Programs & Events

City Awake: Speaker Series ft. Makeeba McCreary, MFA

Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Are you ready to hear about the incredible steps the Museum of Fine Arts is taking to integrate community voices into exhibitions? How about the wonderful ways they are encouraging the next generation to be involved in the museum industry? Makeeba McCreary, Chief of Learning and Community Engagement at the MFA, will speak to the ways she is leading the initiatives that are shaping the future of the museums in our city. This native Bostonian will share how her backgrounds in education, consulting, and psychology have all contributed to who she is and what she hopes for the future of Boston. 

What are our Words of Wisdom Dinners?

Words of Wisdom Dinners are a complement to our Lunches on Leadership. In this series, a very senior leader joins a small group of young professionals for a conversation about incredible milestones we’ve observed in their career. We pick their brain on highs and lows, and leave plenty of time for questions.


  • What is included in my registration?  
    In your registration, you will have access to a welcoming community of young professionals, the opportunity to be inspired by a local leader in our community, and the ability to engage in topical discussions featuring the issues affecting our region. A light dinner will also be included. 

  • What should I bring? 
    Please bring a valid ID to check in with security. 

  • What should I wear?  
    We like to say, "come dressed for your day", meaning whatever you feel most comfortable in. City Awake events are typically more casual, unless told otherwise. 

  • Who will be there?  
    Stay tuned for our guest list that will be uploaded closer to the event. 

  • When should I arrive?  
    We recommend you join us right around 5:30pm for the dinners to have enough time to get a seat and grab food before the speaking portion starts. 

  • Can I register on-site at the event?  
    We do not typically allow on-site registration for City Awake events. Please register ahead of time. 

  • What is the refund policy?  
    All cancellations must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the event to avoid being charged or to receive a refund. 

  • What if I am visually, auditorily, or physically impaired? 
    Please let us know ahead of the event if you need any extra assistance upon arrival. We typically always have microphones and recommend that you sit towards the front of the room. 

  • Will there be an opportunity to ask questions? 
    Yes! Come prepared to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the program, which is after the moderated discussion. 

5:30pm - 6:00pm
Registration, Networking & Dinner
6:00pm - 6:40pm
6:40pm - 7:00pm
Audience Q&A
Boston, MA 02110
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All cancellations must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the event to avoid being charged or to receive a refund.