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      SUNY2030: Envisioning Change in an Evolving Landscape in Albany

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      December 3, 2019

      Tuesday  10:30 AM

      189 Wolf Road
      Albany, New York 12205

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      SUNY2030: Envisioning Change in an Evolving Landscape

      Welcome from the Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer Welcome! On behalf of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, I invite you to join diversity and inclusion leaders, practitioners, partners, and scholars across the State University of New York to consider the urgent and complex issues that will frame the future of SUNY.  Our theme, “SUNY2030:  Envisioning Change in an Evolving Landscape,” is explored through panels, workshops, keynote speakers, poster sessions, and creative activities that squarely focus on the changes needed to more effectively advance diversity, equity and inclusion.  Conference sessions will provide the grounding and expertise you will need to navigate the evolving social, political, demographic, economic, and legal landscape.  In addition, sessions provide opportunities to form networks and partnerships with others who will expose you to new perspectives, turbocharge your leadership, and create greater campus impact. I am grateful for the partnership and financial support of the University Faculty Senate and the conference volunteers who work with diligence and commitment to create a top-notch conference experience for you!  Sincerely, Teresa A. Miller Sr. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer Conference Agenda                                                      Tuesday, December 3, 2019: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.           Registration 11:30 a.m - 12:45 p.m.            Buffet Lunch 11:45 a.m.                               Welcome from Sr. Vice Chancellor/CDO Teresa A. Miller 1:00 – 4:15 p.m.                      PRODiG Pre-Conference Institute 5:15 – 8:15 p.m.                      Cocktail Reception   Wednesday, December 4, 2019: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.                      Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.                    Opening Keynote Address 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.           Concurrent Session I 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.                     Lunch/Keynote Speaker 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.                       Concurrent Session II 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.                       Concurrent Session III 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.                       Celebration of the Legacy of H. Carl McCall, SUNY Chairman Emeritus (Dinner)   Thursday, December 5, 2019: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.                       Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.                     Keynote Speaker 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.           Concurrent Session IV 12:15 – 2:15 p.m.                    Lunch/Panel Discussion 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.                      Wrap Up and Closing Remarks Keynote Speakers More Details Coming Soon! Call for Proposals The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites you to submit a presentation proposal and join diversity and inclusion leaders, practitioners, partners, and scholars across the State of University of New York in helping to frame the future of SUNY. Your presentation's contribution to research and/or best practices related to navigating SUNY’s evolving landscape will equip conference attendees with the skills and expertise they need to be effective leaders and agents of change. Your presentations are an integral part of this conference and ODEI’s overall mission. Proposals should include topics related to the following Strands: Best practices for AAO/EEO practioners and HR professionals Standards and Professional Development for CDOs Diversity and inclusion in Enrollment Management and Student/Academic Affairs STEM Pipeline support and expansion Innovation, Research and Assessment Proposal Guidelines Proposals must be submitted via fillable form at the following link:  Please be prepared to provide the following information: Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), and Contact Information Presenter(s) Brief Bio(s) (up to 1 paragraph) Presentation Title Presentation Format (e.g. panel, lecture, roundtable) Two (2) or more Learning Outcomes Presentation Synopsis (up to 200 words) The proposal submission deadline is Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00pm.  Presentations should be between 70 and 80 minutes in length.  All presenters should plan to register for the conference by no later than October 18th. Please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Barbara Hardman via phone (518-320-1189) with any questions. Workshops More Details Coming Soon! Conference Fees SUNY/CUNY/State Ed: $300 Other/Non SUNY: $300 Sponsorships Exhibitors, Community Agencies, and Vendors are invited to review sponsorship opportunites listed HERE.  Hotel Accommodations  Conference Hotel: Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12205                                                                                          (518) 458-8444 Guest Rooms:  Conference participants should contact the hotel directly to make their reservations. A block of 187 rooms has been reserved.  In order to secure the discounted SUNY group rate of $113/night, please use code name: 2019 SUNY Diversity Conference.  Individual attendees will be asked to present proof of government employment upon check-in and should be prepared to provide a NYS ST-129 form in order to receive tax exemption on their overnight room charges Guaranteed Reservations:  All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card or by State University of New York. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. Check In: December 3, 2019 at 4 p.m. Check Out: December 5 2019 by 12 p.m. Reservation Process and Deadline Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 12:00am, Thursday, November 14, 2019 (the “Cutoff Date”). At the Cutoff Date, Hotel will release unreserved rooms for general sale and determine whether it can accept reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at the State University of New York group rate after this date. Cancellations An individual guest may cancel a room only reservation and not be charged for the reservation guarantee, if notice is received 24 hours prior to their scheduled arrival date. Individuals should obtain a cancellation number from the hotel should there be any future dispute on the reservation. Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodation Requests SUNY is committed to providing conference experiences and environments that are welcoming, inviting and user-friendly for all guests. While we have taken many steps to ensure this welcoming environment, we recognize that there are individuals who require reasonable accommodations. Arrangements will be made to provide you with supportive services or accommodation due to a disability, based on the type of assistance indicated on the on-line registration portal. Due to the size of this event and the logistic requirements of arranging for appropriate human resources to be onsite working at the conference, requests for specific accommodations must be received through the online registration portal no later than November 1, 2019. If you have specific questions or wish to discuss your accommodation request, please contact Jennie Marie Duran, SUNY-wide Affirmative Action Officer, at or by phone at 518-320-1851 if you have specific questions/concerns. FAQ  What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? The Albany Marriott Hotel has a shuttle to and from Albany Internation Airport.  Please contact the Albany Marriott directly (518-458-8444) to arrange for a shuttle.  There is also pleanty of free parking available in the hotel parking garage and on-site parking lot. What does the Full Conference Registration fee cover? The Full Conference Registration ticket covers all conference events from Wednesday, December 4th to Thursday, December 5th.  If you wish to attend the PRODiG Pre-Conference Institute (December 3rd) AND the full Conference (December 4th and 5th), you must purchase a PRODiG Pre-Conference Institute Registration ticket in addition to a Full Conference Registration ticket. What does the PRODiG Pre-Conference Institute Registration fee cover? The Pre-Conference Registration ticket option is availble for those who plan to only attend conference events on Tuesday, December 3rd.  If you wish to attend any conference events beyond those scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd, you must also purchase a Full Conference Registration ticket.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion via phone (518-320-1189) with any questions.   What's the refund policy? Refunds are availble until 5:00pm on Friday, November 15, 2019.    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, just make sure you're able to access your conference registration confirmation on your mobile device via email, screen shot, etc.   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? No.     Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? The name on the ticket must match the name we have on your name badge and printed materials.

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