Weekend U: D.C.

Expand Your Mind—and Your Network

Weekend U: D.C. offered a day of thought-provoking sessions from standout IU faculty and alumni as well as an opportunity to connect with your fellow alumni. An engaging lineup of speakers presented on topics that make headlines and influence our lives—the conflict in Ukraine, an upcoming rare astronomical event, the state of the media, advances in artificial intelligence, and the #MeToo movement.

Weekend U 2025

Stay tuned for information regarding the 2025 Weekend U events.


For more information about Weekend U, please contact Mike Mann at mitmann@iu.edu or 812-855-9335.

Looking back at the 2024 event

Some of the sessions included:

  • Oksana Markarova, MPA’01, ambassador of Ukraine to the United States talked about her current role and the path that got her there.
  • David J. Crandall, director, Luddy Artificial Intelligence Center and Center for Machine Learning talked about his work related to artificial intelligence and computer vision, AI’s recent dominance, what the future holds for AI, and how the Luddy School will drive AI innovation.
  • David Tolchinsky, dean, The Media School interviewed a panel of IU alums in Washington, D.C., who work at media outlets such as the CBS News, Fox News, ABC News, and The Washington Post.

Relive Weekend U: D.C.