An event is defined as a planned activity that supports the broader teaching, research and extension missions of SIPS.

As soon as you think you will be hosting an event, contact Leslie Larsen (lal262), or Catalina Enright (cle47). Provide as much information as you have at this moment – dates, number of attendees. They will be able to discuss available options.

SIPS admin staff may be able to provide some assistance depending on the following:

  • Extent of advance notice
  • School priorities [Student-focused events such as orientation, recruitment, graduation take precedence followed by research and extension]
  • Current commitments/workloads

What other options are available?

  • Provide you with checklist and suggestions of venders
  • Assist you in hiring a temp or student helper
  • Connect you with Cornell Conference Services
  • Advertise a “gig” development opportunity that allows a Cornell employee outside SIPS to support you while enhancing their skills.
  • We are also working with the Statler to explore opportunities for event management students

NOTE: if you are preparing a grant that includes sponsorship of one or more events, we may be able assist with estimates of likely costs

More information

  • SIPS room layouts - How to set up tables and chairs for different capacities in PS 404 and Emerson 135.