- Monday, October 12th, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
- Assigned Rooms at MIT Student Center, Kresge, and MIT Building 4; volunteer guides will direct. Pick up lunch first at Kresge Lobby
- Vladimir BulovicAssociate Dean for Innovation and Fairborz Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Peter FisherProfessor of Physics and department head, Department of Physics, MIT
- Johannes FruehaufCo-founder and president, LabCentral
- Neil GershenfeldProfessor of Media Arts and Sciences, Program in Media Arts and Sciences; director, Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Lorna GibsonMatoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Maia HeymannSenior managing director, CommonAngels
- Nancy KanwisherWalter A Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
- John LeonardSamuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering and department head for research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- David MindellFrances and David Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, Program in Science, Technology, and Society; Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Alex PentlandToshiba Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, program in media arts and sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Stephen VinterSite and engineering director, Google Cambridge
This year's meeting features two days of Lunch With a Luminary sessions, where conference participants can interact in an informal, small-group setting with leading researchers from MIT and other local institutions. For details on each researcher's topic area and professional background, click on the speaker names in the list above.
For Monday's lunches, guides will be on hand to direct you to a designated room in the MIT Student Center, Kresge, or MIT Building 4 to meet your chosen speaker. The Student Center is just across the courtyard from Kresge Auditorium. Building 4 is a short walk away, via the Infinite Corridor (don't worry, it's not really infinite!).
Bulovic, Vladimir Student Center 306
Fisher, Peter Student Center 307
Gibson, Lorna Student Center 407
Gershenfeld, Neil Kresge Rehearsal Room B
Kanwisher, Nancy Student Center 491
Mindell, David Building 4, Room 145
Leonard, John Building 4, Room 149
Pentland, Alex Student Center CoffeeHouse Lounge
Ingredients of Innovation Panel Student Center, Sala de Puerto Rico
On your way to your chosen talk, be sure to pick up a box lunch and drink in the Kresge Auditorium Lobby. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available, based on the food preferences you submitted when you registered.
At the host table located in the conference check-in area, you can verify your Lunch With a Luminary choice and/or switch into other lunches, if space is available.