During our careers, most of us face moments in which we question our direction or wonder which way to turn next. Join other members of the Dartmouth family in Boston for a day-long symposium that will help you learn how to address those questions. This Design Your Life workshop includes instructional presentations, hands-on exercises, and an alumni panel. It will inspire ideas, spur creativity, and build confidence as you map out your dream future in collaboration with the other participants.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
Thayer School of Engineering lecturer Eugene Korsunskiy (pictured above) will expand on ideas taught in his popular course on design thinking. Empathize. Ideate. Prototype. Reframe. Test. Eugene's work at Stanford with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life, informs these sessions.
All participants will receive a free copy of the book.
We’ll also hear compelling stories from alumni on a panel moderated by Graziella Parati, the Paul D. Paganucci Professor of Italian Language and Literature and Director of the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
9:30 a.m. Doors open, coffee and Lou's baked goods available
10 a.m. Introduction and Design Your Life workshop led by Eugene Korsunskiy, Thayer School of Engineering
11:30 a.m. Keynote address by Dan Black '82, managing partner at The Wicks Group
Noon Lunch (including EBAs-inspired chicken sandwiches)
12:45 p.m. Alumni panel
Moderator: Walter Foster '83, partner, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC
Panelists: Kate Lyon '05, senior lead of publisher development, Criteo; Joanne Cheung '09, co-leader of the Collaborative Cities portfolio at IDEO CoLab; Rob Crawford '90, director of development at the Fay School and vice president of Red Sox Nation
1:45 p.m. Design Your Life workshop continues
3:30 p.m. Close
4 p.m. Continue the conversation at Bostonia Public House (if desired)
General admission: $50
Classes of 2008–2018: $35
Registration fee includes Lou's pastries and lunch.