Reunion Weekend Schedule

All event locations and times are subject to change.
Reference your weekend schedule upon arrival for activities throughout the weekend.

Important note: There will be no printed schedules provided at registration check-in!

Please use our app by going to madeira.sched.com from your smartphone. Pin this page to your home screen and select Reunions from the filter options. From there you will see a listing of all of the sessions, school store hours, lunch locations, etc. Click on any session and you will see details that include: speaker name, photo, bio, location, and time.

View a PDF of the schedule here.

 Registration will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center
 Lucy & Co. will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 28  Co-Curriculum 50th Anniversary Celebration 

For a list of speaker/panelist bios, click here 

8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Wing Library

 Boxwood Books 
 A collection of books on display by Madeira alumnae 


10:00 a.m. 
Opening Keynote Speaker

Cokie Roberts, Political commentator for ABC News and NPR

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Design Thinking in Real Life: How to bring design, creativity, and innovation into your everyday life led by Emi Kolawole `00  

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Lecture Hall 


Earth in Crisis: Bold strategies to effect social change led by Lucy Blake `76, Catharine Gilliam Burns `74, and Meg Goldthwaite P`15, `19

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
(Bus leaving from Chapel/Auditorium)

Empower Your Impact: Discover how energy, intention, and body language affect your leadership and success in life...by way of the horse led by Shari Goodwin

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Main Living Room

5 Days, 5 Weeks, 50 Years: Co-Curriculum today led by Sahana Bhagat `17, Soleil Ephraim `17, Tara Nayak Palmore `88 and  Kate Opalack Watts `94
12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 
The Oval and Science Lawn 
2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 
Backstage! Professional actors share the good, bad, and ugly of a career in show business led by June Schreiner `12, Holly Twyford `86, and Fatima Quander `97 
2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 
Main Living Room
Find Your Balance: Discover tools to transform your physical and emotional well-being led by Emery Mikel `96, Alexis Merin `00, Reena Lawande Pande `92, and Rev. Katherine Stanford P`18
2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 
Lecture Hall 
Social Justice Movements: Where do we go from here? led by Clara Bingham `81, Joan Mower `67 P`10, and Gillian Thomas `86       
3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Break 
3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
Schoolhouse II, Campos Classroom
Lauren Berger, The Intern Queen: From internships to entrepreneurship: Career building blocks for every woman
3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
De Sole Octagon 
Necessity is the Mother of All Invention: Seizing opportunities in the modern marketplace led by Samantha Meyer duPont `90, Brandon Holley `85, and Katherine Petty MacLane `96 
3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
 Pandas Gone Wild: Two alumnae take us on a remarkable photographic journey inside China's efforts to save the giant panda from extinction led by Sadie Quarrier `88 and Ami Vitale `89
3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
Lecture Hall 
Running for Office: Navigating the course from volunteer to candidate led by Sara Akbar `92, Janelle Irick Bynum `92, Meg Kruizenga Froelich `81 and Sylvia Bravo Larsen `67
5:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote Speaker

Julia Reed `78, contributing Editor at Elle Decor and Garden & Gun magazines, and author of seven books

How Co-Curriculum Launched My Career
6:00 p.m. 
Celebratory Reception 
25th and 50th class photos will be taken at the reception 
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
The Land
Class of 1967: 50th Reunion Celebration Dinner
Bus departs from Main for The Land at 7:20 p.m. 
Meyer House Class of 1992: 25th Reunion Celebration Dinner
Bus departs from Main for Meyer House at 7:20 pm. 
Saturday, April 29  Registration will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center
Lucy & Co. will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
 The Bluff
(behind Chapel/Auditorium)
 Coffee & Canvas- FULL 
 Paint the Potomac with step-by-step instruction 
 Prior Confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
Led by David Bottini, Former Art Dept. Chair 
 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
 De Sole Octagon
 The Madeira School Alumnae Council Spring Meeting 
 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
 Wing Library
 Boxwood Books 
A collection of books on display by Madeira alumnae 


 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 pm. 
 Tennis Courts
 Tennis Courts Open 
Tennis balls available at the Registration Table
 Bring your own racquet 
 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
 The Oval
 Yoga on the Oval 
All Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Led by Shana Barnett, History Teacher
 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
 Main Living Room
 Alumnae/Student Choir Rehearsal 
All are welcome to join and rehearse with Madeira's singing group, Sweet Ti
 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
 Meet at Student Center
 Hike to Black Pond
Led by Sean Brunett, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing
 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
 Meet in Student Center 
 Hidden Greenway by Bus- FULL 
 Prior confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
Led by Kim Newsome, Dean of Students
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
 Main Living Room
 Alumnae Memorial Service
Led by Eleanor Harrison Bregman `88
 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
 Lecture Hall 
 State of the School Address
          Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Head of School
          Andre Withers, Assistant Head of School
          Alex Heiberger, Chief Financial Officer
          Matti Donkor, Director of Enrollment Management
          M.A. Mahoney, Academic Dean
          Kim Newsome, Dean of Students
          Louise Holland Peterson `75, Director of Development
          Karen Joostema, Director of Communications and Marketing
 12:30 p.m.
 Main Terrace 

 Bluebell Lunch 
 Seated lunch
 Class photos will be taken
 The Madeira Fund Challenge Cups will be presented

 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Meet in Student Center
Zip Wire and Giant Swing- FULL 
Prior confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Lecture Hall 
Alumnae Spotlight featuring Priscilla Craven `82, Senior Instructor, Language  Program Coordinator at University of Colorado, Director "Culture Wars in Rome"
 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
 Meet in Student Center
 Hidden Greenway by Bus- FULL 
Prior confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
Led by Becca Brooks, Director of Information and Innovation 
 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 Schoolhouse I, Classroom 7
 Fabrication Lab Open House
 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 Meet in Student Center
 Zip Wire and Giant Swing- FULL 
Prior confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
 Main Living Room
 Legacy Tea 
 Speakers: Mary Cosby Rinehart `57 and her granddaughter
 Mary Clark `18
 Legacy photo will be taken at 3:30 p.m. 

 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Fiction Room 

 Black Student Union Tea 
Welcome remarks from Elfrieda Nwabunnia `17, Black Student Union President
 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
The Land
 Finish in Style Reception for All Reunion Classes


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Consider joining your Reunion Committee. It’s a great way to connect with classmates and help plan your Saturday night off-campus gathering. If your class year ends in a 7 or 2, then you have a milestone reunion, April 28-29, 2017.

Contact Holland Williams, Director of Alumnae Relations