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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

Past Events

Seattle, Washington skyline

The Creative Economy: Harnessing Ideas and Innovation for Impact

June 14, 2024 • Seattle, WA

For Humanity Illuminated in Seattle explored how Yale faculty and alumni are working to leverage the full scope of creative and technological activity to drive innovation, strengthen communities, and develop the next generation of leaders.
Fort Worth, Texas

Business, Law, and Social Enterprise: At the Nexus of Excellence and Impact

April 30, 2024 • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Texas Yalies convened to explore Yale’s commitment to developing a new generation of scholars, practitioners, and leaders dedicated to the shared ideals of excellence and social prosperity.
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.

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For Humanity Events News

A crowd of Yale alumni gathered for the For Humanity Illuminated reception at Benaroya Hall

June 27, 2024

Illuminating the Creative Economy

The Yale community gathered in Seattle to hear how creativity plays an increasingly critical role on campus and in today’s global economy.
Panelists in conversation on stage at For Humanity Illuminated in Fort Worth

May 10, 2024

Working Across Disciplines for Impact

The Yale community gathered in Dallas-Fort Worth to hear about Yale’s commitment to the interdisciplinary ideals of excellence and social prosperity.
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.