CRI Speaker Series

This winter CRI Upstream is hosting a series of lectures in which we bring in professionals to talk to our community about their area of expertise. Don't miss any of the upcoming online events!

 

Upcoming talks  

 

An Exploration of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency with Jamie Chapman from Gemini

 

In the summer of 2020, CRI joined a relative handful of nonprofits nationally that are leading the way in accepting cryptocurrency as a donation. Learn about the world of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in this interesting discussion with Jamie Chapman from our partner Gemini. We've all heard of the rise of Bitcoin, but the bedrock of Bitcoin is Blockchain. Learn more about them and how they are making an impact on our lives today. Gemini was founded by Harvard Oarsmen, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.  

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 March 10 at 7 pm
Incorporate Cross Training into Your Rowing 

 

Interested in incorporating cross training into your rowing? Join Justin Moore on February 24th and learn the hows, whys, and benefits of adding cross training to your rowing routine.

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 February 24 at 7 pm
An Evening with Steven Dowd

 

Join us for an evening with Steven Dowd, fresh from hosting his first global EnduRow Challenge, a four-hour marathon erg event to benefit research for spinal cord injury (SCI) through the Wings for Life Organization.

Steven sustained a devastating spinal cord injury in a 2016 cycling accident that left him with no movement or sensation below the neck and a bleak prognosis. He underwent a clinical research trial and regained some sensation, and began a journey towards mobility. Today, Steven helps others by raising awareness for SCI and creating a series of charity challenge events in support of research to help others like himself beat the odds.

We will hear about the challenges and successes of putting together this herculean event, as well as his story of resilience to inspire us all. 

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 February 10, 2021
Explore CRI's Paralympic Training Center

 

Hear firsthand about the Paralympic training program at CRI from Ellen Minzner and Raphi Tayvah. The coaches and atheles will share their experiences of how the training center brings up the level of all our capabilities and how COVID-19 has impacted our Paralympic hopefuls.

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 January 27, 2021
Locker Room Talk: A Woman's Struggle to Get Inside

 

Rower Melissa Ludtke takes us back to the 1970s, when as a reporter with Sports Illustrated, she took Major League Baseball into federal court to gain equal access that she needed to interview ballplayers in their locker rooms, as male colleagues did. In September 1978, Judge Constance Baker Motley ruled in her favor. While her decision literally opened doors to women, it has taken far longer for attitudes to change. Today, women sports broadcasters, sportswriters and columnists continue to confront misogyny for offering opinions about sports, including threats of rape and even death.

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 January 13, 2021
The Artful Application of the Sciences in Training

 

Justin Moore joins us for the latest in the CRI Lecture Series, where he will present "The Artful Application of the Sciences in Training". Specifically geared towards masters rowers, this talk will help you make the most of your winter training!

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 December 10, 2020
Explore the College recruiting Process with Ted Benford 

 

Join CRI Executive Director Ted Benford for a Zoom session on the college recruiting process. 

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 November 19, 2020
A Most Beautiful Thing Panel Discussion

 

Join Arshay Cooper, G-Row Boston alum Nancy Douyan (and CRI's first speaker at Grace, Grit and Glory), and Row Boston alum Cyan Abron for a panel discussion following the film based off of Arshay's book, A Most Beautiful Thing. They will share their experiences participating in the sport, and perspectives on how rowing can adjust to become more inclusive to people of color.

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 August 19, 2020