• A world-class event 200 years in the making

    2017 WORLD CANALS CONFERENCE

    September 24 – 28, 2017 | Syracuse, New York – USA

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    Our Vital Waterways: Agents of Transformation

    Savor all that Central New York has to offer and celebrate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal—the waterway that transformed America.



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Our Vital Waterways: Agents of Transformation is a five-day world-class conference 200 years in the making. Celebrate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal and enjoy endless exploration of Central New York.

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DISCOVER THE 2017 WORLD CANALS CONFERENCE

in Syracuse, New York

Tour

Cruise the historic Erie Canal and celebrate the 200th anniversary of the waterway that transformed a nation.

Engage

Learn about the latest trends in canal development and get an advanced look into the world of inland waterways.

Savor

Enjoy New York specialty foods and beverages and see why so many visitors love Central New York.

Celebrate

Make the most of your time in Central New York with bike rides, boat tours and entertainment after dark.

EXPERIENCE

From waterways to wine tours, you’ll find your inspiration at the 2017 World Canals Conference.

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The Erie Canal Museum

Housed in America’s last remaining weighlockhere canal boats were weighed and tolls assessed

Visit the Museum

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Daily Canal Boat Cruises

Tours on the Erie, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals

Learn about Tours

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Guided Bike Tours

Local guides take you along towpaths where mules once hauled canal boats

Experience the Ride

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We are proud to bring 2017 World Canals Conference to Syracuse, New York, and we’re excited to be part of the transformation!

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