Networking and Connections

Network at receptions, connect in our Marketplace of Ideas exhibit hall, enjoy food events and specialty tastings!

Some events require pre-registration.

Morning Rise Yoga - Sunday, March 5 / 8:30 - 10 a.m.
Start your morning with a yoga class and learn techniques to destress before the Institute begins. Class taught by certified yoga instructor Theresa Doughty. Healthy breakfast and networking included. Presented by the Wellness Committee. Complimentary with Institute registration and pre-registration required to ensure enough space, food and supplies.

Student Performance - Sunday, March 5 / 2:45 p.m.
Listen to students from Vernon Verona Sherrill School District (Sherril City) perform at the Sunday Opening Keynote.

Marketplace of Ideas - Sunday, March 5 & Monday, March 6

  • Enjoy Sunday’s opening reception, Monday’s breakfast, refreshment breaks, networking lunch and our dessert reception in our Exhibit Hall. 
  • Acquaint yourself with the best resources available in education.
  • Discuss your business challenges with our Strategic Partners.
  • Relax with LLC Comfort Dogs on Monday. 

Opening Reception - Sunday, March 5 / 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Start networking at the Winter Institute in our Marketplace of Ideas. Enjoy light refreshments and relax and connect with colleagues and partners. Sponsored by Partners NYSIR and Intralogic Solutions.

Two Book Signings

  • Sunday, March 5 / 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. 
    Join us in the Marketplace of Ideas exhibit hall for a book signing with keynote Darrin Peppard and his book Road to Awesome:  Empower, Lead, Change the Game. Limited supply of complimentary books available. Dr. Peppard will also provide an education session. 
  • Monday, March 6 / 2 - 2:30 p.m. 
    Associate Professor Robert Feirsen from Manhattanville College will sign his book From Conflict to Collaboration:  A School Leaders' Guide to Unleashing Conflict's Problem-Solving Power. Dr. Feirsen, a retired life member, will also present an education session. Limited supply of complimentary books available. 

Connect at Breakfast - Monday, March 6 / 7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Enjoy a quiet breakfast on Monday morning networking with colleagues and strategic partners or participate in our Sunrise Cafe discussions start at 8 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by Partner Edmentum. Enjoy Sunrise Cafe discussions with Partners Ferrara Fiorenza, Ashley McGraw Architects and Digital Provisions.

Networking Lunch - Monday, March 6 / 12 - 1 p.m.
Discuss ideas with colleagues that impact your school community while relaxing during our “Meet & Greet” lunch in our Marketplace of Ideas. 

Dessert Reception - Monday, March 6 / 3:30 – 4 p.m.
Enjoy delectable treats for an afternoon pick-me-up! 

Specialty Member Tasting - Monday, March 6 / 5 – 6 p.m.
Taste the intricacies of different selections. Light Refreshments provided. Complimentary offering but pre-registration encouraged. 


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