Note: NYSSFA is carefully monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 virus and following the recommendations of the CDC and NYS Department of Health. Should cases continue to increase, NYSSFA may require proof of vaccination, a negative COVID test, and/or masks to be required by participants. Please watch your email for the latest information about requirements for this year's Fall Conference & Expo. All conference registration fees will be valid toward either a future in-person or virtual event should we need to change plans.

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Saturday, October 2

Fred Hack Memorial Golf Tournament

9 a.m. Registration 

10:00 a.m. Tee-off     PLEASE NOTE UPDATED TIME

Sunday, October 3

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. SFA / SFMI Combined Board Meeting

 12 - 12:30 p.m. First-Time Attendee Orientation

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Sponsor / First-Timer Social

1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Conference Kickoff General Session: TSA Transportation Security Inspection Program, Larry King, TSA

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In and Check-In

2:30 – 6 p.m. Expo Grand Opening 

6:00 p.m. Open Evening

Monday, October 4

7 – 8 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

8 – 9:30 a.m. Conference Opening Session 

9:30 – 11 a.m. Refreshment Break in the Expo 

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Keynote Presenter Mercedes Ramirez Johnson: Get It Right Today, Not Tomorrow 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Association Luncheon 

1:30 – 3 p.m. Expo Grand Finale with Prize Drawings 

3 – 8 p.m. Exhibitor Breakdown and Move-Out

 3:15 – 4:30 and 4:45 – 6 p.m. (repeated) Breakout Sessions

  • School Ventilation Post-Covid -- Glenn Neuschwender, Enviroscience
  • School Design and Safety -- Patricia Cerio, AADC, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and James Drew, AIA, TST BOCES
  • Ultra-Violet Light and Disinfection -- Steve Mongeau, Camfil

6 p.m. Open Evening 

Tuesday, October 5

7:15 – 8:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

8 – 8:30 a.m. Legislative Update -- Heather Evans and Jim Carr, Hinman Straub

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 

  • When and How to Have Tough Personnel Conversations -- Rachel Rissetto, Hudson CSD
  • Stress Management -- Peter LaDuca, Nassau BOCES
  • IPM Management -- Cornell University

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break/Association Elections 

10:15 -11:30 a.m, Breakout Sessions 

  • When and How to Have Tough Personnel Conversations -- Rachel Rissetto, Hudson CSD
  • Stress Management -- Peter LaDuca, Nassau BOCES
  • IPM Management -- Cornell University

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Association Luncheon / Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Daggett, International Center for Leadership in Education

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. SED Update

2:45 - 4 p.m. Retirement Session / Round Table Discussions

3 p.m. Chapter Banquet Table Reservations Accepted

6 p.m. Reception

6:45 p.m. Banquet 

Wednesday, October 6

7 – 8:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

7 – 8:30 a.m. BOCES Breakfast

9 a.m SFA Board Meeting

 

Exhibitor events noted in red.