World Alumni Day

EMBL World Alumni Day takes place annually and connects EMBL with its global alumni community, in person and online. It gives former staff the chance to network with each other and gain an insight into EMBL's priorities and how they can contribute. As well as a sprinkling of guest speakers, the day also features a celebration of the outstanding achievements of two former staff in the form of the Alumni Awards ceremony.

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World Alumni Day 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, World Alumni Day 2020 on 17 July took place entirely online. It featured for the first time a Q&A with the Alumni Association board and insights into the next EMBL programme from Director General Edith Heard.

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World Alumni Day 2019
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the EMBL Alumni Association, the first EMBL World Alumni Day took place on Friday 19 July 2019 in Heidelberg, broadcast to alumni globally via live stream.