Get Informed, Be Inspired at ALC 2013 (TEST)

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Associate Dean Fiona Murray explains the value of a sustained connection with MIT.

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Cara Lai ’16 discussed the importance of empathy in engineering during TIMtalks.

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Miguel Salinas ’16 discussed his unique MIT experience and the beauty of imperfect relationships during TIMtalks.

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Tiandra Ray '15 on the connection between students and alumni: "We complain about P-Sets, but deep down we all love MIT. It binds us together."

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Provost Marty Schmidt SM ’83, PhD ’88 discusses plans for MIT at a state of the Institute address on Saturday morning.

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Professor John Ochsendorf shares cutting-edge research on historic buildings, at MIT and around the world.

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An annual tradition, the formal Leadership Awards Celebration honored the valuable contributions of MIT volunteers.

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MIT Great Dome Award Winners, the highest honor the Association bestows upon any of its organizations.

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The Harold E. Lobdell ’17 Distinguished Service Award winners, honored for their service to MIT that is of significant depth over a sustained period.

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Henry B. Kane ’24 Award winners, recognized for their exceptional fundraising service and accomplishments for the Alumni Association and MIT.

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Bronze Beaver Award winners, the highest honor the Association can bestow upon any alumni volunteer.

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MIT Alumni Association President Don Shobrys '75; Executive Vice President and CEO Judy Cole; Sherwin Greenblatt ’62, SM ’64; Sandra Gay Yulke ’74, SM ’77; R. Robert Wickham '93, SM '95; and Provost Martin A. Schmidt SM ’83, PhD ’88


Three hotels—each a short walk from campus—are offering discounted rates for ALC attendees: Le Méridien, the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, and the Boston Marriott Cambridge. Rooms will fill quickly and discounted rates end later this month.

Ten Reasons to Attend This Year’s ALC

Attending the conference brings many benefits—here are 10 ways it will boost your work as an MIT ambassador and leader.

  1. Kickstart your year as a volunteer leader. Attend a session on alumni engagement and find out how to put your passion for MIT to work.
  2. Hone your e-skills with tips from expert volunteers. Conference sessions will focus on social media, email marketing, and volunteer websites.
  3. Learn more about Encompass from the experts. Professional trainers from Encompass/iModules will answer questions and provide advice.
  4. Expand club or class communities. Sessions about volunteer diversity will explore how to make the most of your volunteers’ unique skill-sets.
  5. Celebrate inspiring alumni. The leadership awards celebration will honor the service of outstanding alumni, committees, and clubs.
  6. Widen your volunteer network. Learn about how to recruit volunteers from a wide range of diverse backgrounds.
  7. Meet us at the bottom line. Hear best practices in solicitation and stewardship from staff and volunteer leaders.
  8. Make the next wave of MIT students the best yet. Attend an Educational Counselor training session and help strengthen MIT recruiting efforts.
  9. Explore the impact of social media. Network with volunteers on Facebook and Twitter and learn about the impact of social media on events.
  10. Hear about the lives of today’s MIT students. Discover what it means to be an MIT student today—and how it may be different from your experience.

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Photo Credits: Chris Brown and Malyszko Photography