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.

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 2017 Session Schedule
Each program begins at 6 p.m.
March 16th - Welcome Reception
April 13th
May 11th
June 15th
July 20th
September 28th
October 19th
November 16th
December 6th - Graduation


Registration should be received in the Leadership Buffalo office no later than March 1, 2017 to be considered for the 2017 program year as a limited number of participants can be accepted each year. 

Tuition for the 2017 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.