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HUBweek 2018 takes over Boston City Hall Plaza with a look to the future

Annual ideas festival aims to tackle issues around inclusiveness and diversity

Rendering via CBT Architects

An array of domes, pavilions, and stages will take over Boston City Hall Plaza on Monday, October 8, for the fourth annual HUBweek ideas festival.

Organizers expect some 50,000 attendees to flow through the symposiums, exhibits, and panels before the event ends on October 14.

The overarching them this go-round is building a more inclusive future, one where technology, science, civic life, and art intersect to tackle this challenge or that one— “We the Future,” as HUBweek co-founder Linda Henry put it in the Globe.

For instance, at the start of the week, what’s been dubbed a Change Maker Conference will draw in people from myriad fields to discuss inclusiveness and diversity in business, entrepreneurship, transportation, and other areas.

Most HUBweek events are free, though some can run to hundreds of dollars per ticketper ticket.

And, it should go without saying, but getting around the City Hall Plaza area if you’re just trying to pass through will take longer than usual. Also, best to take the T if you’re planning to attend.