Stuff we’re thinking about going to

Healthy start to the day: Freshly minted Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen is scheduled to be among the featured guests when ACIT hosts its 2018 Executive Breakfast, Jan. 24 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.



Jan. 24
ACIT Executive Breakfast
8:30 a.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
Advancement for Commerce, Industry & Technology presents a networking event and open discussion on critical Long Island issues featuring Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci and Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m. with the program commencing an hour later. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration and more information.

Jan. 24
Behind the Business: A Multigenerational Approach
6-9 p.m., Honu Restaurant, Huntington
The Long Island Real Estate Group presents a networking cocktail party for members and non-members, who can apply event registration fees to annual LIREG membership dues if they wish. RSVP and more information at or call (631) 721-7400.

Jan. 24
Stress Less, Pay Less: A 2018 Update on MacArthur Airport
6-9 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, Ronkonkoma
The MacArthur Business Alliance welcomes LIMA Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken for an interactive discussion about recent changes, new additions and future plans at the regional airport. Non-members welcome. Registration and more information.

Jan. 25
What to Expect in Marketing in 2018
8:30-10 a.m., Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions, East Hills
The Social Media Association and Public Relations Professionals of Long Island present an information meeting/networking event featuring Winterberry Group Vice President Alex Sheidler. Scheduled topics include a recap of marketing developments in 2017, forecasts for 2018 and a detailed breakdown of macro trends driving the social media/digital media mix. Registration and more information.

Jan. 31
The Real Benefits of Switching to Solar
2 p.m., Online
New York City-based SolarKal presents the next webinar in its monthly series, this providing information specifically for New York State-based businesses considering the transition to solar energy production. The online seminar is scheduled to include an audience Q&A. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

Jan. 31
The Book Fairies Benefit Networking Event
6-8 p.m., The Woodlands, Woodbury
Business Impact Group, the Roundtable Networking Group and sponsor Solarus Technologies present an elbow-rubber featuring passed appetizers, banner displays and short company presentations. Bring a lightly used children’s book for donation to The Book Fairies. Sponsorship opportunities available. Cash bar, business cards welcome. Registration and more information.

Feb. 7
Legal Landmines
6-8 p.m., Bridgeworks, Long Beach
Nixon Peabody attorneys Seth Berman and James Weller present a networking workshop covering common legal problems for business owners, and how they can minimize exposure and otherwise protect their businesses. Registration and more information.

Feb. 16-18
Fri-Sun, Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology hosts a three-day hackathon focused on the Internet of Things and digital security. More than $5,000 in prizes for the most innovative, ambitious, original, health-conscious and industry-applicable IoT projects, in addition to 25-plus tech talks and deep-dive skills workshops plus networking with fellow hackers and industry gurus. Registration and more information.

Feb. 28
Long Island Go Red For Women Luncheon
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
The American Heart Association presents a powerful event uniting female leaders from throughout the community to highlight the fight against heart disease. The event schedule includes workshops, an auction and top-level networking opportunities. Sponsors include Northwell Health and Farrell Fritz, among others. Registration and more information.

March 9
12th Annual Machine Learning Symposium
9 a.m.- 6 p.m., New York Academy of Sciences, New York City
The Machine Learning Discussion Group of the New York Academy of Sciences presents the 12th in an ongoing series on the computer science subfield focused on mathematical algorithms and what machines can “learn” from specific data sets. Sponsors include Stony Brook University’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology, the Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics and American Express, among others. Registration and more information.

March 26-28
The Advanced Energy Conference 2018
Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City
Stony Brook Universitys Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center presents a three-day summit focused on “the future of energy,” celebrating new achievements in power generation by governments and corporations investing billions in the implementation of renewable-energy technologies. For more information, contact Kathleen Ferrell at (631) 216-7114 or at Registration and more information.

April 19
Habitat for Humanity CEO Build
8:45 a.m., Harrison Place, Bay Shore
Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk celebrates the 30th anniversary of the construction of its first Suffolk County home with its first-ever CEO Build, inviting chief executives and other corporate officers to help raise the walls of two new homes on the same Bay Shore street. Sponsorship opportunities available. For sponsorship and registration information, contact Les Scheinfeld at (631) HABITAT ext. 105, or by email at


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