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Past Webinars

Hosted by the SUNY Faculty Senate, the Research Foundation for SUNY, and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

October Webinar Instructions

For the webinar on Friday, October 26th from 3 – 4pm, we will be using a phone conference combined with Adobe connect for presenting and sharing materials.

Instructions for using Adobe Connect

Draft webinar program

Conference Call #: 1-866-394-2346

Conference Code: 4880248051

Please use the following link for the webinar on Friday http://esfoutreach.adobeconnect.com/srw1026/. Once you join the webinar, you will be prompted to join the audio conference call. Enter your phone number and the webinar will call your phone. If you will only be joining by phone, you can join the call at 1-866-394-2346, and then enter the conference code 4880248051 when prompted. More detailed instructions of how to join the webinar and system requirements is attached.

If you encounter any problems getting into the meeting or phone conference, please call 315-470-6979.

September Webinar Instructions

For the webinar on Friday, September 14th from 3 – 4pm, we will be using a phone conference combined with Adobe connect for presenting and sharing materials.

The phone conference will be available anytime after 2:45. Dial 866-394-2346 and then use the conference code 1826039469 when prompted.

A meeting room has been set up in Adobe Connect at http://webconference.syr.edu/srw. When you arrive just select enter as a guest and type your name. You should test your connection and computer anytime in advance of the conference using the link https://webconference.syr.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. You may need to install an Adobe Connect add-in, which you will be prompted to install after you perform the system test or log into the meeting. If you will be presenting anything during the meeting that the attendees need to see, you can email any ppt or pdf files to bmurphy@esf.edu in advance of the meeting and they will be uploaded and ready to go.

If you encounter any problems getting into the meeting or phone conference, please call 315-470-6979.

A draft agenda of the webinar program can be downloaded here.

May 17-18, 2012
ESF Campus
Syracuse, NY

Program Overview

The purpose of this workshop is to maximize the potential for collaborative sustainability-related research and bring together SUNY faculty who are interested in preparing grants and obtaining funding for interdisciplinary sustainability research. Ideally, the outcome of this workshop will be to create at least one sustainability research network and several NSF-type sustainability science research proposals.


Thursday, May 17, 2012
3:00 p.m. Lodging Check-in at Centennial Hall (142 Oakland St., Syracuse, NY 13210)
5:00 Reception in 408 Baker Laboratory
7:00 Informal Dinner
In Downtown Syracuse's Historic Armory Square District
Friday, May 18, 2012
7:30 a.m. Check-in in Nifkin (Alumni) Lounge in Marshall Hall

Introduction and Workshop Scope/Purpose

- Dr. Kenneth O'Brien, President, SUNY Faculty Senate; Associate Professor of History, College at Brockport
- Dr. Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., President, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

9:00 Roundtable Discussions and Presentations
Discussions of current work by participants who have ongoing sustainability research
10:00 Discussion Groups
Participants will break into discussion groups by sustainability topic family, e.g., energy/carbon footprint, sustainable practicies, etc.
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Discussion Groups
Topic groups continue to develop collaborative multi-campus projects and/or identify specific sustainability research topics and agendas
3:00 NSF Sustainability Research Programs Presentation
Jessica Robin, Ben van der Pluijm, and Kathy Covert, Science, Engineering & Education for Sustainability (SEES) Implementation Group, NSF



Group Reports
Individual groups report back to the full group

4:15 Wrap Up and Conclusion
Summarize workshop

Travel and Accommodations

Centennial Hall is an environmentally friendly "green" building that houses ESF students during the academic year. For this workshop, there are 50 single rooms available for the night of Thursday, May 17 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each fully furnished room and outfitted with a private bathroom and complimentary wireless internet access. The SUNY University Faculty Senate is providing a lodging scholarship for these rooms at no cost to the workshop participant. When you register for this workshop you will have the opportunity to reserve a room.

Workshop Payment Policy

Your registration will be processed immediately and securely. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Purchase Order/Voucher, or a check made payable to SUNY-ESF.

  • If paying with Purchase Order or Voucher, an invoice will be included with the registrant's email confirmation.
  • If paying by check, mail your payment with a copy of your email confirmation to: ESF Outreach, Attn: Terry Sakowski, 221 Marshall Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210.

If you have a balance due on the day of the workshop, please be prepared to make your payment onsite. If you are useing a Purchase Order/Voucher, please provide the PO/Voucher number as well as a MasterCard or Visa credit card number. If payment is not received within 30 days after the event, your credit card will be charged the appropriate fee(s).

Workshop Refund/Cancellation Policy

Refunds, minus a $5 administrative fee, will be issued for requests received by May 3, 2012. Requests must be made by email to Terry Sakowski at tsakowsk@esf.edu. Cancellations will not be accepted by phone; substitutions can be made at any time.

For any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Emily Gillis at elgillis@esf.edu.