Innovation is a guiding principle and an active concept of research and development in both Boston and the cable industry. But where does it live? Does it need a physical space and community to foster competition and productivity? The reinvention of the Boston Waterfront or Seaport District is the answer to that question- the re-branding efforts began in 2009 on the rezoned district, offering business incentives and building on the municipal planning that sought to redefine the urban landscape. Encouraged by public funding and massive infrastructural planning, the Innovation District will serve as a testing ground for new technologies in connectivity, transportation and city planning.
The Innovation District plants the seed of a green high technology future: the diverse living spaces and lifestyle options create an attractive space for entrepreneurs to base their campuses. The clean energy and connectivity initiatives support an environment for positive development.
To top it all off: the Boston Convention and Exposition Center, which will host The Cable Show May 21-23, finds it’s home smack dab in the middle of the emerging Innovation District.
Boston is one of the most historically significant cities in theUnited States. While in town for the cable Show 2012, you can experience a rich and varied history through world renowned landmarks on Boston’s Freedom Trail, one of America’s first walking tours. The Freedom Trail takes visitors through 16 famous sites and 250 years over the course of 2.5 miles along a red brick walking trail. Over the course of an afternoon, amateur historians can soak in the birth of a nation and the sites of some of the most notable events in the American Revolution.
From Boston Common, the first park in the country, to Paul Revere’s house; the Freedom Trail sets the scene for some of the most important events in colonial Boston. Other sites include The Old State House, from whose balcony the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed in 1776, and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
When The Cable Show comes to Boston it may, it brings a history of innovation more than matched by the city. Nowhere is that pedigree in discovery more on display than Boston’s Museum of Science. Located on the Charles River in the appropriately named Science Park in Back Bay; the museum features over 500 interactive exhibits in every field, from astronomy to natural history to modern computing. The Museum of Science is also home to the Charles Hyden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni IMAX Theater-the only domed IMAX Theater in New England. It’s even an accredited zoo; home to over 100 rescued and rehabilitated animals.
Starting in 1830 as the Boston Museum of Natural History, the Museum was conceived as a place to display natural history specimens from individual collections. After World War II it was sold, expanded and reborn as the Museum of Science, with the goal of housing all sciences under one roof. It would continue to grow, incorporating The Computer Museum into the interactive exhibits and opening the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center which takes breaking advances in the scientific field and hosts seminars by the scientists and inventors involved.