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The Capital Region Cultural Tourism Committee Presents…Making the Scene: Lessons from Austin

April 30, 2019: 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join ACE in an 8-county conversation about how to make NY’s Capital Region into a thriving world-class destination that attracts the next generation of visitors, businesses, investors and talent. We’ve invited PublHelpic City, a not-for-profit consultancy that led Austin’s Cultural Tourism planning efforts and produced its landmark Cultural Tourism Plan to lead our April 30th conversation on how Austin came together for their plan, and how all of us in the Capital Region can work together to create our own.

Sponsored by Capital District Transit AuthorityTroy Industrial Development Authority, Redburn Development and Columbia Economic Development Corporation and co-mads.

Event Agenda

4:00 -5:00pm: Keynote Address by Meredith Powell, Public City

5:30 – 6:30pm: Breakout Conversations at Plumb Oyster Bar, Lucas Confectionery, Bacchus Wood-Fired, and Elixir 16

7:00 – 8:00pm: Discussion and planning of next steps, entertainment and Art’s Bar at Arts Center for the Capital Region

Price & Registration

$20 — Includes two drinks, refreshments, and all sessions. Feel free to participate in any or all of these activities!


There is free 2-hour parking on the streets surrounding Troy Music Hall. Upon arrival at 4pm, you will not need to pay for parking and can leave your vehicle in its location throughout the entirety of the event.  View more information on parking options in Troy here.  


Use the CDTA Trip Planner tool to find a bus route to the event.


April 30, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Troy Music Hall
30 2nd St.
Troy, NY 12180 United States
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