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September 27, 2016

Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team Part of IDEAS UMass Boston’s October 26 Lineup

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The University of Massachusetts Boston’s annual thought-leadership conference, IDEAS UMass Boston, returns to the campus a month from today. Leading innovators from Boston representing science, business, and the arts will present their next big idea in a half-day, fast-paced format on October 26 in the Campus Center Ballroom.

This year’s lineup also includes a luncheon panel discussion with The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, which was featured in this year’s Academy Award-winning movie, Spotlight. Callie Crossley, host of WGBH’s Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, is moderating the event.

“IDEAS UMass Boston is truly a remarkable event and one which we are grateful to host,” said UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley. “It’s a chance to learn about cutting-edge ideas before anyone else and to network with experts who are leaders in their fields.”

This year’s speakers are:

The luncheon panel discussion includes:

  • Scott AllenThe Boston Globe Spotlight Team
  • Sacha PfeifferThe Boston Globe Spotlight Team
  • Todd Wallack, The Boston Globe Spotlight Team
  • Callie CrossleyUnder the Radar with Callie Crossley

Tickets are $75 a person for corporations and individuals, $50 a person for nonprofit organizations, and $25 a person for students. To register, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or read up on this year’s speakers, visit

IDEAS UMass Boston is sponsored by UMass Boston, Plymouth Rock Assurance, and Flagship. Media partners are the Boston Business Journal and MassInc.