MIT continues to evolve—allowing more opportunities to help create a better world. And the Institute’s dedicated alumni volunteers remain the core of that success. All MIT alumni are invited back to campus and re-engage with MIT at this year’s Alumni Leadership Conference.
The 2016 ALC takes place September 23–25 and will bring together MIT's most dedicated volunteers who will work together with Institute leaders, faculty, students, and alumni to plan brainstorm ideas and determine how best to share MIT’s impact around the world. Registration is now open for this year’s conference—reserve your spot today.
What can you expect at ALC 2016?
- Sharpen your leadership skills.
- Learn about today’s MIT from current students and faculty.
- Explore new sessions on entrepreneurship, mentorship, and event planning.
- Celebrate MIT at the Friday evening reception, Saturday’s MIT Gear Day, and Saturday evening’s festive Volunteer Leadership Awards.
- Hear in-depth updates from MIT leadership on new initiatives, such as the MIT Campaign for a Better World.
Assistant Professor Lydia Bourouiba, Mechanical Engineering Opening Conference Keynote, Friday, Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m. Bourouiba's research focuses on hydrodynamic turbulence and on the mathematical modeling of population dynamics and disease transmission.
Professor Rosalind Picard, MIT Media Lab Saturday Keynote, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:45 a.m. Picard is founder and director of the Media Lab’s Affective Computing Research Group and the faculty chair of MIT's Mind+Hand+Heart Initiative.
Provost Marty Schmidt SM ’83, PhD ’88 Keynote Conversation, 9:00 a.m. Schmidt as played key roles in co-leading the Institute-Wide Planning Task Force, the allocation of campus space, and in developing MIT’s plans for the future of Kendall Square.
Professor Hazel Sive, Biology Opening Conference Keynote, Friday, Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m. Sive studies development of the vertebrate embryo and has made unique contributions to understanding how the face forms and how the brain develops.
Educational counselors, Tech Reunions planners, club and group leaders, and more!
View the full schedule to view nearly 50 sessions throughout the two-day conference.
Visit the ALC website for more information, including details on logistics, FAQs, and the leadership awards celebration. Share your ALC ideas and post questions on the Alumni Association’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts using the hashtag #mitalc.