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2019 NEACUHO Annual Conference
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10/2/2019 to 10/4/2019
When: Wednesday October 2, 2019
Where: The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, New York  12211
United States
Contact: Brittany Bookman & Brendon Goodridge

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Registration Rates


Early Bird by July 15, 2019 - $25 off
Late Registration after August 15, 2019 - Additional $25


*Hotel Room is not included and must be booked separately*


Past-President Rate Promo code required $225
Member Rate $275
Non-Member Rate $450
Wednesday Program Only (No meals) $115
Thursday Program Only (No meals) $115
Friday Program Only (No meals) $115
Wednesday Luncheon Only $50
Thursday Banquet Only
Friday Luncheon Only
To receive the Member Rate, you MUST be signed in when you register. NEACUHO will NOT provide reimbursement for the payment of incorrect registration fees or costs.


Hotel and Amenities

NEACUHO 2019 in Albany, NY will be at the beautiful Desmond Hotel. The Desmond is a family owned and operated property that has been providing superb accommodations, outstanding service and a unique guest experience since 1974.  We are proud to be celebrating our 45th Anniversary in 2019. The unique hotel features 322 non-smoking guest room and suite options, including king size four-poster beds, spiral staircase duplexes, suites with private entrances and patios, and ADA accessible rooms.  We combine rich Americana design and charm with modern amenities for the seasoned business traveler.  Modeled after a colonial village square, our two indoor courtyards feature 30′ and 36′ high ceilings with large atrium skylights, mock storefronts, a koi pond, beautiful fountains, and guest room balconies that overlook year-round landscaping.  Exceptional dining is available in Simpson’s restaurant and in our English pub The Tavern.

Book your hotel room today! Click HERE to reserve your room in the NEACUHO block.
To Book over the phone please call (518) 869-8100 and use code: ZQW

*Hotel Room Rate of $149 valid for October 1, 2019 to October 6, 2019.*


Please make sure you have the correct check-in and check-out dates to receive the conference rate.



Dr. Lorretta M. Holloway

Dr. Lorretta M. Holloway is the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Development at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She has a B.A. from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, a M.A. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Kansas. For sixteen years, she taught undergraduate, graduate, and high school students (in FSU’s College Tomorrow program).  Her K-16 work includes creating and teaching a professional development course on teaching gifted and advanced learners K-8, working on the ELA Curriculum Frameworks review team for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and serving as a consultant for the federal Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Basic Education (now the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education). She developed Framingham State’s College Readiness for Parents annual program now in its 11th year. Her current research focus is in international comparisons of college readiness and university emergency preparedness.



Tuesday October 1, 2019 
 Start End Session
1 PM 5 PM Executive Board Meeting
1:30 PM 5 PM Annual Conference Committee Meeting
6 PM 8 PM Exec. Board & Annual Conf. Committee Dinner
Wednesday October 2, 2019
7 AM 8:30 AM  Exec. Board & Annual Conf. Committee Breakfast
8 AM 5 PM

Conference Registration
Legacy Store Open

9 AM Noon SHO Summit
Professionals of Color Network
9 AM Noon Professionals of Color Network
9 AM Noon MAPS
10 AM  11 AM Program Committee Meeting
10:30 AM 11 AM Tech Check for Presenters
Volunteer Committee Meeting
11:15 AM 11:45 AM Welcome to NEACUHO Orientation
Noon 2 PM Opening Luncheon/Keynote Speaker
2:15 PM 3:15 PM Program Session I
3:30 PM 4:30 PM Program Session II
4:45 PM  5:15 PM Case Study Introductions
5:30 PM 6:15 PM District Socials
6:30 PM Midnight Dinner on Your Own/Night on the Town
8 PM 10 PM On-Site Entertainment at the Desmond Hotel
Thursday October 3, 2019
7 AM  10 AM Exhibit Hall Setup
7:30 AM 9 AM Continental Breakfast
8 AM 5 PM Conference Registration
Legacy Store Open
9 AM 10 AM Program Session III
10:15 AM 12:15 PM Business Meeting
12:15 PM 1:15 PM Lunch with Exhibitors
1 PM  3:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
2 PM 5 PM Experts in Residence
3:45 PM 4:45 PM Program Session IV
5:15 PM 6:15 PM Happy Hour
Program Committee Meeting
Wellness Session
6:15 PM  7:15 PM SHO/Past President/Special Guest Reception
7:30 PM 9:30 PM Banquet
9:30 PM 11:30 PM On-Site Entertainment
Friday October 4, 2019 
7:30 AM  9 AM Continental Breakfast
8 AM 10 AM Conference Registration
8 AM Noon Legacy Store Open
8:15 AM  10:30 AM Case Study Competition
9 AM 10 AM  Program Session V
10 AM 11 AM Program Session VI
11 AM Noon Program Committee Meeting
Committee Meetings 
Hotel Check-Out
Noon 1:30 PM Closing Luncheon
1:45 PM 4 PM 2019-2020 Executive Board Meeting





Exhibitor Registration

Interested in being an Exhibitor? Please visit the EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION PAGE for more information.


SHO Institute & Professionals of Color Institute

SHO Institute 8:15 AM to Noon

Register Closed

Professionals of Color Institute - 9 AM to Noon on Wednesday October 2, 2019

8:45 AM Sign in and Breakfast

9:30 AM Attendee Introduction and Introduction of Panelists

10:00 AM Professional of Color Panel

11:00 AM Round Table Networking with Colleagues in the Region

11:30 AM My NEACUHO Journey

11:45 AM End, Transition to lunch

Register Closed

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Annual Conference Committee


2019 Annual Conference Committee Members
Conference Co-Chair Brittany Bookman
Conference Co-Chair Brendon Goodridge
Experts in Residence/MAPS Chair Sonya Alexander
Programming Co-Chair Johnny Hurley
Programming Co-Chair  Darnelle Bosquet-Fleurival
Spec. Events & Local Arr. Co-Chair  John Zocco
Spec. Events & Local Arr. Co-Chair Matthew Carney
Registration Chair Lexi Athens
Volunteer Chair Danielle Remigio
Communications Chair Christopher Briggs
Technology Chair Matthew Lewis
Corporate Affiliate Chair Matthew Foster
Dining Co-Chair Christina Duncan
Dining Co-Chair  Leiry Santos
Hospitality Chair Jeff Funk

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