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To see a list of all past roundtables from 2020 and 2021 and how to request recordings and handouts, please go to the main Events page

Congratulations to the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Sarah Wallace, FSDA from the Atlanta Chapter!

Congratulations to our 2021 Star Award winner, Amy Nanni!

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Third Quarter 2021 Issue Now Available!

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The SDA New York Chapter won the 2021 Best in Class Programs Award!

Congratulations to our very own Kim Celenza!

Kim is returning as National Vice President for 2021 - 2022.

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2 months ago

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We have so much to be thankful for, but most of all you- our members! Happy Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Real friends make sure your Zoom background is up to snuff. (Thank you, Wayne Wolf of Blue Cup Design!) Getting ready for tomorrow’s presentation to SDA - New York Chapter, “How to Create Pitch-Perfect Content.” Stay tuned for post-presentation highlights.Thank you Ross Arnel of Arnel Associates for making this happen!#ContentStrategy #ContentCreation #SocialMedia ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Timeline photosIsolation is so last year. Are you ready to expand your network? Have you wanted to volunteer at a National level, but felt you didn't have time or enough experience?SDA's ESC committee has openings for volunteers as ESC eLearning Assistants. No experience is necessary and monthly meeting attendance is optional. ESC eLearning Assistants agree to convert a negotiated numbered of webinars following a simple three-step process.Do you love learning, working with super chill people, contributing to something BIG at your own pace? Contact Penny Nelson, acting committee chair, at pennyn@pancakearchitects.com or apply with this interest indicator: forms.gle/kTPoG76NUSZcAs6Y8 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Mark your calendars!!We're so excited for EDConnect21 this October! Mark it on your calendar now and we hope to see you there. 🤓 ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Timeline photosThe final day of EDS21 features a trio of events that will pack a triple serving of awe, inspiration, and fun! Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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EDS21 Day 2 kicked off! We’re excited to hear from our Fellows! Today’s Panel Discussion is about: Kicking Habits That Hold You Back.
#WomenWhoRise #SDANYC @sdanational https://t.co/Q5oFRfWJDY
We drew the names of the winners of the Sawbucks Seminars certificates we offered to attendees of all 3 of the Melissa Esquibel MCT sessions that SDA New York hosted last month.

Congratulations to Sherie Russell and Drucilla Brookshire! https://t.co/gMqHqzAzsn
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Going into 2020-2021 with a strong group of groundbreaking women!! Congratulations to 2020-2021 ExCom ⭐️ #SDANational #SDANewYork #ExCom https://t.co/f6vC4gg4VO SDA_NY photo
@GraceworksInc rocked it as always! Check out how engaged our @SDA_NY members and guests are.🤓 #gracewriting https://t.co/9l4zgFExsI SDA_NY photo
@SDA_NY Kicked off the New Year with a dynamic graceworksinc program. Fat-free Gracewriting: Put your Writing on a Diet! Thank you Jennifer Hebblethwaite for presenting and perkinseastman.newyork for hosting!… https://t.co/F7jEO7YLJD
Our biggest thanks and lots of appreciation today and everyday – Sincerely The SDA NY Chapter Board. https://t.co/SZZx1GoERf SDA_NY photo
Yesterday, Elisa Grandizio, founder of @elisagrandizio lead her 3rd and final session in the… https://t.co/9UlhzVQ6VK
Join SDA NY ( https://t.co/DOtCcHxpUy) tonight for a riveting discussion on Embracing Disruption: Why Change is Neces… https://t.co/3fUGH4dgAu
Looking fwd to SDA NY’s next Leadership Series installment on Embracing Disruption! Presented by @elisagrandizio
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