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                  Assessment And Solutions Conference
                          Thursday May 3, 2001

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a. m.
Registration - University at Albany, SUNY
First Floor - Campus Center

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Introduction of Conference and Analysis Of Digital Divide
Campus Center Ballroom

(President Hitchcock, Assemblyman Darryl Towns and Regent Joseph Bowman, Jr.)

9:15 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Importance Of Bridging the Digital Divide: Corporate Response to the
Divide Divide
Campus Center Ballroom

Morning Speaker - 
Mr. Paul Crotty, Verizon Communications' Group President 
for Public Policy and External Affairs-New York/Connecticut.
(Introduced by Assemblyman Vann)

9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Conference Overview
What is it? Why do we need to be concerned?

Regent Joseph Bowman, Jr.

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Panel I - Economic and Social Implications
Campus Center Ballroom

Topic: Economic impact of participation or non-participation in
technology planning in communities. Social concerns of involvement and
non-involvement in technology community planning.

Henry Louis Taylor - University at Buffalo
Hayward Horton - University at Albany
Sandy Paben - NYWired
Moderator: Assemblyman Albert Vann

11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel II - Education
Assembly Hall - Campus Center

Topics: Middle School Students, High School Students, Adult Education
Private Institutions in Education and Technology, Microsoft Academy,
Cicso Academy, A+, Novell certification, and Excelsior College

Dr. Lois Blades-Rosado - Adult Education - Brooklyn Educational
Opportunity Center
Dr. Les Rubinfield - Higher Education - RPI
Mr. James Butterworth - Elementary and Secondary Education - State
Education Department
Dr. Jerome Atkins - Private Institutions - Excelsior College
Liz Lane - Library and Information Science - New York State Library
Moderator: Sen. Ada L. Smith

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
LUNCHEON
(Provost and Vice President Carlos Santiago) - Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Allen Hammond Esq. Professor, Santa Clara University
Ballroom - Campus Center

1:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Panel III - Legal and Business Implications
Assembly Hall - Campus Center

Administrative Law Judge Eleanor Stein - Public Service Commission -
Legal Concerns
Jennifer Kupinse - WMHT Educational Telecommunications - 
Copyright Issues
Archie Goodbee New York State Broadcasters Association - 
Broadcast Concerns
Sabrina Su - Federal Reserve Bank - Banking Issues
Lynn Reuss - Apple Computer - Business Involvement
Moderator - Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene, Chair, Assembly Banking
Committee

3:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Panel IV - Community Best Practices
Assembly Hall, Campus Center

Topic: Best Practices In Technology and Learning

Jay Jefferson - New York University - EOP
Greg Fields - 100-NET 2000 - Albany
Gary Putman/ Joe Hendricks - Cisco Academy - Schenectady
Jemeul Johnson - Rochester - Science Linkages
Sherryl D. Weems - Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center
Moderator - Assemblyman Darryl Towns, Chair, Legislative Commission on
Science & Technology

4:15 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Panel V - Funding, Sustainability, and Assessment
Ballroom, Campus Center

James A. Mitchell - National Director of Education, Casio,Inc.
Marjorie Rush - Decision Suites, Inc. Albany
Susan Kietel - New York State Library Association
Laura Jeffers - Center for Children and Technology, Educational Development Center
Moderator - Assemblyman Roger L. Green, Chair, Children and Families
Committee

5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Future Ideas
Ballroom, Campus Center

Dr. Peter Stoll - Education 21
Bill McIver - Brown University
Moderator - Assemblyman Roger L. Green, chair, Children and Families
Committee

5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks Panel
Regent Joseph Bowman, Jr., Assemblyman Towns, Dr. Allen Hammond, Assemblyman
Green

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Reception and Networking Sessions
Fireside Lounge - Campus Center

Additional Sections
Poster Presentations

Cisco Academy - Schenectady School District
Science and Technology Entry Program, Albany
The Ark - Troy
Latimer Woods Program - Carver Community Center, Schenectady
Albany High School
NY Wired For Education, Albany

Exhibit Section
Apple Computer
Casio Inc.
Academic Systems