Schedule

Wednesday, June 6
9 a.m. Sponsor Booth Set-up Begins
10 a.m. Registration Opens
Noon Conference Kickoff: Luncheon, Opening Remarks & Charlton Scholars Presentation
1:00 p.m. Plenary Session: Tony D’Angelo, Keynote
2:15 p.m. Break

CONCURRENT SESSION 1
Time Topic/Title Speakers Room
2:30 to
3:20 PM
The Good, the Bad, and the Not-So-Ugly of Web Accessibility
  1. Sylvia Navarro Nicosia, Director of Web Programming and Development, Farmingdale State College
  2. Nicholas Raia, Web Application Developer, Farmingdale State College
Canandaigua
Discovering My Leadership Voice
  1. Scott Vinciguerra, Leadership Development Associate, SUNY Sail Institute
Cayuga
Congratulations, You’re No. 173! The Search for Reality in College Rankings and Ratings
  1. Frederic Pierce, Director of Communications, SUNY Cortland
Conesus
How to ‘Think Up’ and Succeed in Fund-Raising:
  1. Jerry Smith, Founder, President & CEO,
    J. F. Smith Group
Hemlock
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Journey from Major Gift Prospect to Leadership Donor
  1. Mark Pastorella, Chief Development Officer, Monroe Community College
  2. Christyn Sanagursky, Associate Director of Development, Monroe Community College
  3. Karen Martin, President, Corning Incorporated Foundation
Keuka
The Impact of Volunteerism on Your Brand
  1. Alicia Hibbard, Senior Coordinator of Alumni Volunteer Engagement, Binghamton University
  2. Monica Lavis, Email and Event Assistant, Binghamton University
Owasco
CAO Special Session Persian

CONCURRENT SESSION 2
Time Topic/Title Speakers Room
3:40 to
4:30 PM
Key Characteristics of Top Fundraising Community Colleges
  1. Brian Flahaven, Senior Director for Advocacy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Canandaigua
Leading through Change on Campus
  1. Scott Vinciguerra, Leadership Development Associate, SUNY Sail Institute
Cayuga
Where Are We Now? The Ups and Downs of 21st Century Digital Giving and Engagement
  1. Courtney Taurisano-Sprague, Development Assistant, Mohawk Valley Community College
  2. Kestrel Linder, Co-Founder & CEO, GiveCampus
Conesus
Building a Plan to Help Educators Through the OCR Resolution Process
  1. Kevin Rydberg, Senior Accessibility Consultant, SiteImprove
Hemlock
Create a Sustainable Alumni Community by Building a Virtual Alumni House
  1. Jennifer Kelly Campbell, Associate Vice President Alumni & Government Relations, SUNY College of Optometry
Keuka
Creating a Personalized Web Experience to Drive Enrollment and Giving
  1. Vanessa Theoharis, Director of Digital Marketing, OHO Interactive
Owasco
CAO Special Session Persian
3:20 PM Break
4:30 PM Special: Community College-CASE Session
All others: Networking / Personal Time
Canandaigua

5:30 p.m. Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner/Plenary Session: Chancellor Kristina Johnson, Keynote
“Telling the SUNY Story”
Thursday, June 7
8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast, Morning Announcements, & Business Meeting
9:00 a.m. Plenary Session: John Zogby, Keynote
10:00 a.m. Break/ Zogby Book Signing Session

CONCURRENT SESSION 3
Time Topic/Title Speakers Room
10:20 to
11:10 AM
How To Build Campus Relationships For Alumni Engagement, Without Really Trying
  1. Matthew Colson, Executive Director Alumni Relations, Stony Brook University
Canandaigua
Sexual & Interpersonal Violence on Campus: What Communications, Media, Alumni and Development Professionals Must Know
  1. Joseph Storch, Associate Counsel, SUNY
  2. Elizabeth Brady, Project Director, SUNY
Cayuga
Podcasting 101: How to promote your institution through audio interviews
  1. Amber Smith, Senior Editor/Writer, Upstate Medical University
  2. Jim Howe, Writer/editor, podcast producer, Upstate Medical University
Conesus
SUNY Learning Commons Workplace: Applicable Use Cases for Inst. Advancement and Communications
  1. Kelly Williamson, Community Manager, SUNY System Administration
Hemlock
Building Relationships with Donors and Alumni Using Personality Insights
  1. Joseph Brennan, Clinical Professor of Business, University at Albany
  2. Theresa Agresta, co-founder of CultureTalk
Keuka
Sustainability Storytelling: Mapping our Participation in the U.N. Global Compact
  1. Kris Dressen, Manager of Editorial Services, SUNY Geneseo
  2. Dan DeZarn, Director of Sustainability, SUNY Geneseo
Owasco
11:10 a.m. Break

CONCURRENT SESSION 4
Time Topic/Title Speakers Room
11:30 AM to
12:20 PM
Corporate Engagement — UAlbany’s Journey
  1. Alfredo Medina, Jr., Executive Director, Office of Public Engagement, University at Albany
  2. Terri Scalise Roller, Director of Corporate Engagement, Advancement, University at Albany
Canandaigua
Sexual & Interpersonal Violence on Campus: What Communications, Media, Alumni and Development Professionals Must Know
  1. Joseph Storch, Associate Counsel, SUNY
  2. Elizabeth Brady, Project Director, SUNY
Cayuga
Preparing For The Worst — Crisis Communication In The Workplace
  1. Maggie Barnes, Corporate Outreach Specialist, Corning Community College
Conesus
How to expand your Alumni Magazine readership in a digital age
  1. Cathy Williams, Executive Director of BCC Foundation and Editor, SUNY Broome Community College
  2. Michael Curbelo, Sales Executive, QMC Group
Hemlock
Inside the Producers Studio
  1. Bonnie Eissner, Editor for Institutional Content, The Graduate Center, CUNY
  2. Rachel Ramirez, New Media Manager, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Keuka
The Course Content Dilemma
  1. Piero Tintori, CEO & Founder, Terminal Four
Owasco
12:30 p.m. Lunch

CONCURRENT SESSION 5
Time Topic/Title Speakers Room
2:20 to
3:10 PM
Creating Holistic and Effective Micro-Campaigns to Fund Priorities and Energize Already Engaged Constituencies
  1. Jason Pomeroy, Director of the Cortland Fund, SUNY Cortland
Canandaigua
Crisis Leadership: How I managed a nationally-visible crisis at UAlbany
  1. Joseph Brennan, Clinical Professor of Business, University at Albany
Conesus
Why are we still writing press releases? 2.0
  1. Gregory Kie, Senior Media Relations Manager, SUNY Canton
Hemlock
Building a 21st Century Student & Young Alumni Program
  1. Michael Sgro, Owner and Leadership Coach, Michael Sgro LLC
Keuka
Big Data, Bigger Marketing: How to Leverage Data to Build, Implement and Measure a Robust Marketing Plan
  1. Cheryl Broom, President, Interact Communications
Cayuga
3:10 p.m. Break

SUNY ROUNDTABLES
Time Topic/Title Speakers Room
3:30 to
4:20 PM
ALUMNI Canandaigua
COMMUNICATIONS/MARKETING Cayuga
DEVELOPMENT Conesus
SOCIAL MEDIA Hemlock
4:30 p.m. Break/ Prepare for Dinner
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner: Robbye Kinkade, Keynote
7:45 p.m. Hall of Fame Induction
Friday, June 8
9:00 a.m. 2019 Conference Planning Meeting and Networking Breakfast
9:45 a.m. Plenary Session: Sean Kirst
11:00 a.m. Closing Remarks
11:30 a.m. Conference Adjourns
Noon Hotel Check Out

Note: schedule subject to change.