Global IAP Day
Jan 23 - Virtual Event

What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of IAP than with a global IAP Day? Join alumni from all over the world in IAP sessions hosted by different MIT alumni clubs. This year's necessity of a virtual environment gives us a unique opportunity to come together and toast to MIT and Independent Activities Period

Session times and details will be posted in the coming weeks.

San Francisco Saturday
January 23
New YorkSat-Sun
January 23-24
UK         Sat-Sun
January 23-24
China    Sunday
January 24
Session Speaker / Host MIT Club
10:00 AM 1:00 PM 18:00 2:00 Chi Kung / Tai Chi Henry Goldstein '63 Club of Great Britain
10:30 AM 1:30 PM 18:30 2:30 The Global Energy Mix: Past, Present, and Future Wissam Al Monthiry '18 Club of Great Britain
11:00 AM 2:00 PM 19:00 3:00 The "Gladiator" begins here: a tour through ( Dirk Holste '02 MIT Club of Austria
11:30 AM 2:30 PM 19:30 3:30 Patent Law 101 for Startups: Insider Tips for Monetizing Your Brilliant Ideas Josepher Li '13 Club of Southern California
12:00 PM 3:00 PM 20:00 4:00 Plant-based Cooking Cherie Yang '08 Club of DC
12:30 PM 3:30 PM 20:30 4:30 Neuroscience Lightning Talks Wendi Zhang '09 Club of Northern California
1:00 PM 4:00 PM 21:00 5:00 The technology behind Google's Project Loon ( Mike Cassidy '85 Club of Northern California
1:30 PM 4:30 PM 21:30 5:30 A better world: Pivoting to a charitable foundation David Vogel '95 MIT Club of Palm Beach
2:00 PM 5:00 PM 22:00 6:00 Leadership in making the A bomb Andrew Silver '64 Club of Boston
2:30 PM 5:30 PM 22:30 6:30 Leadership in streaming films Andrew Silver '64 Club of Boston
3:00 PM 6:00 PM 23:00 7:00 DIY Digital Greeting Cards Haripriya Mehta '20 MIT South Asian Alumni Association
3:30 PM 6:30 PM 23:30 7:30 The Revenue Generating Powers of Social Entrepreneurship Pei-Lan Hsu '07 Social Entreneurship Alumni Group
4:00 PM 7:00 PM 0:00 8:00 Children's awards - COVID challenge and Handwashing Challenge Karen Robinson '02 Club of Northern California
4:30 PM 7:30 PM 0:30 8:30 Children's awards - Kid’s Camp: Financial Literacy/Investment Game Jason Escamilla '02 Club of Northern California
5:00 PM 8:00 PM 1:00 9:00 Origami with Joy
Required materials: 5 pieces of square paper / Level: Beginner
Joy Hsiao Club of Northern California
5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 9:30 The Science and Legacy of Arecibo Observatory Alessondra "Sondy" Springmann '11 Regional Club of Tucson
6:00 PM 9:00 PM 2:00 10:00 Getting Cell Phone Photos with Impact Bob Schaffel '71 Club of Northern California
6:30 PM 9:30 PM 2:30 10:30 Interactive Pictionary Lauren Pully '15 Club of Austin & San Antonio
7:00 PM 10:00 PM 3:00 11:00 What is Artificial Intelligence Ronjon Nag '91 Club of Northern California
7:30 PM 10:30 PM 3:30 11:30 Angel investing in Deep Science Companies Ronjon Nag '91 MIT Alumni Angels of Northern California
8:00 PM 11:00 PM 4:00 12:00 MIT Lore: the history, geography, and culture of the Institute Bruce Rummel '71 Club of Puget Sound
8:30 PM 11:30 PM 4:30 12:30 Engineering the Circular Economy Esteban Guerrero '03 Club of Northern California
9:00 PM 12:00 AM 5:00 1:00 Guided Meditation: Finding Restfulness and Cultivating Positivity Kenny Yu '02 Club of Hong Kong
9:30 PM 12:30 AM 5:30 1:30 Professional Chef Series - What's in my (Knife) Bag Patricia Liu '95 Club of Northern California
2:00 PM 5:00 PM 22:00 6:00 Among Us Battle
Preparation: Download Among Us on Steam (Windows only) — Steam or
Get the app on your phone (any kind!) — Apple or Android
Fiona Lam '17 & Katia Paramonova '13 Club of DC + Club of San Diego
Saturday, January 23
Sunday, January 24


Bonus: Win a commemorative plaque and bragging rights for your club!

The MIT Club of Hartford, Connecticut is inviting you to participate in a fun diversion as part of the day’s IAP celebration.  One of their club members, Avi Ornstein, MIT 1971, is an author of books and columns on puzzles.  For this event, Avi has put together a set of puzzles that will test the mettle of any MIT brain.

On January 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST the puzzles and puzzle rules will be available at link.  The rules will also contain an email address to send your answers to.  People will have 24 hours to respond (Deadline: January 24, 2021 at 1 PM ET).

The MIT Club of Hartford will have a winner's plaque made up and sent to the Club whose participants score the highest on this set of puzzles.  They hope you have as much fun working on these puzzles as they had putting them together.  Happy solving!


Please note: This event is free for ALL MIT alums. Please login for access to free registration.

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Date and Time

Saturday, January 23, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM PT

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