Annual Institute

54th Annual Institute
October 27-28, 2017
Union College
Schenectady, NY

The CAES board is grateful to Union College for again generously hosting our annual Institute on their lovely campus on Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 2017.

Then Institute theme is Tene tranquillum et utere Latina, and now more than ever we need to be reminded of that sturdy old Roman stoicism and to continue to think of ways of putting old wine in to new bottles. 

Presentations begin on Friday at 1pm. The keynote speaker, Ann Patty, will be talking about her book, Living with a Dead Language, at our banquet on Friday evening. (The registration form will have an option to order a signed copy.) Presentations continue on Saturday from 8am-3:30pm. 

Conference participants may begin reserving rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Schenectady through September 27. Call the hotel directly (518-393-4141) to make your reservation. To receive the group rate of $159.00 a night please mention that you are with the Classical Association of the Empire State group or give the group code: CAE.

Please park in the lot at the corner of Seward Place and Nott Street. It is the closest lot to the Reamer Campus Center, and is open to campus visitors. Reamer is at number 45 on the following map:

Both electronic registration, as well as a downloadable registration form, are available via this link:

Once you complete the online registration form you will have the option to pay online as well. While the link to the payment page is displayed during the online registration process, if you need to revisit the page just following this link:

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If this is your first Institute, you are eligible for the Donna Caldwell Scholarship to help defray some of your expenses. Please visit the Scholarships and Awards page for additional information.


  • Kitrina Finlayson, New Hartford Central School District, “Technology and Flipping in a Dynamic Latin Class”
  • Thomas Hayes, Suffolk CCC, “Sex, Lies and Make-overs: Ovid in Community Education”
  • James Hunt, Fayetteville Manlius School District, “Caesar’s Sabinus & Cotta Episode and Narratives of Split Command”
  • Matthew Keil, Queens College, “Artful Elision in Vergil’s Aeneid and Its Catullan Precursors”
  • Michael Kutny, Pittsford Mendon School District, “Assessing Student Translations”
  • Kassandra Miller, Union College, “13 Ways of Looking at Eleusis: Teaching the Hymn to Demeter in Greece”
  • Ann Patty, author of LIVING WITH A DEAD LANGUAGE: My Romance with Latin
  • David Pellegrino, Pittsford Mendon School District, “The Perfect Latin Textbook”
  • Stacie Raucci, Union College, “Rolling the Dice with Ovid”
  • Dennis Sullivan, “Classical Education and Ethics: A Cross Training Enterprise”
  • Sara Watkins, Gloversville School District, TBA

Friday, October 27, 2017: 
9:30-Noon - CAES Board Meeting 
12:00-1:00pm - Registration 
1:00-2:00pm - Session A 
2:15-3:15pm - Session B 
3:30-4:30pm - Session C
4:45-5:30pm - Session D 
6:00-7:00pm - President’s Reception 
7:00-8:00pm - Banquet
8:00-9:00pm - Keynote 

Saturday, October 28, 2017: 
7:30-9am - Breakfast 
8:00-9:00am - Session F 
9:15-9:45am - Session G 
10:15-11:15am - Session H 
11:30-1:00pm - Lunch & CAES Business Meeting 
1:15-2:15pm - Session I
2:30-3:30pm - Session J
3:30-5:00pm - CAES Board Meeting