McGraw Tower, Uris Library and Ho Plaza in fall, shot from Barnes Hall.


May 3-5, 2019 | Ithaca, NY

PCCW Symposium Registration is now OPEN

Please join us as PCCW Celebrates One Cornell: Diversity and Inclusion!

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The President’s Council of Cornell Women’s annual symposium is a dynamic opportunity to strengthen your connection with the work of PCCW. It’s your opportunity to meet other successful alumnae, learn about university initiatives, and participate in student and peer mentoring.

PCCW Celebrates One Cornell: Diversity and Inclusion

May 3-5

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What better way to experience spring in Ithaca than to attend the 2019 President’s Council of Cornell Women Symposium! Please join us to Celebrate One Cornell: Diversity and Inclusion. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. You won’t want to miss it!

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2019 program highlights

Make your travel plans

Members of the Steering Committee should plan to be in Ithaca on Friday by 8:30 a.m. New member orientation will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. Our program officially begins with lunch for all attendees on Friday at 11:45 a.m.

All formal events will end on Saturday night, after dinner. We will have optional Sunday morning programming for those whose travel plans allow them to leave later in the day.

Hotel information

We have blocks of rooms at the following hotels available from Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5.

The Statler Hotel
130 Statler Drive, Ithaca, NY
Rates: $232-$272 per night
Please reference PCCW for room block rates

Hilton Garden Inn
130 East Seneca St., Ithaca, NY
Rates: $179 per night
Group/Convention Code: PCCW19

For more information, please contact Carole Quealy at or by calling 607-254-7104.

Symposium 2018 Highlights

PCCW Celebrates One Cornell:
Improving Lives as a Leader in Technology and Medicine

In April 2018, PCCW bridged the gap between the Ithaca main campus and the New York City based campuses by celebrating the theme of One Cornell.

Live stream with President Martha Pollack

President Martha Pollack, alongside Fred Van Sickle, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development addresses PCCW members at the Cornell Tech Campus.

How Data Will Shape the Future of Personal Health

Dr. Deborah Estrin, Associate Dean and Tishman Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell, presented PCCW members with her cutting-edge research on the future of personal health through the use of technology and data-driven techniques.

Supporting People with Low Vision and Augmented Reality

Shiri Azenkot, Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech, and a field member in the Information Science Department at Cornell University, provided PCCW members with her expertise on accessibility and human-computer interaction with a focus on understanding and designing for low vision, facilitation of social engagements for those who with vision impairment,  and designing technology for diverse learners.

Affinito-Stewart Grant recipients

A special thanks to Deborah Hoard MPS ’78 for her incredible work on the 2017-2018 Affinito-Stewart Grant recipients video. The video showcased incredible Cornell women faculty members, who were this year’s recipients and celebrated at our Saturday night dinner. To learn more about the many ways in which PCCW supports women, visit our Philanthropy page.

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