5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054

The first day will feature insightful keynote sessions and a series of panel debates on topics ranging from business and academic research to some non-traditional areas like social service and entertainment.

The second day will focus on moderated informal discussions around a much broader set of topics.

The final day will focus on topics of interest to visiting IIT faculty and alumni such as Pan IIT matters, Alumni Foundation activities and building better relationships between faculty, alumni and others. The program comprises of general sessions relevant to all IITs and campus tracks focused on each IIT's individual interests.

For (pre)registration details please see website.

Official Website: http://www.iit2007.org/home.htm

Added by santanupal on January 21, 2007



Saturday, April 14, 2007: The IIT 2007 Global Alumni Conference, organised by PanIITInc, is going to be held in San Clara, California between 6 July and 8 July 2007. Keynote speakers at the conference will be Hillary Clinton, Senator, New York; Jeff Immelt, CEO, GE; and Arun Sarin, CEO, Vodafone and over 4000 attendees are expected to attend the conference. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the cutting edge technology issues like Clean Technology and Web 2.0.
Conference chair, Sanjiv Sahay said, “The theme of the 2007 conference is ‘Transforming the World through Technology’. It will showcase the impact of the IITs and its alumni in driving innovation, creating new enterprises and enabling social transformation in both India and the US.”

The three-day conference will serve as a forum for IITians from all over the world to re-establish old bonds, create new friendships and network with fellow alumni, faculty and their families. “Day 2 of the conference is focussed on alumni interactions. In addition, there are batch reunions and fun events for spouses,” remarked Sachin Maheshwari, a conference organiser.

“The 2007 conference will build on the very successful IIT 2006 conference in Mumbai that was inaugurated by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The Pan IIT movement is rapidly picking up steam. In 2006, we had conferences in Mumbai, Singapore and Toronto, and in 2007, there are regional events planned in Paris and Tokyo, in addition to the Global Conference in Santa Clara,” said another organiser, Ashu Garg.

Nobel laureate Arno Allan Penzias (1978 Nobel Prize in physics); Jared L. Cohon, president, Carnegie Mellon University; Rajat Gupta, McKinsey; Arjun Malhotra, CEO, Headstrong; entrepreneur and philanthropist Kanwal Rekhi; Sunil Wadhwani, iGATE and other luminaries from around the world will look hard at the future, explore the frontiers of new thought and technology and identify the next big forces and trends that will sweep across the world.

Indeed, this is going to be a great event…Sign up, if you haven’t yet.

by Jitendra