Attend a two-day conference hosted by MIT Sloan on retail and consumer goods. Learn how tech is redefining the global marketplace, through panels, speakers, and an expo. Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at MIT Sloan Executive Education Suite, 100 Main St., Cambridge, and Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m at MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge. MIT students, $55. Other students, $65. General admission, $100.
Attend a project management workshop for beginners. Learn about management tools and how to run a meeting. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., Boston. $180.
Attend a workshop on user interface design. Learn how to make products more user-friendly, using design-thinking skills, research data, and prototypes. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., Boston. $250.
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