On October 29, Wellesley held its annual Tanner Conference, a unique tradition at the College that showcases the power of combining the liberal arts with experiential learning and the value for students of pursuing off-campus opportunities through internships, volunteer work, fellowships, civic engagement service, study abroad, or research.
Tanner is a memorable experience for the entire Wellesley community. All classes are canceled for the day—a rarity—so that students can attend the presentations and learn from their peers and faculty and staff advisors can celebrate their advisees’ work.
For the first time, this year the conference included a foreign-language panel, “Around the Globe in Spanish: Spanish Foreign Language Panel (Por el mundo en español. Panel en español),” during which students gave their presentations entirely in Spanish. Another first: A panel of Wellesley faculty spoke during the lunch break about the benefits of experiential learning in their own careers.
Here’s a look at scenes from this year’s Tanner Conference.