The Futures of New York Conference

2021 Conference Programs

Click the date to view the program by session, or click here for a PDF of the program for the entire conference.

Your Session Number listed on the program is your Zoom Breakout Room for the Conference.

Tuesday May 4, 3-5pm

Wednesday May 5, 3-5 pm

Wednesday May 5, 6-8pm

Thursday May 6, 6-8pm

Conference Location
The conference will take place over zoom. For security, we are not placing the link on the website. Please ask your group member who registered for you, your TLC, or Christina Nadler ( for the link if you have not received it.

All sessions will use the same link, and all presenters will join a Breakout Room for your panel. Your Breakout Room will be a number between 1 and 5. You can find out which room you are in by looking at the conference program.

Here are a few reminders and tips:

Check the program in advance to find out your Breakout Room number.

Arrive to the zoom room, which is 15 minutes before the start of your session. This ensures everyone can end up in right Breakout Room at the start of the session.

Make sure someone in your group has your presentation ready to be screen-shared.

Presentations should be 10 minutes per group. There will be additional time for Q&A.

If you have the most updated version of Zoom, you will be able to place yourself into your Breakout Room. If you don’t know how to do that, or can’t, don’t worry! Your TLCs will be there to sort you into the right room. Make sure your name on the program matches your Zoom name to help the TLCs know which room you need to get to and speed up the process.

You all have been working really hard all year and we hope this conference is a fun experience where you can share your ideas and have great discussion!

About Seminar 4: Shaping the Future of New York City

The last of the four required Macaulay seminar courses builds on the previous three to consider how public policy shapes urban development.

In the seminar, students analyze the ongoing interplay of social, economic, and political forces that shape the physical form and social dynamics of New York City. Throughout the semester, students engage in a team research project to be presented at a cross-campus conference.