RISE 2019 Conference - VENUE

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UAlbany's Uptown Campus

Our Campus


The RISE 2019 Conference will be held on the University at Albany’s Uptown Campus, located at 1400 Washington Avenue in Albany, NY. Designed in 1961-62 by renowned American architect Edward Durell Stone, the campus reflects a signature architectural style of bold unified design, expressed by its towers, domes, fountains, soaring colonnades and sweeping canopy. The result is dramatically different from the dispersed buildings and disparate architectural styles of most traditional university campuses.

A consistent flow of new construction has expanded the Uptown Campus in the last decade, adding new science and art facilities and administration building. A new home for the School of Business, awarded a LEED gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, opened in the fall of 2013. Expansion and major renovations have completely refurbished the University's Entry Plaza, main fountain, 20-story Carillon and the Campus Center.

The Uptown Campus also features the Performing Arts Center, boasting several theatres, recital halls and rehearsal instructional space; the University Art Museum, one of the finest regional museums in the Northeast; and the New York State Writers Institute, a broad educational base for readers and writing students promoting the literary arts. Other special facilities on the Uptown Campus include a National Weather Service meteorological laboratory, a linear accelerator for physics research, and a cutting-edge data center that supports high-performance computing and networking. The hub of student activity is the Campus Center, which includes lounges, meeting and dining rooms, a ballroom, a cafeteria, banking facilities, a convenience store, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, and a variety of both fast-food and healthy food options.

Conference Spaces

UAlbany’s Campus Center Complex on the Uptown Campus will serve as the venue for the RISE 2019 Conference in November 2019.  The Campus Center Complex is located on the Academic Podium between the Education and Physics buildings.  Keynote addresses, panel discussions, and work group sessions will be held in the Campus Center Ballroom (600 persons), along with other spaces including Assembly Hall (160 persons), Campus Center CC 375 (100 persons), Great Hall (140 persons), the Multipurpose Room (120 persons), and the Boardroom (120 persons).  Some of these spaces are a part of the West expansion of the Campus Center where the University has added over 76,000 square feet of new state of the art meeting/lounge space, food service venues and student group resource space.