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Event Highlights

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Butterfly Pavilion @ National Museum of Natural History

Join the MIT Club of Washington DC for a walk through the Smithsonian's Butterfly Pavilion, a live butterfly experience. We've secured tickets to the first tour of the day so that after our visit, MIT Club members and their families can enjoy the rest of the day at the Natural History Museum or other attractions on the National Mall.

Registration is limited to current Club members only, each of whom may also purchase tickets for up to 3 guests. $5 pp. Sold Out

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Future of Terrorism

Journalist Peter Bergen will speak to us about what we used to think about terrorism, what we know now, and our expectations for the future. He will discuss the state of the current jihadist terrorist threat to the United States; offer an assessment of how ISIS is doing; examine what the big drivers of jihadist terrorism are; discuss future trends in terrorism, and, finally, explore what can be done to reduce the threat from jihadist terrorists. He will evaluate the architects of current terrorism, their adaptive capabilities, and the application of new technologies.

Dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 pp members/guests; $58 pp all others.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Annual "Welcome to Washington" Oktoberfest

Alums new to the area as well as Club members are invited to this annual event. Free food! Happy Hour drink prices! Downstairs at The Big Hunt,1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington,DC, right next to the Dupont Circle Metro Station.

Register by September 28 if you are coming so that we will know how much food to order. This is easy to do and it really helps the volunteers who are putting on this event.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Seminar Series -- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications seem to be everywhere today, even though we have been waiting since the 1950s. Its current day components are called machine learning, deep learning, or cognitive computing. The widespread use of AI in a host of commercial products and services has been fueled by functioning digital neural networks, advances in lower cost and faster computer processing, as well as data analytics that allow efficient analysis of massive data sets. AI is crucial to present and future applications like self-driving autos, digital personal assistants that answer all our questions, effective speech and text recognition/translation, advanced image and face recognition, and detecting cancer. This Series will examine the status of these technologies and the policy challenges that could affect their future benefits.

All sessions (dinner meetings) will be held at Maggiano’s in DC at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesdays of October through March. $320 pp members/guests; $350 pp all others. Almost Full

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Problems with Cosmic Inflation
Paul J. Steinhardt will speak to us at a dinner meeting at the Kenwood Club in Bethesda. $43 pp members/guests. $50 pp all others.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Brookside Gardens
Join us for a private 10:00 a.m. tour of this spectacular garden. Members/guests only. $6 pp. Register by September 26.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Security of U.S. Elections
Josh Benaloh '81, Senior Cryptographer at Microsoft Research and and elected Director if the International Association for Cryptographic Research will speak to us at a reception at the Airbus Experience Center in DC.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Geology Field Trip @ Riverbend Park
Join us on the Virginia side of the Potomac at Riverbend Park for a geologic hike led by noted Master Naturalist Cynde Sears. 9 - 11:30 AM.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Career Workshop
For the 22nd year the MIT Club, in conjunction the Sloan Club of DC, will present a career development workshop for all MIT alums.  Bryn Panee Burkhart (MIT Sloan) will lead a panel of local executives who will share their experiences and knowledge of the Washington market. There will be ample time for questions by attendees. Sandwich buffet & workshop.

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