Schedule Highlights

The Global Gathering begins Sunday, June 10, at 5 pm and concludes with the finale gala on Tuesday evening, June 12. Breakfast at The Four Seasons Hotel will be offered Wednesday morning, June 13, to allow for departures at leisure throughout the morning.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10

5:45 PM Transportation departs Four Seasons
6:00 PM Opening Dinner in Honor of the President’s Circle
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
 

Presenting Sponsor
The Levine-Pickman Family

  The Global Gathering opens with a celebration of the international Weizmann family at the JFK Presidential Library & Museum.
10:45 PM Return to hotel

 

MONDAY, JUNE 11

7:00 AM –8:30 AM Breakfast at leisure
Four Seasons Ballroom, 2nd Floor
8:45 AM Transportation departs Four Seasons
9:30 AM Meeting of the Minds: A Morning of Science at MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kresge Auditorium
 

Science Sponsors
Robin Chemers Neustein The Margaret & Leo Meyer & Hans M. Hirsch Foundation

Learn about the many ways the Weizmann Institute is advancing scientific progress in the areas of artificial intelligence and neuroscience, and about a planned collaboration between two of the world’s leading research institutions, the Weizmann Institute and MIT.

Session Moderator

Prof. Israel Bar-Joseph
Vice President for Resource Development and Public Affairs, Weizmann Institute of Science

Greetings

Prof. Daniel Zajfman
President, Weizmann Institute of Science

Prof. Rafael Reif
President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Special Tribute

Tova and Sami Sagol
for establishing the Weizmann-MIT collaborative initiative

Featured Presenters

(in order of appearance)

Let’s Invent the Future
Prof. Daniel Zajfman

President, Weizmann Institute of Science

Artificial Intelligence: A Smart Path Forward
Prof. Shimon Ullman
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Head, M.D. Moross Laboratory for Vision Research and Robotics Ruth and Samy Cohn Professorial Chair in Computer Sciences

Coffee Break

The Brain’s Balancing Act
Prof. Rony Paz
Department of Neurobiology

Boosting Immunity to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease
Prof.Michal Schwartz
Department of Neurobiology
Maurice and Ilse Katz Chair of Neuroimmunology

12:30 PM Walk to lunch on MIT campus
1:00 PM Luncheon Program: Assembling the Future of Advanced and Intelligent Materials
Johnson Ice Rink, MIT
 

Luncheon Sponsors
Mutual of America
one8 Foundation

Featured Presentation

Self-Assembly and Programmable Materials
Skylar Tibbits
Founder & Co-Director, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT

2:30 PM Return to hotel
6:00 PM Transportation departs the Four Seasons
6:15 PM An Evening with the Boston Pops
Symphony Hall
 

Presenting Sponsor
Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation

6:15 PM –7:30 PM Cocktail Dinner
Higginson Hall
8:00 PM Sounds of Science: A Creative Collaboration Between the Weizmann Institute and the Boston Pops
Symphony Hall
9:30 PM Dessert Reception
10:30 PM Return to hotel

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 12

7:00 AM –8:00 AM Breakfast at leisure
Four Seasons Ballroom, 2nd Floor
8:15 AM Transportation departs Four Seasons
9:00 AM Mind-Bending Science: Morning of Science at Harvard University
Harvard University Science Center, Hall B
 

Science Sponsor
Friends of Lappy Bacow

The Weizmann Institute invests heavily in recruiting the brightest minds around the world based on the philosophy that the best people make the best science. Hear from some of the Institute’s most respected scientists and rising stars who are at the forefront of many of today’s most important areas of scientific investigation, including genomics, global warming, drug discovery, and beyond.

Session Moderator

Prof. Michal Neeman
Vice President, Weizmann Institute of Science

Greetings

Prof. Daniel Zajfman
President, Weizmann Institute of Science
Larry Bacow
President-Designate of Harvard

Introduction

Prof. George Church
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Featured Presenters

(in order of appearance)

Evolving Evolution
Prof. Tzachi Pilpel
Department of Molecular Genetics
Ben May Professorial Chair

Coffee Break

The Secret Life of Chalk
Dr. Einat Segev
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Proteins Under Construction
Prof. Sarel Fleishman
Department of Biomolecular Sciences
Martha S. Sagon Career Development Chair

Closing Remarks

Prof. Daniel Zajfman
President, Weizmann Institute of Science

12:00 PM Transportation departs for the State Room
12:30 PM Cityscape Luncheon
State Room
  Travel to lunch at Boston’s State Room, situated on the 33rd floor and offering breathtaking, panoramic views of Boston Harbor and the Boston skyline.
2:30 PM Return to hotel
5:45 PM Transportation departs Four Seasons
6:00 PM Transforming Tomorrow:  Finale Gala Celebrating 70 Years of Israel and 75 Years of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
Museum of Fine Arts
 

Presenting Sponsor
Stone/Teplow Families Charitable Fund

The essential partnership between science and philanthropy takes center stage at the Global Gathering’s finale gala at the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. View several exhibitions and galleries over cocktails before heading into dinner for a spectacular conclusion to the Global Gathering.

6:00 PM Cocktail Reception & Gallery Visits
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Rotunda and Colonnade

Explore several special galleries in the MFA, including the Impressionist Galleries, the William I. Koch Gallery, Art of the Americas galleries, and more.

7:30 PM Gala Dinner
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Courtyard
 

Featured Presenters

Laura Bryna
US and Israeli National Anthems
Marshall Levin
CEO, American Committee
Ellen Merlo
National Chair, American Committee
Prof. Daniel Zajfman
President, Weizmann Institute of Science

Keynote Address

Grounded in History, Shaping the Future
Prof. Jehuda Reinharz
Chair, Weizmann Institute of Science International Board

10:30 PM Return to hotel

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

7:00 AM –9:00 AM Breakfast at leisure
Four Seasons Ballroom, 2nd Floor