SUNYCON 2015: Building a New Business Model for the Academy
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John Mackey headshotOpening Keynote Speaker: John Mackey

‌‌John Mackey is co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and co-author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book entitled Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

8:00 – 9:00 AM


REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:00 – 10:30 AM

WELCOME AND OPENING KEYNOTE
Welcome: H. Carl McCall – Chairman, SUNY Board of Trustees
Introductory Remarks: Nancy L. Zimpher – Chancellor, The State University of New York (SUNY)
Keynote Address: John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market

10:45 – 11:45 AM

MORNING PLENARY: Panel Discussion
Innovators at Work: Harnessing Disruption for Growth

Emerging educational platforms and technologies are transforming how we learn, reaching unprecedented numbers of students through nontraditional models. Differing approaches to innovation converge in this plenary to promote evolution in higher education, while also teasing out what works, and what doesn’t.

Moderator: Christine Romans, Correspondent, CNN

Panelists:

12:00 – 1:15 PM

LUNCHEON Keynote:
Keynote Address: Alan Alda - Visiting Professor, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University

1:30 – 2:30 PM

AFTERNOON PLENARY: Panel Discussion
Bridging the Gap: Aligning What Higher Ed Delivers with What Employers Want

Creating a business model that addresses customer demands is easier said than done. Higher education’s unique challenge is creating value for its key stakeholders while holding true to its core academic mission. We will hear from industry and higher ed CEOs about how we can align the path to college graduation with the bridge to successful employment.

Moderator: Ben Hecht, President & CEO, Living Cities

Panelists:

2:45– 3:45PM

*STRATEGY SESSION 1

3:45– 4:15PM

AFTERNOON BREAK

4:15 – 5:30 PM


AFTERNOON PLENARY PANEL:
The Critical Observers: Journalists on the Future of Higher Education

This panel of distinguished journalists will shine light on the perception of higher education among the public, what is next for the higher education sector, and what we can do to continue to drive social mobility and economic growth.

Moderator: Al Roker, Host/Weatherman of NBC Today Show

Panelists:

6:00 – 8:00 PM

CONFERENCE RECEPTION‌

URBO, 11 Times Square, NYC 


Friday, October 30, 2015

8:00 – 8:45 AM

Critical Issues in Higher Education Book Signing

8:45 – 9:00 AM

TED Talk

Andre Dua, Director, McKinsey & Company

9:00 – 10:00 AM


MORNING PLENARY: Panel Discussion
Let’s Get Together: Mergers, Affiliations & Acquisitions

A redesign is in order. A cross-sector panel will discuss how mergers, affiliations and acquisitions can ensure sustainability and realign higher education to the needs of the future.

Moderator: Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System

Panelists:

10:15 – 11:15 AM


*STRATEGY SESSION 2

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


CLOSING Keynote: Panel Discussion
Creating New Business Models: Looking Back on Failures and Successes

Business as usual in higher education is over. Connecting key themes from the conference and drawing on their collective wisdom, panelists will discuss a new business model for higher education that is transformational, sustainable and thriving.

Moderator: Errol Louis, Journalist, NY1

Panelists:

 


 *In addition to the keynote sessions, attendees will be able to select from three breakout session tracks. Please note that attendees are not required to follow a specific track exclusively; in fact, we encourage you to explore the different tracks as much as possible.

Track 1: Partnering – How do we work across departments, institutions, systems, states, and sectors to maximize the value of higher education by understanding the needs of our students, communities, and economies?

Track 2: Restructuring – Can we transform education and its delivery in ways that tap into the needs of increasingly diverse and emergent stakeholders?

Track 3: Disrupting – What can we learn from successful innovations that have broken through entrenched sectors and cultures?

 

Conference Email: SUNYCON2015@suny.edu
Conference Phone: 212.364.5869

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