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.

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.

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"I joined EB in order to meet other professionals who, like myself, were newcomers. Mission accomplished! But the icing on the cake was discovering the culinary, cultural, and collective history and revitalization of this Queen City on the Lake. I can now be a savvy host to friends who visit from out of town and want to see the real Buffalo. And I have enjoyed making the acquaintance of my cohort of other professionals. Kudos to EB!" Sr. Carol Cimino (EB '14) I Catholic Diocese of Buffalo


Experience Buffalo 2018 Session Schedule

Each program begins at 6 p.m.
January 10th - Welcome Reception
March 15th
April 19th
May 17th
June 21st
July 19th
September 27th
October 18th
November 15th
December 5th - Graduation



Registration should be received in the Leadership Buffalo office no later than February 1, 2018 to be considered for the 2018 program year as a limited number of participants can be accepted each year. 

Tuition for the Experience Buffalo class will be $3,000 for you and a spouse/significant other/partner, $2,250 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.