Name the New Fall Student Conference

By Danielle Boardman, coordinator of student life

December 15, 2016

New Fall Student ConferenceThe Office of Collegewide Student Affairs is giving you, the students, a new and exciting opportunity; the chance to help us name our new fall student conference! The Student Academic Conference has been around for thirteen amazing years and although we hope to keep some of the highlights from the student focused conference, we're really give it a face lift for 2017.

The new fall conference will be a three-day event, held in Albany, NY from Nov 2-4 and there will be a stronger focus on networking, professional development and enhancing leadership skills.  We know from past conference evaluations students have been asking for a change and we are excited to finally bring you the change that you asked for! 

Our goal is that students walk away from the new conference with tangible skills and continue to bring students together from all geographic and academic areas of the college to collaborate, share and learn from each other in a variety of ways.

Before we can begin the process of putting everything together we need a name for our new conference and who better than to determine that than our students!  Please take a moment to fill out the survey below with your suggestions.

We encourage you to be creative and think outside the box. We are really looking forward to your ideas and suggestions.  Upon submittals, we’ll review and vote on our top choice.

Link to survey:

We are also happy to announce that in the spring we will be offering one-day mini-regional academic conferences throughout the state!  We understand the importance of providing the opportunity for students to present their research and interact with peers around their academic pursuits therefore and we don’t want to lose that component entirely.  Stay tuned for more information on how to register and submit presentation proposals.

For more information or if you have a question please email

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