Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the program?

We are pleased to present this year’s New Englander of the Year Celebration via the online platform Livestream. Livestream will not require microphone or camera access from our guests; you will be able to view the program through a web browser. Registered guests will receive a link to join the program on the morning of October 26.

How can I sponsor the program?

Thank you for expressing interest in participating in our program and hearing from our distinguished honorees and speakers. For sponsorship information, please click here or email

How many people from my organization can watch the event?

Access information depends on sponsorship level, so we encourage you to learn more about those options here or email

What if my organization is not a sponsor – can I still watch?

Individual members can register to watch by clicking here.

Can I view the program after the 26th?

Yes! We will share the program on this website and on our main site,, following the event. A link to the recording will also be emailed to all Council members and registered guests.

I have not gotten a link to access the event

All registered guests will receive a link to join the program on the morning of October 26. If you have not yet received that link, please email

Who will be featured on the event?

We look forward to hearing from our New Englander of the Year Honorees, as well as the below distinguished speakers:

  • Speaker of the House, U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
  • Governor Charlie Baker
  • John Hailer, 1251 Capital, New England Council Chairman of the Board
  • Pamela Everhart, Fidelity Investments, Event Co-Chair
  • Amy Latimer, TD Garden, Event Co-Chair
  • James T. Brett, President and CEO, The New England Council

I want to learn about the honorees. Where can I find more information?

You can learn more about our honorees here. Additionally, below please find books published by our honorees:

Antiracist Baby by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The Black Campus Movement by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power

“A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power

Chasing the Flame: One Man’s Fight to Save the World by Samantha Power

The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World by Samantha Power