Register today for ALC: Sept. 15-16, 2017

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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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Registration is open for the 2017 Alumni Leadership Conference, which takes take place Sept. 15-16 on MIT campus. During the weekend, you’ll connect and learn from hundreds of like-minded volunteers who’ll swap stories and share advice. You’ll also hear exclusive updates from Institute leadership, including Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz SM ’01, and Vice President for Student Life Suzy Nelson, on how MIT is building a better world.

This year’s keynotes include students and faculty from the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. View the full schedule for sessions on volunteer training, professional development, and more.

NEW PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHT: The Leadership Awards Dinner will take place on Friday evening, Sept. 15, at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Kendall Square.

Last year’s ALC featured presentations from MIT faculty and nearly 50 best-practice sessions from MIT alumni and staff. Read more about ALC 2016 then visit the video page to watch the keynote lectures. Visit the resources section to access many of the handouts and presentations from the conference.

Photo Credits: Melody Ko and Christopher Huang