Engelberg Center Events

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A stage manager (David Garrick), sits at a table and watches an actor perform a scene from a play. The title punningly compares the effusive performance to steam that issues from an urn on the table, next to tray with cups and a coffee or chocolate pot carried by a maid.

Community Lightning Talks

April 20, 5-6:30 pm This event has been postponed until the fall
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An opportunity to come together in-person!  We welcome submissions for five minute talks on any topic.  Talks can be directly related to professional activities, research, personal interests, or simply an idea currently catching your fancy. If you’re looking for inspiration, this month’s suggested theme is: inefficiency.

What does peak performance not look like? Is it possible to fail a traveling salesman problem? You could share about your worst night trying to get home from Brooklyn when the L and the G are down. Tell us a story about getting trapped in a tangled bureaucracy. Maybe you knit or make sourdough, spending days, weeks, months on a project you could have just purchased somewhere else. Do you love side quests more than the main journey? Have you ever lived in an efficiency apartment? Did you like it?

Talks must be five minutes or less, on any topic of your choosing. We especially encourage talks from first time speakers, students, and people who are more afraid of public speaking than spiders. Slides are not required.


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Fake Symposium - POSTPONED

November 11 & 12, 2021

The Fake Symposium has been postponed indefinitely as a result of COVID-19.  We hope to reschedule the event once in-person events can be held responsibly.  Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on twitter for the latest information.

While the law is often forced to make binary distinctions between what is real and what is fake, that distinction can be much more fluid in broader society. The Fake Symposium explores the distinction between the real and the fake in a number of different contexts, and how well that understanding in the legal context maps on to societal expectations.


You can learn more about previous Engelberg Center events on our past events page.



The Engelberg Center also hosts the Innovation Policy Colloquium, a unique event focusing each spring on different aspects of the law's role in promoting creativity, invention, and new technology.

All Engelberg Center events are governed by our Code of Conduct.