Spotlight is an MIT tradition that combines a gala sit-down dinner with a presentation from a distinguished MIT alum, or member of the MIT community, who has truly embodied the MIT spirit “Mens et Manus” and made unparalleled contributions to make a Better World.
Spotlight 2018 award will be presented to Prof. Nergis Mavalvala in recognition of her contributions in the observation of the gravitational waves as part of the Nobel Prize winning LIGO team.
In 2018, Spotlight just gets bigger, better, and more fun. Polish your brass rats and join us a memorable evening.
Formal dress is recommended (but optional) - suits or tuxedos for the men and cocktail dresses for the women. This is a special occasion, so why not dress up?
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Date and Time
Saturday, February 24, 2018
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM PT
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VIP and General Receptions
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM Gourmet Sit-down Dinner
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM Nergis Mavalvala Interview and Q&A
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM Dessert Buffet, Dancing and Arcade Games
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306