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

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.


Passes for HUBweek 2018 are now available.

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

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