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Alumni Leadership Conference draws 500.

Nearly 500 alumni from more than 40 class years returned to campus to reconnect with the Institute and discuss what they do for MIT at the Alumni Leadership Conference (ALC) this past September 27–28. Activities included leadership workshops, a festive awards evening, and a screening of the director’s cut of In the Family, a 2011 film written and produced by Patrick Wang ’98.

MIT Alumni Association president John W. Jarve ’78, SM ’79, shared priorities for his year as president: increase alumni engagement, use technology to better connect alumni, track alumni participation in online endeavors such as taking MITx courses, and develop special online courses that meet alumni needs for advice on issues such as retirement planning or career changes.

It’s not too late to learn! On the ALC website, you can view some 20 presentations (under Resources). Find out how to help new volunteers get started on their jobs in Onboarding and Training New Volunteers. Learn how virtual campaigns work in the slide presentation Innovative Strategies in Reunion Gift Campaigns. In Post, Like, Tweet, or Connect? you can learn how the Association, the Sloan School, and volunteers in San Diego and South Texas employ social media to build community.

The Awards tab will introduce you to outstanding volunteers honored this year for their service. Under Multimedia, you can see videos of President L. Rafael Reif’s keynote, an update from Association leaders, student TIMtalks, and a Year in Review video.

Visit alum.mit.edu/alc for highlights from ALC.