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.

Experience Buffalo 2020 Session Schedule

Each program begins at 6 p.m.

April 23rd
May 14th
June 18th
July 9th
August 20th
September 24th
October 22nd
November 12th
December 9th - 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 20, 2020 to be considered for the 2020 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