A Virtual Toast on the East Coast

Start date

Friday 5 Mar 2021, 02:00

End date

Friday 5 Mar 2021, 03:30

Spoken Language
English

On behalf of the Dutch universities, the Netherlands embassy in Washington DC and the Netherlands Innovation Network, we are happy to invite you to the NL alumni event ‘Virtual Toast on the East Coast’ on Thursday 4 March from 8 – 9.30 PM (EST).

We look forward to raising the glass with you to a new year and new opportunities ahead!

But before that, we have an interesting programme for you which starts off with a word of welcome by the Dutch Ambassador to the US, André Haspels. We will continue the programme with an inspiring keynote speech by Utrecht University alumnus, University Professor at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Robbert Dijkgraaf. During the breakout sessions following the keynote, you will be able to catch up on news and developments from your alma maters. Then it is time to raise the glass together followed by a digital ‘borrel’ to (re)connect with fellow alumni in smaller groups.

Programme:
8.00 pm Opening by host, Joe Laufer
on behalf of all Dutch universities
8.05 pm Welcome by  André Haspels
, Netherlands Ambassador to the US
8.15 pm Keynote by Robbert Dijkgraaf
, Utrecht University alumnus, University Professor at University of Amsterdam and Director IAS
8.30 pm Q&A
8.40 pm Updates from your alma mater (per university)
9.00 pm Central toast
9.05 pm Networking in small groups per region
9.30 pm End event with the possibility for some extended networking

Alumni and Alumni Officers from the following universities will participate:
Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, Maastricht University, Nyenrode Business University, Radboud University, Tilburg University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, University of Twente, Utrecht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Wageningen University & Research.

Capacity in our digital meeting room is limited, so please sign up ASAP but before Monday 1 March at the latest by clicking this link.

You will then receive the Zoom link on the day before the event.

We look forward to meeting you all on 4 March.