At the turn of the 20th century, Buffalo, located on the shores of Lake Erie, was a center of industry and a hub of transport. While the city experienced a decline in economic status and population density after the Great Depression, over the past decade-plus, Buffalo has experienced a renaissance of growth, popularity, and fun! Once decaying spaces, structures and factories have been turned into innovative public spaces - restaurants, breweries, boutique hotels, waterfront playgrounds and more. Buffalo is on the upswing and there is a mulititude of ways to experience the history, culture and energy of this City of Good Neighbors.
While winters do bring snow and cold, the average Buffalo temperature in early June is actually more inviting at 71-74 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Buffalo State campus is uniquely situated near the scenic Delaware Park, an Olmstead park, on the east end and connected to the diverse community neighborhood and business area of Buffalo's westside. With the Burchfield Penney Art Center located right on campus, the Albright Knox Art Gallery across the street, the Buffalo Historical Society around the corner, and the Richardson Olmstead Campus less than a block away, Buffalo State is well situated to offer many exciting cultural and dining experiences.
Elmwood Village boasts an eclectic mix of cafés, restaurants, shops and galleries. Downtown Buffalo is home to historic and architectural wonders such as the art deco City Hall and the world's first skyscraper, and is also in the midst of ongoing transformations including the development of many new restaurants, breweries and distilleries as well as a bourgeoning and welcoming waterfront, Canalside.
Those wishing to travel after the conference may choose to make the 90 minute drive up to Toronto, Ontario or 20 minutes to Niagara Falls, Canada...but don't forget your passport!
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