Thank you for attending ALC 2016!

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More than 600 MIT volunteers returned for the 2016 conference.

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The two-day conference included four keynote lectures featuring eight MIT alumni and five faculty.

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Keynote speakers Bridget Brett ’06, SM ’08; MIT Corporation Chair Robert Millard ’73; R. Erich Caulfield SM ’01, PhD ’06 discuss the powerful value of MIT volunteers.

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Assistant Professor Lydia Bourouiba helped ALC attendees better understand the fundamental mechanisms of disease transmission.

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Professor Hazel Sive, whose research focuses on craniofacial and brain disorders, discussed how the face forms and how the brain develops its structure.

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Assistant Professor Elsa Olivetti PhD ’07, PhD ’08 explained the dire need to improve the effectiveness of materials and resources.

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MIT Alumni Association President Nicolas Chammas SM ’87 and CEO and executive vice president Judy Cole provided an overview of MITAA activities.

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MIT Media Lab Professor Rosalind Picard SM ’86, ScD ’81 explained how technology and wearables can help people better recognize emotion and forecast medical events.

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Provost Martin A. Schmidt SM ’83, PhD ’88 presented an update on the state of MIT and shared future plans for the Institute.

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The festive Leadership Awards Celebration honored 33 alumni and three alumni groups for their dedication to MIT.

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MIT Alumni Association President Nicolas Chammas SM ’87, Provost Schmidt, and CEO and executive vice president Judy Cole toast MIT volunteers at the Leadership Awards Celebration.

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The George B. Morgan ’20 Award recipients were honored for excellence in all aspects of Educational Council activity.

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Barry R. Bronfin ’60, SM ’61, ScD ’63, Gerald M. Appelstein ’80, and Mohammed A. Jameel ’78 (not pictured) received the Bronze Beaver Award, the highest honor MIT bestows upon any alumni volunteer.

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The newly-established Margaret L. A. MacVicar ’65, ScD ’67 Award honors alumni who have demonstrated potential for future MIT volunteer leadership.

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Henry B. Kane ’24 Award recipients Dirk A. Kabcenell ’75, Inge Gedo ’85, and Jesse Lipcon ’65, SM ’66

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ALC 2016 took place Sept. 23-24 on MIT’s campus and featured behind-the-scenes updates, presentations from MIT faculty,  and nearly 50 best-practice sessions from MIT alumni and staff. Attendees are encouraged to complete a quick survey on this year’s conference.

Visit the video page to watch the keynote lectures and visit the resources section to access some of the handouts and presentations from the 2016 conference. And don’t forget to save the date for next year’s ALC: Sept. 15 – 16, 2017!

Photo Credits: Melody Ko and Christopher Huang