An MIT Alumni Association Publication

This weekend's MIT Alumni Leadership Conference (ALC) will unite Institute alumni and volunteers with a shared passion for MIT and a shared commitment to help MIT make a better world. The conference keynotes will focus on the real-world impact of science and technology and will feature alumni and students who are putting the MIT mindset to work through hands-on research, public advocacy, and participatory innovation. View a selection of this year's speakers below.

Download the MIT Guidebook App or visit the ALC website for more details and the updated schedule, which includes the full list of speakers and a new session, Clubs and Groups in Focus, on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., that will brainstorm ways to improve the alumni/ae experience of regional clubs and affinity groups.

Follow the MIT Alumni Association on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram throughout the conference. Use the hashtag #MITALC to post photos, share ideas, and connect with attendees.

Online registration is closed. You can register in person beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, in the Stratton Student Center's Coffeehouse Lounge (Bldg. W20, 3rd floor), and beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Memorial Lobby.


  • Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson

    Application Consultant, iModules Software

  • Reba M. Bandyopadhyay '93

    Reba M. Bandyopadhyay '93

    Science Policy Analyst, National Science Foundation

  • Kirstin Boswell-Ford

    Reverend Kirstin Boswell-Ford

    Chaplain to the Institute and Director of Religious Life

  • Gustavo Burkett

    Gustavo Burkett

    Senior Associate Dean of Diversity and Community Involvement, MIT

  • La-Tarri Canty

    La-Tarri Canty

    Associate Dean for Intercultural Engagement

  • R. Erich Caulfield SM '01, PhD '06

    R. Erich Caulfield SM '01, PhD '06

    President Select, MIT Alumni Association Initiative

  • Elaine Chen '91, SM '93

    Elaine Chen '91, SM '93

    Senior Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

  • Alan B. Davidson

    Alan B. Davidson ’89, SM ’93

    Vice President of Public Policy, Trust, and Security, Mozilla Corporation

  • R. David Edelman

    R. David Edelman

    Director, Project on Technology, the Economy, and National Security, MIT Internet Policy Research

  • Whitney T. Espich, MIT Alumni Association CEO

    Whitney T. Espich

    MIT Alumni Association CEO

  • Dan Frey D-Lab ALC

    Daniel Frey PhD '97

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering; MIT D-Lab Faculty Research Director

  • Eboney Hearn ’01

    Eboney Hearn ’01

    Executive Director of the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

  • Kirk D. Kolenbrander MIT Vice President

    Kirk D. Kolenbrander

    MIT Vice President

  • Steve Marsh

    Steve Marsh

    Managing Director, MIT Investment Management Company

  • Suzanne Driscoll Plump '89

    Suzanne Driscoll Plump '89

    Director of the Educational Council at MIT

  • Kate Stoll

    Kate Stoll

    Senior Policy Advisor, MIT Washington Office

  • Debbie Lin Teodorescu

    Debbie Lin Teodorescu

    Research Affiliate, SurgiBox

  • Sarah Tress

    Sarah Tress '19

    Founder, Loop

  • Claudia Urrea PhD ’07

    Claudia Urrea PhD ’07

    Associate Director of PK-12 Collaborative, Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab

  • Samir Wadhwania

    Samir Wadhwania ’18

    SM Candidate, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

  • Germaine Ward

    Germaine Ward

    Vice President of Product Management, iModules

  • Whelan, C.J.

    C.J. Whelan ’92, ’93

    President, MIT Alumni Association