JUNE 2: Networking in Higher Education Conference, "Building Bridges for a Better Tomorrow"

Eighth Biennial Conference

Conference Theme: "Leaders of Tomorrow: Inspiring Hope, Optimism and Resilience"

Friday, June 2, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Millennium Hotel-Buffalo (directions)
2040 Walden Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14225

Ladson-Billings_Gloria2016Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Gloria Ladson-Billings Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and is Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the President-Elect of the National Academy of Education. She was the 2005--2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education.

Ladson-Billings is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, Crossing over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms, and Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education. She is editor of 6 other books and author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is the former editor of the American Educational Research Journal and a member of several editorial boards. Her work has won numerous scholarly awards, including the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship, and the Palmer O. Johnson outstanding research award. During the 2003--2004 academic year she was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. In fall 2004 she received the George and Louise Spindler Award from the Council on Anthropology and Education for significant and ongoing contributions to the field of educational anthropology. She holds honorary degrees from Umeå University (Umeå Sweden), University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and the University of Alicante (Alicante, Spain).


Friday, June 2, 2017
8:00 a.m to 8:45 a.m.
Check-In / Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Bonita R. Durand, Chief of Staff Buffalo State College

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Plenary - Leaders of Tomorrow: Inspiring Hope, Optimism, and Resilience


Dr. Fenice Boyd, Associate Professor, Learning and Instruction University at Buffalo

Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent Buffalo Public Schools

Byron Brown III, Mayor Buffalo

Rev. Mark E. Blue, President, NAACP Buffalo Chapter

Dr. Karen Clinton Jones, Chief Diversity Officer Buffalo State College

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Regular Registration Fee (postmarked by 5/12/17)

$115.00 per person   Professionals Registration
$55.00   per person   Students
$55.00   per person   Lunch/Keynote Only

Late Registration Fee (postmarked after 5/12/17)

$135.00 per person   Late Registration

Cancellation and Refund Policy

To cancel your registration, contact Kevin Ragland at ragland@buffalo.edu. Cancellations must be made by May 5, 2017, to receive a refund less $25.00 cancellation fee.

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Contact Information

Kendra N. Cadogan, knc4@buffalo.edu
Kevin Ragland, ragland@buffalo.edu or 716-645-1346
  for questions regarding registration and/or payment information

June 2, 2017

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