Student Academic Conference

Twelfth Annual Student Academic Conference

Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
The Radisson on Wolf Road, Albany, N.Y.

Advance your career, learning and contacts at the Student Academic Conference. No matter your interest, area of study, or geographical location, this conference is for you.

Although not required for attendance, do consider the opportunity to:

  • present a session (a paper you have written, a project you have been involved with, or an area you are passionate about)
  • submit and exhibit your art at the art show and alumni reception.

Register to attend one or both days. Limited travel grants are available. There are discounted room rates at the conference hotel for attendees.

Note: For 2016, the funding request for travel grants is now within the conference registration form. Students are no longer required to fill out an additional form. 

Sponsored by

  • Student Activity Fee
  • Student Affairs Committee
  • Empire State College Foundation

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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.