Join Us: Arts, Culture and Communities on the Canal

We know the arts and culture drive economy across New York State -- and we're thrilled to be part of the conversation about how they can influence our canal communities!

Join us at the SUNY/Erie Canal Bicentennial Forum -- Arts, Culture and Communities on the Canal -- on May 9, 2018. NYSCA will be there to take part in a timely discussion about how connecting arts and culture along the Erie Canal can become an essential driver of sustainable communities.

Speakers and panelists include:

Brian U. Stratton, Director, NYS Canal Corporation

Secretary of State Rossana Rosado

David Alan Miller, Albany Symphony Orchestra

Hon. Anthony Jasenski, Chair, Schenectady County Legislature

Jean Leonard, Chief of Staff – Proctors Theater

Rob Cassetti, Senior Director – Corning Museum of Glass

Suzan Friedlander, Director and Chief Curator – Arkell Museum

Dr. William Meckley, Dean – SCCC School of Music

Mara Manus, Executive Director, NYS Council on the Arts

Ray Gillen, Chairman – Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority

Chris Leonard – Schenectady City Historian

Dr. David Brough, Dean, – SCCC School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism

Aine Leader-Nagy, Director of Community Engagement – Albany Institute of History & Art

Kristin Diotte, Director of Development, City of Schenectady


May 9, 2018, 1 - 3:30 pm
(Check-in begins @ 12:00 pm)
Schenectady County Community College
Elston Hall, Van Curler Room
78 Washington Ave
Schenectady, NY 12305

Reception to follow at Mohawk Hall, 4-5:30 pm

(please indicate if you will be attending
the forum, the reception or both)