Experience Buffalo

Leadership Buffalo's Experience Buffalo program is designed to introduce relocating senior executives and their partner or spouse to the Buffalo/Niagara Region. The eight-month evening program is designed to acquaint senior executives new to the Buffalo area with the people, places and history that make up our community.

2022 Session Schedule

Each program begins at 6 p.m.

March 24th
April 28th
May 26th
June 23rd
July 21st
August 25th
September 22nd
October 20th
December 8th - Graduation

The program offers a chance to meet some of the community's most influential leaders in all fields - from business to government to the arts. Senior executives will get an overview of the area from historic, economic, civic, political, cultural and entertainment perspectives.

The program works with the participants to acclimate them to WNY in such a way that they become quickly committed to our region. The program runs from March through November.


Registration should be received in the Leadership Buffalo office no later than February 18, 2022 to be considered for the 2022 program year as a limited number of participants can be accepted each year. 

Tuition for the Experience Buffalo class will be $4,250 for you and a spouse/significant other/partner, $2,500 for an individual. Tuition is non-refundable. Unless special arrangements have been made with the CEO, tuition must be received in full prior to the start of the program.

Online Application