2019 - New York, NY

Invitation - New York - May 23 -26

We have the pleasure to invite you to this year’s Chalmers Alumni Association meeting in New York City.

It will take place during the US Memorial Day weekend, Thursday thru Sunday May 23-26.

Hotel: We have arranged a good rate with the nice Westgate Hotel, located close to Grand Central Station in Manhattan. Please visit https://resort.to/chalmers to know more and reserve a room at the special rate. We have a limited number of rooms at this rate.

Preliminary program: Let us know if you have any questions.

Thursday evening: Club Emil with Pea soup, Pancake and Punch for the benefit of Chalmers Alumni Association Scholarships fundraising. Scholarships will be handed out to selected US students who will be present. The location is the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan.

Friday morning: Visit Gateway, the newly opened innovation platform by SACC (Swedish American Chamber of Commerce). Breakfast while we listen to the CEO of Atlas Copco, Mats Rahmström; followed by innovator Göran Fredriksson and the Wave4Power story. Fraud prevention and detection specialist Alexandre Agular of Socure will make us want to take notes before we refill our coffee cups for IBM Quantum Computing Scientist Martin Sandberg and his fascinating work. What is the Q super computer and how will it help to solve the biggest most complex problems of the world? Answers to all revealed at this amazing Website, https://www.research.ibm.com/ibm-q/learn/what-is-quantum-computing/.

Friday afternoon: A visit to a high-tech manufacturing site. Learn more about the design and production of a New York City Subway emergency system. Boyce systems has a 10,000 sq.ft. site and HQ a few subway stops away from Manhattan and we get to learn about the work behind the Subway Help Points that are placed all over New York.

Friday evening: Ah, the good life! Cruising on the Hudson River with lobster, drinks and city views.

Saturday morning: Visit the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, a retired aircraft carrier.

Saturday afternoon: New York City attractions of your choosing. There is an incredible amount to enjoy and see and you will be given a sign-up list of suggestions as we get closer. How about a Holography Museum, a Steinway Piano Factory, a KGB Spy Museum or even a visit to a Space Suite designer lab?

Saturday evening: The high point of this years program, (as in fact every years program) will be the Gasque. The plan this year is to be at the Scandinavia House, very close to our Westgate Hotel. We are still finalizing the details for the Gasque. SmörgåsChef is known to serve a very enjoyable Swedish menu.

Sunday morning: Annual meeting

Sunday dinner: If you are still up for it, we will head out on the water and ferry ride down East River with its magnificent views towards HomeTown BBQ in Brooklyn. It is one of the best in NYC!

If you plan to join us in New York, or even perhaps may, can you please register soon Click here to Register. This will allow us to improve the program further. You can change intent or modify at any time – just stay in touch!

You might be wondering about the logistics and the transportation to the event. Since we are based in the middle of Manhattan any of the three airports will work. La Guardia, JFK and Newark all have good transport options to the city and the hotel. The car sharing services, UBER, Lyft and Via all work well. There are airport trains from both Newark and JFK that will assist getting you to the city center. The Subway stop closest to the hotel is Grand Central and the S,4,5,6,7 trains will stop there.

The Pea soup dinner at the Salmagundi Club is a few subway stops south from the hotel. It is located by Union Square (4,5,6). The Friday morning location, Gateway, is a 15-minute walk north from the hotel. More information and help with maps etc. will be provided as we get closer to the event.

Website - for prior events, update your address & CING membership, registration for New York etc. cing-usa-canada.com

All the best, hope to see you in the city that never sleeps.

Markus Sandholm (I09) – President and Chief Executive Officer, Chalmers Alumni Association Inc.