*We are updating the schedule regularly as more information is available. Times are subject to change.

Friday, March 25, 2022

  • Breakfasts - Concurrent Breakfasts

    7:30 - 8:45 AM ET

    Athletics Breakfast
    Informal Buffet Breakfast At The Statler Hotel
    Breakfast On Your Own

  • Welcome Volunteer and Alumni Affairs Town Hall

    9:00 - 10:00 AM ET

  • University Spotlights - Concurrent Sessions

    10:15 - 11:15 AM ET

    Global Sustainability: The 2030 Project: A Cornell Climate Initiative
    Launching in 2022, The 2030 Project: A Cornell Climate Initiative is a transformative, university-wide initiative centered on accelerating breakthrough climate solutions through cross-disciplinary approaches in discovery, research, innovation and education to do the greatest good for global sustainability. The 2030 Project will marshal the full breadth of Cornell’s transdisciplinary expertise, with an intentional focus on creating uncommon partnerships, both within and outside of Cornell. Join a group of university and academic leaders as we launch this exciting new initiative and see how Cornell is uniquely positioned to meet the greatest challenge facing our global community today.

  • Lunches - Concurrent Lunches

    11:30 AM - 1:15 PM ET

    Lunch at TBD West Campus Dining Hall
    Community Specific Lunches
    Lunch On Your Own

  • CACO Board meeting (for board members only)
  • University Spotlights - Concurrent Sessions

    1:30 - 2:30 PM ET

    Human Creativity: When Design and Technology Meet
    Human creativity is limitless and transformative. Join us to explore the integration of design and technology with Jenny Sabin, Associate Professor, Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture; Associate Dean for Design Initiatives, and Wendy Ju, Associate Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and the Technion.

    Social and Economic Equity: Unraveling the Global Pandemic’s Impact on Women
    While the world continues to seek ways to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the impact of this global pandemic has fallen on women especially hard. In September 2021 alone, over 300,000 women in the US left the labor force. How will this impact our workforce, our economy, our emotional health and our children? Join our panel of Cornell faculty leaders as they share their work to address these meaningful issues that challenge our world and our society.

  • University Spotlights - Concurrent Sessions

    2:45 - 3:45 PM ET

    Creating a Resilient Food Ecosystem: From Local to Global
    In 2050, the world population is estimated to reach 10 billion people. The socio-economic implications are tremendous, not to mention the humanitarian concerns it raises. Cornell University is uniquely positioned to solve the most pressing issues for ensuring resilient food systems, both in local communities in the United States and globally, especially in developing nations. How can we ensure sufficient food supply? How do we create a sustainable food environment? What will mitigate the impact of supply chain issues on food systems in the future? Hear from a group of faculty members who are just a few of the many at the university working now to alleviate complex food issues, and how Cornell is at the forefront of developing solutions that do the greatest good.

    Turning Students into Leaders via Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship is at the core of our institution and thanks to on-campus start-up incubators, our students are able to take great issues from theory into practice. Under the direction of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Praxis Center for Venture Development and the McGovern Center help student start-ups make forward progress and turn their ideas into self-sufficient enterprises. Join Vice President for Research and Innovation, Emmanuel Giannelis, director of the Praxis Center, Robert Scharf and director of the McGovern Center, Lou Walcer to learn more about the great work these incubators are doing and hear from early and late stage student teams that are ‘doing the greatest good’.

  • Student and Alumni Networking Dinner

    5:30 - 8:00 PM ET

Saturday, March 26, 2022

  • Breakfasts - Concurrent Breakfasts

    7:30 - 8:45 AM ET

    Informal Buffet Breakfast At The Statler Hotel
    Breakfast On Your Own

  • Cornell University Board of Trustees and Cornell University Council Joint Annual Meeting; State of the University Address with President Martha E. Pollack

    9:00 - 10:00 AM ET

  • Keynote Panel

    10:00 - 11:00 AM ET

  • All Attendee Lunch

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

  • Interactive Skill Building Sessions - Concurrent Sessions

    1:15 - 2:15 PM ET

    Beyond Resilience: Learn How to Survive Any Disruption & Come Back Better Than Before
    This talk is based on Bill Quain's 27th book "Who Will You Be When The Masks Come Off." Bill wants you to know that neither the book nor the workshop are about the COVID pandemic. COVID is just the latest Disruption we faced. Bill focuses on what you should have learned during COVID, and how to use that knowledge to create new, positive patterns, so that your post-Disruption life won’t be just a “return to normal.” It will be your next step in achieving your full potential. If you’re ready to learn, grow, change, and prosper, then this workshop is for you! In this interactive session, you will learn how to:
    1. Identify all three stages of any Disruption
    2. Change gears to transition through all three stages
    3. Use an interactive, customizable technique called Six Word Storytelling to develop momentum and help yourself and others
    4. Identify 7 critical areas for strategic problem-solving

    Partnership: Partners in Doing the Greatest Good: Your Role with Your Staff Liaison

  • In The Know - Stories From The Inside - Concurrent Sessions

    2:30 - 3:30 PM ET

    Learn more about the digital-first publication that celebrates Cornell University and its alumni through stories, images, Class Notes columns and more.

    Campaign 101
    Learn more about the campaign, To Do The Greatest Good.

  • Virtual Frank H.T. Rhodes Celebration of Life

    4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

    Gather with other Cornellians to virtually celebrate the extraordinary life and legacy of President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes.

  • Cornell Volunteer Leadership Week Closing Reception

    6:00 - 7:00 PM ET

  • Dinner and other events on your own

Sunday, March 27, 2022

  • Stay an extra day on your own to meet with friends, explore campus, and visit your favorite spots.

Registration Fees

  • Friday and Saturday Package

    $375 per person

  • Young Alumni (classes of 2012-2021) - Friday and Saturday Package

    $325 per person