I am very excited that you have joined us for this year’s virtual annual conference. Although I miss seeing everyone in person, I hope you will take advantage of the many fun networking opportunities that the Conference Committee has built in to this year’s conference. SUNYLA is, by far, my most favorite professional event of the year. I always end the week feeling energized and creatively refreshed. Knowing that this year has been one of many ups and downs, I hope that at this year’s conference the seeds of hope and creativity will begin to germinate and help you to feel ready to face the year ahead.
I would like to take a moment to thank our vendors, who so generously support this conference each year, and without whose support we would not be able to have subsidized the cost of the conference so significantly for attendees. Please take a few moments to visit their websites, and thank your representatives the next time you speak with them.
I would also be remiss if I did not thank my Conference Planning Team, all of whom have spent time out of their busy work schedules to help come up with a great program for you. Carol Anne Germain, Logan Rath, Christina Hilburger thank you so much for your time and attention to the details behind the scenes. Jocelyn Ireland, Keri Thomas-Whiteside, and Andrea Kingston – thank you all for stepping up and chairing subcommittees. Katelyn Baroody, although we didn’t get to highlight our local the way we wanted to, you still did an amazing job on bringing the Local Arrangements to the conference!
Take advantage of the many sessions and workshops, and don’t miss out on the social activities each evening and sprinkled in between some of our sessions. While we may not be together in person, know that the support, friendship, and peer-to-peer learning that will take place will still be memorable.
SUNYLA 2nd Vice President & Conference Chair
Watch this video (3:21) as a welcome to campus!
This video has a welcome from the President of SUNY Delhi!