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Luminary Award 2018

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

- $200.00 - $350.00

2018 Luminary Award Recipient

The World Affairs Council is celebrating Connecticut’s global leadership in cancer research and innovation at the Luminary Award. The Council is proud to honor Yale Cancer Center, a ground-breaking center for global health, as the 2018 Luminary Award recipient.

Innovations made here in Connecticut impact health on a global scale. Through collaboration among world-class institutions of education, healthcare, bio-pharma, and research here in Connecticut, the state has developed a health ecosystem that enables scientific risk-taking and fosters a well-developed network of some of the world’s premier hospitals.

In this exemplary company, the Council is proud to highlight Yale Cancer Center. The Yale Cancer Center is one of the select few centers in the nation and the only one in southern New England designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. Through pioneering research, health innovations, and breakthrough treatments, the Yale Cancer Center is leading the world in cancer research for the betterment and advancement of our global community.

 Sponsorship Opportunites Available – contact Megan Torrey at mctorrey@ctwac.org 

About the Luminary Award

The annual Luminary Award is the signature event of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut. It honors one or more individuals or an organization from Connecticut that has profoundly influenced global affairs, with a strong emphasis on achieving the overall betterment of the world.

Luminary Award History

2004 – Harry Jack Gray, former Chairman of UTC –keynote The Honorable Alexander Haig

2005 – University of CT UNESCO Chair, keynote — keynote President Mary Robinson

2006 – Save the Children, keynote — keynote Cokie Roberts

2007 – Connecticut’s Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans — keynote General Eric Shinseki

2008 – ESPN International in recognition of their role in global sports diplomacy — keynote Chris Berman

2010 – Former Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger

2011 – Association of Hole in the Wall Camps

2012 – Nobel Peace Prize Committee

2013 – Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation—A leading global innovator

2014 – AmeriCares  — keynote Ambassador Robert Ford

2015 – Peter G. Kelly, Esq. — keynote Senator Mark Warner of Virginia

2016 – Aerospace Components Manufacturers — keynote Colonel Mark Tillman

2017 – United Technologies (UTC) — keynote Dr. Robert Ballard


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available in the many parking garages near the Marriott Downtown.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email info@ctwac.org with any questions, or for more information on sponsorship.


May 10
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$200.00 - $350.00


Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103 United States


The World Affairs Council of Connecticut