Convening Women on Campus after #MeToo

The convergence of issues, challenges, and politics in 2017 and 2018 proved a difficult time for setting an agenda for intellectual alumni gatherings on campus. When staff at MIT considered the prospect of convening alumnae on campus for its first women’s conference since 2011, the climate was tense. Enter the term “unconference” and its conceptually flipped agenda: crowdsourced panels, crowd-voting on speaker lineups, startup/research pitch competitions, hackathon, career expo, volunteer-led workshops, nonprofit fair, virtual entrepreneurs in residence and unhang out, and on-site volunteering.

Moana Bentin
Community Manager of Affinity Groups
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Joe McGonegal
Director of Alumni Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Recorded 06/29/2018
Recorded 06/29/2018