Learn more about the lineup of speakers and entertainers featured during the Alumni Bicentennial Celebration and Reunion Weekend 2023… and check back for updates about the line up for Reunion Weekend 2024!
Friday, June 9
2:00–3:30 p.m. Committing to the Future: The Art and Business of Film and TV
A panel of alumni experts working in film and television will discuss the future of the art and business of the industry. The panel, moderated by actor, producer, writer, and director Will McCormack ’96 features Stephen Gyllenhaal ’72, director, Billy Lazarus ’93, partner and senior agent in the Motion Picture Talent Department at United Talent Agency, and Stephanie Ritz ’90, partner at WME.
3:30–4:15 p.m. Organ Recital with Richard Birney-Smith ’63 and Christopher Houlihan ’09
Richard Birney-Smith ’63 and Christopher Houlihan’09 (college organist and director of Chapel music) offer a brief recital, performing on the college’s extraordinary 1972 Austin pipe organ.
5:00–8:00 p.m. Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Vernon Street Fair
Vernon Street will transform into a street fair for the evening with family-friendly entertainment and activities. Representatives from the Trinity radio station will be on-site hosting live interviews and offering tours of the studio. Some alumni will even return to reprise their shows at the station.
8:00–9:30 p.m. Trinity Live! Featuring The Nields (On the Main Quad)
Once you’ve had your fill at dinner, return to the Main Quad for the primetime entertainment for the evening: The Nields! The Nields have been described as an acoustic rock explosion and boast a career of over 20 years and a prolific body of work. Band members and alumni David Chalfant ’90, Katryna Nields Chalfant ’91, and David Hower ’89 return to campus for this unforgettable performance!
8:00–10:00 p.m. 50th Reunion Dance Party featuring Full Blast Entertainment
After dessert has been served, the 50th Reunion will dance the night away! DJ Scottie, founder of Full Blast Entertainment, will keep the party going.
9:30–11:00 p.m. Trinity Live! Featuring Latanya Farrell P’23 (On the Main Quad)
Keep the party going with this high-energy dance party featuring late-night snacks and a performance from Latanya Farrell P’23. Dubbed “Queen of Summer Concerts” by The Hartford Courant, Latanya is an award-winning educator, performer, songwriter, soul singer, active longtime member of the West Hartford, Connecticut, community, AND a proud Trinity parent!
Saturday, June 10
Noon–2:00 p.m. Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Lunch with Full Blast Entertainment
Founder of Full Blast Entertainment DJ Scottie returns to provide the soundtrack for lunch and Camp Bantam: Saturday on the Main Quad.
Noon–2:30 p.m. Camp Bantam: Saturday on the Quad
The Saturday afternoon Camp Bantam session features kid-friendly activities and entertainment provided by Legacy Childcare.
1:30–2:45 p.m. Committing to the Future: The Role of Sports in Modern Society
Alumni leaders in professional sports in the U.S. and abroad discuss the impact sports has on modern society and their visions for the future of the industry. The panel, moderated by Veteran Coach and Athletics Administrator at Trinity College Robin Sheppard M’76, features: Billy Hogan ’96, CEO of the Liverpool Football Club; Sam Kennedy ’95, president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox; Mimi MacKinnon ’04, former director of the commissioner’s office of the National Football League; and Jay Monahan ’93, commissioner of the PGA Tour.
3:00–4:15 p.m. Committing to the Future: Women in Law
Hear from alumnae leaders in the legal field about their thoughts on the future of the industry and the ways in which women will continue to shape it. The panel, moderated by Renny Fulco, associate professor of legal and policy studies, features: Claudia Baio ’86, Connecticut Superior Court Judge, LaTanya Langley ’97, H’17, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Edgewell Personal Care Company, and Lisa Banks ’90, Attorney and Partner, Katz Banks Kumin LLP.
3:30-4:45 p.m. Baseball: Going Back to the Future
Author and syndicated columnist George Will ’62, H’79 discusses the past, present, and future of our national pastime. Conversation facilitate by Bill Marimow ’69, H’16.
4:30–6:00 p.m. An Afternoon With Alumni Authors
Join Ethan Rutherford, associate professor of English, as he introduces readings from alumni authors Charity Elder ’00, author of Power: the Rise of Black Women in America, and Joanna Scott ’82, author of 13 works of fiction including The Manikin.
6:00 p.m.–midnight Bantam Birthday Bash (On the Main Quad)
It’s time to celebrate the Bantam’s 200th birthday! The Alumni Bicentennial Celebration culminates in an opportunity for the entire alumni community to come together and celebrate. Featuring dinner, remarks, a performance by Aloe Blacc (“I Need a Dollar,” “The Man,” and “Wake Me Up,”), fireworks, and a late-night dance party, this event will be unforgettable. You won’t want to miss this conclusion to the evening!
6:00–7:30 p.m. Kick off the evening by catching up with friends and classmates over dinner
7:30–8:00 p.m. Remarks and a special Bantam birthday surprise!
8:00–9:30 p.m. Enjoy the Alumni Bicentennial Celebration Headline concert featuring Aloe Blacc.
9:45–10:00 p.m. Gather outside the tent to watch the showstopping fireworks display.
10:00 p.m.–midnight Dance the rest of the night away at a late-night dance party with DJ Scottie of Full Blast Entertainment.