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Amelia Earhart Conference: “Exploring”

The Town/Village of Harrison presents an exciting celebration of Amelia Earhart where we pay forward Amelia's passion for mentoring with a mentoring conference and monument rededication.


Mentoring Conference

Saturday, May 13 | 9am - 12pm
Halperin Building (Harrison Public Library)


This conference offers a unique opportunity for adults and teens to meet career mentors and learn how they identified their career paths, what they did to break in, and what opportunities they see in the future.

Learn from experts in the fields of: Aviation, Law, Media, Wall Street, Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, Construction, Medicine, Sports, and more!


Monument Rededication

Saturday, May 13 | 12pm - 3pm
Station Park on Sunnyside Drive


Did you know Amelia Earhart lived off of Locust Avenue in Harrison and a monument honoring Amelia's solo flight across the Atlantic sits in Station Park, on Sunnyside Drive, adjacent to the Harrison Municipal Building and Library?

Join us as we celebrate Amelia Earhart, the aviation visionary, fearless pioneer, champion of women's rights, dedicated mentor, compelling writer and speaker, fashion designer, and American icon.



  • Coffee/Registration
  • Ron Belmont, Mayor Introduction
  • Amelia Earhart Documentary
  • Tom "The Suit" Forst, Recording Artist
  • Jeffrey Urbin, Director of the FDR Presidential Library
  • Media Today - Lew Leone, General Manager, Fox 5 TV
  • Lisa Chechile on Growing Up in Amelia's Home
  • Captain Howard Hollander, American Airlines & Fellow Pilots
  • Jeff Park, Harrison Historical Society
  • Visionary Initiatives at Global and Local Levels
    • DeCicco's & Son's Designing "Green" Stores
  • Corporate Visions & Career Opportunities
    • Corp Careers - Steve Baird, Bard Partners
    • Technology - Joe DiBuono, IBM
    • Medicine/Health Care - John Bosco, Northwell
  • Global Vision - Ray Tierney, Women in Business
  • Corporate Visions & Career Opportunities
    • Insurance - Michael Coughlin, Coughlin Insurance
      Pamela J. Hubbard, Willis Towers Watson
    • Real Estate - Bill Ryan
    • Secret Service/Security - Peter Higgins, Mike Forney
    • Leveraging sports and other passions to build business relationships.
  • Wrap Up Q&A / Networking

Monument Rededication

  • Mayor Ron Belmont & Kerry Marrano
  • New York Performing Arts Dance Team Interpreting Amelia's Music
  • Captain Howard Hollander - American Airlines on Amelia's Aviation Vision
  • Recording Artist Tom "The Suit" Forst Performs Tribute to Amelia
  • FDR Library - Jeff Urbin, FDR's White House & Friendship with Amelia
  • Harrison High School Performances
    • Student Jazz Band
    • Student Actors
    • Rededicating AE's Monument, Wreath Ceremony, Uniting Amelia's Relationships with FDR Library, Derry Island & Purdue University
    • Flight Simulator - Krish Dasgupta, ESPN
    • Start-Up Visions Harrison Businesses - Greatest Blaze
    • Aviation Photo Shots

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