Young Professionals Higher Education Conference



WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 2017
TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:Louise Slaughter Hall, RIT Campus, Rochester, NY

Register now for the third annual Young Professionals in Higher Education Conference! Open to all higher education professionals. 


|  For more info on all of the speakers and break out sessions please visit our Conference Page Here! |

8:30-9:30           Registration
9:30-11:00         Welcome Address & Keynote Speaker
    Greg Bennick
11:00-11:15       Break
11:15-12:15       Session #1
                          Making at the University: Widgets to Startups
                          Leadership, Confidence and Connection
                          Connect with Your Community
12:15-1:30        Lunch
1:30-2:45          Session #2
                          Networking through My Career in Higher Education
                          Networking: It is all fun and games?
                          Let’s Chat! Semi-Structured Discussion of Current Events in
                          Higher Education
2:45-3:00          Break
3:00-4:00          Session #3
                          Building Your Network
   Creative Optimism – A Networking Science?
   Let’s Chat! Semi-Structured Discussion of Current Events in
              Higher Education
4:00                   Happy Hour at Lovin’ Cup
                          Sponsored by GRAHEP (Greater Rochester Area Higher Education



Greg Bennick is an American professional speaker, humanitarian activist, and award-winning producer and writer. He has appeared at thousands of events since 1984 as a keynote speaker and entertainer. He speaks on themes related to communication, connection, and managing the unexpected/change to organizations worldwide. His artistic work focuses on projects which explore the depth and range of the human experience, including Flight from Death, a seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film narrated by Gabriel Byrne which uncovers anxiety about mortality as a possible root cause of many of our violent and aggressive behaviors.  Fore more information please view his full bio on our page here.    



    We support the growth and involvement of RIT faculty and staff age 40 and younger and anyone interested in furthering the development of young professionals at RIT. To learn more, visit