The World Canals Conference (WCC2017) is headed to Syracuse, NY on September 24-28, 2017! – Marriott Downtown Syracuse.
The conference is expected to draw hundreds of international delegates and thousands of local and regional residents and canal enthusiasts to waterfront events.
WCC2017 coincides with the bicentennial of New York’s historic Erie Canal and offers opportunities to discuss canals and inland waterways as a means to promote tourism, spur economic and community development, improve environmental quality, and exchange best practices on protection strategies for historic sites.
Mark your calendar for the World Canals Conference (WCC2017), Our Vital Waterways: Agents of Transformation.
WCC2017 is set to take place September 24-28 at the Marriott Downtown in Syracuse. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of international delegates and thousands of local and regional residents to waterfront events, resulting in a more than $2 million indirect economic impact for the city of Syracuse. The conference will be held as the historic Erie Canal commemorates its bicentennial.
WCC2017 brings together hundreds of canal enthusiasts, professionals and scholars from around the world to discuss canals and inland waterways as a means to promote tourism, spur economic and community development, improve environmental quality, and exchange best practices on protection strategies for historic sites. WCC2017 will focus on canals as agents of transformation.
Be a guest and a speaker. WCC2017 is seeking presenters for the conference. Do you have experience to share, lessons learned or innovative ideas on the topic of Canals as Agents of Transformation? The call for presentations is now open. We’re looking for engaging sessions on innovative development and successes in leveraging historic, cultural and natural assets to drive transformation.
The conference is co-hosted by the New York State Canal Corporation, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and Visit Syracuse, and sponsored by I Love NY and National Grid, along with many other businesses and foundations.
To receive updates, register or submit a presentation proposal, visit wcc2017syracuse.com @WorldCanals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
See the conferences website for updates and registration information.
For more information on this event please contact:
Sarah Jones, PR Account Executive
1595 Moseley Road»Victor, NY 14564
Virginia Canals & Navigations Society
40th Annual Conference & Membership Meeting
September 29 – Oct 1, 2017
Happy Birthday Celebration – 40 years of commitment.
Special Feature •••••• The Tireless James c lean-up
(partnering with James River Association)
LODGING OPTIONS: Please note that choices for lodging are limited.
We suggest Motels – James River Inn. 3057 White Rock Rd, Scottsville, VA 24590. Must reserve by September 1, Rate $165/nightly Ten (10) rooms blocked as courtesy to us (434) 286 – 2100.
— Lumpkins Restaurant & Motel. 1075 Valley St. Scottsville. VA 24590′ .. Must reserve by Sept 1, Rate $55 single $65 double Convenient to walk to downtown! (434) 286 – 3690
Camping — on the James River
Horseshoe Flats 125 Snowden Rd, Scottsville, VA 24590 (434) 285 – 4401
******conference attendees shall arrange for their own lodging******
Conference Schedule of Events
(pick up conference materials upstairs in Victory Hall, 401 Valley Street) until 8 pm
Full Conference Registration includes:
Friday 6:30 pm Welcome reception – Victory Hall.. … catered by Crust & Crumb Bakery
7:30 pm Mr. W. Neighbors, speaker ………….. The Canal Basin Warehouse restoration
Saturday 10:00 am Guided Walking Tour/Mr. Dan Gritsko
…. Meet Historians at Scottsville Museum
More to see ……. Hatton Ferry and shops
Optional Volunteer to be part of Tireless James Clean-up [register early) Optional Tireless James. You provide your own batteau or canoe. (Participants are required to sign a release form and should come prepared with PFD and lunch) Please contact Andrew Shaw for more details email@example.com or (434) 420 – 4428.
Saturday 6:30 pm Banquet/business meeting ……… Tavern on the James 280 Valley Street, 8:00 pm Out on the town ……. Tavern, James River Brewery.
Sunday 9:00.am River float, casual