Showing posts with label conferences. Show all posts
Showing posts with label conferences. Show all posts

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Conversation with Town Councilor Cobi Frongillo - 05/02/22 (audio)

FM #787 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 787 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Town Councilor Cobi Frongillo conducted in the Franklin TV/Franklin Public Radio Studio on May 2, 2022. 

We talk about Cobi’s recent conference trip and recent bike ride around Franklin. 

The recording runs about 53 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Cobi as we discuss the conference takeaways, housing, transportation, zoning, and how it applies to Franklin.

Audio file ->


Conference website -> 

Session streaming links -> 

Day 1 conference thread - 

Day 2 conference thread - 

Day 3 conference thread - 

Mass Housing Partnership’s “DataTown” highlights for Franklin

Bike ride thread -> 


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one of the data points from the Mass Housing Partnership’s “DataTown” highlights for Franklin
one of the data points from the Mass Housing Partnership’s “DataTown” highlights for Franklin

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Early-bird registration for the 2021 MNN Annual Conference now OPEN

You are receiving this email because you registered for a webinar or Regional Meeting with the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. I am excited to share that registration for our 2021 Annual Conference is now available. We hope you can join us from Tuesday, October 5 to Friday, October 8!

Early-bird registration rates are now open. The rates include substantial discounts for attendees from MNN member nonprofits, non-member nonprofits, and for-profit affiliate members. MNN nonprofit members save 40% off of the regular registration price.

Early-bird registration ends Friday, September 12. Sign up today to save on the price of admission!

This year's conference will feature:
  • Moderated virtual networking sessions to engage with your nonprofit peers;
  • The awarding of two Lifetime Achievement Awards to accomplished nonprofit sector professionals;
  • Over 20 workshops designed to help nonprofit professionals be more effective and efficient, including workshops entitled, "Addressing the Challenges of a Truly Inclusive, Multicultural Board" and "How to Leverage Skills-Based Volunteering for COVID-19 Recovery and Capacity Building;"
  • Exhibitors with products and services to enhance your organization's work.

Click below to register. Don't hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Madeleine Morgan
Director of Programs and Services
This year's conference will include:
This year, watch and engage with workshops live or on your own time. Experience conference like never before with access to over 25 hours of educational content and networking.

The conference workshops will cover a variety of topics for every stage of a nonprofit career, from fundraising to strategies to address equity, diversity, and inclusion in a nonprofit organization.

Virtual Event Platform
Attendees will have access to a virtual conference portal through Whova that allows them to easily navigate workshops, schedule meetings with other attendees, participate in networking hours, view the attendee list, and explore the services of our sponsors and exhibitors.

Join us for a conference orientation on Wednesday, September 22nd at 10 AM.
Networking Opportunities
Hundreds of conference attendees will take advantage of the collective experience and expertise of hundreds of professionals while building lasting connections. Enjoy moderated virtual networking sessions with your peers.

In addition, you'll have access to an attendee list at any time through Whova to arrange meetings with potential connections.

Inspirational Speakers
The conference will feature inspirational speakers with exceptional stories of impact from their careers, including the presentation of two Lifetime Achievement Awards to champions of the nonprofit sector.

Stay tuned for the announcements of this year's speakers!
Interested in sponsoring this year's event? Learn more and sign up here!

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network | 2 Atlantic Avenue, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02110

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Dr. Linden receives the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) Sara Ann Paul Educator of the Year Award

On October 20, Dr. Monica Linden, Franklin resident and School Committee member, was awarded the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) Sara Ann Paul Educator of the Year Award, at the Society for Neuroscience's Annual Conference held in Chicago, IL. This award is "given annually to a regular member or fellow of FUN in recognition of notable efforts related to promoting effective teaching of neuroscience at the undergraduate level."

Dr. Linden is a Senior Lecturer at Brown University where she has taught in the neuroscience department for over 8 years. She was nominated for the award by 8 current and former students. They praised her contributions to increasing inclusivity and honoring diversity throughout her work teaching and advising students, as well as through her service to Brown and the broader academic community. They pointed to her inclusion of social justice topics in her neuroscience courses, her safe and comfortable learning environments, and her diversity and inclusion syllabus statement which has been shared broadly and incorporated into syllabi from across the country.

The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience is an academic society committed to enhancing undergraduate neuroscience education. Their mission includes increasing undergraduate participation in research, disseminating innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education, and developing networks for faculty development.

For more about Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience visit their web page

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience web page
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience web page

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

In the News: Dean switches athletic conference; gambling expansion hearings; brewers-distributors don't agree

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The Great Northeast Athletic Conference has announced the addition of Dean College as its newest full core member institution beginning with the 2020-21 academic year, as recently announced by GNAC Commissioner Joe Walsh.

Dean College is currently a member of the New England Collegiate Conference for all sports excluding football.

In all, 14 of Dean’s 15 varsity sport programs will compete initially in the GNAC: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and men’s and women’s volleyball."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Dean's mascot "Boomer" out on the lawn recently
Dean's mascot "Boomer" out on the lawn recently

"Eight years after Massachusetts legalized casino gambling and while lawmakers are weighing further expansions of gaming, a Hopkinton couple told lawmakers the story of how “the spread of commercialized gambling” has turned their lives and business upside down, and warned lawmakers against further promoting gambling.

Sara and Jeff Austin, who own and operate a sound engineering firm in Framingham, noticed a few unauthorized transactions on a bank statement in December 2018. Their bookkeeper, Antonis Mallios, assured them it was an accounting error and would be rectified in no time.

But as the Austins sorted through seven years of records, they and law enforcement realized Mallios had allegedly stolen $885,000 from the company and another $470,000 from a Methuen health center where he also kept the books."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"Brewers and beer distributors are renewing the effort to create new pathways out of their business partnerships, but a “compromise” bill put forward by distributors has already been rejected by brewers, who are offering a plan they said would be “painful” for them but still preferable to the distributors’ option.

“We’re not trying to make it easy for us to leave our wholesalers,” said Boston Beer Company founder Jim Koch. “We’re willing to make it very painful in order to get something done. We’d love it differently, but it’s not going to happen. We have to make it painful for us.”

Under current law, once a beer supplier has worked with a particular distributor for six months, that distributor has indefinite rights to the products it has already distributed, and a supplier can only terminate the contract if the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission determines that the distributor has violated one of five statutorily-defined conditions."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Monday, December 31, 2018

3rd Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Conference - Jan 16, 2019

Looking for FHS athletic results over the weekend, I found this video from State Rep Jeff Roy touting the 3rd Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Conference to be held Jan 16, 2019 in Westboro on the MIAA webpage.

The video:

Jeff Roy and the MIAA Opioid Misuse Prevention Conference from MIAA on Vimeo.

Or find the video here

To register for the Conference

3rd Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Conf
3rd Annual Opioid Misuse Prevention Conf

Thursday, November 10, 2016

"a great opportunity to create some dialogue"

By Joe Clark and Jaron May, Student Reporters

"Behind all of the great competition that happens in the Hockomock League, there are some amazing students, coaches and athletic directors that embody the values of sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork. These influential people all came together on Wednesday at Oliver Ames High School for the the Hockomock League’s Captains Conference for 2016/2017 Winter and Spring Sports. 
Over 500 Hockomock captains listened to messages that stressed the importance of leadership and sportsmanship in athletics by having students participate in group activities, listening to a guest speaker, and talking to other captains about effective leadership. 
The day began with the theme of leadership. To start, the captains were challenged with a simple, yet thought-provoking request – to find the best quote that defines leadership. While making the rounds, there were many worthy quotes that defined what a leader is, the most popular being John C. Maxwell’s “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

Continue reading the article online at

one of the gallery of photos from the event, click through to find more
one of the gallery of photos from the event, click through to find more

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Franklin Schools: Early dismissal Weds-Thur

half days today and Thursday for elementary school conferences

Parmenter school sign with early dismissal Nov 4-5
Parmenter school sign with early dismissal Nov 4-5

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two big events in April 2015 open to the Public


The American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, April 8, 12:45 pm - 8:00pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
91 Jordan Road
Franklin, MA


New England Family History Conference (
Saturday, April 11, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Admission is free 
 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 
91 Jordan Road 
Franklin, MA

Friday, November 5, 2010

Stress and Your Teen Conference - Nov 13

Are you a parent dealing with teenagers? Have a challenging time?

This conference might be good to learn what contributes to teenage stress and get some tools to help your family live a happier and healthier life amidst everyday stresses!

Stress and Your Teen Conference

Register at

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010 8:30AM – 3:00PM

Franklin, MA

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It is worth taking the chance

You want to go to Job Search Jam Sessions but you're waiting for the phone call for that interview.

THAT interview. You know. The one that will land you in the dream job and get you off unemployment.

But you really would like to go to Job Search Jam Sessions. You heard it was such a great time in May.

Folks learned about negotiating, entrepreneurship, networking, resumes and LinkedIn. Someone from the Milford Career Center came to showcase their suite of programs.

It was held in Hopkinton and those who went really liked the event. They asked for more sessions. They asked for a longer day.

Now it is coming on Friday, October 1. A full day with more sessions. And yet, you are waiting for that phone call.

You know, there is a way to solve that. You can register via the link below. You can either pay via credit card or select to pay at the door. If you get the phone call you can cancel out your registration and get a full refund (if you paid via credit card).

This is an easy thing to do. All the organizers know how you feel. Torn, frustrated with waiting. But if the phone call comes, you can get a full refund. We understand. We've been there. Some of us are still there. Your interview, your job search takes priority.

We do want you to register if you think you will be able to go so we can plan for the food accordingly. This operation is running on the little income generated by the registration fees. There are no major corporate sponsors. No one is paying for this. You and I are with our contributions of time and money.

Why? Because we can and should do this. Because we are all in this together and by helping each other. By learning, sharing and networking together, we will find the position that we should. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But we will find it.

Register here to take part. If you do get the call about that interview, let us know and you'll get your full refund.

Register for Job Search Jam Sessions 2 in Hopkinton, MA  on Eventbrite

Franklin, MA

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

K12 Online Conference

There is a great conference om K12 education occurring using the Internet this week. Three good links for presentations that occurred yesterday can be found here. Each link will take you to the individual page where you can see the video or listen to the audio of the presentation along with additional reference links.

1 -

Parallel Play or Collaboration–Leveraging the Wiki Platform for High Quality Work

from K12 Online Conference 2008

Thriving in a Collaborative Web 2.0 Classroom: The “Great Debate” and “Student News Action Network”

from K12 Online Conference 2008

Engaging Our Youngest Minds

from K12 Online Conference 2008

Saturday, November 28, 2009

K12 Online Conference

The K12 Online Conference is around the corner. Here is a cool video clip teaser for the Digital Writers Workshop scheduled to be presented by Jackie Gerstein.

Find more videos like this on K12 Online Conference

What and when is the K12 Online Conference?
The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2009 conference theme is “Bridging the Divide.” This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote by classroom teacher and international educator Kim Cofinothe week of November 30, 2009. The following two weeks, December 7-11 and December 14-17, over fifty presentations will be posted online to our conference blog and our conference Ning for participants to view, download, and discuss. Live Events in the form of three “Fireside Chats” are listed on the events page of our conference Ning and Facebook fan page, and live events will continue in 2010 through twice-monthly “K-12 Online Echo” webcasts on EdTechTalk. Everyone is encouraged to participate in both live events during and after the conference as well as asynchronous conversations.  Over 122 presentations from 20082007, and 2006 are available, along with archived live events. Follow the K12 Online Conference onTwitter and Facebook!

The K12 Online Conference website can be found here