Schedule At A Glance

2018 Conference / Convention:

Liberty Con – Embracing Equity in a Global Society

March 8-11, 2018

 

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Visit the New York State Council for Social Studies website for information on Thursday,  March 8 proceedings.

 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Student program – 10:00am-2:00pm – Cultural Education Center Student Hall – 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230

This student centered program, designed for high school student groups accompanied by their teachers, will analyze, reflect upon, and apply the power of language as a tool for equity and social justice. CeLillianne Green, poet, attorney, educator, and mediator, will facilitate this morning and afternoon session.

Details are available from Ms. Julia Holcomb at hoke@aol.com. Ms. Holcomb has taught Social Studies at Schenectady High School for over 25 years and is a volunteer member of the Underground Railroad History Project Conference Planning Committee.

Parking is available at daytime rates in the CEC parking lot east of the complex and accessed from Madison Avenue. Rates are $10 before 10am, $5 after 10am. Paid parking is also available on the street.

Opening Address – 7:00pm-8:30pm – Huxley Theater in the Cultural Education Center – 222 Madison Avenue, Albany,  NY 12230

Speaker plans in process.

Parking is available without charge after 5pm in the CEC parking lot east of the complex and accessed from Madison Avenue. Street parking is also available without charge after 6pm.

Sponsor Reception – 6:00pm-6:45pm – exhibit halls of the New York State Museum – 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230.

This reception is intended for Liberty Con sponsors only.

Parking is available without charge after 5pm in the CEC parking lot east of the complex and accessed from Madison Avenue. Street parking is also available without charge after 6pm.

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Saturday conference participants are encouraged to come in 19th century period attire

Registration, Welcome, Workshops, Round Tables, Vendors, Exhibitors, Refreshment Concessions – 8:00am-5:00pm – Albany Capital Center – 55 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207.

  • 8:00am – 9:00am – Registration
  • 9:00am – 9:20am – Welcome
  • 9:30am-10:30am – Round Tables
  • 10:45am-11:45am – Workshops
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch with transport to downtown Albany restaurants donated by CDTA
  • 2:00pm 3:00pm – Workshops
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm – Round Tables
  • 4:45pm-5:00pm – Closing with Litany

Parking is available in the Albany Capital Center parking garage accessed from Wendell Street. Daily rates of $8 apply. Parking is available without charge on the street.

Art Exhibit and Reception – 5:30pm-7pm – Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center – 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207.

Be impressed and inspired by the work of local artists’ which will be on display and available for purchase. Raffle prizes will be drawn. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available for your enjoyment.

Transportation will be donated by CDTA  to and from the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. For those who would like to drive, parking is available at no charge in the NYS parking lot behind the Visitors Center and accessed from Spencer Street.

 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Open House –  1:00pm-4:00pm – The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence – 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY 12210.

Experience history! Enjoy tours of The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence and Myers Residence Campus, view two new exhibits – Dr. Thomas Elkins: a Man Before His Time, and Underground Above Ground: New Found Treasures, enjoy conversation, refreshments, and period appropriate toys for the young at heart.

Parking is without charge on Livingston Avenue and on Third Street.

 

 

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