SYMPOSIUM WEEKEND – March 23-25, 2023



The theme for the 2023 PCCW Symposium Weekend will be The Power of Together! It has been some time since we have all been able to gather in person, so this theme is particularly poignant. 

Symposium Weekend will kick off at 1:30pm on Thursday, March 23 for the PCCW Steering Committee. Programming for all members will begin at 11am on Friday, March 24 concluding on Saturday, March 25 at noon. Optional tours and activities will follow, after the scheduled program has concluded. Event programming details and registration information will be posted as available.

View the full schedule of events here.


Optional Tours and Events

Continue the fun with tours and events following the weekend’s programming.


Finger Lakes Wine Tasting
2:00–3:30 pm
Location: Tableside, 112 North Cayuga Street in downtown Ithaca
Join fellow PCCW members for an intimate tasting of beautiful Finger Lakes wines crafted by exceptional women. The wines will be curated and introduced by two Cornell Hotelies, Richy Petrina ’01 and Maya Rutkoski ’23. This conversational experience will be relaxed and not technical. Serious wine lovers and curious tasters alike will be equally comfortable.

Tableside is a discreet hotelie-owned event space with no exterior signage, located on the ground level of the historic Clinton Hall building. You will access the entrance by the door on the right side of the building. Wines will not be available to purchase and take home, but they can be ordered and shipped direly from the featured wineries.

COST: $25 per person

Ithaca History Center Prohibition Tour and Museum Tour
2:00 pm
Location: 110 N Tioga Street
Explore Prohibitions from the safety of a wet 21st Century. The History Center’s Prohibition tour traces Ithaca’s relationship with alcohol up to and through the passage of the 18th amendment.
Learn about the forces and people working for (and against) the devil’s hooch. The tour is approximately 60-75 minutes, and travels roughly 4 blocks around the Downtown Commons.

Everyone is welcome to explore the current exhibit Knot Sew Fast: Patchwork of Tompkins County either before or after the walking tour. Please meet at 110 N Tioga Street to join the tour.

COST: $25 per person

The Legacy of Dorothy Foreman Cotton
7:00 pm
Location: Cinemapolis, 120 E Green Street
PCCW Sustaining Member Deborah Hoard’s new film, MOVE WHEN THE SPIRIT SAYS MOVE: The Legacy of Dorothy Foreman Cotton, will be having its Ithaca Premier as a part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival on the evening of March 25. The film was directed and produced by Deborah and funded in part by a PCCW Frank H.T. Rhodes Leadership Grant.
Watch the trailer!

Tickets will go on sale soon and can be purchased through the Cinemapolis website.

Questions can be directed to Nataki Corneille, Director of Diversity Alumni Programs at