The Tanner Conference


Established through the generosity of Wellesley College trustee emerita Estelle “Nicki” Newman Tanner ’57, the Tanner Conference celebrates the relationship between the liberal arts classroom and student engagement in the world beyond the Wellesley College campus. In a typical year on the day of the conference, the entire Wellesley community can gather to learn from students about their participation in and learning from internships, civic engagement, study abroad and other opportunities. Presenters have the chance to reflect upon their experiences and share their insights and growth with their peers, while attendees learn about the ways in which such experiences can complement the classroom experience and clarify one’s interests and goals. Many students describe presenting at and attending Tanner as a highlight of their Wellesley experience.



The schedule for the 2021 Tanner Conference will be posted here in early October.


Nicki Tanner ’57
Trustee Emerita
more about Nicki Tanner ’57
Shreya Huilgol
more about Shreya Huilgol
Keertana Anandraj
more about Keertana Anandraj
Lidwien Kapteijns
Professor of History
more about Lidwien Kapteijns
Annabel Springer
more about Annabel Springer

Tanner Committee

Rachid Aadnani
Middle Eastern Studies Program
Ama Baafra Abeberese
Department of Economics
Frances Adjorlolo
Career Education
Destiny Barletta
Career Education
Rebecca Gordan '01
Albright Institute for Global Affairs
Julide Iye
Annual Giving
Pinar Keskin
Department of Economics
Elizabeth Mandeville '04
Career Education
Jaclyn Matthes
Department of Biological Sciences
Adam Matthews
Department of Biological Sciences
Kimberly O'Donnell
Department of Biological Sciences
Marta Rainer
Theatre Studies
Elizabeth Robichaud
Albright Institute for Global Affairs
Katy Ryan
Career Education
Andrew Shennan
Office of the Provost
Sally Theran
Psychology Department
Jennifer Thomas-Starck
Office of International Study
Diane Tutin
Department of Education
Jordan Tynes
Technology Support Services