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.

In 2018, Spotlight just gets bigger, better, and more fun. Polish your brass rats and join us a memorable evening.

Keynote Speaker

Patrick Collison

CEO of Stripe

Patrick Collison is the CEO of Stripe, an online payment processing platform, which he co-founded back in 2010. Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for businesses every
size—from new startups to public companies—using software to accept payments and manage their businesses online.


We believe that together technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, researchers, developers, hackers, students and investors can help contribute in each others success.