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Forecasters Series

The Alumni Council and the Alumni Relations Office are proud to present the second season of the Forecasters Series.

The Forecasters Series showcases alumni leaders in their industries and asks them to "forecast" the next 18 months in their respective areas of expertise. This collection of leaders is sure to help you understand the changes in their fields and explain how these changes may alter your daily lives. Whether your interest is professional or personal, these one-hour presentations are sure to enlighten and help all of us navigate the future.
Registration for each Forecasters episode will open 3-4 weeks prior to the event. Advance registration is required to receive Zoom details.
Questions? Contact Becky Love at or 508.291.8572

Upcoming Episodes

Past Episodes

List of 13 news stories.

  • Future of Women's Sports and Title IX

    March 24, 2022
    Watch Now! Season 2: Episode 3

    Signed by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972, Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” While Title IX’s language says nothing specifically about athletics, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare determined that because educational institutions receive federal funding, all aspects of the school’s operations were covered by Title IX, including sports. Today, due to this landmark legislation, Tabor girls compete in 15 varsity sports, including three coed programs. To mark its 50th anniversary, this month’s Forecasters episode invites Nicole DeBlois Greene ’95, Gia Doonan ’13, Ellie Pierce ’84, Amy Richards ’88, Holley Tyng ’97, and Cat Barry ’20 to celebrate, critique, and challenge our thinking about the importance of Title IX and its legacy.
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  • Future of Renewable Energy

    January 20, 2022
    Watch Now! Season 2: Episode 2

    Harnessing renewable energy has been with us at least since the first time someone captured energy from a fast-flowing river to grind wheat. Today, with a focus on reducing our carbon footprint, we are turning to renewable energy to solve one of the world’s most urgent problems—climate change. Initiatives are broad; from local renewable energy entrepreneurs to regional power grids reducing their carbon footprint, to massive multinational corporations taking on renewable energy projects, increased production of electric vehicles, to entire markets trading in green credits to name just a few; and not to mention the consumption side of the green equation.

    During this episode of the Forecasters Series, talented, dedicated, and highly experienced alumni Jessica Shor '09, John P. Ciovacco '83, Parker Littlehale '96, Chris Benzak '93, and Lawrence Mott '80 with impressive resumes in wind, solar, biodiesel, and geothermal will share their forecast on the future of renewable energy.
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  • Home Again: Forecasters Series - Photo of Tabor Campus

    Home Again

    November 18, 2021
    Watch Now! Season 2: Episode 1

    Who says you can't go home? Join us for a Faculty Alumni Panel with Wiley Wakeman '68, Ian Patrick '84, Rick DaSilva '89, Stacy Turner '98, and Ali Mattison '03.
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  • Future of Cybersecurity 

    June 17, 2021
    Watch Now: Season 1: Episode 10

    As more and more of our personal lives and business activities are conducted online, understanding the future of cybersecurity will show us how to make the best use of our resources and stay safe from future attacks. Join leading expert Alex Lanstein '03, senior director at FireEye, Inc, as he examine the state of cybersecurity, predict what hackers will possibly do next, and provide thoughts on best practices, both personally and professionally. 
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  • Future of Venture Capital

    June 15, 2021
    Although 2020 was a dismal year for numerous small businesses and startups, venture capital firms raised more money last year than ever before – over $73 billion in the United States alone. James Joaquin '83, co-founder and managing director at Obvious, and Jon Callaghan '87, co-founder of True Ventures, will explore trends in venture capital and look ahead at possibilities for growth, where innovation is flourishing, and what ideas seem to be getting the most exposure in Silicon Valley.
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  • Future of Real Estate

    May 19, 2021
    Season 1: Episode 8

    It is hard to imagine a more variable time in the real estate industry. Low housing inventory and low interest rates have made this a red-hot seller’s market. Many are wondering if we are in the midst of a bubble, and when it will burst. Join Matthew Joblon ’99, founding partner and chief executive officer for BMC Investments, and Andrew Joblon ’02, founder and managing principal of Turnbridge Equities, for a look at the next 18 months in the commercial and residential markets.
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  • John Gannon ’83, Dave DeFilippo ’84, and Nicole Greene ’95

    Future of Work

    Watch Now: Season 1: Episode 7

    We all see a light at the end of the tunnel. But exactly what kind of work place might we be returning to when we are given the “all clear.” In all likelihood, office life and the way we go about our daily business will be far different in a post-COVID world. And for many of us, the business of work will not be business as usual. Our three panelists, John Gannon ’83, Dave DeFilippo ’84, and Nicole Greene ’95 bring decades of leadership and accumulated wisdom to this presentation. Having managed, led, and trained teams in a variety of industries, their insights will prove useful to all of us, regardless of our career journey and the industry in which we reside.
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  • AJ Troiano '06 & Mark Peluso '84, Forecasters Speakers

    Future of COVID-19 and the Road Ahead

    Given the ever-changing nature of the coronavirus pandemic and the now very real possibility that tens of millions around the world will receive a vaccine in a matter of weeks, we are thrilled that Dr. AJ Troiano ’06, Chief Scientific Officer for Safer Behaviors, and Dr. Mark Peluso ’84, Chief Health Officer for Middlebury College, have agreed to join forces, and return to the Forecasters Series to share their latest insights and recommendations for the road ahead.
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  • Patrick Collins '03

    Future of Cryptocurrency

    You’d be hard-pressed to think of something more speculative, and therefore more in need of an informed Forecaster, than the future of cryptocurrencies. Patrick Collins ‘03 is a leader in the field, having set up cryptocurrency teams at major banking institutions and hedge funds. Learn what he has to say about how opportunities in this area are impacting worldwide finance.
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  • Future of International Relations

    Watch Now: Season 1: Episode 4

    Jaqueline Shire ’84 and Matthew Reynolds ’82 have both had distinguished careers at the State Department and the United Nations and in think tanks and academia. Their portfolios range from international aid in the Middle East to counter-terrorism to international diplomacy to nuclear non-proliferation, to name a few. Jackie and Matt, two uniquely well-informed insiders, will highlight the future of American foreign policy.  
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  • Joby Branion '81

    Future of Professional Sports

    Watch Now: Season 1: Episode 3

    Joby Branion ’81, Founder & CEO, Vanguard Sports Group, is one of the foremost sports agents in America. He has a front-row seat to the lives of professional athletes and the inner workings of the leagues in which they compete. Joby will share his thoughts on the future of professional sports, particularly the NFL, NBA, and MLB, and explain how the coronavirus pandemic will impact athletes as well as casual and everyday fans.
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  • Future of Higher Education Panel

    Season 1: Episode 2
    A distinguished panel of alumni discussed how COVID-19 has impacted three critical areas of higher education: student wellness, athletic recruiting, and college admissions. In addition, Mark Peluso ’84, Middlebury College physician, Holley Tyng ’97, Colby College hockey coach, and Ariel Leitao ’08, MIT admissions officer,  highlighted how the current crisis may create a very different educational experience than the existing status quo.
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  • AJ Troiano, PhD

    Future of COVID-19

    Watch Now: Season 1: Episode 1

    Drawing upon his diverse laboratory experience as well as his work on the front lines of the Ebola pandemic in 2015-16, Dr. AJ Troiano '06 offered his insider perspective on the future of COVID-19, vaccine production, epidemiology, and how emerging infectious diseases are reshaping the world in which we live.
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