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Unconference Session Recordings

Keynote Sessions

Kickoff Keynote Presentation: Big Bets for the Future
Rod Grabowski, Vice President for Advancement, University at Buffalo
Passcode: $AuC2TFK

New Conversations: Shifting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from a Grievance Modality to One of Intentionality and Implementation
Dr. Rodmon C. King, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, SUNY Oswego
Passcode: y0hrLQ!?


2020 Awards for Excellence

SUNYCUAD’s 2020 Awards for Excellence Program
Passcode: puQ@Jz5Y


Advancement Services

The Evolution of Advancement Services: Developing a Vision for Collaborative Success with a Team of Disparate Professionals
Lisa English, Associate Vice President for Advancement Services, Rutgers University
Passcode: N@G9SqEc 


Alumni Engagement & Events

The Virtual Alumni House Has Room for Everyone and Delivers Record Engagement Metrics
Dawn Rigney, Chief Advancement Officer, and Jennifer Kelly Campbell, Associate Vice President of Alumni & Government Relations, SUNY Optometry

Building a Bridge: Your Student Leader to Young Alumni Life Cycle
Matthew Burns, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Fordham University
Replay not available; view a pdf of the slides

Come Back, Give Back: Combining Engagement and Fundraising to Optimize the Alumni Experience
Natasha McFadden, Associate Director of The Cortland Fund
Taylor Lynch, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, SUNY Cortland
Replay not available; view a pdf of the slides

Commencement in a Time of COVID
Christy Doyle, Chrissie Binney and Peter Evans, University at Albany’s Office of University Events
Passcode: SUNYCUAD1!


Development & Fundraising

Fundraising Opportunities in Unexpected Places: Leveraging Career Services for Development Results
Michael Pietkiewicz, Executive Director, ECC Foundation

Celebrating Milestones for UAlbany’s Most Loyal Donors
Kimberly Verhoff, Senior Associate Director of Donor Relations and Melissa Fry, Senior Associate Director of Development Communications, University at Albany

Design Thinking for Philanthropy
Felicity Meu, Director of Partner Success, GiveCampus, Inc.
Inaugural Director of Next Generation Giving, Stanford University
Passcode: ke1xh.Mu

How to Run a Crowdfunding Program… Without Any Rules!
Kevin Morgenstein Fuerst, Executive Director of Annual Giving, University of Vermont


Marketing & Communications / Graphic Design / Social & Digital Media

Animated GIFs in Email & Web: Execution, Optimization, Obstacles & Solutions
Emanuel Saladino, Senior Web & Graphic Designer, Stony Brook University

Swipe Up for Generation Z: How Post Millennials Are Driving Change
Doug Gruse, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, Russell Sage College
Passcode: RwL3P3s#

Social Media in Crisis Communications: Let’s Talk Comments, Posts, Notes & More
Taras Kufel, Manager of Digital Engagement, SUNY System Administration
Karyn Wendrow, Digital & Social Media Manager, SUNY Delhi


Public Relations & Government

SUNY Technology Transfer & New Ventures Development & Fundraising Opportunities
Nicholas Querques, Director of New Ventures, & Matthew Mroz, Director of Enterprise Technology Transfer, SUNY RF
Passcode: =L62DP.t

The Marketing & Public Relations Guide to the E-Sports Phenomenon at SUNY Canton
Travis Smith, Director of Public Relations, and Greg Kie, Senior Media Relations Manager, SUNY Canton
Passcode: d#..N1sr