Conference Details

Conference Details

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 9:30AM-3:30PM

Location: Siena College – Snyder Hall

Theme: Return, Reboot, Refocus: From the Capital Region to the World!

Prizes: After you register, we’ll offer you the chance to enter our study abroad photo/reflection contest where you could win one of several exciting prizes. All students who register AND actually attend the conference will be entered to win a $500 flight voucher applicable to travel anywhere in the world!


In an effort to make it possible for anyone and everyone to attend the Capital Region’s very first study abroad returnee conference, registration is free for all study abroad returnees and their advisors. That’s right, we are charging you ZERO dollars, and we’ll even feed you!

Directions & Parking

Located just off Exit 5 of Interstate 87, Siena is easily accessible from nearly every corner of the northeastern United States. Attendees should enter the campus through the Turchi Road entrance off Spring Street Road. Follow Turchi Road (taking a slight right at the Marcelle Athletic Complex) until you hit Friars Road. Take a right, followed by an immediate left onto Francis Road. Take a slight right up the hill and this will bring you right in front of Snyder Hall, with parking lots on either side of the road.

Ample, free parking is available to conference attendees immediately in front of Snyder Hall, our conference home base. You may park in Lot C, which is right next to the entrance to Snyder Hall, or in Lot B, which is just across the street, off of Maloy Circle.

Attached HERE are campus maps with directions for parking.

EVOLVE - Siena College Campus Map with Parking Directions

Get lost easily? Don’t worry, there will be conference signage posted around the Siena College campus to guide you.

Who will you meet?

You will learn from and network with experts in a variety of fields, such as business, teach abroad, non-profit management, personal branding, international education, etc.

We expect to have study abroad returnees attend from all over the Greater Capital Region and beyond. You might even have the opportunity to connect with your peers from as far away as Williams College and West Point. As you know, the shared study abroad experience brings together people of all different backgrounds. We will most definitely have a fun and informative day!

Who are the organizers?

The EVOLVE Conference is a collaborative and combined effort of the study abroad/international programs offices of UAlbany, Union College, Siena College, SUNY Cobleskill, Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, and Skidmore College. Though we may be a few years older than you, our conference committee is full of study abroad returnees/nerds!

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