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Rock on! Boston tech conferences get an entertainment upgrade

In boom times for the tech industry, the bands playing the private parties and customer conferences get more recognizable. This year, acts like OK Go, Parliament Funkadelic, and the Dropkick Murphys have played for fist-pumping crowds of social media mavens, digital publishing gurus, and roboticists.

 

A few snapshots from the fall concert season…

 

Just before its October initial public offering, the digital marketing company HubSpot had two big acts at Inbound, its annual customer conclave. Viral video hit-meisters OK Go made a surprise morning appearance during the conference, playing “Here It Goes Again.” Yes, there were people doing the famous treadmill routine onstage at the Boston Convention and Expo Center, too.

 

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
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@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

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Convention center plans Wi-Fi improvements for 2015

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority said Tuesday that it would spend $2.6 million to upgrade its wireless network to support more users.

 

Over the next several months, the convention center will increase the number of Wi-Fi access points from 113 to at least 580. The public body that manages the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center said it had hired three companies to plan, install, and test the new Wi-Fi network, which it plans to phase in from May to September 2015.

 

“It used to be people were bringing in one device. Now we’re seeing some folks carry two, three, four devices into this environment, and all of those devices create more traffic on our network,” said Steve Snyder, the convention center’s chief technical officer.

 

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

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2014 in Photos: 45 Beautiful Pictures Taken in Boston This Year

December is a month for reflection – if you can find some quiet time between holiday parties, online shopping and flight delays. Whether you find yourself clicking through lists charting the year's best albums, red carpet outfits or Taylor Swift moments, it's the perfect time to pause on the year that was before barreling into 2015.

 

And while we're at it, why not look back on some of the best photos taken in Boston in 2014? Not only do we get to revisit the year in chronological order, but we have the privileged perspective of dazzling photography. Some of the shots we found worth revisiting include the Esplanade in the snow, the Public Garden in the spring and the TD Garden's homage to Mayor Thomas Menino after he passed away this fall. But the post serves almost as a rewind, then fast forward of the year in Boston: Watch as the snow melts, spring blooms, Red Sox season returns, Memorial Day flags pop up, Boston Calling goes by, the Fourth of July fireworks pop off, the leaves fall and Christmas lights reappear, all in 45 shots.

 

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

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Rock on! Boston tech conferences get an entertainment upgrade

In boom times for the tech industry, the bands playing the private parties and customer conferences get more recognizable. This year, acts like OK Go, Parliament Funkadelic, and the Dropkick Murphys have played for fist-pumping crowds of social media mavens, digital publishing gurus, and roboticists.

 

A few snapshots from the fall concert season…

 

Just before its October initial public offering, the digital marketing company HubSpot had two big acts at Inbound, its annual customer conclave. Viral video hit-meisters OK Go made a surprise morning appearance during the conference, playing “Here It Goes Again.” Yes, there were people doing the famous treadmill routine onstage at the Boston Convention and Expo Center, too.

 

Read more

Feature Video

Testimonial

"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

Social

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

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Which 2 Boston Eateries Made this ‘Best Italian Restaurants in America’ List?

When it comes to authentic Italian food, Boston certainly has plenty of it. Not only are we home to the North End’s Italian fare but many of our restaurants have also somehow managed to make this category of food even better (if that’s possible).

 

Two of those local Italian eateries have even earned a nod in Thrillist’s list of “Best Italian Restaurants in America” for doing just that .

 

The list included Brookline restaurant, Ribelle, and South End favorite, Coppa. Thrillist claims that Ribelle pushes the traditional Italian envelope, noting that “when a restaurant’s name literally means ‘rebel’ in Italian, you know you’re not getting strictly traditional fare -- and Ribelle in Brookline delivers on that promise.”

 

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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@MassConvention: Don't forget - you can still submit a photo for our #MeOnTheMarquee campaign! See your pic featured on our marquee! ow.ly/Kd9VT

Ever wish your picture could be on the BCEC's 79-foot-tall Marquee? Be a part of our new "Me on the Marquee" collection, by submitting a photo that answers the question "How Does Boston Move You?" Selected photos will be featured on Marquee during the week of the Boston Marathon. Check our website for more info and the rules!
http://massconvention.com/community/me-on-the-marquee

@MassConvention: The BCEC is filled with fresh fish for #SENA15. It's a seafood lovers dream!

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