Southeastern's 50th Anniversary Gala

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Friday, December 1, 2017 starting at 6:30pm

Drinks, Dinner & Keynote Speaker Daniel Russell
Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie, NY
Semi-Formal Attire (suggested - break out your nice duds or just your most festive cardigan and join us!)
Tickets are $75 per person, $70 per person for a table of 10 or more. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Deadline to buy tickets is November 15, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that guest speaker Daniel Russell will give a keynote titled "In The Library of the Future"
See details of his talk and biography below.

Catering is by Gourmet to Go, and will feature:

  • seasonal drinks and hours d'oeuvres
  • plated salad
  • (choice of) Stuffed Frenched Chicken, Red Wine Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Assorted mini pastries
  • coffee & tea
  • beer & wine

About Daniel Russell's talk: What is the future of information access, search, online content, and reference questions?  How can today’s information searchers help us envision the library of the future? Dr. Daniel Russell, library advocate, and Senior Research Scientist for Search Quality & User Happiness at Google, will share his thoughts on the future of libraries, online question asking, information search and retrieval. Russell’s work focuses on understanding how searchers think of online content, exploring how they search and what they consider search success and failure. He blogs at SearchReSearch (, teaches search skills classes online at, and teaches live search classes at libraries throughout the United States.

Daniel Russell is Google's Űber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness in Mountain View.  He earned his PhD in computer science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence until he realized that amplifying human intelligence was his real passion.  His day job is understanding how people search for information, and the ways they come to learn about the world through Google.  His 20% job is teaching the world to search more effectively.  His MOOC,, is currently hosting 3,000 learners / week in the course. At this rate, by the end of 2015, students taking the online course will have engaged in over 200 years of learning.  Dan enjoys teaching, learning, running and music, preferably all in one day.

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We are very grateful to our Gala Sponsors, Veridian Software and Hudson Archival