From: Student Life
Date: February 22, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter February 22, 2023

February 22, 2023

Know Your Resource:
Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)

VPR is MIT’s primary on-campus resource for preventing and responding to interpersonal violence including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. The hotline (617-253-2300) is available 24 hours a day to support survivors in deciding what to do next.

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Community Events

The ComMITment: The U.S. Department of State’s Work to Combat Inequality Globally
Thursday, February 23rd 
6pm - 7:30pm ET 

Wong Auditorium 
This year's ComMITment features Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, U.S. Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and US special Envoy Jessica Stern, U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of (LGBTQI+) Persons Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor .


Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series: Jasmina Aganovic – CEO Arcaea
Thursday, February 23rd 

MIT Building 4-153 
Q&A with Jasmina Aganovic, CEO of Arcaea to hear about her career journey, gain advice, and ask questions. Jasmina Aganovic is a cosmetics industry professional who is driving innovation in beauty. 


Wellness Days 
Monday February 27 & Tuesday February 28th 

Student Life Office Suite (E52-101)
RSVP for a free 20-minute chair massage and/or a free 60-minute acupuncture session to help reduce your overall stress and tension. Walk in appointments are also available days of! 

Barn Babies
Wednesday, March 1st
11am-3pm ET

Diebold Lounge
Join us for the furriest and cutest form of stress relief on this side of campus! (AKA: come snuggle baby bunnies, kittens, ducklings, puppies, and more...
Open to the entire MIT Sloan Community! Sponsored by the Student Life Office.


Student-Led conferences
MIT Sloan Healthcare and bioinnovations conference 2023

MIT Sloan Healthcare and Bioinnovations Conference 
Friday, February 24th 

MIT Building 14
The MIT Sloan Healthcare & BioInnovations Conference is an annual event that brings together industry, academic, investment, and policy leaders from around the healthcare ecosystem to discuss key issues in the healthcare industry. 
Open to Significant Others 
Tickets: $30+

Get Tickets

Red background, MIT Sloan ProductCon Save the Date

MIT Sloan Product Conference
Friday, February 24th 

Kresge Auditorium
At this year's inaugural product conference, cross- functional leaders will come together for engaging dialogue on the changing landscape of product management, product leadership of the future, and how to enter and advance in the industry.
Tickets: $40+

Get Tickets 

Purpose led retail MIT Sloan Retail Conference

MIT Sloan Retail Conference
Friday, March 3rd 

MIT Building 14
This year's in-person Retail Conference has the theme of Purpose-Led Retail, where they will explore how global and local retail and consumer goods businesses are providing meaningful impact to their customers, their employees and society through being purpose driven organizations.
Open to Significant Others 
Tickets: $40+

Get Tickets

MIT Generative AI Summit
Friday, March 3rd 

Wong Auditorium
The MIT Generative AI Summit is a single-day summit that will ignite your imagination and challenge your thinking about the ethics, use cases, and opportunities of Generative AI technology. 
Tickets: $50+

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1st Annual BBSA MIT Sloan Solidarity Photo 
February 23rd 
BBSA Member shoot to follow 

The first annual BBSA Sloan Solidarity photo will showcase unity, allyship, and support for the Black Business Student Association, while honoring the legacy of Black students and Civil Rights leaders who paved the way for more equal opportunities for people of color both domestically and internationally. Register here

Wear your Kente Sweatshirt! 

Push for Parity '23

Sloan Women In Management’s Push for Parity programming in the lead up to International Women’s Day (March 8) has launched! Get ready for 3 weeks of action-packed events where everyone is welcome to attend!

Check out SWIM's events including: 

Check out ALL of the Push for Parity '23 events happening here!

Action Learning in a changing world

You have made such a difference through Action Learning this past year. From helping startups thrive around the globe, to improving local healthcare operations and supporting sustainable business practices, you are all truly making the world a better place. Read all about the amazing work your fellow classmates have done, and get inspired:

Grad Gala on April 15, 2023
(This is NOT the Sloan GALA in Newport, RI sponsored by SEC and SLO)

Get ready for an evening of elegance, excitement, and science! The MIT Graduate Council cordially invites you to attend their exclusive Grad Gala at the Museum of Science on Saturday, April 15th, featuring a one-of-a-kind man-made lightning show.

This electrifying event will showcase the power and beauty of live lightning, created by the Museum of Science expert technicians. Watch in awe as bolts of lightning dance across the stage, illuminating the room with their raw power. Sign up at the link below (optional) for a chance to star in the live lightning demo! But that's not all - enjoy a night of fine dining, live DJ, dancing, and the company of like-minded individuals. This gala is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our graduate students and make unforgettable memories.

Please note that this event is only open to MIT graduate students and their guests who are at least 21 years old. And, to enhance the experience, we highly recommend that you come dressed in formal attire.

And now for the exciting part - ticket access to this event will be through a two-round lottery system! Dinner and beverages are included in the ticket price.Tickets are lottery-based with two rounds of entries for your chance to attend:

  • Round 1 Early Bird ($50) from Feb 20 to Feb 27 and
  • Round 2 Regular ($75) from Feb 28 to March 13.
  • Remaining tickets available for sale, first-come-first-serve: March 22

More details about the event and ticket lottery can be found on the Grad Gala website:

Save the Date! April iLead Events

April 20, 2023, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. (Wong Auditorium)

  • A conversation with GINNI ROMETTY, Former Chairman, President and CEO, IBM and Author of Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World
  • Registration will open in SloanGroups in March
April 24th, 2023, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. (Wong Auditorium)
  • A conversation with RONALD A. WILLIAMS, SF'84, Chairman and CEO, RW2 Enterprises, LLC and Former Chairman and CEO, Aetna Inc.
  • Registration will open in SloanGroups in March
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