Register Today! MIT Sloan will welcome alumni from all MIT Sloan graduate programs in the classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2013 back to campus! Reunion Weekend offers MIT Sloan alumni a special opportunity to connect with classmates and members of the MIT Sloan community while providing social, networking, and lifelong learning programming throughout the 4-day event. This year, in addition to our Reunion activities, we will bring together all alumni to celebrate the centennial of Course XV at MIT by hosting a colloquium on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.Registration and Check-in8:00 – 11:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast for Faculty SessionsEnjoy breakfast prior to heading back to the classroom with our world-class faculty who will be talking about the groundbreaking research and the transformative ideas that are keeping MIT Sloan on the forefront of management education.9:00 a.m. – NoonThe Beer GameCome join in this MIT Sloan tradition and try your hand at the renowned system dynamics simulation game. See whether you remember the lessons you learned when you participated as a student, or test your supply chain management instincts and your aptitude for beer distribution for the first time. Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Faculty Sessions I1A-RETHINKING WORK IN THE SECOND MACHINE AGEErik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91, Schussel Family Professor of Management Science; Professor of Information Technology; Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital EconomyProfessor Erik Brynjolfsson has spent his career exploring the intersection of technology and business. In this session, he will talk about how massive technological advances are leading to what he and his co-researcher Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, call a “Second Machine Age.” Bryjolfsson argues that in a world where computers and robots have the ability to replace human beings in many industries, we must fundamentally rethink the way our society approaches work and education.1B-BIG DATA IN FINANCIAL SYSTEMS: POTENTIAL AND RAMIFICATIONSRoberto Rigobon, Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management;
Professor of Applied EconomicsThe age of Big Data has made it possible to collect more information than ever before, but how this data can be used to create knowledge remains unclear. Professor Roberto Rigobon, who helped launch the Billion Prices Project and PriceStats, two influential and widely used applications for measuring inflation around the world, will discuss the utility and ramifications of using Big Data to understand the global economy.10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Faculty Sessions II2A-THE ROLE OF DEMOCRACY IN ECONOMIC GROWTHYasheng Huang, Associate Dean, International Initiatives and Action Learning; International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business; Professor of Global Economics and ManagementAn expert in uncovering the forces that stimulate and stymie economic growth, Associate Dean Yasheng Huang has been challenging commonly held perceptions about emerging economies for more than two decades. In his most recent work, Huang explores the role of democracy in economic growth, arguing that there are important lessons the Chinese government can learn from the mistakes of established democracies like the United States. In this session, Huang will ask: does democracy hinder or promote economic growth?2B-MAKING INNOVATION WORKFiona Murray, Associate Dean for Innovation; Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Entrepreneurship; Faculty Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship; Co-Director, MIT Innovation InitiativeIn the newly launched Innovation Initiative, MIT President Rafael Reif is challenging our community to "see an opportunity to substantially enhance our ability to deliver innovation: to identify problems and create solutions faster and more effectively, at everyscale and for every context …”. In partnership with School of Engineering Associate Dean Vladimir Bulovic, MIT Sloan’s Associate Dean of Innovation Fiona Murray is directing this initiative and exploring the forces that will drive continued success for our students and faculty as they address global challenges of today, and the future. In her session, Murray will explore how to make the next generation of innovation real at MIT.2C-FINANCE EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC SECTORDeborah Lucas, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance; Director, MIT Center for Finance and Policy ProfessorDeborah Lucas has served as Chief Economist at the Congressional Budget Office and Senior Staff Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. She is director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy (CFP), which investigates how financial analysis can and should inform public policy. Lucas will discuss principle-based policy making as a complement to data analysis, and the role of the CFP in bringing finance education to the public sector, where it can influence policy and regulatory practices. 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch and E62 Building ToursCatch up with friends and fellow alumni at this informal luncheon. Guided tours of MIT Sloan’s newest and greenest building, E62, will also be offered at this time.1:30 – 3:00 p.m.Faculty Sessions III3A-FINANCING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCHAndrew Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor; Professor of Finance; Director, Laboratory for Financial EngineeringProfessor Andrew Lo is an internationally recognized expert on hedge funds, financial markets, and risk management. He will talk about his groundbreaking work bringing financial engineering to biomedical research, including his bold proposal to create a $30 billion megafund for early-stage cancer research.
3B-MOBILE TECHNOLOGY AND VOTING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICATavneet Suri, Maurice F. Strong Career Development Professor; Associate Professor of Applied EconomicsLast year, Professor Suri and her research team sent text messages to two million Kenyans in order to gauge the impact of mobile technology on voter participation in the country’s national elections. Suri, whose research is focused on sub-Saharan Africa, will discuss this project and explore how mobile phones and emerging technologies have the power to change economic and political systems in the developing world.
3C-THE GOOD JOBS STRATEGYZeynep Ton, Adjunct Associate Professor of Operations ManagementAlmost one in four American working adults has a job that pays less than a living wage. Conven¬tional wisdom says that’s how the world has to work. Bad jobs with low wages, minimal benefits, little training, and chaotic schedules are the only way companies can keep costs down and prices low. If companies were to offer better jobs, cus¬tomers would have to pay more or companies would have to make less. MIT Sloan Adjunct Associate Professor Zeynep Ton makes the compelling case that even in low-cost settings, leaving employees behind—with bad jobs—is a choice, not a necessity. Drawing on more than a decade of research, Ton shows how operational excellence enables companies to of¬fer the lowest prices to customers while ensuring good jobs for their employees and superior results for their investors.5:30 – 6:30 p.m.Course XV Commemorative Presentation by Dean SchmittleinIn 1914, a group of visionary faculty and administrators at MIT introduced Course XV, marking the formal establishment of management education at MIT. As alumni of MIT Sloan, you are part of this bold and brilliant community that is advancing management practice and improving the world. Join Dean David Schmittlein as he reflects on 100 years of transformative work and looks ahead to the new ideas that will define the School as management education at MIT moves into its second century.6:30 – 9:00 p.m.Course XV Celebration ReceptionOur Colloquium program ends with a special reception to commemorate 100 years of rich history and innovation at MIT Sloan. Join Dean Schmittlein and your fellow MIT Sloan alumni as we celebrate the School with a reception of heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and great company.
MIT Sloan has arranged special rates at select hotels for Reunion 2014. Reserve your room today!
Mention MIT Sloan Reunion when making your reservation to get the discounted rate.
Rate cut-off dates vary from May 10 to May 16, 2014.
Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
Rate $219 + tax
Rate Ends: May 10, 2014
Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
Rate $289 + tax
Rate Ends: May 6, 2014
Group Code: 0605MITALU
Call 1-617-806-4200 or 1-800-766-3782
The Westin Copley Place
Rate $299 + tax
Rate Ends: May 16, 2014
The Kendall Hotel
Rate $295 + tax, (Minimum three-night stay)
Reservations Online (Promo Code: SLOANR)
Call 617-577-1300 or 1-866-566-1300
Rate: $349 + tax
Rate: $269 + tax
Congratulations on your upcoming Reunion!As you reflect upon your time at the School and the impact MIT Sloan has had on your personal and professional growth, please consider supporting the MIT Sloan Annual Fund. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide essential, unrestricted support that allows the School to invest in new ideas and meet emerging challenges. This flexible funding supports innovation, knowledge creation, and community – ensuring that MIT Sloan retains its position as one of the world’s leading schools of management.Make a gift today in celebration of your reunion! Every gift matters! As a celebration of your time spent at MIT Sloan, we ask that you participate in the Reunion Class gift – and consider a leadership contribution at the Dean’s Circle level to commemorate this milestone. The Dean’s Circle honors our donors to the Annual Fund who generously contribute an annual, unrestricted gift of $2,500 or more ($1,000 or more for graduates of the last five years).A gift of any size counts towards class participation percentages, and all gifts made before June 30, 2014, will be counted in Reunion totals.
Have questions about Reunion? We have them answered in the FAQ! If your question isn’t answered here, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I make a gift to MIT Sloan in honor of my reunion?
Easily! Please go to http://giving.mit.edu/sloangift and select the MIT Sloan Reunion Gift Fund, which supports the MIT Sloan Annual Fund. Make your gift between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, in order for your gift to count towards your class gift goal. Thank you for your valuable support of MIT Sloan.
When will I receive my registration information?
Alumni celebrating a reunion will receive a mailing in late March with registration information. Alumni will be able to register online at that time.
What is the cost to attend Reunion?
Reunion cost is à la carte; you pay for what you want to attend. Workshops and Faculty sessions, are free of charge. The sessions that have a cost are meals, including the Class Dinner. Some class specific sessions may have a charge, but that is determined by the reunion class committee. You will see the breakdown of prices once you register.
Do we have special hotel pricing for Reunion?
Please review our accommodations page for the details on MIT Sloan Reunion hotel arrangements. It lists all the rooms reserved at a special MIT Sloan rate. The discounted rates indicated have been negotiated for the benefit of alumni and guests returning for reunion. Please be aware that they do expire in May (dates vary between hotels).
How can I locate a classmate?
You can use the online Alumni Directory. While you're logged in, you can also check and update your own personal information.
I am having trouble logging into the MIT Sloan alumni pages. Can you help?
You do not need to log in to register for the weekend. However, to see your Class Pages (includes information such as Class Specific Events and Who is Attending) you must log in using your @sloan.mit.edu account. If you need assistance, please contact Claudia de Jesús Suárez at email@example.com or by phone at 617-253-3183.
Can I change my class year?
Yes. In order to change your MIT Sloan preferred class year affiliation, please send an email requesting this change to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your record has been updated you will ONLY receive information for the new class year.
Does MIT Sloan provide any child care services?
MIT offers a youth program, Kid Tech, for children ages 6–12. Babysitting services are also available through Parents in a Pinch, a local childcare provider. More information will be available in March when registration opens.
What events are children welcome to attend?
We welcome and encourage children to attend Reunion Weekend. However, there are a few events that do not have kid-friendly activities. Those include: Back to the Classroom Sessions, Class Dinners, and the Alumni C-function. Highly recommended events for children include: Kid Tech, Boston Duck Tour, Fenway Park Tour, and MIT Sloan Family Barbeque.
What should I wear?
The general dress code for the weekend is business casual. However, for your class dinners you may prefer semi-formal attire.
Will I be able to attend Commencement?
Alumni in the 50th reunion class can march in Commencement and bring one guest, who will be seated separately. Please visit the Commencement page for more details. All other alumni and guests can watch the proceedings by video broadcast on campus.
Will I be able to access the Internet while on campus?
When you are on campus, you can select the MIT WiFi server ‘MIT Guest.’ It will not ask for credentials.
Will I be able to park on campus?
There will be limited parking available in select lots on the east side of campus. Parking passes will be made available prior to Reunion Weekend with an email confirmation and at the on-site registration/check-in area during the weekend.
Is there a way to get around campus?
The MIT Tech Shuttle will be available to all alumni and guests throughout the weekend. Shuttles are white mini-buses and will be identified with electronic signs. Each vehicle can accommodate two wheelchairs in addition to other passengers. Shuttles will stop across from the Marriott at the Red Line - Kendall Square T stop and Building E51 (on the corner of Wadsworth and Amherst, across from E62 parking lot).
What access is there for the disabled?
Most of the MIT campus is accessible to the disabled community, and a detailed map is available indicating all ramps, elevators, and bathrooms. If you or a member of your family requires accommodations for a disability, please contact MIT Disability Services at 617-253-1674.
Where can I pick up my Pops tickets?
Tickets for Tech Night at Pops will be distributed at registration/check-in on Thursday, June 5 until 4:30 p.m. If you are not able to pick up your Pops tickets by 4:30 p.m. they will be sent to Symphony Hall for pick up beginning at 7:00 p.m. The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. sharp. Symphony Hall ushers will seat latecomers during the first convenient pause in the program. Symphony Hall does not allow children under the age of five to attend performances, and tickets are required for all patrons regardless of age.
What is the dress code for Tech Night at Pops?
Dress code for the Pops is smart casual or better. Those celebrating their 50th reunion and members of the Cardinal and Gray Society are encouraged to wear their red jackets.
How can I follow Reunion Weekend on social media?
Get involved, stay connected, and follow the conversation! Follow us on Twitter @MITSloanAlumni and use the hashtag #SloanieReunion and visit our Facebook page.
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