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Dartmouth Innovation & Technology Festival

You are invited to the Dartmouth Innovation and Technology Festival, where science, technology, energy, business, and the liberal arts intersect in the heart of the West End District, a new development on our historic campus. 

Join us to launch a new era of innovation and technology at Dartmouth, fueled by the power of the liberal arts.

Accessing the Dartmouth Innovation & Technology Festival Virtual Experience

Experience the excitement of the Dartmouth Innovation & Technology Festival, from anywhere! Livestream selected events, browse speakers, watch sessions on demand, and get to know Dartmouth's new West End District. 
Featured Speakers
Dave Girouard ’88 TH’89
Founder and CEO, Upstart
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
President, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Kristen Morrow Johnson ’92 TH’94
Business Operations & Implementation Manager, Ford Pro Charging, Ford Motor Company
Rob Portman ’78
United States Senator, U.S. Senate
Join expert alumni, international thought leaders, scientists, engineers, technology visionaries, and entrepreneurs for three days dedicated to discussing big issues, asking big questions, and exploring the art of the possible. 

Highlights include:

  • Panel discussions, fireside chats, and compelling conversations with tech and innovation leaders on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to cryptocurrency, wearable technology to health care
  • Interactive experiences in makerspaces led by faculty and Dartmouth students
  • Facility dedications, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and open houses
  • Formula Hybrid + Electric vehicle showcase
  • Community celebrations
  • And a few surprises

Dartmouth's West End

Dartmouth’s West End is a global hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and public programs at the intersection of science, technology, business, engineering, energy, and entrepreneurship. Home to Tuck School of Business, Thayer School of Engineering, the Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, the West End is revolutionizing how we think, teach, learn, and lead. 

Drone image of Main Street in Hanover

Area Accommodations 

May is a busy time for visitors to the Upper Valley, so we encourage you to make a hotel reservation as soon as possible.  We have special rates for the celebrations at the following hotels: Norwich Inn, Holiday Inn in White River Junction, and the Hilton Garden Inn in Lebanon, New Hampshire. You may also want to look for availability within an hour or so of Hanover in both New Hampshire and Vermont. Don’t forget to also check out airbnb, Vrbo, Quechee Lakes rentals, Eastman Lake rentals, and Hanover Hostel.

The McGuire Family Prize for Societal Impact

The McGuire Family Prize for Societal Impact recognizes and rewards Dartmouth community members who have contributed toward or are responsible for making a significant positive impact on humanity, society, or the environment.

The inaugural $100,000 McGuire Family Prize for Societal Impact will be presented to Jason McLellan, a structural biologist whose groundbreaking coronavirus research conducted at the Geisel School of Medicine laid the foundation for COVID-19 vaccines that have saved countless lives.

McGuire prize

At the Intersection of Disciplines

Have questions?

Email us at innovation.fest@dartmouth.edu

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide pertinent updates as May nears closer. For information on the current guidelines, please visit the Visitor Guidance page covid.dartmouth.edu/visitor-guidance, and Face Covering Policy covid.dartmouth.edu/face-mask-policy. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you at The Dartmouth Innovation & Technology Festival.

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