next century convocation

What’s happening on Sunday? Only one of the biggest events in MIT’s history. If you live or will be near Boston, join thousands of others from the MIT community for the Next Century Convocation, the centerpiece of the MIT150 festivities that commemorates the 1861 signing of MIT’s charter. If you won’t be in the area, you can still participate—keep reading.

The gathering recalls the 1949 Mid-Century Convocation and celebrates the scholarly accomplishments of MIT faculty and students. The theme is the “habits of mind” fostered by MIT research and education: integrity, diligence, service, social responsibility, and creativity.

Here’s what you need to know

What: MIT150 Next Century Convocation

Where: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

When: Sunday, April 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m., followed by a community reception.

But wait!: The Alumni Association’s hospitality suite, located on the first floor of the convention center just outside the entrance to the main hall, will be open from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Watch an MIT150 slide show and videos, pose for a photo with Tim the Beaver, learn about MIT- and Association-sponsored programs, and pick up your special commemorative pin.

There’s more!: The main hall doors will open at 1:00 p.m. for an interactive, MIT trivia preprogram.

How: Register and print out a ticket.

Travel: Free transport from campus will be provided, or pay $10 to park at the venue.

Can’t make it?

See if there is a Charter Day event planned in your local area.

Follow live via Twitter: Other live Tweeters will be using the hashtag #MIT150Convo.

Watch the live webcast, accessible from the Next Century Convocation website.