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Meeting In Rochester This May

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:00 AM by Amanda Pfeil

Meet the conventions, conferences, and sporting events which have made Rochester, N.Y. their destination this May.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Saunders Scholars Conference and Competition

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.

  • Dates: May 1-3, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Attendees: 400

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: YEAusa

    • Twitter: @YEAusa

    • Instagram: @YEAusa

USA Gymnastics 2019 Level 5 & 6 NY State Championships

USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for the sport in the United States. It gets this designation from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Gymnastics Federation. Based in Indianapolis, the organization is committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics sets the rules and policies that govern the sport of gymnastics, including selecting and training the U.S. Gymnastics Teams for the Olympics and World Championships; promoting and developing gymnastics on the grassroots and national levels, as well as a safe, empowered and positive training environment; and serving as a resource center for members, clubs, fans and gymnasts throughout the United States.

  • Dates: May 3-5, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Gordon Field House at RIT + Area Hotels

  • Attendees: 600

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @USAGymnastics

    • Twitter: @USAgym

    • Instagram: @USAgym

2019 Boys Adidas Empire Cup and College Showcase

We aim to provide the youth of Western New York the benefits of a team sport that develops character and sportsmanship, promotes enjoyment and allows each individual player to achieve his/her best on and off the soccer field.

  • Dates: May 4-5, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Batavia Sports Park, Genesee Community College, Byron-Bergen High School

  • Attendees: 2,500

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @empireunited

72nd Annual NYS Elks 2019 Bowling Tournament Weekend #5

The programs of the benevolent and protective order of the Elks are all encompassing. They work to support and host a wide variety of charitable programs within the community.

  • Dates: May 4-5, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Bowl-A-Roll and Miller Lanes

  • Attendees: 220

2019 Girls Adidas Empire Cup and College Showcase

We aim to provide the youth of Western New York the benefits of a team sport that develops character and sportsmanship, promotes enjoyment and allows each individual player to achieve his/her best on and off the soccer field.

  • Dates: May 11-12, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Batavia Sports Park

  • Attendees: 2,500

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @empireunited

2019 MVP Healthcare Rochester Twilight Criterium

If you’re not familiar with bicycle racing, you may be wondering what a crit or criterium is. It’s just a bicycle race, right? Yes, a criterium is a bicycle race, but it isn’t just a bicycle race. A criterium is a really cool kind of race that features relentlessly high-paced racing on a short closed loop course that gives spectators plenty of access to the action.

  • Dates: May 11, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Downtown Rochester

  • Attendees: 10,000

African Methodist Episcopal Church 23rd Session of the WNY Annual Conference

The African Methodist Episcopal Church has a unique and glorious history. It was unique in that it is the first major religious denomination in the Western World that had its origin over sociological and theological beliefs and differences. It rejected the negative theological interpretations which rendered persons of African descent second class citizens.

  • Dates: May 13-18, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Hyatt Regency

  • Attendees: 700

2019 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

The most historic and prestigious championship in senior golf will be played for a second time on Oak Hill’s historic East Course, which was designed by Donald Ross in 1925.

  • Dates: May 20-26, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Oak Hill Country Club

  • Attendees: 20,000

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @SeniorPGAChampionship

    • Twitter: @seniorpgachamp

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Upstate NY Synod Assembly 2019

The Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is led by bishop John Stanley Macholz and is a Companion Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe, a partner synod with the Central/Southern Illinois Synod, and a Reconciling in Christ Synod. It is composed of 170 congregations in Upstate New York.

  • Dates: May 30-June 1, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

  • Attendees: 450

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @upstatenysynod

    • Twitter: @UpstateNYSynod

    • Instagram: @UpstateNYSynod

2019 Chili Soccer Association Invitational Tournament

  • Dates: May 31-June 2, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Davis Park

  • Attendees: 4,000

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @ChiliSoccer

    • Twitter: @EPICBrands

2019 Genesee Valley QuiltFest

70,000 square feet of quilt display, quilt exhibits, and vendors! 3500+ expected from New York, Northeast, USA, Canada, and Europe 600 Quilts on Display - Professionally judged from NY, USA, Canada, and Europe, club entries, plus special quilt exhibits.

  • Dates: May 31-June 2, 2019

  • Event Location(s): RIT Gordon Field House

  • Attendees: 2,000

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @GeneseeValleyQuiltFest

 

 

Author: Amanda Pfeil

Amanda Pfeil is the Director of Event Services at Visit Rochester.

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