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Elevate your profile, connect with Kendall leaders, and join together on policy initiatives. Join today!

Diversity and Inclusion

The KSA is working towards creating a more inclusive future for Kendall Square. Read more.

Transportation ADVANCE

Learn about the ways that the Kendall Square Association is working to make your commute easier. Read more

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Keep up with insights and announcements from the KSA on our Medium page.

Inclusion Drives Innovation

At KSA's 12th Annual Meeting, we announced the launch of a program, more than a year in the making, Inclusion Drives Innovation (IDI). This program is a direct response to KSA members’ requests for expanded programming on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in order to help them continue to prioritize and get smarter about the strategies they use. It is an expansion of KSA’s DEI work that began in 2018 and, in 2019, included a year-long learning journey for 17 Kendall leaders led by Civic Designers.

IDI is a ticketed professional development program led by a professional facilitator with a practical, tactical approach to identifying and scaling up DEI best practices. IDI participants will deepen their network, learn tools to measure their organization’s DEI practices and share thoughtful, scalable ideas for creating a more inclusive workplace.

Kendall COVID-19 Response

What you'll find:

  • Member updates
  • Resources
  • FAQs

What you'll find

  • Who's offering delivery/takeout
  • How you can support your local businesses (buying gift cards)

2020 Membership Brochure

We welcome you to dream outside the square with us into 2020 as we advance Kendall as the world’s preeminent innovation community.

Kendall companies are solving today’s problems with the technology and science of tomorrow. It is our privilege to steward this dynamic community, and we are grateful for your organization’s contributions to the local and global innovation ecosystem. 

The Kendall Square Association was founded eleven years ago by a group of leaders who understood that alone we go faster, but together we go further. 

Please reach out to Carolyn Willander to renew your membership for 2020 or if you are interested in becoming a  member.

The Kendall Square Association is your resource and your advocate.


We are members of the Kendall Square Association because we benefit tremendously by being here. Kendall Square delivers an incredibly rich innovation community, which is a key platform for our organization. We understand it is our responsibility to help cover the cost of its stewardship.

We are members of the KSA in part because Kendall Square is creating the future of medicine. The deep connections here -- between academia and industry, physicians and researchers, software engineers and entrepreneurs, and beyond -- are powerful and unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Through the KSA, we can help sustain and enhance this incredible community.

Lee McGuire CCO, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard