Academic Festival
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Festival Overview
Academic Festival includes a full day of programming designed for you to attend the session and events that seem of most interest to you. Please join us for all or part of the day!

Highlights of the day include:

Joyce Berger Cowin Conference Center Dedication
Joyce Cowin, long-time TC Trustee and supporter, will be recognized during the dedication of this beautiful, state-of-the-art conference space made possible through her generous donation. All are welcome to attend this session at no cost.

Academic Festival's Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address
Immediately following the Dedication of the Cowin Conference Center, two trail-blazing leaders and TC alumni will be honored with the President's Medal of Excellence. Following this award ceremony, the honorable Nahas Angula '79 will deliver the Academic Festival Keynote Address.

Break-out Sessions
In line with the theme: Leadership: Defining the Next Decade, the Academic Festival line up of speakers and round-table discussions showcases an incredible group of TC faculty, alumni and partners. For a full list of the break-out sessions and speakers, please visit the Schedule page.

Children's Programming
Academic Festival 2010 has incorporated several break-out sessions into the schedule of events for you to enjoy with your children of all ages, at no additional cost. Visit the Children's Programming page or Schedule page to see which sessions are appropriate for you to attend with your child. We have also added the option for you to enjoy an informal box-lunch meal during the lunch hour instead of the formal Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon, which can be purchased for you and your children at $12 per person.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon
The five Distinguished Alumni Award recipients will be honored during the Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in Grace Dodge Hall. There is an additional cost of $30 to attend the luncheon if you have not registered for the full day of festival activities.

 Academic Festival Price Schedule:
$50 All-Inclusive Festival Registration
(includes the entire line-up of Festival Activities: Breakfast, Awards Luncheon, Break-out Sessions and Closing Reception)

$25 Basic Festival Registration
(includes the following Festival Activities: Breakfast, Conference Sessions and Closing Reception)

$30 Award Luncheon

$12 Box Lunch

All fees are per person.

There is no cost to attend the Joyce Berger Cowin Conference Center Dedication & Academic Festival Opening Ceremony featuring the Keynote Address.

Members of the Class of '60 and prior will be guests of the college; however the appropriate registration fees will apply to those accompanying you.

Current Students may attend at the Basic Festival Registration level at no cost. Guests will pay the appropriate registration fees.

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