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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:

  • John Poppo: Board Chairman 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.
  • Joanna Gleason: Actor, author, artist, dancer…storyteller. 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…which are vital to all of us in advancement as well.

In addition, conference attendees will have the opportunity to experience the legendary Lyndhurst Mansion, with tours provided courtesy of Alesco Advisors. 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.

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.

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.

So join us for this fabulous annual event — register today!

  • Early Bird Rate: $425 if registered before May 23.
  • Standard Rate: $475 until June 5.
  • Nonmember Rate: $500
  • Single Day Rate: $175

When registering at the DoubleTree, make sure you enter the Group Code “CUA” to get the special conference rate of $155/night.

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