2017 Conference at SUNY Cortland

2017 Conference at SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland and the NYCSHE Conference Steering Committee are pleased to announce that the 2017 annual State of New York Sustainability Conference will be held on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16, 2017 at SUNY Cortland in Cortland, NY.  This gathering has evolved from the SUNY Sustainability Conference, which was held annually from 2011 until 2015.  Beginning in 2015, it was expanded to include all higher education institutions across New York State to facilitate networking and information sharing.

Who should attend?

  • Sustainability Officers
  • Energy Managers / Utility Managers / Central Plant Engineers
  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Eco-Reps
  • Facilities Management staff
  • People from private, public, and non-profit organizations with knowledge and resources to share with people in higher education.
  • Representatives from companies that market sustainable services and products to higher education institutions


Call for Presentations and Posters can be found here.  Please submit them soon!  We will be closing our call for presentations on August 18th

We are looking to have three tracks that cover broad categories around Sustainability.  We currently have submitted proposals that focus on water efficiency, large scale renewable energy procurement, and curriculum strategies.  Always something for everyone, if you are considering a presentation, please submit it soon.



Conference registration information

Our Registration Website is now up and you can register here.  Please note, this will take you away from a NYCSHE.org site to a registration specific site.  Please come back here for updates on the conference.


We have Three Registration Options:

Professional and Student

You can register for both days: $150 / $50

You can register for single day: $90 / $25


and Vendor

If you have been a vendor supporter of the conference in the past, or new to NYCSHE, please consider being a vendor this year.  More information here.


In order to better understand who is attending, please let us know if you identify as a Campus Sustainability Coordinator and or a Campus Utility Manager or Campus Energy Manager when registering.


Hotel Accommodations:

Cortland, NY has many options, currently we have rooms blocked at the following hotel.


Country Inn & Suites – Located in Cortland by the route 281 entrance to SUNY Cortland’s campus.  There more typical hotel rooms for $104 and suite rooms for $114 available for guests that bring tax exempt forms.  Reference the SUNY Cortland Conference when calling.  Phone:  607-753-8300  Address:  3707 West Road, Cortland, NY 13045


Please check back here for updates on accommodations.


SUNY Sustainability Coalition Pre-Conference Meeting:

Prior to the start of the conference, the SUNY Sustainability Coalition will be meeting from 9 AM to 11 AM.  We encourage all SUNY Sustainability Officers to attend this meeting!


Staying Connected:  If you haven’t done so already, sign up to become a member of NYCHSE here.


Questions regarding the 2017 conference?  Contact: sustainability@cortland.edu