A burst of light illuminates the Yale campus

For Humanity Illuminated

Coming to a City Near You!

Gather with fellow Yalies for an evening of inspiration and connection at For Humanity Illuminated, a series of live events in select cities across the United States and abroad designed to engage the Yale community and showcase the people, programs, and ideas that expand our potential to improve and enrich lives around the world.

For Humanity Illuminated

Upcoming Events

Fort Worth, Texas

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

April 30, 2024

Seattle, Washington skyline

Seattle, WA

June 14, 2024

Past Events

Worth Ave, Palm Beach, Florida

New Frontiers in Climate Science: Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Future

February 7, 2024 • Palm Beach, FL

In Palm Beach, the Yale community explored the pioneering work being done to harness the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to drive innovation and deliver impact through research, education, and engagement.
Boston, MA

What Makes Us Human? Unlocking Secrets of the Brain, Mind, and Behavior

November 9, 2023 • Boston, MA

Yalies gathered in Boston to explore the pioneering work being done at Yale and beyond to accelerate neuroscience research and pave the way for transformative treatments.
US Capitol Building in Autumn

From Ideas to Impact: Developing Leaders to Serve Society

October 24, 2023 • Washington, DC

For Humanity Illuminated traveled to the nation’s capital to explore the work being done at Yale and beyond to advance evidence-based solutions to some of society’s most urgent challenges.
London skyline

Collections and Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age: Preserving the Past to Transform the Future

June 21, 2023 • London, UK

FHI London explored the groundbreaking work being done at Yale and beyond to preserve the world’s treasures while achieving greater democratization in the management of collections.
Chicago skyline

Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society: Utilizing Technology for Good

May 4, 2023 • Chicago, IL

Yalies gathered in Chicago for a thought-provoking exploration of how societies can harness AI’s potential benefits while advocating for safe, transparent, and fair use of the technology.
New York City skyline

Cities and Climate Solutions: Catalyzing Change for a Sustainable Future

March 4, 2023 • New York, NY

Nearly 800 Yalies gathered in NYC to hear from Yale scholars and professors working toward solutions for a more sustainable planet.
Streetcars in San Francisco

New Paradigms for Understanding Human Health: Improving Lives through Discovery and Data

October 22, 2022 • San Francisco, CA

San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts hosted a special evening devoted to shining a light on contributions by Yalies—on campus and beyond—to advance solutions to critical challenges.
The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles at sunset

Storytelling for Impact: Harnessing the Power of Arts, Media, and Culture

October 20, 2022 • Los Angeles, CA

More than 400 members of the Yale community gathered at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles for an evening of inspiration and connection.

Event FAQs

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For Humanity Events News

Sara Kuebbing discussing carbon capture at For Humanity Illuminated in Palm Beach

February 12, 2024

Climate Science for a Sustainable Future

The Yale community gathered in West Palm Beach, FL, to hear how researchers at Yale are tackling the climate crisis with collaboration and innovative solutions.
For Humanity Illuminated

January 26, 2024

Finding Community at Yale’s For Humanity Illuminated Events

At For Humanity Illuminated events in cities across the United States and abroad, alumni representatives from shared interest and identity groups are building community among fellow Yalies.
Panelists on stage at For Humanity Illuminated in London

June 29, 2023

Illuminating the Future of Yale’s Collections

Alumni and friends gathered in London to hear how new discoveries are emerging from Yale’s extraordinary natural and cultural heritage collections in the digital age.