MIT alumni volunteers are the Institute’s greatest ambassadors. And each year, hundreds of those ambassadors return to MIT campus for the Alumni Leadership Conference. The 2015 ALC takes place September 25–26 and will bring together MIT's most dedicated volunteers for two days of networking, celebration, and developing new leadership skills.
Here are five things that you can expect at ALC 2015:
- Gain and share insights for your club, group, or upcoming reunion.
- Learn about life at present-day MIT from current students.
- Hear in-depth updates from MIT leadership on new maker spaces, diversity, and more.
- Rediscover MIT! Visit the newest campus buildings or take an ALC walking tour.
- Celebrate! Reconnect at the Friday evening reception, network during lunches, and celebrate volunteers at Saturday evening’s festive Volunteer Leadership Awards.
Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart SM ’86, PhD ’88 Keynote Conversation, Saturday, Sept. 26, 9:00 a.m. Chancellor Barnhart oversees graduate and undergraduate education at MIT, student life, student services, and other areas that impact student experience.
Professor Martin L. Culpepper SM ’97, PhD ’00 Opening Conference Keynote, Friday, Sept. 25, 9:00 a.m. Culpepper is the Maker Czar for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He the voice of the department's makers and builders and provides oversight of its machine shops.
Assistant Professor Renée Richardson Gosline Faculty Keynote, Saturday, Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m. Gosline was named one of the world’s top 40 professors under 40 by Poets and Quants. An MIT Sloan faculty member, she studies how status-based bias and technology affect self-perceptions and behavior.
Chancellor for Academic Advancement Eric Grimson PhD ’80 A Conversation with MIT's Deans, Friday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m. Grimson is a central adviser to MIT President L. Rafael Reif on strategy. He is playing a key role in gaining the sustained input of faculty and students that help set MIT's fundraising priorities.
Visit the ALC website for more information, including details on logistics, FAQs, and the leadership awards celebration.
Connect with ALC and fellow volunteers before the conference. Share your ideas and post questions on the Alumni Association’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, and view campus photos on the Alumni Association’s Instagram page. Use the hashtag #mitalc to participate in the online conversation.