Programs & Events

City Awake: Words of Wisdom Dinner ft. Jill Medvedow, ICA Boston

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jill Medvedow, the 13th director of the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, is a national leader in contemporary art and civic life. Jill is passionate about transforming various landscapes into cultural assets, amplifying artists’ unique voices, and providing access and equity in the arts. Jill’s dedication to art and education, and her thrill for taking risks has been an inspiration to a number of young, future leaders.

In our February Words of Wisdom dinner, Jill will promote knowledge and lifelong learning, and give her case on the importance of art in light of health, justice, and happiness. 

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. 


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Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 155 Seaport Blvd, Floor 5
Boston, MA 02210
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