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‘Virtual Toast on the East Coast’

donderdag 4 maart 2021


Following a successful gathering in late January on the West Coast, NL universities in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy in Washington DC and the Netherlands Innovation Attaché Network, invite Leiden alumni living on the USA East Coast to a collective: NL alumni ‘Toast on the East Coast’ virtual event on Thursday March 4th from 8:00 PM – 9.30 PM (EST).

Robbert Dijkgraaf


The programme includes a welcome by the Dutch Ambassador to the USA, André Haspels and a short talk by Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Following the talk, participants will break out into separate virtual 'rooms' which will be an opportunity for UT alumni to hear a short update about the latest news and developments from Twente. Afterwards it will be time to raise our glasses together to the new year followed by a digital ‘borrel’ to (re)connect with fellow alumni in smaller groups.


Besides the Leiden University, the following universities will be your 'hosts' for the evening: Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Maastricht University, Nyenrode Business University, Radboud University, Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus University (RSM), Tilburg University, University of Amsterdam, Twente University, University of Groningen, Utrecht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Wageningen University & Research.


8.00 pm  Opening by Joe Laufer on behalf of all Dutch universities
8.05 pm  Welcome by André Haspels Netherlands Ambassador to the US
8.15 pm  Keynote by Robbert Dijkgraaf Utrecht University alumnus, University Professor at University of Amsterdam & Director IAS
8.30 pm  Q&A 
8.40 pm  Updates from your alma mater (per university)
9.00 pm  Central toast
9.05 pm  Networking in small groups per region
9.30 pm  End event with the possibility for some extended networking

Capacity for this gathering is limited, so please sign up via this online form ASAP but at the latest by Monday March 1st. Final details including the event link will be sent to registered alumni on Wednesday March 3rd.

Kind regards,

Mijanou Blaauw, Alumni & External Relations, Leiden Law School
Hanneke Wiessing, Alumni Office Leiden University


Date                : Thursday 4 March 2021
Time               : 08:00 - 09:30 PM (EST)
Venue             : Online
Registration  : Via this link

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