MIT+150 • Sesquicentennial convocation for MIT • 2011
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Our team produced a community gathering for 8000 alumni, faculty, staff and students, marking 150 years since the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1861. The event was staged at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on the anniversary of the signing of the original Charter. An academic procession flowed down parallel staircases onto a 220'-wide stage holding 350 student musicians—African drummers, a full orchestra, a jazz improv group performing a specially commissioned piece—in front of a 100'-wide video screen in constant motion. The live-streamed event culminated in a ceremonial digital re-signing of the Charter on an iPad.
[Photos by Dominick Reuter]