September 21-23, 2016
Woodcliff Hotel, Fairport, NY
Preserving heritage through community art is the theme of this year's conference, which explores the role of mural arts in heritage preservation and community revitalization. Field trips will showcase many of the heritage murals created along the Erie Canal. The event also features a Mural Expo of mural artists painting simultaneously under one tent.
October 6 - 7, 2016
Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY
June 4, 2015
Coltivare Culinary Center
The forum explored the role of food and lodging in enhancing downtowns for residents and visitors. Conference program included strategies for product development and marketing and conversations with guest speakers Jonathan Tourtellot, Geotourism Editor of National Geographic Traveler, Main Street expert Kennedy Smith of The CLUE Group, LLC, and panelists from the Canalway Corridor.
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