Registration, Lodging, and Basic Information
The conference will be held on Friday, November 30th at the Hampton Inn, Downtown Albany. The conference will run from 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent sessions will run throughout the day, so attendees have the opportunity to customize their schedule based on interests. Light break, lunch, and snacks throughout the day will be served. Registration is available at the link below, and the cost is $75.00 for NYGAP members, and $85.00 for non-NYGAP members.
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for the conference for November 29th to November 30th. If you plan on staying over, please call 518-432-7000 as soon as possible to reserve. Use code E15 when reserving your room, and mention NYGAP. You can also book by visiting the Hampton Inn Downtown Albany NYGAP registration link.
Pre-Conference Social and Networking
For those in the Greater Albany area or those traveling in from across the state, we will be holding a pre-event social, sponsored by Liaison International, on Thursday, November 29th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The pre-conference social will be held at Albany Pump Station. The Pump Station is a 5-minute walk from the Hampton Inn, Downtown Albany. First drink and appetizers are on us!
Dr. Karl Reid
Dr. Karl Reid, Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers, will serve as the 2018 NYGAP Conference keynote speaker. For the past 19 years, he’s been a leading advocate for increasing college access, opportunity and success for low-income and minority youth.
Dr. Reid is now supporting NSBE’s National Executive Board and the Society’s 16,000 active members in reaching the main goal of NSBE’s 10-year Strategic Plan: to end the underrepresentation of blacks in engineering in the U.S. by annually producing 10,000 black engineers in the country by 2025.
His talk at the NYGAP conference will focus on unconscious bias and understanding how they influence our decisions in order to move towards objective decision making.
Conference Session Topics - Tentative List
We are finalizing the entirety of the schedule for the day, but be prepared - these will not all be “sit and stare” presentations. Plan on sharing ideas, collaborating on ways to bring back tangible plans to use on your campus, and discuss your successes and challenges related to graduate enrollment. Here is our tentative schedule: