Save the Date! RBFAA 2020 Annual Meeting

The Board of the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association is pleased to announce its selection of Pittsburgh as the location of the next RBFAA Annual Meeting, which will take place from Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2020.

 

The home of the Andy Warhol Museum and Carnegie Museums as well as the Pirates and the Steelers, Pittsburgh has a rich cultural life. The city also has a deep and long-standing connection to Germany. The H.J. Heinz Company, founded by German immigrants in the 19th century, continues to be headquartered in Pittsburgh, and the city has attracted over 70 German companies, including Bosch, which operates its Research and Technology Center North America and the Carnegie Bosch Institute there. The local team of Bosch alumni in Pittsburgh looks forward to highlighting these German-American ties in our programming for the weekend!

 

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be a critical gathering for us to determine the future of the RBFAA following the decision by the Robert Bosch Foundation to end the Fellowship Program. We have thus added an additional day to the Annual Event, to give us sufficient time for both social and cultural activities and engagement with alumni in productive, interactive workshops to chart our future. As part of these discussions, members will consider proposals put forward by the Strategic Review Committee, which was convened by the last RBFAA Board earlier this year. These proposals will incorporate recommendations on both the future mission and vision of the RBFAA, a possible reboot of the Fellowship program, and the RBFAA’s future relationship with the Robert Bosch Foundation and other Bosch Foundation alumni networks.

 

We strongly encourage all alumni to attend this important RBFAA Annual Meeting! In the coming weeks and months, we will provide additional information on travel options, accommodations, other logistical details, and planned programming for the weekend, so that you can plan an affordable, engaging visit to Pittsburgh in June. We look forward to seeing you at #RBFAAPittsburgh2020!