News around the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is changing daily. The Reconnect and Recharge Conference is continuing as planned.

We are monitoring guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department Health.

As information changes, we will update this webpage. In the event that the conference is postponed, we will provide further details about rescheduling.

We encourage everyone to practice healthy habits, including frequent and thorough hand washing for 20 seconds with soap and hot water, use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap & water are not available, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, and staying home if you are sick or not feeling well.


Conference Overview


Poverty in New York Day - June 16, 2020

An exciting opportunity to bring together Community Action Agencies (CAAs), weatherization providers, human service providers, academics, advocates, policymakers, low-income residents and others to spotlight and engage in a dialogue about poverty and potential strategies for moving families toward greater economic security.

Core Conference - June 17-18, 2020

NYSCAA will be hosting 1.5 days of conference concurrent workshops in partnership with the New York State Weatherization Directors Association (NYSWDA). The focus of the sessions is to provide professional development opportunities for to Community Action and Weatherization staff in all levels and departments.

2020 Community Action Awards Dinner - June 17, 2020

The annual Community Action Awards recognize Community Action staff and members of the community for their support and accomplishments. Please consider nominating staff, volunteers, participants and community supporters that make a difference every day in your agency/community. To learn more visit our 2020 Community Action Awards webpage.

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*Please note, all cancellations must be sent, in writing, before May 26, 2020 to [email protected] Registrants who find they cannot attend after this date may transfer their registration to someone else from their agency.

Click here to view the 2020 Conference Schedule of Events.

Hotel Information and Room Reservations - Reserve your room by May 25, 2020!

Reconnect and Recharge: NYSCAA & NYSWDA's Annual Conference will be held at Hyatt Regency Rochester. Situated along the Genesee River, newly renovated Hyatt Regency Rochester is the tallest, most upscale hotel in the Finger Lakes Area and Upstate New York. Conveniently connected with the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, you can enjoy breathtaking views, savory restaurants, and exciting entertainment.

To make your hotel reservations, please click here.

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Hyatt at 877-803-7534. The Group code is G-NSCA.

If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.

Interested in Presenting a Session at the Conference?

NYSCAA is seeking proposals for workshop presentations that focus on developing the knowledge, expertise, and capacity needed by CAA staff.  Preference will be given to presentations that are interactive, include strategies to engage the audience, and leave participants with new skills and knowledge they can immediately put to use with their customers.

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

As a resource provider, your products and services help our agencies perform effectively and efficiently. During this conference, you have the opportunity to showcase your organization and what it has to offer, while also building relationships with those who influence and/or make decisions within the New York Community Action and Weatherization networks.

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Thank You to Our 2020 Annual Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors!

The New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA) is grateful to the the sponsors and exhibitors of our 2020 Annual Conference: Reconnect and Recharge. Thank you for supporting this event to bring together individuals from around the state looking to fight poverty and make our communities a better place to live.

Conference Silver Sponsor(s)

Conference Exhibitor(s)