.

BBSO will be having a health fair to inform students various ways to be healthy. We will have various health enthusiasts and health activities to engage the Brandeis community.

Organization: Black Student Organization

When: Nov 2, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00 )
Morning at the Mansions: Visit Waltham's Historic Estates
Morning at the Mansions: Visit Waltham's Historic Estates
Sunday, November 2, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, Mass.
Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.
Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate, 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive, Waltham, Mass.
Discover the grand country estates of prominent Bostonians on hundreds of beautiful acres in Waltham, a short carriage ride from Boston. Enjoy family-friendly activities at Gore Place, the Lyman Estate, and Stonehurst. Be sure to pack your blanket and lunch for a picnic on any one of the grounds.
•    From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lyman Estate, explore the mansion and look at photographs of other Historic New England properties to discover the many different shapes that make up buildings. Think about these shapes, colors, and styles and then combine them to design your own paper house. Play old-fashioned games in the estate's pleasure grounds. Visit and shop at the historic Lyman Estate Greenhouses.

•    From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Stonehurst, build a miniature stone structure—a wall, a tower, or even an arch—using natural clay as mortar. Inside, go on a hunt to find images from nature, which fill the outdoorsy Paine family's summer house, now owned by the City of Waltham.

•    From noon to 2:00 p.m. at Gore Place, take a tour of the first floor of this 1806 mansion using all your senses. It's no longer "look but don't touch" when you join the Multi-Sensory Ground-Floor Tour at Gore Place. A scale model of the mansion you can take apart and explore is featured.
Rain or shine. Please call 617-994-6678 for more information.

When: Nov 2, 2014 11 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 11 )
Santa Teas
Santa Teas
Saturday, December 13, 10am, 1 and 3:30pm
Sunday, December 14, 1 and 3:30pm
Saturday, December 20, 10am

$35/pp, all ages; $30 members and their children

When: Dec 13, 2014 10 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10 )
Messiah Sing 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 4 – 7 p.m.

The beloved Brandeis tradition Messiah Sing returns to the Shapiro Campus Center atrium. All members of the Brandeis community, as well as family and friends, are welcome to celebrate the holiday season with the sing-along concert of Handel's masterwork "Messiah."

Organization: Music Department

When: Dec 9, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00 )
Tableau for Healthcare Professionals - Advanced Level


  • Interested in building interactive dual-axis gantt charts?
  • Need to deploy individualized security for a sensitive report with a large audience?
  • Having trouble figuring out that rolling fiscal year to date parameter?
  • Want to make your dashboards look like full-blown infographics and perform as fast as possible?

This two-day course is designed for the healthcare professional who works with data with an advanced Tableau skill level.  In this highly interactive course students will learn to optimize Tableau report performance, implement row-level security, explore high-value advanced calculated fields, employ data blending techniques and best practices, perform unique twists on familiar chart-types, incorporate interactive dashboarding techniques, and much more.  

The course will be delivered through lecture with demonstration, followed by extensive hands-on practice of each course component with specific healthcare case studies in Tableau-ready workbooks.   Healthcare data will be utilized for all course components.  Each student will utilize an onsite training computer with Tableau software and specific healthcare datasets installed. 

Course Instructor:  Dan Benevento is a Tableau-certified trainer and data visualization expert 


Schedule: The two-day course meets from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Registration begins at 8:15 am.


Class Size:  We limit the class size to a maximum of 15 students.


Sustenance: Morning and afternoon snacks and lunch will be provided.


Dress: Informal


Take Aways: Participants will receive:


  • A Tableau for Healthcare Professionals training manual to follow along with during the course 
  • A flash drive containing training data to practice the exercises after the course is completed

When: Dec 9, 2014 8:15:00 AM to Dec 10, 2014 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:15:00 )
Tableau for Healthcare Professionals - Beginner/Intermediate Level


This two-day course is designed for the healthcare professional who works with data (regardless of technical or analytical background), with a beginner to intermediate Tableau skill level.  In this highly interactive course students will learn how to connect to data, navigate the Tableau workspace, build basic data reports, create basic calculated fields, combine visualizations into interactive dashboards and much more.  

The course will be delivered through lecture with demonstration, followed by extensive hands-on practice of each course component with specific healthcare case studies in Tableau-ready workbooks.   Healthcare data will be utilized for all course components.  Each student will utilize an onsite training computer with Tableau software and specific healthcare datasets installed. 

Course Instructor:  Dan Benevento is a Tableau-certified trainer and data visualization expert 


Schedule: The two-day course meets from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Registration begins at 8:15 am.


Class Size:  We limit the class size to a maximum of 15 students.


Sustenance: Morning and afternoon snacks and lunch will be provided.


Dress: Informal


Take Aways: Participants will receive:


  • A Tableau for Healthcare Professionals training manual to follow along with during the course 
  • A flash drive containing training data to practice the exercises after the course is completed

When: Dec 4, 2014 8:15:00 AM to Dec 5, 2014 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:15:00 )
(Antibiotic) Resistance, film screening and Q&A
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:15 – 9 p.m.

Location: Schwartz Auditorium

Antibiotics were first massed-produced in the 1940s. Their ability to fight and kill bacteria revolutionized medicine and had profound effects on everything from agriculture to war. After less than 80 years, however, these miracle drugs are failing. Resistant infections kill hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year, and there are now dozens of so-called Superbugs each with its own challenges and costs.

How did this happen? Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights, "Resistance" clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide.

Presented by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and cosponsored by the following Brandeis groups:

Biology Department
Environmental Studies Program
Health: Science, Society and Policy Program
Research Group on Global Development and Sustainability

Sponsored by : Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Organization: Schuster Institute

When: Nov 13, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00 )
Workshop: Using Social Media to Make Contacts & Research Companies
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 12 – 1 p.m.

Learn to make the most of your social media presence. Using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook can be great ways to find information about employers and make connections. This workshop will be especially useful for those attending the Biotech, Health & Science Industry Night on Nov. 18.

Please RSVP in B.hired > Events > Workshops

Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center


When: Nov 13, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00 )
HDI New England Meeting: Intelligent Swarming in the Support Center

Intelligent Swarming is a collaboration-based model that seeks to get the right person, or people, most likely to be able to solve an incident, working on that incident on the first touch. This replaces the traditional tiered escalation model by eliminating misrouted incidents and results in a decrease in time to resolution, and an increase in customer and employee satisfaction.

This is a model developed by the Consortium for Service Innovation, the creators of KCS? Knowledge-Centered Support.

Join Melissa George, and HDI New England members who attended the one day Intelligent Swarming Insights Workshop, to discuss reactions to the new model, potential benefits for Service Desk/IT support teams, and how to know if your organization is right for swarming.

3:30-4:00 Registration
4:00 -4:15 Welcome & Introductions
4:15 – 5:30 Roundtable discussion: Intelligent Swarming in the Support Center

  • Overview of Intelligent Swarming
  • Discussion on benefits for of Intelligent Swarming on Service Desk/IT
  • Brainstorming ideas on how Intelligent Swarming is likely to impact how Service Desk/IT support teams work together
  • How to know if your organization right for swarming

 5:30 – 7:00 Dinner and Networking Melissa George is the program director for the Consortium for Service Innovation (CSI), a non-profit alliance of service organizations that do collective research and development for the customer service industry. She is responsible for running the Consortium’s Knowledge-Centered Support and Intelligent Swarming program teams, as well as the “ KCS Verified” certification program for knowledge management software vendors. Melissa has more than a decade of experience assisting service organizations adopt knowledge-based business strategies. 

When: Nov 13, 2014 4 PM to Nov 13, 2014 7 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16 )
Hummus Making Competition Hosted by Brandeis Organization of Sephardic Students
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

6 teams will make their "signature style hummus" in a masterchef-style competition where everyone is the judge!

Organization: Intercultural Center

When: Nov 11, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00 )
Alpha Anywhere: Developer's Course
Class Details

This 3-day course is for developers who intend to use Alpha Anywhere to build business applications that can be easily adapted to tablets and smartphones, as well as the latest laptops and desktop PCs. The course covers Alpha Anywhere's key features and capabilities, preparing the developer to take full advantage of the platform’s power and flexibility. Participants will learn to design, build, test, and deploy

Alpha Anywhere-based business applications. By the end of the course, they will also be able to refine and modify their existing Alpha Anywhere-based business applications.Workshop Objectives

  • Create robust and secure business applications that can provide an authentic user experience on any mobile computing device.
  • Publish mobile business applications.
  • Use the features and capabilities of a mobile business application via web browsers.
  • Intermediate-level programming experience or experience building full-featured business applications.
  • Basic familiarity with SQL, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Watch Alpha Software’s “Getting Started with Alpha Anywhere” video. The video is available on this site's "New to Alpha" page.
  • Bring a laptop to class with:
    • Alpha Anywhere installed and running (i.e. both the Developer Edition and the Application Server both running properly).
    • Any Twin Peaks Research class data loaded. Data and loading instructions will be sent one week prior to the start of the course.
  • No previous experience with Alpha Anywhere is required.
"All Inclusive" Pricing Options

Many of our customers asked for it, so we're pleased to announce an "all inclusive" pricing option for our 3-day Alpha Anywhere: Developer's Course as well as for both our 2-day Alpha Anywhere: Advanced Topics course and our 2-day Alpha Anywhere:  Mobile Framework course. This option includes transportation from Logan Airport/Boston to the hotel; lodging at the Embassy Suites Hotel/Boston-Waltham; full breakfast and dinner at the hotel during your stay, as well as complimentary Internet access; transportation to/from our training facility each day; and then transportation back to Logan Airport when the course is over. See pricing plans here.

Please contact Colin Gorman by email, or by calling him directly at 1-908-907-1738, if you have questions about these "all inclusive" pricing options or about any of the courses that we are currently offereing.  Agenda Day 1

Getting Ready for Development

  • Creating a new Alpha Anywhere Workspace
  • Defining database connection strings
  • The Database Explorer

Creating a Data Entry Component

  • Exploring the Web Projects Control Panel
  • Creating a UX Component
  • Adding controls to a UX Component
  • Saving the UX Component
  • Control Properties – Events, validation, appearance and display
  • UX Component server-side Events

Creating a Component to Execute a Report

  • Defining a report
  • Executing the report

The List Control

  • Displaying all rows of a table with a List
  • Controls for navigating a List
Agenda Day 2

Creating a mobile business application

  • Panel Card and Panel Navigator controls
  • Directing application flow to a specific Panel Card
  • Executing a Component from within a Panel Card
  • Adding a Header or Footer to Panel Cards

Expanding application flexibility with arguments

  • Presenting a search capability to the user
  • Loading parent and child records based on a selection

Deploying a mobile business application

  • Creating an A5W page from a Component
  • Defining a project Profile
  • Publishing the Project to the Profile
  • Viewing the published business application on a mobile device
Agenda Day 3

SQL Update and Delete operations

  • Controls for updating and deleting a row
  • Server-side Events for loading records and executing updates

Layout-table Reports

  • Designing a report in Layout-table mode

Creating Web Components and controls

  • Moving mobile application UX Components to the Web
  • Simple and advanced Grid Components
  • Previewing Components in Web browsers: Live Preview
  • Creating an A5W page
  • Defining CSS Style Sheets
  • Building a tab-style interface with the Tabbed UI Builder
  • Creating complex web pages with the Page Layout Builder
  • Deploying a Web application

When: Nov 10, 2014 8 AM to Nov 12, 2014 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08 )
BITSAA Boston OASIS'2014 - A trip down the memory lane

BITSAA Boston OASIS'2014

For most BITSians, you are probably sold already!! However, if you need additional reasons, please keep reading. Join us at the historical first of its kind Oasis/Waves/Pearl/Jashn type of an event outside of a BITS Campus and relive your BITSian memories.

The event will be a mini-Oasis type event capsuled into one evening. There will be cultural festivities, Bitsian food, interactive events and fun for you and the entire family. 

Please bring family and friends and relive the BItsian memories. This is the chance for your spouses, kids, family and friends to see for real all that Bitsian memories you keep telling them about.

Brief Program outline:

- Informal Networking with fellow Bitsians, family and friends 

- Yadeein - an interactive session/content arranged to invoke nostalgia

- Dance/Choregraphy

- Fancy Dress/FashP for kids 

- Light Music Program

- Standup Comedy/Bitsian Style

- Interactive Program/Fav. events from BITS cultural events with audience participation 

- Dinner and Appetizers will be served, including BITSian favs like MNB.. There will be an open Drinks cash bar 

- And yes, there will be awards, sure to invoke BITS nostalgia, if the event did not do the trick 

For those interested in participating in the events or have kids interested in participating in the kids programs, please email back with your interest to the organizers 



When: Nov 9, 2014 4:45:00 PM to Nov 9, 2014 10 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 16:45:00 )
Musicology Colloquium - Jean-Paul Montagnier, "The Missa Ad majorem Dei gloriam by Andre Campra"
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Musicologist Jean-Paul Montagnier joins the Brandeis Department of Music Colloquium Series to discuss "The Missa Ad majorem Dei gloriam by André Campra: Its Origins and Its Aftermath" on Thursday, November 20th at 4:30 p.m. at the Slosberg Music Center (room 212).

Jean-PaulMontagnier studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris before completing a PhD at Duke University (1994). He is currently Professor of musicology at the University of Lorraine (Nancy, France), Adjunct Professor atMcGill University (Montreal), and Associate Member of the Institut de Recherche en Musicologie (CNRS, BnF). He serves on the editorial board ofEighteenth-Century Music(CUP), as well as on that of theCollected Worksof Jean-Baptiste Lully published by Olms (Germany). He was madeOfficier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2012. He specializes in the sacred music of the French Baroque and has extensively published in numerous international journals. In addition to several books and book chapters, he has also edited many scores and facsimiles. He is regularly invited to lecture and teach in North-American and European universities.

Organization: Music Department
Tickets: FREE and Open to the Brandeis Community

When: Nov 20, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00 )
International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security
"The International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, organized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society will take place from 14th April to the 16th April 2015 at the The Westin Waltham Boston in Waltham, United States Of America."

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Apr 14, 2015 12 AM to Apr 16, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00 )

When: Mar 28, 2015 9 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09 )
Boston Fencing Club RYC Region III

Boston Fencing Club RYC Region III Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015

$30 entry fee; $25 registration fee Events will be mixed if less than 5 competitors in M/W events (i.e., Y10 M/W foil may be mixed). Mixed events will only occur within age category.
Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA

Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 110 #2 Clematis Ave Waltham MA 02453

When: Apr 25, 2015 12 AM to Apr 26, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00 )
NEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover Mixed Epee Open

NEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover Mixed Epee Open Jan 1, 2015

Online preregistration ($25.00) closes Monday (Dec 29) prior to the tournament. Walk-in fee ($50.00) applies thereafter. Sponsored by long-time New England fencer and supporter of fencing, Jack Norton, and his wife, Paula Norton.
Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA

Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 110 Clematis Ave Waltham MA 02453

When: Jan 1, 2015 12 AM to Jan 1, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00 )
JSA Takoyaki Night
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.

Come join the Japanese Student Association to make a Japanese dish called Takoyaki. Takoyaki and an assortment of beverages will be served!

Organization: Japanese Student Association

When: Nov 7, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00 )
Agile & Scrum Fundamentals 1-Day Training from FreeStandingAgility.com - December
This one-day class is designed to provide you with a rapid foundation in the values, benefits, and practices of Agile and Scrum. After completing this class, you'll have a solid understanding of what "doing Agile" or "adopting Scrum" really means and be ready to move forward with Scrum in your organization. If you already do Scrum and need to spin up more teams or on-board new employees quickly, this is the class for you. Here's a quick list of the topics the class covers: - Comparing traditional approaches and Agile approaches - Conducting iterative planning and development with Scrum, Kanban, and XP - Understanding the roles, events, artifacts, and rules of Scrum - Creating, ordering, and grooming the product backlog - Writing, slicing, and sizing user stories - Working with a Definition of Ready (DoR) and a Definition of Done (DoD) - Planning and tracking releases and sprints - Visualizing progress with taskboards, burndowns, and burnups - Estimating with teams using planning poker and affinity techniques - Understanding team velocity and role metrics - Conducting effective standups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives Why a one-day class? It's simple. The goal is to impart the essentials of Agile and Scrum to each participant in the shortest amount of time using an active classroom with simulations and interactive team learning exercises. Who should attend? With rich, useful content, a single day commitment, and a low price, the class is great for both individuals and teams. Individuals quickly gain the knowledge they need to broaden their skills and make themselves more marketable. Who can't spare a day for that. As for teams, the class delivers even more value by making it easy to afford sending team members together and compounding the learning they bring back to their companies. Compare that to sending a single person to a two-day class for $1500 and hoping that they'll be able to share what they learned to others. Still need convincing? Read what some students have said. "The class was one of the most engaging and cost-effective classes I've taken in 25+ years of work." - Irwin Schreiman, PerkinElmer "WOW!" - Chuck Miksis, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "Awesome Class!" - Stanley Ivas "Best in Boston to learn Agile/Scrum." - Kanda Alagappan "I can use these principles & practices to take charge of my day today." - Heather Mardis, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "Very valuable and enjoyable." - Larry Antonuk, Markem-Imaje "Very informative, engaging, and a definite 'go to' for starting or improving agile in your company." - Abhinay Pujari, GMO "Well done. The experience of the instructors is great." - Mike Dunbar, Conexant "If you are planning to or are employing Agile methodology, this class should be required." - Mark Ayasee, VFA Inc. "Excellent class. Covered the fundamentals in a fun interesting manner." - Josh Feldman "It's as good for beginners as for someone who is already using agile." - Oleg Puzatkin, VFA Inc. "Great crash course in agile methodologies." - Jill Nickerson, AlixPartners "It's a great introductory class for understanding the fundamentals of Scrum." - Chandra Kollipara, BA Insight "Definitely worth every penny + would absolutely recommend!" - Colleen Schwartz, AlixPartners "Agile ASAP is a great one day introduction to Agile and Scrum. The teachers are among the best in the world. I brought my entire team with me, and they left excited and ready to bring it to work the next day. I will send more teams to this class, and I'll bring the teachers into my company for on-site training. Don't miss it!" - Richard Kasperowski, Nokia Class Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Class Day Travel Trip: Traffic on I-95/128 is a wildcard and can be "unpleasant" before class time. The best idea is leave early and target getting to classroom between 8:30-8:45. Dress Code: The dress code for the class is casual. Come comfortable and ready to engage in learning. Lunch: A box lunch will be provided. Instructors: The course instructors are from FreeStanding Agility, a team of Agile educators, trainers, and coaches with over 12 years of combined experience, coaching and/or training Agile teams in over 100 different organizations.

When: Dec 16, 2014 9 AM to Dec 16, 2014 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 147 - 295 USD (Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09 )
MA ACE Women's Network Fall Breakfast Workshop

Join the Massachusetts ACE Women's Network for a breakfast gathering on

"Building a Professional Network"

Friday, November 14  


at Brandeis University

Co-facilitated by Lisa Ijiri, Lesley University and

Kim Godsoe, Brandeis University

Start your day energized by connecting with women leaders in higher education


Share opportunities on your campus - recruit new colleagues and learn what's happening around MA

Learn how to build your personal network to advance and support professional growth

Help shape the Network's plans for the coming year

Meet other dynamic and thoughtful women leaders in higher education 

Learn more about becoming involved as a volunteer or institutional representative

Learn about the national "Moving the Needle" project to advance women in higher education

Take away and share valuable resources

When: Nov 14, 2014 8 AM to Nov 14, 2014 9 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true MA ACE Breakfast Nov 14 2014 15.00

(Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08 )
NEUSFA - Black Friday Mixed Turkey Open at BFC

NEUSFA - Black Friday Mixed Turkey Open at BFC Nov 28, 2014

Mixed Turkey Open at BFC. $25 online registration, closes Wednesday prior to the event. $50 at the door. Must be 13+ by Jan 1 to fence.
Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA

Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 110 Clematis Ave Waltham MA 02453-7013

When: Nov 28, 2014 12 AM to Nov 28, 2014 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00 )
HR Management Fundamentals A.K.A "HR Bootcamp"

New to HR? Need an HR Refresher?

HR Management Basics Training ("HR Boot Camp") is a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of effective human resource management and principles for those new to HR and non-HR professionals (business owners, managers and front-line supervisors) who have HR-related responsibilities.

Topics will include:

• Basic Principles of HR Management
• Effective and Compliant Interviewing & Hiring
• Essential Federal and MA Regulatory Compliance
• Identifying Problem Employees
• HR “Every Day”: Coaching, Employee Development, Performance Management,
• Essentials of proper Employee Separations


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM  Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Seminar – 1st Segment
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Seminar – 2nd Segment
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Seminar – 3rd Segment
12:30 PM - 1:30PM Lunch and Networking

When: Nov 7, 2014 8 AM to Nov 7, 2014 1 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08 )
NSS CEO Workshop on Growth

NSS CEO Workshops

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How Can I Grow Profitably AND

                       Add Value to My Business?

Not all Growth is Good Growth! Join an expert panel to learn how you can drive your company’s growth.  The CEOs will talk about their own experience and the experts will bring an outside perspective of what makes a business more valuable over another.  


Moderator: Laurie Kirk, CEO of The Board Forum

A sample of questions we will address:

  • What type of Finance Leadership do you need to Champion Strategic Objectives?
  • What are the Differences in Value Creation both Short & Long term?
  • How do you Mitigate Risks and Reduce your Cost of Capital?
  • How do you Promote Operational Excellence across your Organization that Generates a Strong EBITDA?



Sign up today to get a seat at the table. Our workshops are led by our moderator in a fully interactive way and without powerpoints. Bringing your own questions, ideas and suggestion is what this peer-to-peer platform encourages.

When: Nov 5, 2014 10 AM to Nov 5, 2014 12 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 0.00 true Invited Guest 0.00

(Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10 )
Boston Digital Dentistry Symposium - Boston DDS

Patterson Dental is proud to present the 2014 Boston Digital Dentistry Symposium featuring advanced training and insight from clinical leaders in dental technology.  You and your staff are cordially invited to learn to leverage your existing technology and discover what's new in the world of digital dentistry.  Take part in educational seminars and learn by doing with hands-on events throughout the symposium.  We welcome you to experience what digital dentistry can do for your practice lifestyle and patient experience. 

Edward R. Ferrero

Boston Branch Manager, Patterson Dental




Hotel Rooms are available for reservation under Boston DDS Special Rate






Dr. Sandy Roth is a skilled communicator who founded ProSynergy in 1987. She partnered with MaryBeth Head in 1999. MaryBeth holds a BA in promotion. Sandy's educational background includes a BA in Psychology and completion of PhD coursework in Systems Psychology. The development of Sandy's skills began on the streets of Philadelphia, where she served as a police officer while Doug, her husband now of 44 years, attended Temple University Dental School. Those skills were challenged in graduate school and  sharpened during her years in the political cauldron of Washington, DC. Doug's dental practice offered the next setting for her learning when she joined him in 1981. They achieved a high level of mastery in leadership, team building and organizational development that continues today in their Brooksville, Florida practice. These credentials add a depth to ProSynergy that ensures that clients have support in many substantive areas.

Dentists have been relying on Sandy to help them create behaviorally sophisticated practices for over 28 years. She inspires dentists to think differently, challenges archaic ideas and quick fix solutions. Sandy promotes the concept of facilitation and helps practices learn how to become more effective with patients. With her support, dentists can create a highly functioning and successful practice based on an understanding and application for communication and behavioral skills. Her focus on communication covers non-clinical areas of the practice-leadership, hiring, team development, patient relations and internal and external communications. You can be certain that you will discover ideas and perspectives of profound impact that can change the quality of your practice and your life.

Dr. Todd Ehrlich

Dr. Todd Ehrlich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas Health Science Center at the San Antonio Dental School and served as president of its Alumni Association. He is a certified CEREC Trainer through the International Society for Computerized Dentistry, Sirona Dental Systems, and Patterson Dental. His "Cerecology" training program is considered one of the premiere training seminars for the CEREC method. He is a beta tester for CEREC and Emax CAD. He has lectured internationally on dental CAD/CAM technologies, and has published articles relating to practice management, digital photography, and CEREC method in numerous dental trade journals.

Course #1 : What CEREC Can Do For Your Practice - 2 AGD Credits

The landscape of digital dentistry changes on a day-to-day basis. Things are rapidly evolving in a way you can easily miss and all the while your patients feel and experience the impact of evolving technologies every day and expect it in all aspect of their lives. Dr. Ehrlich will take you through one doctor’s journey from analog dentistry to digital dentistry.    

 Course #2 : CEREC 4.3 -  Advanced Training - 2 AGD Credits 

Take a comprehensive look at the new features of the 4.3. As a power user and a Sirona Alpha tester, Dr. Ehrlich always has valuable tips and tricks and glimpses into the future of digital dentistry.

Dr. Yong-Han Koo

Dr. Yong-Han Koo graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Koo has lectured extensively on the utilization of the 3D CBTC from diagnostics and treatment planning phase to the final surgical and prosthetic execution phase in implant dentistry. He has performed multiple live implant surgeries using Sirona/SiCAT surgical guides and recently launched a study group, the Academy of 3D Connection in Osseo-Integration. He has been involved in the beta testing of Sirona Galileos with face scanner and Nobel Clinican, and has performed multiple live implant surgeries using Sirona/SiCAT surgical guides. Dr. Koo is also conducting clinical research through Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is clinical faculty for their implant CE courses. He is passionate about innovation and precision in dental care to improve the quality of life not only for the patients, but the clinicians and all the staff involved. Dr. Koo maintains a private practice limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery in Wayland, Massachusetts.

Course: 3D Guided Implantology - Total integration From Start to Finish.  The Value of Precision

3 AGD Credits

At the completion of this course, each participant will be able to:

  • Appreciate and understand the value of precision in dental implantology utilizing 3D CBCT from diagnosis and treatment planning phase to the final surgical and prosthetic execution phase.
  • Identify significant anatomy and pathology to avoid complication and to increase predictability.
  • Treatment Plan from a perio-prosthodontic perspective using 3D CBCT in order to provide an ideal, functional, and aesthetic outcome.
  • Describe Stage I, II and II surgical and prosthodontic protocols.
  • Experience placing implants in a 3D CBCT guided fashion on a model.
  • Learn about immediate temporization protocol and model based surgery utilizing CAD/CAM technology.



Michael Dehni

Michael Dehni is a marketing consultant with more than 15 years experience in partnering with businesses to craft and express their stories. What began as a career in media and communications in 1998 has expanded to become a full-service, integrated dental marketing company. In 2003, Michael Dehni + Company was formed focusing exclusively on the dental market. Michael and his team work with the premier dental practices in New England, architecting unique brand and marketing strategies and delivering a full suite of marketing services including intuitive website development, online marketing, video production, reputation management, staff coaching, ROI tracking, lead management and patient conversions, and setting office goals to ensure constant practice growth. Michael Dehni believes in building a brand that tells a story, inspires action, and builds loyalty and sustained connections.

Course: Marketing Your Dental Practice: What Matters and What Works in the Digital Age

2 ADG Credits

In a region heavily populated by dentists, standing out from the crowd requires a strong strategic differentiator and a powerful marketing approach. This presentation will help you cut through the noise and uncertainty of marketing gimmicks and implement the things that really work. In this talk, Mr. Dehni will share with you an integrated and comprehensive strategy of an effective marketing program that has produced the best results for his clients.  Mr. Dehni will discuss branding your practice, website design, search engine marketing, social media, reputation management, and enhancing the patient experience.  You will learn ways to connect with your patients, attract new ones, build loyalty, and grow your practice.  It's not about being the loudest, it's about being effective.

Dr. Chris P. Farrugia

Dr. Chris Farrugia is a speaker, teacher, and leader in digital dentistry. He trains dentists nationwide who want to advance their practices with advanced imaging and successfully access medical benefits for their services. He owns a private practice in Pensacola, Florida. You will learn to demystify the world of medical billing. A complete detailed system for success, turn advanced digital imaging into income.

Course: Medical Billing  - 3 AGD Credits 

Learn the basics for dental practices billing medical insurance, the differences between medical and dental insurances, medical necessity, making a medical diagnosis, basics of filling medical claims and common medical claim opportunities for dental practices.


Dr. Carl Boscketti

Dr. Carl Boscketti is a graduate from Tufts Dental School Class of 76. He was elected into OKU Dental Honor Society and received the Tufts Alumni Award for Restorative Dentistry. He is also the recipient of the ADA Clinical Recognition Award.

Dr. Boscketti has been involved with CAD/CAM dentistry since 1997. He is a certified trainer for Patterson Dental and has lectured and taught basic and advanced courses for the past 15 years.

With over 12,000 restorations placed in the past 16 years, Dr Boscketti is pleased to share with you his experience as to how digital CAD/CAM dentistry and cone beam technology can change your practice and make dentistry fun and profitable.

Dr. James G. Yankowskas

Dr. James G. Yankowskas is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society.

He is passionate about staying current with the latest dental technologies and takes extensive continuing education each year to do so. He has presented courses on the CEREC Chairside and CEREC Inlab systems throughout New England and is a past instructor at Rich Masek's Dentistry by Design in San Diego, CA.

He has completed the entire advanced curriculum of the CEREC doctors training in Scottsdale, AZ. He presently travels on a regular basis to co-teach the courses on advanced anterior and posterior CEREC design, CEREC Inlab techniques and CEREC/Galileos implant integration at the CEREC doctors training facility in Scottsdale, AZ.

Course: Implants and the Digital Revolution CEREC/Galileos Integration - 2 AGD Credits

Drs. Boscketti and Yankowskas will cover how CAD/CAM and CBCT bring planning, placing and restoring implants to a whole new level.

You will learn how fully guided implant surgery can be convenient, predictable and esthetic and how natural and functional a restoration can be when you plan from the restoration down.  Dr. Boscketti and Dr. Yankowskas are leaders, trainers and mentors in this method.

Course: CEREC Hands-on for Doctors Non-Owners - 2 AGD Credits

Experience how the CEREC system works in your hands.  Let your local mentors show you how to image, design and mill a ceramic restoration.  You will learn the fundamental concepts of CAD/CAM and its capabilities and limitations.

Course : Cerec Hands-on for Assistants  - 2 AGD Credits

Digital dentistry has impacted the entire work flow of the dental office in a very positive way. An example is the opportunity for auxiliaries to make a greater impact. In this course assistants can experience the ease of use of the CEREC system. They will learn how to bring great value to the practice and the patient. Lead by local CEREC basic trainers, assistants will image, design and mill a ceramic restoration.

Scott D. Benjamin, D.D.S

Dr. Scott Benjamin is an internationally recognized lecturer, author, and authority on dental lasers, oral cancer and advanced dental technologies and is in private practice in Sidney, New York, where he utilizes several lasers of different wavelengths on an everyday basis. Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Technologies and Informatics at Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine. He is the Chairman of the ADA Standards Committee Working Group on Dental Lasers, a member of ANSI Sub-committee Z-136 on Laser Safety, and is the President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) and was their 2007 and 2010 Scientific Program Chairman. Dr. Benjamin has published over 200 articles, textbook chapters, and technical reports on dental lasers, diagnosis, and advanced dental technologies and is a member of the editorial board of several prestigious peer reviewed dental journals.

Course #1:  Lasers. Separating the Facts from the Fiction.  Discover and Understand the Role of Lasers in Everyday Dentistry - 2 AGD Credits

The number and applications of dental lasers on the market today is growing at an ever increasing rate. The wide range of devices and applications for both hard tissue (tooth & bone) and soft tissue is leading to much confusion of the various roles and values that lasers may or may not play in today’s dental practice. Understanding the science of laser wavelengths, physics, laser safety, tissue interaction, infection control and ergonomics involved is crucial for the successful selection and implementation of a laser into everyday dentistry.

The goal of this program is to enhance the clinician’s knowledge of the science, the functionality, and value that lasers brings to their patient care and its expected return on investment. It is designed to help facilitate the implementation of the laser into everyday use. It is specifically intended to assist attendees in maximizing the benefits laser technology provides for enhancing the quality of care for all of their patients. The objective of this program is to attain an understanding of the potential that lasers provide to the practice.

At the End of this Program Attendees Should Have and Understand:

  • The patient’s and practice’s benefits of dental lasers.
  • An introductory knowledge of laser physics as it relates to the proper selection of a laser.
  • The applications and procedures that can be routinely performed with a laser.
  • The training recommended for the successful and efficient implementation.
  • Laser safety & infection control considerations.
  • The confidence to select the type of laser that will be beneficial to their practice.

Course #2:  Hygiene Laser Training Course  

Utilization of the 970nm Diode Laser in Dentistry and Laser Safety Officer Training.  A Workshop for Hygienists and the Dental Team - 6 CE Hours of Participation Credit

The goal of this hands-on training course is to enhance the hygienists and the entire dental team’s knowledge and understanding of the proper techniques, functions, and value that a high powered 970nm soft tissue diode laser brings to their patient care. The program’s purpose is to enable practices to immediately implement the efficient and safe use of the 970nm laser in everyday patient care to obtain enhanced treatment outcomes. This laser is an ideal treatment modality for many soft tissue procedures, especially as it relates to periodontal care. A thorough knowledge of the role and relationship of the laser’s wavelength, power, and temporal modes are key in obtaining the desired outcomes. Attendees will learn the science, physics, tissue interaction, laser safety, infection control, and workflow involved for the successful implementation of the 970nm laser to attain optimal patient care.

This program is designed to help facilitate the implementation of the 970nm laser into everyday use. It is specifically intended to assist attendees in maximizing the benefits this laser technology provides for enhancing the quality of care and education provided by entire dental team. The objective of this workshop is to attain improved outcomes and maximize the potential that the soft tissue laser provides to the practice. Reimbursement considerations and proper third party (insurance) submittal procedures for all of these procedures will be discussed. Ergonomics, workflow, and referral pathways will also be reviewed.

Participation Activities:

Participation activities will include the use of the 970nm laser on porcine tissue and other materials to learn and understand how the laser operates and performs. Attendees will perform simulated clinical treatments of the various soft tissue laser procedures that are routinely performed by a dental clinician. A comprehensive discussion on the laser techniques and considerations when diagnosing, performing, and managing the outcomes of laser treatments will be included.

At the End of This Workshop, Attendees Should Have & Understand:

  • The patient & practice’s benefits of dental lasers
  • An understanding and knowledge of laser physics
  • Sufficient knowledge on how to set and control the parameters of a 970nm diode laser
  • Laser safety & infection control considerations
  • How to explain many of the surgical procedures that can be performed with the 970nm laser
  • How to perform Periodontal Debridement Laser Therapy (PDLT)
  • Guidelines for documentation of laser treatment and submission dental & medical insurance submission for laser therapy


Dr. Michael J. Boschetti

Dr. Michael J. Boschetti received his Doctorate from Tufts University in 1983 after earning his Bachelor Degree in Biology from Merrimack College in 1980. Upon graduation, Dr. Boschetti was a Clinical Instructor in the Dental Auxiliary Utilization Clinic at Tufts University. He has been practicing in Revere since 1983. Dr. Boschetti has received an Advanced Degree in CEREC Restorations and is certified in Soft Tissue Laser Technology. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He is a Northeast Regional Trainer for Patterson Dental, training doctors in the use of CEREC® CAD/CAM technology, and also trained in Sirolaser® Utilization. Dr. Boschetti is a past Chairman of the North Metropolitan District of the Massachusetts Dental Society and presently holds the position of Treasurer of the District. Dr. Boschetti enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, golfing and riding his Harley.

Course: Everyday Digital Dentistry - 2 AGD Credits

Everyday dentistry can become mundane, encompassing simple and monotonous drilling and filling. Technology, however, specifically the incorporation of digital dentistry in everyday workflow, forges practices into the future. It boosts team morale while offering a set of skills and services never before attainable.

Dr. Robert A. Conte

Dr. Bob Conte graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1993 and has been in private practice in Warwick, RI for the past 20 years. The busy two doctor practice is a largely restorative-based practice with CEREC at the core of everyday activities.

  • 8 Years CEREC experience
  • Sirona Beta Tester
  • Patterson and Sirona Basic and Advanced Trainer
  • Faculty Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and CerecDoctors.com
  • Moderator RI/SE Mass CEREC Study Club

 Course: CEREC 2014: Which Block to Use?”  - 1 AGD Credit

CEREC technology has seen major advancements in the last several years. The hardware and software are constantly evolving. With the explosion of CAD-fabricated restorations in dentistry, we are now seeing tremendous development of our ceramic materials. We now ability to treat multiple teeth, fabricate bridges, Maryland bridges, custom implant abutments, implant restorations, inlays, onlays and veneers in-office. The challenge for dentists is to understand the properties of the materials and to know where and when to use the materials for the best outcome.

 Goals for Participants:

  • Gain an appreciation for the evolution of the materials available for CEREC
  • Understand the many block materials available and where and when to use each
  • Learn of several new materials soon to be available

Course: Custom Abutments using 4.3 Software - 2 hours AGD

There are several different methods to restoring implants with the CEREC system. There are pros and cons to each. The ability to create beautiful custom abutments and crowns in-office is truly a game changer. We will compare and contrast:

  1. Lab-fabricated
  2. Stock abutments
  3. Encode
  4. Glidewell’s Inclusive
  5. Sirona’s Tibase System and design with 4.3 software

A comprehensive step-by-step overview of the process of creating custom abutments in-office with the Chairside 4.3 software will be provided. We will cover materials, software imaging, design, processing and assembly.


Nancy Kagan

Nancy Kagan is the founder of Summit Dental Partners LLC, a practice management consulting company working with dentists and dental practices throughout New England. She is also a frequent lecturer on matters relating to the daily operations of dental practices.

Nancy has enjoyed a long, satisfying career in the dental field. She began her career as a hygienist. After several years of clinical practice she started “Dental Temporaries”, one of the first temporary placement agencies serving the dental community. Nancy sold Dental Temporaries and had the opportunity to manage a large group practice from its inception. It was at that point that she discovered her real niche—developing systems and procedures to make dental practices more efficient and successful. 

Nancy is known for her hands on approach to consulting. She “partners” with her practices, both large and small, helping them address the many issues that affect today’s dental practices.


Pamela Dembski Hart

Pam brings extensive knowledge and twenty years experience in assisting dental and medical practices and ambulatory surgery centers to successfully meet federal, state and/or accreditation requirements. Currently as principal and founder of Healthcare Accreditation Resources LLC, Pam partners with medical and dental healthcare professionals to assist and provide them with the tools necessary to meet federal, state regulatory or accreditation requirements. Her expertise in OSHA regulatory compliance, Infection Prevention and Control, HIPAA and Accreditation/CMS standards helps to position your practice to achieve and maintain compliance as required by law.

Pam has been recognized by Becker’s Ambulatory Surgery Center Review Journal (2011, 2012 and 2013) as one of 200 women leaders in the surgery center industry who work tirelessly to oversee surgery center operations, orchestrate ASC purchases and partnerships, improve clinical quality, advocate for surgery centers on the political stage or otherwise benefit the industry.

Laurie LaBrie

Laurie LaBrie is the President of Integrated Human Resources, Inc. a Beverly based Human Resources Consulting Firm. Integrated deploys outsourcing strategies in the areas of human resources, worker’s compensation, employee benefits, benefits administration, and payroll to small businesses throughout the United States.

Laurie realized that although Human Resources administration does require several soft skills and solid communication expertise, the “business of human resources” is best achieved by setting up and executing all of the critical human resources processes — from hiring to firing — in an objective and systemic way.  This led her to  develop FullyINTEGRATED HR, Integrated’s proven, process-based system for effective human resources development, management and administration.

Course: COVER YOUR A$$ETS - 2 AGD Credits 

Dentistry is more complex now than ever and our doctors no longer practice just dentistry. The industry is multidimensional and even small practices need to be experts at business, sales, human resources, legal, regulatory compliance and more.

There are so many questions to be answered: Are you committing insurance fraud without knowing it? Are you doing the required annual risk assessments? Does anyone know about that little mistake you let slip through? Will your record keeping help you or put you behind bars? Will the regulatory fines be more than your retirement fund? Ultimately, the most important question is:  Should you be sleeping soundly at night?

This presentation is designed to put your mind at ease and outline three big risk areas: mis-management, employees and OSHA.


Patti DiGangi and Judy Bendit 

Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS and Judy Bendit, RDH, BS, are the air traffic controllers for this flight. They are national speakers who created and present this one-of-a-kind program including topics from eletronic health records, risk assessment, instrumentation, and ergonomics to name a few. They have successfully presented this program across the country since 2010.

Course: Attention All Dental Hygienists - Flight PlanChecklist - 6 AGD Credits

George is your 82 year old patient. His health is complex and he takes 12 medications daily. He keeps his routine hygiene appointments but his dental health is declining. What can we do to help? In this fast-paced all day event, we will take the best parts of every course you ever attended (lectures, hands-on workshops, brainstorming, face time with manufacturers) to create something new and unique. We use the idea of a flight plan checklist like a pilot uses and apply it to dentistry. Checklists help us create the most effective flight plan for our patients and can bring about striking improvements in their health.

A boarding pass moves participants through the day to their connecting flights with vendors traveling with colleagues and a flight bag to experience face-to-face hands-on experiences. They leave with a flight bag full of great ideas, samples, and much more.

After attending this 6 hour case-based CE Program, participants will:

  • Look at clinical concepts of using evidence-based dentistry to guide care
  • Investigate options to decide the best armamentarium
  • Summarize medical necessity narratives to facilitate insurance benefits
  • Tie it all together with checkslists that move you beyond your routine


Jeffrey B. Price, DDS

Dr. Price is an Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology and Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD and is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. In addition, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC and a visiting faculty member at the Spear Education Center and LD Pankey Institute. Before entering the profession of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Dr. Price practiced general and adult restorative dentistry in Hendersonville, NC for 24 years. While in practice, Dr. Price completed the continuum at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL. In addition, he attained his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as Diplomat status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Price is currently a Senior Editorial Board Member for the ICOI-sponsored journal, Implant Dentistry, and is a reviewer for the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Dental Education.

Course #1: Integrating Optimal Radiographic Techniques Into the Advanced Restorative Practice

2 AGD Credits

  • Review advanced 2D principles and optimized intraoral techniques that advanced restorative practices have mastered
  • Common, recurring misadventures in CBCT imaging
  • Detection of root fractures with CBCT—it is not as easy as it looks
  • CBCT imaging for everything except implant planning
    • TMJ evaluation
    • Endodontics
    • Conventional fixed prosthetics
    • Growth & development/orthodontics
    • Evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea; evaluate airways
    • Localization of impacted third molars
    • Pathology
    • Is medical billing right for your office?
      • ICD 10 Codes
      • What is CMS?
      • What is the IAC?

Course #2: The Role of 3D Radiology in Achieving Synergy with Digital and 3D Dentistry in the Modern Restorative Office  - 2 AGD Credits

  • Refresher on principles of CBCT imaging
  • Review of how to achieve maximal image quality
  • Advanced review of implant-specific anatomy as seen on CBCT scans
  • Advanced radiation safety principles & patient education training for CBCT imaging
  • Advanced review of interpretation/pathology
  • Advanced uses of CBCT including integration of CBCT data with restorative data

 Patrick Hayden, M.Ed

Owner & Principal, Hayden Education

Patrick Hayden has worked in the dental industry for over 18 years. His unique skill is understanding how adults learn. Patrick has taken the complex workflow of placing dental implants using 3D CAD/CAM technology and designed and developed a curriculum tailored for the most valuable resource in a dental practice - the dental TEAM. After visiting thousands of dental offices and conducting hundreds of education courses on dental implants at Straumann, Patrick has seen first hand that the most successful dental practices are those who function as a cohesive TEAM. Through consistent, informed messaging the TEAM communicates to patients with conviction about how dental implants can improve their health and their lives. 

Patrick earned his Masters of Education in Curriculum Design and Adult Learning Theory from the University of Massachusetts. He facilitates his classes with enthusiasm and humor and knows that adults learn best in a positive environment where they are engaged, interact, and can apply what they learned back effectively in the office after the training.

Course:  Transforming Staff into a TEAM. Effective Patient Communication of Dental Implants & Digital Technology - 2 AGD Credits

3D digital technology for the planning, placement, and restoration of dental implants has never been more predictable and exciting. The dental TEAM can be the most untapped resource in a dental practice. How often has the dentist made a dental implant therapy recommendation to a patient only for that patient to then turn to the hygienist, dental assistant, or front desk and ask them: “What do you think?” An impactful, educated consistent answer to that question by all the members of the TEAM can dramatically impact case acceptance for optimal treatment for missing teeth, and practice growth. To maximize this significant practice growth opportunity for the dental practice, it is imperative for the entire dental TEAM to consistently demonstrate proficient, consultative knowledge of dental implants and the digital workflow.

Staff members learn to become a confident, positive TEAM in their practice through a combination of presentation, hands-on, and interactive discussion. In addition, course attendees will have an opportunity to practice their newly acquired knowledge individually, and in small groups, and receive coaching and feedback before returning to the office to actually apply their new knowledge and skills with their patients and play an active role in reinventing and growing the dental practice.

 “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill


Bill Barton, MM, BS, CDT, TE

Bill Barton, is a Technical Consultant for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Bill has been a dental laboratory technician, manager and educator for over 31 years, serving 25 years in the United States Air Force prior to joining the Ivoclar Vivadent Technical Services Department in 2009. His extensive technical background includes experience in all phases of fixed and removable prosthetics. Bill’s role within the Technical Services Department is to provide unsurpassed customer support, lead training/education programs at the International Center for Dental Education, and perform in-depth product testing.

Patrick Coon, CDT, TE

Patrick has over 26 years experience in the dental technology field.   He completed the U.S. Air Force’s dental laboratory training course at Shepherd Air Force Base (AFB) in Wichita Falls, TX in 1988. He has worked in all areas and capacities in the dental laboratory. His last assignment before retirement was as manager of the Air Force's second largest base dental laboratory (Keesler AFB) managing 14 technicians. After retirement from the Air Force, Patrick continued working for the federal government as the senior technician and trainer at Keesler AFB, training new technicians arriving from technical training school. He received his A.A.S Degree in Dental Laboratory Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in 2000 and his CDT certifications in 2004 (Crown and Bridge) and in 2006 (Orthodontics). Patrick left federal service in June 2013 to join Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. as a Technical Consultant where his duties include assisting customers with technical issues, teaching courses, and in research and testing of materials for both Ivoclar Vivadent and Wieland Dental, which is now part of the Ivoclar Vivadent group.

Course: Stain & Glaze Anterior - Ivoclar Hands-on - 2 AGD Credits and Stain & Glaze Posterior

2 AGD Credits

One of the biggest challenges in today's CAD/CAM practice is to produce  restorations that are not only functionally correct but also esthetically pleasing.  The objectives of the seminar are to provide theoretical and hands-on training in staining and glazing techniques of chairside ceramics for dentists, assistants and/or hygienists working in CAD/CAM offices.  Topics covered will include: Bloc selection and creating natural contours and surface texture while featuring the IPS e.Max CAD material.


Ed Kisling

Edward Kisling is a president of Victoria Management Strategies Inc., a company dedicated to presenting quality seminars for the dental community. He is North America's premier speaker on credit and collection in the dental office. A previous owner of 24 credit bureaus and 25 collection agencies and a professional speaker for over 10 years to dental societies and conventions, Mr. Kisling's three-hour seminars are fast-paced, humurous and fact-filled.

Course: Credit and Collections - How to Collect from Patients and Still Keep Them Your Patients

2 AGD Credits

Attendees will learn all aspects of credit and collection, including proper use of credit cards, how to effectively collect your accounts receivable by telephone, conducting a collection interview, skip trace, how to practice "preventive accounts receivable", when to use an outside agency and how to collect from "friends of the dentist".

T. Andre Shirdan

In 2014 Andre celebrates 25 years of helping practices create systems for treatment planing, team training, goal attainment and technology integration. He founded The Systems, a dental practice management, training and consulting firm that created the C.R.E.W. training process and was contributing creator of the companies Dentalife, Dynamic Dental Systems and HMS and the periodontal protocol Stat-Ck . He joined Patterson Dental in 2005. His presentation have informed and entertained hundreds of audiences across the country while motivating practices to generate better results and creating fluent processes.

Course #1: Build Your Team, Build Your Practice and Stop Missed Appointments  - 2 AGD Credits

Are you chasing patients and never catching them? Are you ready to do this in the blink of an eye? Learn the fundamentals of recall by utilizing better verbal skills, customer service and technology uses by companies like Disney. This event is for dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and business team members. Bring your reports, bring your calculators and let's dig into what the numbers of the practice tell us.

Course #2: Eaglesoft Treasures - 2 AGD Credits 

Are you getting 100% from your Practice Management software ? Are you ready to dig deep into features that have existed for years but you never knew they were there ? This course benefits the entire dental team. Learn to use Eaglesoft more like a personal chef and less like a recipe box. Andre will spend lots of time in an open forum for audience questions. This event is for dentists, hygienists, dental assistsnts and business team members who are Eaglesoft users.



Mary Horvath

Mary's background includes over 39 years spent in the dental industry. She has a clinical, administrative and consulting background, in which she has been actively involved with insurance, clinical and dental management seminars. Over the last 13 years she has worked with Patterson Dental in positions such as Regional Training Advisor, Regional Technology Manager, and presently as a Corporate Regional Level 3 Technology Advisor. Mary has been very active as a CTC and Practice Masters Seminar presenter for over 11 years.

She resides in North Carolina and has two grown daughters living one town over in North Carolina. Her lifetime joys are her three grandchildren, Brayden, Kendall and Kinley, all living in North Carolina.

Course: The Digital Toolbox - 2 AGD Credits

Explore how to use Patterson technologies, our Digital Toolbox, to enchance the dental experience for your patients.  By creating the ultimate patient experience, your case acceptance and patient referrals will increase, creating higher production and the practice lifestyle you strive for.  You will learn:

  • The best practices for presenting treatment plans and educating your patients in and out of the office
  • How to stay connected with patient information while away from the office
  • Technologies to help your team be more efficient and productive
  • Reports in Eaglesoft to track your practice success


When: Nov 7, 2014 7 AM to Nov 8, 2014 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07 )
NEMRA Presents: Advancing Market Research - Challenging the Norm

New England Marketing Research Association Survey:

Question: Why should I attend? Check all that apply.

  • Luminary speakers from leading companies
  • Impressive agenda, for service providers and corporate researchers
  • Great educational value — PRC credits available
  • Career planning events
  • Socializing beats social media. Meet 150 future colleagues

Answer: All of the above. 

  • Early bird: $109 for MRA members, $149 for non-members. After October 27th, $30 additional.
  • Admission includes all sessions, networking, lunch, snacks, beverages and parking. 

8 Amazing Speakers

The NEMRA Board of Directors has assembled 8 world-class experts to come to Waltham on November 18th.

  1. Katie Cleary, Campbell’s Soup, The Future of Research Reporting – Telling our Consumer’s Stories
  2. Delanea Davis, Solstice Strategy Partners, What it takes to be Successful in a Fortune 100 as a Corporate Researcher
  3. Rob Duboff, HawkPartners, Behavioral Economics: Rebooting Market Research for the 2000s
  4. Allan Fromen, IDC, Three rules to successfully advance your career
  5. Charlie Richards, Tonic Insight USA, Behavioral Economics
  6. Namika Sagara, Ph.D, Behavioral Scientist, The Irrational Consumer - Understanding the Consumer Decision Making Process Using Behavioral Economics
  7. Charles Swann, LRW (Lieberman Research Worldwide), Non-Conscious Decision Making
  8. Jonathan Tice, Decipher Inc., Data from the Masses for the Masses: Complex Data from a Multi-platform World

For the agenda, details and registration please visit newenglandmra.com/nemra-event/fall2014

Want to get your company in front of 100+ New England market researchers? CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION. Any questions about sponsoring? Contact Ryan Barry (ryan.barry@zappistore.com) or Kathryn Korostoff (kkorostoff@researchrockstar.com).

If you’re interested in staying at one of the local participating hotels overnight, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

When: Nov 18, 2014 9 AM to Nov 18, 2014 6 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09 )
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School Fall Open Houses - 10/19 and 11/2
At Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, We Teach the Way Students Learn
On October 19th and November 2nd the CH-CH Admissions Office will welcome prospective students and their families to campus for our Fall Open Houses. These open houses will provide visiting students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful interactions with current students and teachers through in-depth campus tours, example classroom activities, and a lively student panel discussion. The open house program offers visiting students a unique, genuine perspective of what it’s like to learn and participate in CH-CH’s dynamic community. Parents will gain an understanding of how we teach the way students learn through discussions with faculty members, department leaders and current CH-CH parents.
Registration is between 12:30pm and 1:00pm in The Commons (located at 375 Lexington St.), and the activities for the program are as follows:
  • Students tour campus with faculty and current students, while parents participate in break-out sessions with teachers, administrators, and current parents for information regarding our Skills and Academic program, how we teach the way students learn, and student life;
  • Parents tour campus with current students and faculty, while students participate in a sample class and enjoy an ice cream social and panel with our current students!
The program ends at 3:00pm. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Isabelle Cotton in the Admissions Office at admissions@chch.org, or by calling 781-314-0804. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

If you would like an individual campus tour and school visit, please contact the Admissions Office. 

We hope to see you soon!

Lisa Pelrine, Director of Admissions




When: Nov 2, 2014 1 PM to Nov 2, 2014 4 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 13 )
Special Exhibit Talk with Sondra Celli, crystal couture designer and star of TLC’s hit series, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

A special exhibit talk with Sondra Celli, crystal couture designer and star of TLC’s hit series, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. This talk features a Q & A. Light refreshments will be served. 

YOLANDA is a textile and fashion arts exhibit featuring extraordinary designs and accessories from the late 20th century. The exhibit celebrates fashion icon, brilliant business entrepreneur, and innovative marketing genius, Yolanda Cellucci. On display will be an array of couture ensembles and high fashion accessories on loan from Yolanda's private collection, the Lasell College Fashion Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. This fine selection of garments features pieces by celebrated designers such as: Bob Mackie, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Stephen Yearick and more.     

When: Nov 20, 2014 6 PM to Nov 20, 2014 8 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18 )
Spring Awakening
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2 – 5 p.m.

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical,SPRING AWAKENINGis a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.

It's Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can't concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they've ever felt.SPRING AWAKENINGexplores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children.SPRING AWAKENINGcelebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

This celebration of rebellion provides the perfect opportunity to feature performers of all types, as well as the flexibility to creatively use costumes, set pieces, and lighting. Featuring a pop-rock score, this is an ideal show for talented vocalists with strong acting abilities.

Sponsored by Tympanium Euphorium

Organization: Tympanium Euphorium

When: Nov 16, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00 )
First Event 2015 Transgender Conference

When: Jan 21, 2015 12 AM to Jan 25, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00 )

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