GEM Alumni Events

GEM Alumni Association Events

From coast to coast, the GAA holds a variety of alumni networking events focused on reengaging with GEM Fellows that have gone on to successful careers in academia, industry, and entrepreneurial ventures. The networking socials allow GEM alumni from 1976 to the present to reconnect with one another, and the GEM mission, while the GAA Annual Conference offer networking as well as professional development.

GEM Alumni Socials

GEM Alumni participants in GAA socials have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about becoming a GEM Ambassador,
  • Meet Members of the GAA Board and GEM Staff,
  • Network with fellow alumni in your local area,
  • Register for the GEM Speakers Bureau,
  • And so much more!

The GEM Alumni Association Socials are held in public venues in major cities during/or around a GEM GRAD Lab or a national diversity STEM event where both local GEM alumni and alum traveling to the event can network. Examples of past GEM Alumni socials include:

  • New York City Metro Social – Thursday, October 16th, 2014, NACME Bi-Annual Awards Banquet, New York, NY
  • Detroit Metro – Thursday, November 6, 2014, SHPE National Conference, Detroit, Michigan
  • Silicon Valley Social – Thursday, January 29, 2015, GEM Executive Committee Meeting, Santa Clara, CA
  • Washington, DC Social – Thursday, February 5, 2015, BEYA Conference, Washington, DC

Complimentary access, through RSVPing on-line, is provided to all current paid GAA Members. GEM Alumni that are not paid members of GAA can RSVP and register for events for a nominal fee. To become a GAA member or renew your membership, please log in to eGEM using the email address you used at time of application for the fellowship. . If you do not remember the email you used when you applied (or email did not exist when you applied) please contact us at and we will assign you an account and temporary password.

To sign up for the next social, or to see upcoming locations, please visit our events calendar by clicking here.

National GEM Alumni Association Conference

The GEM Alumni Association holds a mini conference each year during the GEM Annual Board Meeting and Conference.

Registrants of the National GEM Alumni Conference can expect:

  • Professional development workshops
  • Alumni focused networking events
  • Full access to all conference events, including meals, keynote speakers and off-site entertainment events, such as dinner cruises, tours, etc.

To find out what’s happening at an upcoming GEM Annual Conference please click here.