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.

2021 Session Schedule

Each program begins at 6 p.m.

March 25th
April 22nd
May 20th
June 24th
July 22nd
August 26th
September 23rd
October 21st
November 11th
December 8th - Graduation

2022 dates will be posted later in the year.

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 $4,000 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