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2017 Canal Society Winter Symposium & Meeting

Rochester, NY at Monroe Community College
March 4, 2017

Enjoy a day learning from well versed speakers about historic canals, structures, engineers and workers who built them. The 2017 Symposium includes presentations on the Delaware Canal, the Welland Canal in Canada, Canal guide books, Lock 62 and boatyard in Pittsford, canal geography, the kick-off of Erie Canal construction (1817), the link between the Erie Canal and women's votes and the highlights of the year for the NYS Canal Corporation from Director Brian Stratton.

Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

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Call for Papers

The Symposium planning committee invites people to submit abstracts/descriptions for papers to be presented at the next Canal Society of New York State’s Annual Winter Symposium at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York in March 2018. 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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