We’re delighted to welcome guests back to our in-person RISE event this year. All are welcome!  RISE 2023 is free and open to the public.

The event will take place in Matthews Arena on Thursday, April 13 from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET.

In order to focus on building a rigorous and supportive intellectual and creative community, this year’s RISE is going to focus on connection between presenters and all attendees. There will be no judging at RISE and no category prizes — instead, we’re focusing on fostering the vital conversations that can only happen live and in-person.

While there will be no formal judging, we will be hosting a luncheon for Honored Guests who may have previously served in this role. Honored Guests will receive a separate invitation.

You won’t need to RSVP to join us in-person on the day of the event — but it will provide you access to our virtual gallery of the posters being presented and assist us in planning for the day of festivities. To RSVP, create an account — or use an existing Google or LinkedIn identification to proceed to the very brief form.

Register to Attend RISE

For safety reasons, the following items are not permitted inside Matthews Arena:

  • Any outside food or beverages
  • Large bags or backpacks over the size of 12″x12″x12″
  • Strollers
  • Laser pointers
  • Firearms or other weapons
  • Artificial noisemakers

Pet Policy
Pets are prohibited in all University buildings out of consideration for the general community and to maintain a clean and healthy environment. Exceptions are made for service dogs and other service animals.

The following is the definition of Service Animal as used by the Disability Resource Center, which is the office on the Northeastern campus delegated with the authority to review and approve animals.

A “Service Animal” is a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. A miniature horse may also be permitted as a Service Animal. Other animals do not qualify as Service Animals. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, performing some simple tasks such as turning on a light switch, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service Animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a Service Animal has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as Service Animals. (Sections II, III, IV, and V of this document apply to Service Animals).