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2016 Winter Symposium

Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y.

Saturday, March 5

Program and registration – coming January 2016

Call for Papers

The Symposium planning committee invites people to submit abstracts/descriptions for papers to be presented at the Canal Society of New York State’s Annual Winter Symposium at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York on Saturday March 5, 2016. We welcome any topic that is directly or indirectly related to historic or operating New York State Canals, canals and inland waterways worldwide, and the communities through which they run. Categories for topics include, but are not limited to:


Presentations shall last no more than 45 minutes, including questions. The conference room is fully equipped with state-of–the-art computers, video, and digital projection. Authors should submit their paper’s title, an abstract/description of no more than 500 words, and the principal author’s name, title, affiliation plus a brief biography via email to the Winter Symposium Planning Committee.

Once authors are accepted, and properly notified, authors are to submit their full presentation to Tom Grasso two weeks before the event.


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