Explore Your Opportunities - The Sky's the Limit!
March 21, 2015
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Bronx, New York
The 12th Annual Explore Your Opportunities Conference will be held on March 21, 2015.
Detailed conference and registration information is now available.
You can check out the links for
the workshops, the registration form and the
Brain Games Workshop
There are many ways to help sponsor this
If you are interested in making a cash donation, the donation form is provided.
For in-kind donations, please contact us.
You may also contribute by placing an advertisement in our Conference Journal by using the
form provided. You are welcome to
contact us for more details.
Planning Meeting Schedule:
Conference organizers will meet once a month as shown below.
All meetings will be held at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in
Founders Hall, Mastronardi B room, unless otherwise noted.
- Friday, September 5: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
- Saturday, October 11: 9:30 - 11:30 am
- Friday, November 7: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
- Saturday, December 13: 9:30 - 11:30 am
- Friday, January 9: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
- Saturday, February 14: 9:30 - 11:30 am
- Friday, March 6: 1:30 - 3:30 pm in Hudson Heights near the cafeteria
- Thursday, March 19: Packet Assembly, 1:00 - 6:00 pm in the Hudson Heights Room near the cafeteria
- Saturday, March 21: Conference, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, gather in Hudson Heights
- Friday, April 10: Wrap-up Meeting, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
For more information, contact Lorrin Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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