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SUNY2030: Envisioning Change in an Evolving Landscape

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Albany Marriott

189 Wolf Road

Albany, NY 12205

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Welcome from the Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer

Welcome! On behalf of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, I invite you to join diversity and inclusion leaders, practitioners, partners, and scholars across the State University of New York to consider the urgent and complex issues that will frame the future of SUNY. Our theme, “SUNY2030: Envisioning Change in an Evolving Landscape,” is explored through panels, workshops, keynote speakers, poster sessions, and creative activities that squarely focus on the changes needed to more effectively advance diversity, equity and inclusion. Conference sessions will provide the grounding and expertise you will need to navigate the evolving social, political, demographic, economic, and legal landscape. In addition, sessions provide opportunities to form networks and partnerships with others who will expose you to new perspectives, turbocharge your leadership, and create greater campus impact.

I am grateful for the partnership and financial support of the University Faculty Senate and the conference volunteers who work with diligence and commitment to create a top-notch conference experience for you!


Teresa A. Miller

Sr. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, December 3, 2019:

9:30 a.m. - 12pm Registration

10:30 a.m - 11am Welcome from Teresa A. Miller, Sr. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer

11am - 1pm Building a 2019 PRODiG Cohort with Vincent R. Brown, President, V. Randolph Brown Consulting

1pm - 2pm Lunch and Presentation: PRODiG 101, Sr. Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, Teresa A. Miller

2pm - 5pm Mentoring 101 with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

5:30 - 7:30pm Coctail Reception with Hors d'oeuvres

Wednesday, December 4, 2019:

7am - 12pm Check-in

7 - 8am Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 8:45am Concurrent Session I

9 - 9:30am Opening Keynote Address, Chancellor Kristina A. Johnson

9:30 - 11am Beyond the Academy: Corporate Diversity Leaders Speak

11:15 - 12:30pm Concurrent Session II

12:45 - 2:15pm Lunch/Keynote Speaker, Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed.

2:45 - 4pm Concurrent Session III

4:15 - 5:30pm Concurrent Session IV

6 - 8pm Dinner Celebrating the Legacy of H. Carl McCall, SUNY Chairman Emeritus

Thursday, December 5, 2019:

7 - 10am Check-in

7am Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 8:45am Concurrent Session V

9 - 10am Keynote Speaker, Dr. Guillermo Linares, President of HESC

10:15 - 11:30am Concurrent Session VI

11:45 - 12:45pm Lunch/PRODiG Update

1 - 2:15pm Concurrent Session VII

2:30pm Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers

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Conference Fees

  • SUNY/CUNY/State Ed: $300

  • Other/Non SUNY: $300


Exhibitors, Community Agencies, and Vendors are invited to review sponsorship opportunites listed HERE.

Hotel Accommodations

Conference Hotel: Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12205 (518) 458-8444

Guest Rooms:

Conference participants should contact the hotel directly to make their reservations. A block of 187 rooms has been reserved. In order to secure the discounted SUNY group rate of $113/night, please use code name: 2019 SUNY Diversity Conference. Individual attendees will be asked to present proof of government employment upon check-in and should be prepared to provide a NYS ST-129 form in order to receive tax exemption on their overnight room charges

Guaranteed Reservations:

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card or by State University of New York. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

Check In: December 3, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Check Out: December 5 2019 by 12 p.m.

Reservation Process and Deadline

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 12:00am, Thursday, November 14, 2019 (the “Cutoff Date”). At the Cutoff Date, Hotel will release unreserved rooms for general sale and determine whether it can accept reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at the State University of New York group rate after this date.


An individual guest may cancel a room only reservation and not be charged for the reservation guarantee, if notice is received 24 hours prior to their scheduled arrival date. Individuals should obtain a cancellation number from the hotel should there be any future dispute on the reservation.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodation Requests

SUNY is committed to providing conference experiences and environments that are welcoming, inviting and user-friendly for all guests. While we have taken many steps to ensure this welcoming environment, we recognize that there are individuals who require reasonable accommodations. Arrangements will be made to provide you with supportive services or accommodation due to a disability, based on the type of assistance indicated on the on-line registration portal.

Due to the size of this event and the logistic requirements of arranging for appropriate human resources to be onsite working at the conference, requests for specific accommodations must be received through the online registration portal no later than November 1, 2019.

If you have specific questions or wish to discuss your accommodation request, please contact Jennie Marie Duran, SUNY-wide Affirmative Action Officer, at Jennie.Duran@suny.edu or by phone at 518-320-1851 if you have specific questions/concerns.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Albany Marriott Hotel has a shuttle to and from Albany Internation Airport. Please contact the Albany Marriott directly (518-458-8444) to arrange for a shuttle. There is also pleanty of free parking available in the hotel parking garage and on-site parking lot.

What does the Full Conference Registration fee cover?

The Full Conference Registration ticket covers all conference events from Wednesday, December 4th to Thursday, December 5th. If you wish to attend the PRODiG Pre-Conference Institute (December 3rd) AND the full Conference (December 4th and 5th), you must purchase a PRODiG Pre-Conference Institute Registration ticket in addition to a Full Conference Registration ticket.

What does the PRODiG Pre-Conference Institute Registration fee cover?

The Pre-Conference Registration ticket option is availble for those who plan to only attend conference events on Tuesday, December 3rd. If you wish to attend any conference events beyond those scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd, you must also purchase a Full Conference Registration ticket.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion via phone (518-320-1189) with any questions.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are availble until 5:00pm on Friday, November 15, 2019.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just make sure you're able to access your conference registration confirmation on your mobile device via email, screen shot, etc.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

The name on the ticket must match the name we have on your name badge and printed materials.

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