4th ETH Alumni New England Chapter Anniversary
with Keynote Speaker MIT Alumni Director Lou Alexander 

Dear ETH Alumni New England Chapter

You are all kindly invited to invite for the 4th ETH Alumni New England Chapter Anniversary

When: Monday November 10th, 2014   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: swissnex Boston420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138


Doors open

Welcome Address

        6:40    Leveraging Connection of your Swiss University
Louis E. Alexander - Former director of MIT Alumni Education


Leveraging Connection of your Swiss University

The Swiss university community in the Boston area may be small in number but its prestige and ties to elite institutions give it a far greater leverage. But, how does one navigate through these networks in ways that give value to pursuits both here in the Boston area as well as in Europe? In this talk, we will look at changing conceptions of how university based networks can be of value. You may be surprised to see that the networks of such major Swiss schools can be leaders.
The ETH Alumni New England Chapter is celebrating its 4th anniversary and is thrilled to invite all alumni of Swiss universities to an evening with former director of MIT Alumni Education Louis E. Alexander.
Lou recently retired after a 37-year career at MIT Alumni, where he played an integral role not only in building the MIT alumni network but also fostering connections with alumni of Swiss universities. A prime example of this is that he is one of the backers of the very successful and popular MIT-European Career Fair.

Louis E. Alexander

Lou joined MIT in 1977 as a part-time researcher in Resource Development and worked out of MIT's now-defunct New York City office. In 1979, he joined the Alumni Association as a staff Associate, and in 1984, he relocated to Cambridge, serving as a regional director covering Philadelphia to Houston. Later, he helped grow the Alumni Association's now-robust network of groups and clubs in Europe.  Lou has traveled to over 17 countries on behalf of MIT and helped build some of the earliest MIT Enterprise Forum chapters and alumni clubs. For the past 14 years, Lou focused his efforts on creating the Alumni Education program. During this time, he developed such programs as MIT on The Road, View from the Top, the MIT Evening at the Hayden Planetarium, the MIT Faculty Forums, the MIT Faculty Forum Online series, as well as planning hundreds of other MIT faculty events. In 2003, Lou was named an honorary member of the MIT Alumni Association, and since 2004, he has overseen Tech Day, Tech Reunions’ signature event and one of the Institute’s oldest traditions.