History of Convocation: First established in the 1930s to gather MIT Sloan Fellows alumni to exchange perspectives on management issues of the day, convocations were expanded in the 1990s to include all of the School's executive education alumni.
Convocation was further expanded to all MIT Sloan Alumni for the School's 50th Anniversary Convocation in 2002, broadening opportunities for interaction, learning, and debate throughout the entire MIT Sloan alumni community and establishing a new standard of school-wide convocations.
Over 600 alumni and guests from all academic programs returned to campus for Convocation 2005 to reconnect with the School and each other both intellectually and personally. Attendees took part in a series of academic presentations and discussions with top business leaders, alumni, and MIT faculty.
Convocation 2005 was particularly exciting, as it marked the anniversary of the founding of two programs that have shaped the School's history and identity — the MIT Sloan Fellows Program, founded 75 years ago, and the Management of Technology Program, founded 25 years ago.