2017 SUNYCUAD Educational Conference
Register now for SUNYCUAD’s 2017 Conference!
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.
- Early Bird Rate: $425 if registered before May 23.
- Standard Rate: $475 until June 5.
- Nonmember Rate: $500
- Single Day Rate: $175
This year’s keynote speakers include:
- Ashley Budd: Director of Digital Marketing for Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University
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.
- Anthony Scordio: Executive Producer/ Founder of Scordio Productions, Inc.
Anthony Scordio’s goal is to produce work that tells a meaningful story and not only entertains people, but more importantly, moves them. Anthony studied Business Management at Bucknell University and worked in Investment Banking at JP Morgan before realizing that film production was his passion. His business experience coupled with a film producing degree from the New York Film Academy has enabled Anthony to channel his creative drive into Scordio Productions, Inc., a commercial film production company established in 2013.
Since then, Anthony has created an original TV comedy series titled Long Island Lights, which has gone on to win awards at prestigious film festivals. Scordio Productions has also produced branded content for a multitude of businesses, as well as music videos for high profile international artists.
- John Poppo: Chairman of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs
John Poppo is Chairman of the Board of the Recording Academy, the world’s preeminent music organization, best known for producing The GRAMMYs. John is a 30-year veteran of the music business. He is a producer, engineer, mixer/remixer, arranger, musician and artist manager who has worked with such icons as Michael Jackson, *NSync, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Diana Ross. He is also the founder of the production and artist development/management company Pop Productions in Westchester County. A proud Fredonia alumnus, John serves and develops the Recording Academy’s four pillars: Membership (recruitment)/Awards, Music Education, Philanthropy & Charity, and Advocacy — all of which parallel the work we do in higher education.
- Building Bridges: UB’s Tappan Zee Bridge Panel
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.