SUNY Diversity Conference, Envisioning Change in an Evolving Landscape, Dec. 3-5, Albany; Proposals due Sept. 20

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

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. Welcome/Buffet Lunch

1:00 – 4:15 p.m. PRODiG Pre-Conference Institute

5:15 – 8:15 p.m. Reception/Dinner

Wednesday, December 4, 2019:

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session I

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Keynote Speaker

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Session II

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Session III

6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Poster Presentations & Networking Reception

6:45 – 8:45 p.m. Dinner/Keynote Speaker

Thursday, December 5, 2019:

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Address

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Session IV

12:15 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch/Keynote Speaker or Panel Discussion

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

Keynote Speakers

More Details Coming Soon!

Call for Proposals

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites you to submit a presentation proposal and join diversity and inclusion leaders, practitioners, partners, and scholars across the State of University of New York in helping to frame the future of SUNY. Your presentation’s contribution to research and/or best practices related to navigating SUNY’s evolving landscape will equip conference attendees with the skills and expertise they need to be effective leaders and agents of change. Your presentations are an integral part of this conference and ODEI’s overall mission.

Proposals should include topics related to the following Strands:

  1. Best practices for AAO/EEO    and HR professionals
  2. Standards and Professional Development for CDOs
  3. Diversity and inclusion in Enrollment Management and Student/Academic Affairs
  4. STEM Pipeline support and expansion
  5. Innovation, Research and Assessment

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals must be submitted via fillable form at the following link:

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Presenter(s) Name(s), Title(s), and Contact Information
  • Presenter(s) Brief Bio(s) (up to 1 paragraph)
  • Presentation Title
  • Presentation Format (e.g. panel, lecture, roundtable)
  • Two (2) or more Learning Outcomes
  • Presentation Synopsis (up to 200 words)

The proposal submission deadline is Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00pm. Presentations should be between 70 and 80 minutes in length. All presenters should plan to register for the conference by no later than October 18th. Please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Barbara Hardman via phone (518-320-1189) with any questions.


More Details Coming Soon!

Conference Fees

  • SUNY/CUNY/State Ed: $300
  • Other/Non SUNY: $300