New England Boatworks Lecture

IYRS School of Technology & Trades maintains a relationship with an impressive network of partners, both individuals and business partners, who offers many opportunities throughout the year for students to visit a local business or meet with a particular individual whose expertise and success inspires and educates.

Outside of the classroom, students, as well as the local community, join special guest lecturers on campus who are often locally or nationally recognized leaders in their industry.

Listening to our lecturers discuss their journey to success, as well as getting a chance to meet with our guests, often helps students identify their own personal path to pursue, and the challenges they may face both personally and professionally. Our students often find that experiences like our guest lectures and off-site field trips resonate most deeply, and these opportunities have become a critical part of the IYRS learning experience.

Fall Lecture Series

Each Fall, IYRS welcomes a number of highly regarded industry leaders in a variety of fields. Our 2013 lecture series recently featured:

  • Dr. Robert Russell, Salve Regina University
  • Rosanne Somerson, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Taylor Allen & Scott Wilmoth, Rockport Marine
  • Ben Hall, Hall Spars & Rigging


Please check back for soon our 2014 lineup.