Thank you to MIT/Lincoln Labs for sponsoring our Speaker Series.

Dozens of business, community, and civic leaders are donating their time and expertise to support Base Camp Online through our virtual guest speaker program. These programs are free and almost limitless (200+ attendance cap), they are open to anyone. The experts will share their personal and professional story, their background, and a little about what it’s like to work in their field. The virtual classroom manager will take chat questions from the audience and the guest speaker will answer the questions.

If you are a professional and would be willing to volunteer and serve as a guest speaker, please email Mariama Sano at [email protected]

Each session is FREE but space is limited so be sure to register with us online. All sessions begin at 3:00pm unless otherwise noted. Click on the sessions below to register.

Tuesday, August 18th - Peter Reynolds

Creativity champion, Peter H. Reynolds, is a NY Times best-selling author & illustrator.  Peter's award-winning books The Dot, Ish, The Word CollectorHappy DreamerSay Something, and soon to be released, Be You, among many others, inspire children and “grown up children” with his messages about authentic learning, creativity, bravery, empathy, and courageous self-expression.

Peter also illustrated the best selling I am Yoga, I am Peace, I am Human (which was recently a #1 NYT Best selling picture book!), I am Love, and The Water Princess with Susan Verde, as well as, the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. Peter lives in the Boston area where he founded The Blue Bunny, a family-owned and operated children’s book, toy, & creativity store, as well as their online shop The Dot Central.   Reynolds was honored recently by having his book The Word Collector read live by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Peter and his twin brother Paul, launched the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity (TLC). The center is a not-for-profit organization that encourages creativity and innovation in teaching and learning.

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Speaker Series

Speaker Series: Highlights

Speakers who have joined us in the past:

April 2 - Mike Durkin - President of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

April 3 - John Judge – President & CEO of the Appalachian Mountain Club

April 6 - Lawrence DiCara - attorney, author, and former Boston City Councilor

April 8 - Bree Sullivan – - Bree Sullivan, P.E., Senior Civil and Environmental Engineer at Bayside Engineering

April 9 – Peter Brennan - Peter Brennan, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

April 10 - David Clayman - - David Clayman, Wealth Advisor

April 13 - Denise Jillson – - Denise Jillson, Executive Director of Harvard Business Association

April 14 - Erin Scott – - Erin Scott, Fitness Professional

April 15 - Reinier Moquete – - Reinier Moquete, CEO and co-founder of Advoqt Cybersecurity

April 16 - Francisco Urena – - Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans' Affairs

April 17 - Mike Wankum – - On-Air Meteorologist & Weather Producer/Reporter for WCVB- Channel 5

April 20 – James Fitzgerald - James is a veteran who served 9 years for our country and was stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Currently, he is pursuing a degree in public administration at Medgar Evers College. He serves as a mentor for Travis Manion Foundation

April 21 – Katie O’Brien - Katie Locke O'Brien, television director, actress and producer

April 22 – Abubakr Fakhry - founder of Arkanum Adventures

April 23 – Maria Gatu Johnson - Dr. Maria Gatu Johnson, research scientist at MIT Plasma Science & Fusion Center

April 24 – Anthony Consigli - Anthony Consigli is the chief executive officer of Consigli Construction Co., Inc

April 27 - Barry Sloan – - Chairman, President & CEO of Century Bank

April 28 - Bob Higgins – - Robert (Bob) F. Higgins is a Founder and Managing Partner of Causeway Media Partners

April 29 - Randy Price – - Randy Price is a former anchor of WCVB’s “EyeOpener,” New England’s #1 early morning newscast

April 30 – William Gross - William G. Gross is the 42nd Police Commissioner of the City of Boston.

May 1 – Meredith Moss - Meredith Moss founded Finomial

May 4 - Greg Durso – - Program Director for the Kelly Brush Foundation

May 5 - Eric Evans – - Director of MIT Lincoln Laboratory

May 6 – Micah Mortali - Micah Mortali, Director of Outdoor Education & Programming at Kripalu

May 7 – Dr. Beth Horton - Park Archaeologist for Yellowstone National Park

May 8 - Steve Murphy – - Fire Chief, Milton, MA

May 11 - Sebastian Wright - – Beekeper

May 13 - Tim Puopolo – - City of Cambridge Watershed Protection Ranger

May 14 - Zack Heider - - Geologist at Occidental Petroleum Corporation

May 15 - Keith Hirst – - Respiratory Therapist

May 18 - Jim Carmody – - Vice President & General Manager of the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

May 19 - Tim Cahill – - President & Executive Director of The Quincy Chamber of Commerce

May 20 - Julie Cullen - - Licensed Social Worker

May 21 - Sarath Krishnaswamy - - Vice President for Automation at Smith + Nephew

May 22 - Fatoumata Bah – - Medical student at UMass Memorial Medical Center

May 26 - James Harrington – - Opera Singer

May 27 - YWCA Panel – - 3 representatives share with us some of the ways the organization support victims and survivors of Domestic Violence

May 28 - Sade White - - Artist

May 29 - Rob Pagnano – - musician and recording artist

June 1 - Donna Ward – - Founder and Lead Educator for Miss Donna's Place

June 2 - James DiClemente - - Director of Center for MEDICS

June 3 - Mohamed Dioubate - - legal officer on the joint project of the international federation for human rights and the Guinean organization of human rights

June 4 - Queen Banda – - Journalist at WCTV in Wareham and WCAI, Cape and Islands NPR Station, Woods Hole

June 5 - Mark Chilutti - - Assistant Vice President of Development- Magee Rehab Hospital

June 8 - Carrie Gibson - - 5th Scottish woman to reach the top of Mount Everest and the first Scout Leader to summit as part of a Scouting Expedition

June 9 - Melissa Kaye – - manager of  The Joshua Kaye Foundation and co-founder of Mommy Business

June 10 - Kandice Tebou - - co-founder of Tebou Carpentry & Woodworking

June 11 - Kira LaFosse Baker - - Lead Educators for Home Base Learning Center

June 12 – Rebecca Forbes - - oversees programmatic engagement and community building for Travis Manion Foundation's Northeast region

June 15 - Aboubacar Konate - - Bridge Designer in HDR’s Boston Office

June 16 - Samantha Casseus - - full stack developer at Perkin Elmer

June 17 – Peter Glick - - Chairman of NanoImaging Services

June 18 - Chris Boran - - Principal Software Architect for Salesforce’s Commerce Cloud

June 19 - Darcie Bays - - Founder and Owner of Scadicon Services, Inc.

June 23 - Meghan McPherson - - Director of Emergency Management at Mount Sinai Queens Hospital

June 24 - John Andres - -

June 25 - Chris Eckelkamp - - Vocational Specialist with Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School

Juneteenth Edition - Parlee Jones, Sha-Asia Medina & Jenn Kanze-Eaton -

June 29 - Tony Malone - - Professional Visual Artist

July 1 – Mayor Dan Rivera - - Mayor for City of Lawrence

July 2 - Emmanuel Owusu - - Co-founder and Executive Director of African Bridge Network

July 3 – Rev. Irene Monroe – Stonewall Edition - - Ordained Minister and nationally acclaimed activist

July 8 – Kyle Nelson – - Management Consultant with Green Castle Associates Consulting