Cultural Heritage Conference at Colgate University


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The New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network’s spring conference, “Developing Strategic Organizational Sustainability”, originally planned for March 15 and interrupted by Storm Stella, has been rescheduled for Wednesday June 7, 2017. The conference will be held at Colgate University from 8 am to 4 pm.

The program is produced for professionals in the cultural heritage tourism industry, as well as businesses, private sector organizations and individuals who would like to become active participants in their community’s growth and rehabilitation. Speakers and panelists will focus on best practices, current opportunities available in New York State, as well as how non-for-profits and individual participation in economic development has changed in recent years and become an intricate part of sustainability.

The Keynote Speaker is Laura Quebral, Director of the University at Buffalo Regional Institute (UBRI) where she provides day-to-day leadership and management in a range of high-visibility projects in regional economic development. The luncheon presentation will be “Erie Canal Sal” , a representation of historical life on the Erie Canal, performed by Gretchen Murray Sepik and is not to be missed.

The New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network’s mission is to bring the myriad of diverse cultural heritage attractions and venues in New York State together to increase visitation, enhance education and improve marketing in order to make a positive financial contribution to the membership. Within the past year the Network has moved to incorporate as a non-profit organization with a five year Strategic Plan, a two year Work Plan and its first board of directors to provide direction and continuity for the Network future.

For more information and to register for the conference, click here.

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