The purpose of the MIT Women's unConference, scheduled for March 9-10, 2018, is to connect alumnae to the Institute and to one another, to celebrate their leadership, careers, talents, and interests, and to "complete the equation" for some of the toughest challenges facing women in the world today.
As one of the most prestigious universities producing alumnae in engineering and science in the world, MIT is in a unique position to be a leader in the discussions around the many challenges still facing women in industry, academia, and government today. The MIT Alumni Association, with its history of convening women's conferences and celebrating its women's network of leaders and achievers, has the power to convene and facilitate such discussions. We aim to do so on March 9 and 10.
Why an "unConference"? Because we don't simply expect attendance. Rather, MIT alumnae themselves will shape the conference's direction, priorities, and impact. Also, the conference will gather a worldwide audience of women participating remotely as well as on campus. This will include opportunities for prospective MIT students and women students on the MITx platform from around the world.
How will you take part on March 9-10? Wherever you are in the world, you can participate.
Location: MIT Samberg Center, 50 Memorial Dr. (March 9) and MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge (March 10)
Hotels: Click here for more information on staying near MIT.
Daycare: In need of daycare on March 10? The MIT Alumni Association will arrange for Care@Work by Care.com for on-site daycare at the conference, depending on demand. If you have interest in using this service, please email us by 2/15. **Update: due to a lack of demand, we will not be offering daycare services at the conference.**
Parking: on March 9, available in the Sloan garage (set GPS to 100 Main St. to access it) at $9/car, payable by credit card only. On March 10, available at the Stata Garage, 32 Vassar St. (complimentary).
Wifi: At the MIT Stata Center, use MIT Guest or StataCenter (no password).
Conference app: Search Google Play or the App Store for "MIT Alumni Events" and download the Guidebook app. Once installed, search for and download the Women's unConference guide. No passphrase or login required.
Slides: All conference registrations will receive a link to slides, shared at the discretion of each speaker, within a week of the conference.
Twitter: use #MITWomen