Student Academic Conference
photo of the Albany Empire Plaza Tenth Annual Student Academic Conference

The Albany Empire Plaza

Student Academic Conference 2014

Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Holiday Inn Albany, 205 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY

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Check out this year's conference program.

2014 Student Academic Conference Program (PDF  510kB)

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Sponsored by
Student Activity Fee
  Student Affairs Committee

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The Conference

The Student Academic Conference (StAC) is a two-day event. 

ESC students present their multi-disciplinary academic and creative work through

  • panel discussions
  • workshops
  • multimedia presentations
  • poster displays
  • artwork.

Students who wish to present are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal or art submission.

Students, faculty and staff from around the college are invited to attend.

Mission Statement

The Student Academic Conference brings together students from all geographic and academic areas of the college to share and learn from each other. The conference seeks to

  • provide an arena for developing community among our students
  • provide a forum for presenting creative and inspiring accomplishments of an academic nature
  • foster the value of Empire State College as a learning community
  • immerse students in an academic culture.

History of the StAC

The Student Academic Conference grew out of the efforts of the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) in 2004. The Student Affairs Committee examined the ways we recognize the academic and personal achievements of our students. After researching already existing regional events and brainstorming new ideas, SAC secured funding through the Student Activity Fee (SAF) for this conference, the first of its kind for Empire State College.

The first conference was held in Saratoga Springs in 2005. The current planning committee consists of a wide range of college administrators and students who are committed to continuing the organic process of exchange.