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Forbes Under 30 Summit brings big names to Boston next week

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More than 7,000 young entrepreneurs and innovators will gather in Boston next week for the Forbes Under 30 summit, and they have plenty of speakers to look forward to, including Spanx founder and CEO Sara Blakely, former secretary of state and former senator John Kerry, and Boston Celtics player Kyrie Irving.

Over the course of four days, from Sept. 30-Oct. 3, the summit will host more than 200 speakers across a variety of disciplines, from sports to government to technology and more. Additional speakers include comedian and actress Yvonne Orji, Olympic athlete Adam Rippon, and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

Now entering its fifth year, the summit will supplement its regular programming of speeches and panels with a new feature: 24 different programming tracks, which will offer attendees the opportunity to meet and network with others who share similar interests or who work in the same field or industry.


Additional programming includes a music festival, a food festival, and a service day.Although stages for the summit are located around the city, City Hall Plaza will become a central gathering area for participants to attend some programs and demonstrations. For more information visit www.under30summit


Kaya Williams can be reached at kaya.williams@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kaya_Noelle.