Leading in the 21st Century:
New Challenges, New Solutions

It’s time to register – the conference is fast approaching!

See the full program online here!

Your Network Runs on You! Share the printable flyer on your campus!

This statewide conference is New York State’s leadership event for women in higher education. Hope we see you at The Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, New York!

Thursday evening, June 19 – Event begins with a networking dinner at The Bocuse Restaurant (separate registration fee).
Friday June 20 – All conference sessions take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

Susan Perry, M.S.

2011 Recipient, The American Council on Education’s
Donna Shavlik Award 

The ACE’s Donna Shavlik Award honors an individual whose leadership demonstrates a sustained commitment to advancing women in higher education through actions or initiatives enhancing women’s leadership and career development, campus climate, and mentoring of women at both the state and national levels. We’re pleased that this year Susan Perry, the 2011 recipient of the Donna Shavlik Award, joins our conference as our keynote speaker. Throughout her career she has mentored, supported, and encouraged the careers of many women in higher education. In every position she has ever held, she has been a change agent, innovating with every tool at her disposal to improve higher education. We’re delighted to have her kick off our day of thinking about leading in the 21st century.
Susan Perry (in photo, left, with Jamilla Jabari) has been an information services professional since 1964. During her career she has served as the dean of libraries and media services at The Evergreen State College; chief librarian of the J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library at Stanford University; director of the departmental systems group at the Stanford University Data Center; and CIO and college librarian at Mount Holyoke College.  For ten years, she served as a senior advisor on libraries and information services to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. During that time, she was a consultant to NITLE; staff to and then Dean of the Frye Leadership Institute; and Interim Director of CLIR. She also helped to build a consortium for the 23 US accredited American Universities Abroad, AMICAL.
Perry currently serves on the Board of Visitors of UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), and in 2005 she received the UNC SILS Distinguished Alumni Award. In March 2011, the American Council on Education (ACE) presented her with the Donna Shavlik Award in recognition of her lifelong commitment to advancing women’s issues in higher education.


$135 per person;
$200 per person including the Thursday evening networking event and dinner just for us at the Bocuse Restaurant!

To register, click this link and choose your preferred option:
Conference and dinner @ Bocuse (includes Thursday evening networking dinner and all Friday sessions)
Conference alone (all Friday sessions)

Problems registering? Please contact Debbie Bailey 845-451-1396 or d_bailey@culinary.edu

When you’re ready, click Register Now! in the top green bar on the far right to proceed to the next step. (In the next screen, no further discounts or coupon codes apply.)


When you click Submit, you’ll see the option to Proceed to Checkout.


You will be prompted to log in or, as a New Visitor, to create a new sign-in account. (Most of you will be new to The Culinary Institute’s registration and will want to create a new sign-in account!)

Only credit card payments are accepted.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The full program is now available online here! Enjoy and share!

It’s a great program, full of the tools you need to develop your leadership skills and advance your career, and we hope to see you there!


The conference will be taking place at the beautiful Hudson Valley campus of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. It’s a gorgeous location and yes, they will be cooking for us! Make a weekend of the trip and enjoy this scenic and relaxing area of New York state. Perhaps take a cooking class as well!

Driving directions and other travel information is available from the website of The Culinary Institute of America. The campus is available by car, plane, or by train from Metro-North Commuter Railroad from Grand Central Station in New York City.


Holiday Inn Express Poughkeepsie
2750 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Book online or phone 1 800 315 2621

$112 per room. Use group code ACE when booking by phone to receive discounted rate. Room availability is limited.


Marriott Courtyard Poughkeepsie
2641 South Road/Route 9
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

$122.00 per room, CIA rate.

At this time, you may call 800.321.2211 and reference the Culinary Institute of America Room Block at the Courtyard Poughkeepsie by Marriott to make your reservations at the group rate.  You may also book directly online by the link below:

Book your group rate: Culinary Institute of America Room Block >>

**Please note that if you wish to book your reservations online, if you attempt to make your reservation to check in prior to 06/19/2014 or if you choose to stay beyond 06/21/2014, the system will respond that there are no rooms available.  You may wish to make two separate reservations.

Also please note that as a part of Marriott’s booking procedures with a negotiated group rate, you will not be charged anything to reserve the room in advance; a credit card is only taken to guarantee the stay, not pay it in advance.

This block of rooms is available to reserve until it sells out or until May 29, 2014. You will want to reserve as soon as possible.

If you are a AAA member, please note that you may find an even better rate as a AAA member. Feel free to book that rate; such rooms would not be part of this room block.