2019 Business and Education Forum: Pathways to Success


May 29, 2019 - May 30, 2019

Albany Capital Center
Albany

Register now

 

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

Register now

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.

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”

  • Dr. Shaun Nelms, Superintendent of
    Educational Partnership Organization
    William and Sheila Konar Director
    for the Center for Urban Education Success
    at the University of Rochester

Partnering for Success: How Education
& Business Can Prepare Future Leaders ”

  • 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

Our Future Now: Empowering Underrepresented
Youth with Workforce and Community Solutions”

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Founder & Executive
    Director, Social Enterprise and Training
    Center (SEAT); President, YouthBuild
    USA Director’s Association

“NY FAFSA Challenge”

  • 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. 
  • Roberta Reardon, Commissioner  
    NYS Department of Labor
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
    Bronx Community College / 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
Sponsored by
Clarkson University

Luncheon Keynote

  • Dr. Anthony G. Collins
    President
    Clarkson University

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The P-Tech Pathway

Moderator:
Robin Willner, Director
P-TECH Leadership Council  

Panelists:

  • Heather C. Briccetti, Esq. 
    President & CEO
    The Business Council of NYS, Inc.
  • John D’Agati, Ph.D.
    Deputy Commissioner, Office of Higher
    Education, New York State Education Department

  • Johanna Duncan Poitier, Senior Vice
    Chancellor for Community Colleges
    and the Education Pipeline, State
    University of New York (SUNY)
  • Stanley Litow, Professor at Duke and
    Columbia University; Trustee and Chair
    of the Academic Affairs Committee,
    State University of New York (SUNY)
      

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Closing Remarks

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

 

Speakers

Kenneth%20Adams%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Kenneth Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tara%20Bellevu%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Tara Bellevue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather%20Briccetti%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Heather C. Briccetti, Esq.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr.%20Anthony%20G.%20Collins%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Dr. Anthony G. Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris%20Darling%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Chris Darling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John%20D%E2%80%99Agati%2C%20Ph.D.%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Joseph D'Agati, Ph.D.
​​​​​​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark%20Dougherty%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Mark Dougherty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy%20S.%20Dove%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Cathy S. Dove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph%20P.%20Dragone%2C%20Ph.D.%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristine%20Duffy%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240_0.jpg
Kristine Duffy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johanna%20Duncan%20Poitier%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Johanna Duncan-Poitier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MaryEllen%20Elia%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Honorable MaryEllen Elia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaimie%20Francis%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Jaimie M. Francis

 

Roderick%20Green%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Roderick Green

 

Anna%20Hall%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Anna Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer%20Lawrence%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Jennifer Lawrence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanley%20Litow%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Stanley Litow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina%20Lopez%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Christina Lopez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable%20Shelley%20B.%20Mayer%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Honorable Shelley B. Mayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abja%20Midha%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Abja Midha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amber%20L%20Mooney%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Amber L Mooney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr.%20Shaun%20Nelms%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Dr. Shaun Nelms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr.%20Marsha%20Pollard%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Dr. Marsha Pollard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia%20Proctor%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Cynthia Proctor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberta%20Reardon%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Honorable Roberta Reardon​​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian%20Rosenblum%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Ian Rosenblum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul%20Speranza%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Paul Speranza, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin%20Willner%20Thumbnail%20240%20x%20240.jpg
Robin Willner

 

Sponsors

Berkeley College
Clarkson Univeristy

Sponsorship Opportunities

Heighten your corporate presence.  Sign up now as a Conference Sponsor. Call 800.358.1202.

Sponsor here

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

 

Event Sponsorship Levels
Luncheon Sold Out
Reception $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 
 

Links