We are excited to invite you to our first Advance Armenia Boston Reception. Join our seated-served dinner on March 2, 2023 at The Museum of Science.

This special evening will unite diasporans and other global citizens passionate about supporting the betterment of our nation and its future. In addition to an inspiring program, the evening will include welcoming remarks from the FAST Co-Founder, Dr. Noubar Afeyan and apresentation by FAST’s Founding CEO, Dr. Armen Orujyan.We are thrilled to announce that the keynote speaker of our evening will be Dr. Daron Acemoglu, an Institute Professor at MIT, elected fellow of several prominent educational institutions worldwide, winner of numerous international awards, and author of five books, including “Why Nations Fail: Power, Prosperity, and Poverty” and “Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity.”

Our successful inaugural event, the 2022 Advance Armenia Gala in Los Angeles, raised $1.4 million for the ADVANCE research grants program.Those who participated were able to directly contribute to the funding of research teams in Armenia that will produce globally competitive research in AI, Life Sciences, and Advanced Materials under the leadership of distinguished international scientists.

In 2023, we aim to expand our impact on research in Armenia through ADVANCE while also building a sustainable pipeline of scientists by focusing on enhancing education.This fall, FAST will launch Generation AI, a pilot program to introduce Advanced Mathematics, Computer Science, and foundations in Machine Learning as part of AI education at the high school level. This will create a continuous talent pipeline that motivates students toward STEM research and AI careers in Armenia.

We are thrilled to launch our campaign in Boston, sharing our mission and opportunities to contribute to initiatives critical for the long-term sustainability of Armenia’s scientific and technological ecosystem. Join us as we collectively advance our shared vision of steering Armenia toward scientific, technological, and innovative greatness!

A $500 contribution will reserve your seat at the Reception. Please click here to secure your attendance.

Friends of FAST, the US based sister organization to FAST, is a tax-exempt Public Charity organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 87-4632702. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your donation receipt as your official record.