June 3 – June 6, 2015

Location: Rochester, NY

As children, life was so simple.
Our cares were few.
We had no publications to print, events to plan, or donors to solicit.
We didn’t worry about media deadlines, state budgets or enrollment targets.
We just wanted to Imagine. Invent. Explore.

We had an unwavering focus.
Free of paradigms. Limitations. Rules.

At its core, playing is learning — at its best.
It teaches us Creativity. Problem solving. Stick-to-it-iveness. Cooperation and teamwork.
And in today’s higher ed sandbox, we need those skills more than ever.

This year’s conference will feature senior executives with major corporations, marketing communication agencies, higher education industry experts and fellow SUNY colleagues. Keynote speakers include Bob Hambly, Partner at Hambly & Woolley in Toronto, Canada, as well as SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.

In all, more than 30 sessions and events will be available, covering Alumni Relations, Branding, Crisis Communications, Development, Digital Media, Government Relations, Marketing and Research, Public Relations, Publications and much more.

And it will all be capped off with a memorable evening at the one-and-only The Strong National Museum of Play, where we’ll jump back in time to re-live some of those favorite childhood memories.

Together, we’ll relive our youth — and reawaken those simpler days.

And though you might not realize it at the time…

We bet you’ll learn a thing or two along the way.



Hyatt Regency Rochester
East Main Street
Rochester, NY
United States