2014 CFES National Conference

Conference Agenda


Day 1Friday, November 7

1:00 p.m.         Welcome & Keynote Speaker: David Brooks, NY Times Columnist & PBS  NewsHour Commentator

* 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.      Concurrent Workshops, Panels, and Roundtables 

* 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.     Concurrent Workshops, Panels, and Roundtables

  • Leveraging America’s Economic Competitiveness through Degree Attainment
  • Best Practices for Creating a K-8 College Culture
  • The Essential Skill, Leadership
  • Promising Practices: Ensuring College Success and Completion
  • Corporate Partnerships: Helping Scholars Become Career Ready
  • Life Skills for CFES Scholars

6:00 p.m.    Dinner

6:45 p.m.    CFES School of Distinction Awards

7:00 p.m.         Featured Speaker: Judge Glenda Hatchett, from the television series Judge  Hatchett & author of Dare to Take Charge

8:00 p.m.    Informal gatherings & meetings


Day 2Saturday, November 8

7:30 a.m.     Breakfast

8:30 a.m.     Preview of Ivory Tower – NY Times“An astonishingly thorough tour of the  university landscape…”

9:00 a.m.         Panel : Andrew Rossi, Director, Ivory Tower, Rick Dalton, CEO & President, CFES, Pam Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College, and Jeffrey Herbst, President, Colgate University 

*10:15 – 11:30 a.m.    Concurrent Workshops, Panels, and Roundtables

  • One Million More: Reaching Our Goal Together
  • Building Career Readiness Virtually
  • STEM: Scholars Take Flight
  • Branding to Maximize Impact
  • All Things Mentoring
  • CES Alumni Speak to Scholars

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.     College Celebration: Dr. Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College  Dublin

12:15 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 p.m.    Mario Peña Awards: exemplary educators recognized

1:15 p.m.    CFES College Partners Celebrated

* 2:00 p.m.    Concurrent Workshops, Panels, and Roundtables

  • School-College Partnerships: One Million More Here We Come
  • Accessing the CFES Curriculum: Hundreds of Online Resources
  • Taking CFES Worldwide: Lessons from Ireland
  • My Brother’s Keeper: SIngle Gender Mentoring & Leadership Development
  • College MAP: A Corporate Model for Access & Success
  • Show Me the Money: A Million Ways to Pay for College

3:30 p.m.    Scholars visit University of Vermont, Champlain College, and St. Michael’s College

6:30 p.m.    Reception

7:00 p.m.   Dinner 


Subject to change.