Sign-up now to join your SUNY colleagues in beautiful, historic Tarrytown/Sleep Hollow, N.Y., June 7-9. Enjoy three great days at the Tarrytown DoubleTree by Hilton on the scenic banks of the Hudson River.
This year’s keynote speakers include:
Ashley Budd is a digital strategist and designer working primarily with higher education and non-profit organizations. Through speaking, writing, and research, she offers insights into contemporary issues in enrollment, fundraising and communication technology. Ashley is director of digital marketing for alumni affairs and development at Cornell University. Prior to joining the digital team at Cornell, Ashley spent more than five years at her alma mater, Rochester Institute of Technology, where she led social media strategy for undergraduate admissions. Ashley serves as producer and host on the Higher Ed Live network where she explores innovations and trends in higher education. Ashley speaks before national non-profit groups and appears regularly at higher education web professional conferences including Confab Events, NACAC, CASE, and HighEdWeb.
Joanna has built a marvelously versatile career in which she has continuously redefined herself via various storytelling formats. She has masterfully portrayed roles on Broadway (including “Into the Woods,” for which she won a Tony) and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels;” blockbuster movies like “Boogie Nights,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” and “Hannah and her Sisters;” and TV series such as “The West Wing,” “The Good Wife,” and “ER.” Today, Joanna is also a teacher, guiding students from multiple disciplines — actors, dancers, singers, and musicians — in developing their storytelling skills. Communication is key, she says, with one’s fellow actors, with the audience. The notion of being in service to the composers, writers, choreographers, designers, to the viewers, listeners, readers, is infused in Joanna’s teaching. These skills are vital to all of us in university advancement as well.
We’ll be closing our conference with a panel discussion featuring three University at Buffalo alumni, all of whom are playing major roles in the redesign and construction of the famed Tappan Zee Bridge, located literally steps from our conference hotel. University at Buffalo alumni Troy Calkins, John Kowalski and Craig Teepell will discuss their roles in bringing life to this $4 billion project — the largest bridge project in state history — in a panel discussion moderated by former Buffalo News Business Editor Grove Potter.
In addition, conference attendees will have the opportunity to experience the legendary Lyndhurst Mansion, with free tours provided courtesy of Alesco Advisors. Advanced registration is required and spaces are limited, so please sign up here.
Seated on 67 acres overlooking the gorgeous Hudson River, its noteworthy occupants have included former New York City Mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt, and railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Located in walking distance to the DoubleTree and accessible via the picturesque Hudson River Walk, today it is a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It features a variety of breathtaking backdrops, from the stunning Gothic-style castle and its sweeping lawns to its majestic trees and spectacular gardens. Register for this free event today!
We’ll also enjoy a reception at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall, courtesy of Liberty Mutual! An 1885 landmark, the Music Hall is Westchester County’s oldest theater, welcoming 85,000 visitors annually. Erected during Tarrytown’s “Millionaire’s Colony” era, residents such as the Goulds, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilts were its first patrons, participating in its elaborate shows and balls. Mae West and Woodrow Wilson were among the first to grace its stage. Its most famous performers have included B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett and Wynton Marsalis.Comedians such as Joan Rivers, Lewis Black and Steven Wright have taken its stage. Movies starring Denzel Washington, James Caan, Matt Damon, Michael Keaton, Robert DeNiro, Whitney Houston and Stanley Tucci have been filmed here.
Its most famous performers have included B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Cyndi Lauper, Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett and Wynton Marsalis.Comedians such as Joan Rivers, Lewis Black and Steven Wright have taken its stage. Movies starring Denzel Washington, James Caan, Matt Damon, Michael Keaton, Robert DeNiro, Whitney Houston and Stanley Tucci have been filmed here.
And as always, we’ll have dozens of high-quality breakout sessions and speakers covering the latest trends, pressing issues and best practices from across the spectrum of university advancement and other areas of higher education.
When registering at the DoubleTree, make sure you enter the Group Code “CUA” to get the special conference rate of $155/night.
To learn more, visit www.SUNYCUAD.org.