Get Your Free Tixs Now For Third Annual ‘Talk Of The Town’ Tuesday, March 19

Photo: Meet Belmont.
It’s here! The third annual MEET BELMONT Talk of the Town will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Chenery Middle School Auditorium.
This yearly community event showcases the diverse and cutting-edge work and views of Belmont residents through presentations that model after the TED Talk format. The event attracts approximately 400 residents each year and is available for viewing on the Belmont Media Center community channels.
This year’s lineup includes:

HOST: Jane Clayson Johnson, Journalist and author


  • Leah Hager Cohen: author and Barrett Professor of Creative Writing, College of the Holy Cross
  • Gianna Burgess: Student, Chenery Middle School
  • Amanda FernandezFounder and CEO, Latinos for Education
  • Brianna Liu: Student, Belmont High School
  • Deb RoyAssociate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-founder and Chair of Cortico

MEET BELMONT Talk of the Town 2019 is presented by the MEET BELMONT Committee with generous support from the Town of Belmont, and is co-sponsored by Belmont Public Schools, with Belmont Books as the book partner and public safety partner the Belmont Police Department. 

Belmont’s ‘Talk Of The Town’ Set For Tuesday, March 20

Photo: Barbara Joseph

There still is time to register to attend the Second annual Meet Belmont “Talk of the Town” event on Tuesday, March 20 presented by the Vision 21 Implementation Committee and co-sponsored by Belmont Public Schools.

Four notable Belmont residents will provided fascinating speeches in a “TED-talk” like format.  An exciting new development this year is that there will be two Belmont Public Schools students speaking.  

The event is free, but please reserve a ticket at the link below and forward to anyone you think might be interested; last year there were more than 400 registrants.  

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Chenery Middle School Auditorium

TICKETS: or through Facebook:

COST:   None!

Jane Clayson Johnson

Journalist, Author and Radio Host


Graham Allison

American Political Scientist and
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Debra Cash
Executive Director, Boston Dance Alliance

Barbara Joseph
12th-grade student, Belmont High School

Mariam Soliman

8th-grade student, Chenery Middle School

Preston Williams

Houghton Professor of Theology and Contemporary Change Emeritus,
Harvard Divinity School

Meet Belmont Presents Talk of the Town on Tuesday, March 21

Photo: Poster of the event.

The Vision 21 Implementation Committee has added to the extremely popular late summer “Meet Belmont” community get together with a new event called “Talk of the Town.”

Co-sponsored by Belmont Public Schools, “Talk of the Town” will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School Auditorium, 95 Washington St.

Journalist/author/radio host Jane Clayson Johnson will welcome four notable Belmont residents, each sharing ideas and insights from their work and/or personal interests:

  • Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School
  • Alfie Kohn, author and lecturer on education and parenting
  • Rupal Patel, Northeastern University Communication Sciences and Disorders and entrepreneur
  • Elissa Ely, physician, author, founder of the WBUR Remembrance Project

Admission is free and all Belmont resident, young and old, are invited to attend.