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Dent:Live Boston at Carbonite – Women Driving Innovation in Space

February 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed. All registered attendees have been notified via email, and we will be reaching to all who were interested soon with a new date/time.

For years Dent has been working via our conferences, dinners, and seminars to cross-pollinate ideas and technologies across unrelated disciplines in order to foster “combinatorial creativity.” Thanks to our friends at Carbonite we have the ability to do this on a regular basis in Boston via our evening gatherings that allow passionate people of varied professions and interests to engage in a social and collaborative environment.

On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, join us at the amazing Carbonite HQ in downtown Boston for food, drinks, and an experience you won’t want to miss.

Carbonite and Dent have joined forces to create an evening space-themed event beyond the usual drinks-and-a-speaker format.

It’s no secret that some of the most important breakthroughs in aerospace and planetary science are coming from Boston and Cambridge. At our Feb 12 event, we will be focusing on the leading-edge art and science being pioneered by leading women artists, researchers, economists, and engineers.

This evening gathering will be an opportunity for local innovators to showcase their work in the fields of space and planetary science. Through a panel conversation, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, we will celebrate the achievements of women researchers, while offering an opportunity to socialize, network, and support their efforts.


Presenters Include:


We are honored to be interviewing some remarkable people who are changing the shape of technology and exploration in space today.

Cady Coleman
Cady Coleman is a scientist, wife, mother, pilot, musician and recently retired NASA astronaut. After flying in space twice on the Space Shuttle and spending 6 months on the International Space Station, Cady finished her NASA career leading innovation at the Office of the Chief Technologist. Cady is now focused on sharing her space-related stories about leadership, collaboration and the importance of STEM and STEAM. Coleman studied chemistry at MIT, received a doctorate in polymer science and engineering from the University of Massachusetts and was commissioned in the US Air Force, serving as a research chemist at the Air Force Materials Laboratory. As a volunteer test subject for the centrifuge program at the Armstrong Aeromedical Lab, she set several human endurance/tolerance records while performing physiological and new equipment studies. Coleman was honored to be selected as a NASA Astronaut in 1992 and has since logged more than 180 days in space. Over the course of three missions, she conducted experiments in materials science, biotechnology, combustion science and fluid physics; served as the lead mission specialist for the deployment of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory under the leadership of Col. Eileen Collins, the first woman Space Shuttle Commander; and spent almost six months living aboard the International Space Station as the lead robotics and science officer. Coleman is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the leading drone data imaging and processing service Skycatch.

Ariel Ekblaw

Ariel Ekblaw is the founder and lead of the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative, a team of over 50 students, faculty, and staff actively prototyping of our Sci-Fi space future. For the Initiative, Ariel coordinates space research and launch opportunities across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, and design, and builds collaborations on this work with MIT and Space Industry partners.

Ariel brings an interdisciplinary approach to her research at the Media Lab, with degrees in Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy from Yale University and a master’s in blockchain research from MIT.

Sinéad O’Sullivan

Sinéad O’Sullivan is a space economist and a Sainsbury Management Fellow at Harvard Business School. Previously a research engineer working with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab, her research focuses on the business of international and interplanetary space activities. At The Center for Climate and Security, O’Sullivan researches space technologies and their role in monitoring climate change and climate-related risks. She focuses on the commercialization of space technologies and the role of the private sector for international development.

Dr. Minoo Rathnasabapathy

Dr. Minoo Rathnasabapathy is a Research Engineer within the Space Enabled Research Group at the MIT Media Lab. In this role, she helps coordinate projects in collaboration with international development organizations, national governments and entrepreneurial companies to apply space technology in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. She also leads efforts in writing proposals, communicating the team’s work through writing and speaking, as well as and mentoring students. Previously,

Dr. Rathnasabapathy served as the Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), a global non-governmental organization which acts in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, based in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Rathnasabapathy was responsible for leading the operations, business development, strategy, and policy output for SGAC, a network that represents over 10,000 university students and young professionals in 110+ countries. Dr. Rathnasabapathy earned her Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering from RMIT University, researching the impact dynamics of novel materials used in aerospace structures.

Dr. Rathnasabapathy serves as a Vice President on the Bureau of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Space Technology and the Generation-Next Advisory Board for Via Satellite.

Come make new connections and gain insights through a unique evening experience. We’re looking forward to meeting you there.

Register now below to reserve your spot – space is very limited.

Dent:Live at Carbonite
Sponsored by Carbonite

Dent:Live is a monthly(ish) podcast that is live-broadcast in front of a studio audience.


February 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Carbonite Boston
2 Ave de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111


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