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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Series (DSLS) at Illini Center West

The DSLS at the Illini Center West features prominent speakers serving as the host and is a forum for Illinois alumni to meet other alumni in an informal setting while participating in powerful and engaging conversations ranging from technology, entrepreneurship, and creativity to healthcare, education and public service.

This luncheon series occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and rotates, as it is able, between the Illini Center West in San Francisco and various venues around the Silicon Valley. Early arrival and networking begins at 11:45 am and the discussion will begin at 12:05 pm with a hard stop of 1:30 pm. The space is limited at each luncheon to ensure the intimate setting of the discussion. This series is open to Illinois alumni only.

Look for the email announcement the first week of each month for the link to the registration site for that month’s speaker. If you are not receiving the monthly email communications from the Illini Center West, please update your contact information here.


Questions or to be added to the Illini Center West email list: Contact Emilie Robb at

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