MIT Club San Diego Inaugural Gala

May 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
University Club atop Symphony Tower
750 B St #3400
San Diego, CA 92101
Sreenivas Koka



The MIT Club of San Diego Proudly Presents an Inaugural Gala Dinner

On the evening of Friday May 12th 2017 join illustrious MIT Alumni at the exclusive University Club, gorgeously situated atop Symphony Tower, overlooking Downtown San Diego. The Sunset Reception will give all a chance to renew old acquaintances, make new friends, and chat with our honored speaker, MIT Professor Arnold Barnett. We will then enjoy dinner, followed by an informing and invigorating presentation “The 2016 Presidential Election:  A Statistical Guide to the Perplexed” by Professor Barnett.

Are you a mean dancer? Show your fellow alums after the dinner talk during our Gaussian Random Dance. No need to feel shy: Dancing is deterministically fun and will be aided by games like the Bernoulli mixer and Markov Congo Chain.


6:00 Pm Sunset Reception with Appetizers and cash bar
7:00 pm Seated Dinner with choice of entrees
7:45 pm Presentation by Professor Barnett
8:45 pm Open Discussion with Professor Barnett
9:00 pm Gaussian Random Dance

Honored Guest, Professor Arnold Barnett
MIT Sloan School of Management
George Eastman Professor of Management Sciences

Professor Arnold Barnett

Professor Barnett – known to his students as Arnie – has been a Sloan favorite for many years, having been honored 14 times for excellence in teaching. His self-deprecating sense of humor and uncanny ability to explain complex statistical concepts in a simple way have enabled him to do what is nearly impossible – make statistics a student favorite! Come and hear how he explains “The 2016 Presidential Election:  A Statistical Guide to the Perplexed.”

Ticket Prices, per person:

MIT Club of San Diego Members and up to one guest. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors we are able to extend the early bird rate of $95 per person until registration ends on May 11.

Non-Member MIT Alumni and up to one guest is now $140 through May 11 (and you will become a member).
Tickets for all others, including additional guests, are now $170 per person.


Formal dress is recommended (but optional) – suits, Cardinal and Gray outfits, or tuxedos for the men and cocktail attire for the women. This is a special occasion, so why not dress up?

San Diego University Club


Our Sponsors

We are delighted that the organizations below have joined to sponsor the Gala. If your organization would like to join in sponsoring the Gala, please contact:

Sreenivas Koka at or 619-456-3712


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