2018 Business & Education Forum
How Business Can Affect the Talent Pipeline

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Buffalo Marriott Niagara
Amherst, NY

About the Conference

We are honored to announce Former U.S. Secretary of Education and President & CEO of The Education Trust, Dr. John B. King, Jr. as our keynote speaker for the 2018 Business & Education Forum.

This event will be an opportunity for the State’s business leaders to discuss ways in which business and industry can best engage with P-12 on issues from policy to programs and how to improve the talent pipeline.

If your organization is currently struggling to find talent, and are concerned with the talent pipeline, join us Thursday, August 16, 2018, for a one-day education forum for business leaders.

Who should attend:

  • Business leaders interested in the talent pipeline for their industry
  • Business leaders interested in the direction of education policy in the State and Nation
  • Businesses interested in partnering with P-12 education
  • Businesses currently partnered with P-12 education
  • Businesses who want to know more about P-12 partnerships and engagement
  • Non-profit organizations involved in education advocacy

Speakers

  • Molly Blankenship, ACCE

    Molly Blankenship

    Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
  • Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

    Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.

    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
  • Dr. Kriner Cash, Buffalo Public Schools

    Dr. Kriner Cash

    Buffalo Public Schools
  • Caitlin Codella, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

    Caitlin Codella

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Allison L. Dembeck, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Allison L. Dembeck

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Johanna Duncan-Poitier, State University of New York

    Johanna Duncan-Poitier

    State Univerity of New York
  • Fannie Glover, Early Care & Learning Council

    Fannie Glover

    Early Care & Learning Council
  • Ariane Hegewisch, Institute for Women's Policy Research

    Ariane Hegewisch

    Institute for Women's Policy Research
  • Michelle Kavanaugh, WNY STEM Hub

    Dr. Michelle Kavanaugh

    WNY STEM Hub, Empire STEM Network
  • John B. King, Jr., The Education Trust

    Dr. John B. King, Jr.

    The Education Trust
  • Amy Hines Kramer, AT&T

    Amy Hines Kramer

    AT&T New York
  • Bill Millett, Scope View Strategic Advantage

    Bill Millett

    Scope View Strategic Advantage
  • Amber L. Mooney, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

    Amber L Mooney

    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
  • Michael O'Sullivan, The College Baord

    Michael O'Sullivan

    The College Board
  • Kevin B. Quinn, HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

    Kevin B. Quinn

    HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
  • Commissioner Roberta Reardon, New York State Department of Labor

    Roberta Reardon

    Commissioner, New York State Department of Labor
  • Geoffrey Rosenberger, Rochester Prep Charter Schools

    Geoffrey Rosenberger

    Rochester Prep Charter Schools
  • Ian Rosenblum, The Education Trust - New York

    Ian Rosenblum

    The Education Trust - New York
  • Paul Speranza, Jr., Paul Speranza Advisors

    Paul S. Speranza, Jr.

    Paul Speranza Advisors
  • Kelly Malone Sturgis, New York State Network for Youth Success

    Kelly Malone Sturgis

    New York State Network for Youth Success
  • Dr. Lin Zhou, Watson Education; IBM Industry Academy Member

    Dr. Lin Zhou

    IBM Watson Education; IBM Industry Academy Member

Agenda (PDF)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

  • Kevin B. Quinn (Bio), Head of Corporate Banking Midwest and New England Region
    HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Morning Keynote Address
“Quality Early Learning: A Competitive Imperative in a Global Economy”

  • Bill Millett (Bio), President
    Scope View Strategic Advantage

10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

Breakout Sessions 1 & 2

Business Leaders and Policy

  1. Pre-k: How Business is Driving the Early Childhood Education Conversation

    • Fannie Glover (Bio), Business Leader Engagement Director
      Early Care and Learning Council
    • Molly Blankenship (Bio), Community Advancement Manager
      Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
    • Ariane Hegewisch (Bio), Program Director Employment & Earnings
      Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  1. ESSA 101: What Businesses Need to Know about the New Federal Education Legislation

    • Amber Mooney (Bio), Manager of Government Affairs
      The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
    • Caitlin Codella (Bio), Senior Director, Policy and Programs, Center for Education and Workforce
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    • Ian Rosenblum (Bio), Executive Director
      The Education Trust – New York

10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

Breakout Sessions 3 & 4

Why Equity Matters

  1. Charter Schools: Myths, Politics and Policy

    • Liz Evans, Director of Operations
      Elmwood Village Charter School
    • Andrea Rogers Barry, Interim New York State Director
      Northeast Charter School Network
    • Geoff Rosenberger (Bio), Board Chair
      Rochester Prep Charter Schools
  1. Access and Equity: From Early STEM Education to Advanced Coursework

    • Amy Kramer (Bio), Assistant Vice President in External Affairs
      AT&T New York
    • Dr. Kriner Cash (Bio), Superintendent
      Buffalo Public Schools
    • Michelle Kavanaugh (Bio), President
      WNY STEM Hub
      , Empire STEM Network
    • Michael O’Sullivan (Bio), Senior Director of Government Relations
      The College Board

11:25 - 11:40 a.m.

Refreshment Break / Education Data Walk

11:40 - 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Session

  • Johanna Duncan-Poitier (Bio), Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline
    State University of New York

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon
Welcome & Introduction

  • Heather C. Briccetti, Esq. (Bio), President and CEO
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Luncheon Keynote Address

  • Dr. John B. King, Jr. (Bio), Former U.S. Secretary of Education
    President and CEO
    The Education Trust

1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 5 & 6

Business Partnerships and Skills Development

  1. Partnerships: How Business and Education are Improving Talent Pipeline

    • Kevin B. Quinn (Bio), Head of Corporate Banking Midwest and New England Region
      HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
    • Peter Coleman, Executive Director
      Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance
    • Roberta Reardon (Bio), Commissioner
      New York State Department of Labor
    • Mike Russo, Director, US Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs
      GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. Inc.
  1. Essential Skills: And What it Means to be “Career and College Ready”

    • Paul Speranza, Jr. (Bio), CEO
      Paul Speranza Advisors
    • Allison L. Dembeck (Bio), Executive Director of Congressional and Public Affairs Education, Labor, & Workforce Development
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    • Kelly Malone Sturgis (Bio), Executive Director
      NYS Network for Youth Success

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Closing Keynote
Watson Education for Skills in 21st Century

  • Dr. Lin Zhou (Bio), Program Director for Education Innovation
    IBM Watson Education; IBM Industry Academy Member

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Amber Mooney (Bio), Manager of Government Affairs
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

3:00 p.m.

Conclusion

As of June 29, 2018


Registration Information

Payment must accompany registration. Registration includes all sessions; conference material; continental breakfast, refreshment break and luncheon.

  Before August 9 After August 9
Business Council Member $ 99 $ 119
Non-member $ 149 $ 169

To Cancel: You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $39 processing fee. If you need to cancel less than seven days prior, you may: 1) send a substitute; or 2) received a non-refundable credit voucher good for any Business Council event, valid for up to one year from date.

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Venue / Hotel Accommodations

Buffalo Marriott Niagara

1340 Millersport Highway
Amherst, New York 14221
Directions
716-689-6900

A small room block has been reserved for August 15 – August 16, 2018.

Our special rate is available until Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Room Rate: $149.00

To make a reservation please Call Central Reservations at 1.800.228.9290 and ask for the BCNYS – The Business & Education Forum Room Block. Or online at www.marriott.com/bufny. Input the dates 8/15 – 8/16; Select View Rates, select Special rates, add Group Code: BCEBCEA

Buffalo Marriott Niagara

For more information contact Kelli Gormley at 800.358.1202

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