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MSTI Alumni Reunion Weekend

You’re invited to join GIX leaders, MSTI faculty, and fellow alumni of the UW Master of Science in Technology Innovation program for the inaugural MSTI Alumni Reunion Weekend! Graduates of all MSTI cohorts are invited to attend, reconnect with one another, and learn what’s new since you graduated. We’ll also recognize Cohort 1, who is celebrating five years since graduation!

We hope you can join us for all three weekend activities – especially the culminating event of the weekend, the Reunion Celebration Dinner! You are welcome to bring a guest/plus-one to all events.

Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 2023

Kindly RSVP by Sept. 22

Event Schedule:

Friday, October 13

4:00 – 6:00 PM Welcome Happy Hour
Join us as we kickoff the weekend with beer, appetizers, and socializing at Bellevue Brewing Company (located just one block from GIX!).
This event is complimentary, but an RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be provided.
We recommend parking in the Tract K Parking Garage or along the street.

Saturday, October 14

12:00 – 2:00 PM GIX Open House, Prototyping Labs Activities + Lunch
GIX (aka the Steve Ballmer Building) is opening its doors for an open house. Join fellow alumni in your old stomping grounds for hands-on activities and demos in the Prototyping Lab. Meet current students and learn about their latest projects.

This event is complimentary, but an RSVP is required. A casual lunch will be provided.
Parking is available for complimentary validation in the GIX parking garage.

6:00 – 9:00 PM Reunion Celebration Dinner at Daniel’s Broiler Bellevue
The main event of the weekend! The Reunion Celebration Dinner includes a delicious 4-course meal prepared by premier PNW restaurant Daniel’s Broiler, a cocktail hour, remarks from GIX Executive Director & CEO Sean Carr, the presentation of the MSTI Alumni Impact Award, and more.
Tickets are just $45 per person. Cocktail attire is encouraged. Complimentary parking is included.


Want to share with fellow alumni what you’ve been up to since graduation?

Whether you can join us for the reunion weekend or not, we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to personalize this slide template as you see fit to share your professional and/or personal updates and highlights with your fellow alumni. 1-3 photos are welcome but no videos or sound please. Max of 110 words please. Email your personalized slide to Taryn Echert by Sept. 22.

GIX is pleased to announce the launch of the MSTI Alumni Impact Award. Each year, a different cohort will be invited to nominate one of their peers who they believe embodies the spirit of the MSTI by making an impact in the world – or in their own community – through work in technology innovation. The award recipient will be honored at the all-alumni Reunion Celebration Dinner on Oct. 14. This year, a member of cohort 1 will be honored with the first MSTI Alumni Impact Award! Nominate a cohort 1 graduate for the Alumni Impact Award.

Interested in making a donation to GIX in honor of the first reunion?

The generosity of our donors enables us to build talent that leverages emerging technologies to address local and global challenges. Your gift to the GIX Scholarship Fund provides essential financial support for MSTI students, to help eliminate any financial boundaries students may face during their time in the program. Other gifts can support teaching, global education experiences for MSTI students, and funding new, cutting-edge equipment in the GIX prototyping labs. For more information or to donate visit us here.

Looking for a place to stay?

Below are some local lodging options.

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
$300+ per night
900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 98004
(Located right next to Daniel’s Broiler (dinner venue))

Hilton Bellevue
$260+ per night
300 112th Ave Se, Bellevue, 98004

Residence Inn Seattle Bellevue/Downtown
$200+ per night
605 114th Ave Se, Bellevue, 98004

Hotel 116
$140+ per night
625 116th Ave Ne, Bellevue, 98004
(Located closest to GIX)


If you have any questions about the reunion, please contact Taryn Echert, GIX assistant director of engagement.