Alumni @ Hyde Park 2017
Hyde Park holds a special place in the hearts of many Roosevelters. It is where many of us engaged in political discussion with people across the country, strategized to build power, and made life long friendships.
The current political climate is evidence for the fact that we need to work now, more than ever, to foster the next progressive movement. This has been a hard year for progressives across the country, which is why we take comfort in. The weekend is an opportunity to heal and reflect, as well as, to build power in community with one another. Come make new connections, reunite with old friends, and freshen up your intellectual and political chops.
Over the course of the weekend, we will pull on the spirit of Hyde Park to explore the challenges of our time – with Roosevelters who are taking the lead to solve them – Let’s strengthen the intellectual backbone of our generation.
We hope you will join us August 4-6, 2017 for one of the most creative and fun weekends of the year. Register now!
Young alumni — Classes of 2014 to 2017: $150
Young Roosevelt NEXT members: $100
General alumni — Classes of 2005 to 2013: $250
Roosevelt NEXT members: $200
Not a member of Roosevelt NEXT but want the discount? Sign up here, to qualify for the discounted rate.
Note Registration must be completed by July 14.
Registration includes meals, social hours, and conference fees. Attendees responsible for: Transportation to and from Hyde Park, NY and lodging costs (see LOGISTICS for hotel discount information).
We aim to keep the cost of the tickets as low as possible. The cost per person is $500. The difference is subsidized by generous donors.
Financial support is available to defray the cost of attendance. The deadline to apply for financial assistance is June 16. The Roosevelt Institute is committed to an equity and inclusion-based approach to our work, and we strive to balance the organization’s financial stability with decreasing barriers to access. Please fill out this form to be considered. Please note: all financial assistance applications must be submitted by June 16 in order to be considered.
Roosevelt has put rooms on hold for alumni at the Hyde Park Quality Inn at a rate of $125/night, which is within walking distance of the FDR Library and the Golden Manor. Each room has 2 queen beds and can accommodate up to 4 people. Please call the general manager, Sam Patel, directly at 203-843-8820. Make sure to state you’re with the Roosevelt Institute when you book your room to get the promotional rate.
Room Sharing: Once you register for Hyde Park, you will be added to the Alumni @ Hyde Park 2017 Facebook page, where you can communicate with friends and other attendees about sharing a room.
Attendees are also welcome to stay in one of the many bed and breakfast or AirBnB options in the area. Please note: we will not be able to provide transportation assistance for locations beyond the FDR Library and the Quality Inn.
Hyde Park is easily accessible by train from Poughkeepsie, NY, which is served by both Amtrak and Metro North. If you are flying in, consider flights into the NYC area and Albany.
For attendees coming from DC, we are discussing the possibility of renting a van and driving together. If you are interested, email Eugenia Kim.
Additional travel logistics will be communicated upon registration.
Alumni @ Hyde Park starts with dinner on Friday, August 4 and concludes in the early afternoon on Sunday, August 7.
Will this Hyde Park coincide with the annual student leadership summit in Hyde Park?
Yes, Roosevelt alumni and students will be in Hyde Park together. While the two gatherings are organized separately, there will be several formal and informal opportunities for alumni and students to meet and collaborate.
Is this conference open to people who haven’t done Roosevelt before?
This community is unique because of our shared experience as Roosevelters. In order to celebrate all the accomplishments of the last ten years and to continue to support our connectivity as a network, we are only allowing registrants with previous Roosevelt involvement.
Can I bring a car?
Yes! Attendees are welcome to drive to Hyde Park.
Do I have to attend the entire weekend?
No, you are not required to attend all three days (for those of you who cannot get off work to arrive in time for Friday dinner). However, it’s highly encouraged that you attend the whole weekend.