More programming, parties, and spirits are coming to HUBweek this year

The innovation festival will return to Boston in October.

Boston, MA- October 12, 2017: LED furniture decorates an outdoor lounge at HUBweek on City Hall Plaza in Boston, MA  on October 12, 2017. Some of the biggest names in technology, business, science, and the arts gather in Boston this week as the HUBweek festival returns for its third year, its organizers hoping to solidify the event’s foundation as a civic staple.
The wide-ranging festival features some 175 events over six days, with high-profile speakers, a documentary film series, and town hall-style discussions on issues affecting Boston and beyond. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: metro reporter:
LED furniture decorates an outdoor lounge at 2017 HUBweek on City Hall Plaza. –Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

The future is coming. Specifically, the future is three and a half months away.

Boston’s fourth annual HUBweek, also known as the Festival of the Future, released plans for its 2018 edition on Wednesday, including a first look at its updated festival site.

The theme for this year’s innovation event is “We the Future,” described in a press release as “a call to action, inviting attendees, speakers, collaborators, artists, and futurists to collectively imagine, discuss and shape a more inclusive and equitable future for all.” It’s all set to descend on City Hall Plaza from Oct. 8-14.

New features will include an additional day of programming at the HUB, two semi-permanent glass pavilions measuring more than 7,000 square feet each, a “back deck” area boasting local breweries and mixologists, and parties including live music and silent discos sprinkled throughout the site.

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Passes for HUBweek 2018 are now available.

Check out a video rendering of the 2018 festival site below:

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