2019 Business and Education Forum: Pathways to Success


May 29, 2019 - May 30, 2019

Albany Capital Center
Albany

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About

Join us Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 for the 2019 Business and Education Forum: Pathways to Success. This event will be an opportunity for the State’s education and business leaders to discuss ways in which partnerships and pathways are better preparing students for college, career and civic life. 

Business and industry are turning to pathway programs to fill their talent pipeline and strengthening the education and curriculum delivery through partnerships. Join us for the conversation as we discuss pathway programs, workforce development, innovations in education, access and equity, education policy and much more.

If you are an educator looking to create strong private sector partnerships, or if you are a business looking for the best programs to fill your talent pipeline, join us Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30, for this day-and-a-half business and education forum. 

Who should attend:
•    Business leaders interested in improving the talent pipeline for their industry 
•    Businesses interested in partnering, or currently partnered with P-12 education 
•    Businesses who want to know more about P-12 partnerships and engagement
•    Educators interested in partnering, or currently partnered with business and industry 
•    Education policymakers
•    Non-profit organizations involved in education policy or programs 

Registration Information

  BEFORE 5/22/19 AFTER 5/22/19
Attendee $50 $75

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Your registration fee will further the mission of The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc. (PPI), the education and research arm of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. PPI is a not-for-profit corporation under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. To the extent permitted by law, contributions are tax deductible.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $20 processing fee. If you need to cancel less than seven days prior, you may: 1) send a substitute; or 2) receive a non-refundable credit voucher good for any Business Council event, valid for up to one year from date.

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, May 29
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Registration and Afternoon Refreshment

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

 

 

Welcome 
  • Paul Speranza, Chief Executive Officer
    Paul Speranza Advisors

3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TED-Style Presentations

“Advancing Early Childhood Equity in New York”

  •  Abja Midha, Coordinator
    Raising New York

“How Charter Schools are Reimagining
Education (and how You Can Help)”

  •  Anna Hall, CEO
     Northeast Charter School Network 

“Revitalizing Urban Education”

  • Shaun Nelms, Principal
     Rochester’s East High School

“The NAF Path”

  • Tara Bellevue, Senior Managing
    Director Network Expansion, NAF

“1986 Air Jordans and Jobs: Investing
Today for a Better Tomorrow”

  • Roderick Green, Executive Director
    Hillside Work Scholarship Connection

“The Impact of Completing FAFSA”

  • Ian Rosenblum, Executive Director
    The Education Trust-New York

“Talent Pipeline Management: A Strategic
Alignment Between Classroom and Career”

  • Jaimie M. Francis, Director of Programs
    and Operations
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

5:15 - 6:30 p.m. 

 

 

 

          

Reception

Welcome

  • Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.
    President & CEO
    The Business Council of NYS, Inc.

 

Thursday, May 30
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

 

 

Welcome 

  • Paul Speranza, Chief Executive Officer
    Paul Speranza Advisors

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

 

 

Remarks

  • Honorable Shelley B. Mayer
    New York State Senate

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

 

 

 

Morning Keynote

  • Honorable MaryEllen Elia
    Commissioner
    New York State Education Department

9:50 - 10:50 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career Pathways Panel 

Moderator: 
Amber L. Mooney, Director of
Workforce Development
The Business Council of NYS, Inc.  


Panelists:

  • Chris Darling, Director of Engineering
     Beech-Nut Nutrition Company
  • Mark Dougherty, 
    Vice President of Operations, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, U.S. 
  • Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D.,
    Senior Executive Officer
    Capital Region BOCES 
  • Christina Lopez, Director of Business
    Services, Buffalo & Erie County
    Workforce Development Consortium, Inc. 
10:50 - 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College to Career Pathways Panel 

Moderator:
Cynthia Proctor, Director of
Communications and Academic Policy
Development for the Office of the Provost
State University of New York

Panelists:

  • Kenneth Adams, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development
    City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Dr. Cathy S. Dove, President
    Paul Smith’s College 
  • Dr. Kristine Duffy, President
    SUNY Adirondack
  • Dr. Marsha Pollard, Provost
     Berkeley College

12:15 - 1:40 p.m.

 

 

 

Luncheon Keynote

  • Dr. Anthony G. Collins
    President
    Clarkson University
1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Panel Conversation

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Closing Remarks

  • Amber L. Mooney, Director of
    Workforce Development
    The Business Council of NYS, Inc.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Conference Sponsorship Levels  
Premier $3,500
Gold $2,500
Silver $2,000
Bronze $1,500

 

Event Sponsorship Levels
Luncheon $2,500
Continental Breakfast $2,000
A-V Sponsor $1,500
Refreshment Break   $1,200
Session  $1,000

 

Sponsorship includes:
•    Complimentary Conference Registration(s)
•    Pre and Post Conference List of Participants
•    Recognition in Conference Material and Signage
•    Promotional Item in our Conference Packet
•    Company Logo Displayed at Event

Your sponsorship will further the mission of The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc. (PPI), the education and research arm of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. PPI is a not-for-profit corporation under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. To the extent permitted by law, contributions are tax deductible.

** Sponsorship fees are for Business Council members. Please contact Sara McDonnell [email protected] or call 800.358.1202 for more information. 

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved for May 29 – May 30, 2019. Overnight reservations should be made directly through the Renaissance Hotel Albany reservation system. 

Rate: $199
Group Code: BCNYS
Cut-off Date: May 8, 2019
Phone: 888.236.2427
Online: Click here for online reservations

 

Directions / Venue

Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle Street Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-487-2155 | Directions