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Meeting In Rochester, NY This October

Thursday, September 27, 2018 3:00 PM by Amanda Pfeil

Meet the conventions, conferences, and sporting events which have made Rochester, NY their destination this October.

American Council of the Blind New York Annual Convention 2018

The American Council of the Blind of New York, Inc. is a nonprofit organization seeking to promote the independence and dignity of persons with visual impairments. A state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, The American Council of the Blind of New York, is the fastest growing consumer organization of the blind and visually impaired in New York State.

  • Dates: October 4-7, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Rochester Riverside Hotel

  • Social Media: 

    • Facebook: @ACBNewYork

    • Twitter: @acb_ny

MYHockey Rochester Fall Classic

It is the goal at MYHockey Tournaments to provide the most rewarding tournament experience possible. They offer multiple playing dates for all classifications in attractive locations, to bring the best-matched competition together, while not forgetting that the ultimate goal is fun. Tournament sites and team hotels are chosen to enhance your team's performance on the ice and to provide a wealth of off-ice opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. The staff is committed to providing all-tournament guests with excellent customer service before and during each of our events.
 

  • Dates: October 5-7, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex Courtyard Brighton, DoubleTree Rochester, Hampton Inn Irondequoit, Residence Inn Henrietta, and Rochester Marriott Airport

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @MYHockey Tournaments

    • Twitter: @MYHockeyTourn

Head of the Genesee – Rochester River Romance

Rochester Community Inclusive Rowing (RCiR) is a charitable 501(c)3 organization focused on leveraging the world caliber rowing venues of Rochester, NY (The Genesee River and the Erie Canal) and distributing proceeds back into the rowing community to further promote the lifelong sport of rowing. Our regattas are staffed by volunteers from area rowing programs and focused on delivering world-class rowing experiences for all.

  • Dates: October 6-7, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Genesee Valley Park

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @rochestercommunityrowing

NYS Ornithological Association

NYSOA's annual business meeting is held during a weekend conference that is open to the public and hosted by NYSOA member club. This annual event brings together birders from across the state and beyond who come to develop new birding friendships, renew old ones, hear excellent speakers, and explore birding opportunities away from their home turf. The weekend offers attendees a variety of social, educational, and birding activities. The business meeting segment of the weekend is attended by delegates of member clubs/organizations and includes elections and new club/organization membership approvals, as well as committee reports and other matters

  • Dates: October 5-7, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): RIT Inn and Conference Center

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @NYbirds

New York State Economics Association Annual Conference

The New York Economic Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is the advancement of economic knowledge and economics profession. The Association encourages the freedom of research and discussion. In pursuit of these goals, it holds an annual conference, seminars, and publishes the New York Economic Review.

  • Dates: October 5-6, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): St. John Fischer College + Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford

Meister Media Worldwide, Inc. Biocontrol’s East

The Biocontrols USA East Conference & Expo is designed to increase the understanding and adoption of biological products and use of these tools in integrated pest management programs

  • Dates: October 7-12, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Rochester Riverside Hotel

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @biocontrolsconference

    • Twitter: @biocontrolsconf

NYS Liquor Store Association 2018 Tradeshow and Annual Conference

The New York State Store Association (NYSLSA) was created with the merger of the Empire State Liquor Association and the Eastern New York Liquor Association. The mission of NYSLSA is to create a stronger presence of retailers within the industry and to represent the political and business interests of liquor store owners throughout the state. NYSLSA focuses on the 1,100 licensed retail owners located in the 54 counties of Upstate New York

  • Dates: October 11, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center + Hyatt Regency

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @NYSLSA

    • Twitter: @NYSLSA

Center for Development of Human Services (CDHS) Foster/ Adoptive Parent Training

Operating statewide in New York, the Foster/Adoptive Parent Training Project provides direct, outcome-based training to agency caseworkers, home finders, and foster and adoptive parents with the goal of promoting safety, well-being, and permanence for children. Originating in the late 1980s with the development of Fosterparentscope—one of the first comprehensive in-service training programs for foster/adoptive parents in New York State—the project continues to be a major initiative in the field of child welfare, has grown to encompass a range of training offerings reflecting the varied needs of the populace it serves.

  • Dates: October 12-13, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): RIT Inn and Conference Center

Rochester Invitational

Legacy Global Sports is a worldwide organization that host tournament, run development camps, and elite coach teams with the goal of impacting the lives of youth athletes and developing leaders. They host elite tournaments, showcases, and camps for hockey players to develop their game and showcase their skills.

  • Dates: October 12-14, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, Courtyard Brighton, DoubleTree Rochester, Holiday Inn & Suites Marketplace, Holiday Inn Express Irondequoit, Holiday Inn Express University Area, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Webster

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @LEGACYGlobalHockey

    • Twitter: @LGSHockey

Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Annual Conference 2018

The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) promotes comprehensive and cost-effective models of healthcare delivery that integrate mind (behavioral health) and body (physical health), individual and family, patients, providers, and communities. We call this integrated care. If you are a like-minded clinician, healthcare organization, payer, foundation, training program or state/ governmental agency, then CFHA is your community. We invite you to join the movement to make integrated care the standard of care for all. The 2018 Conference will celebrate the blend of emerging models and the continued evolution of current best practices. Participants will have an opportunity to exchange ideas with and learn from the leaders of integrated behavioral health care practice, training, research, and policy while sharing new and exciting innovations.

  • Dates: October 15-20, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center + Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @CFHAIntegratedCare

    • Twitter: @cfha_tweet

    • LinkedIn: Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

NYS Assn of Foreign Language Teachers

NYSAFLT strives to promote the study of languages and cultures as outlined in the state and national standards; serve all areas of language study including the Classics, Heritage Languages, English to Speakers of Other Languages, Bilingual Education, Native American Languages and American Sign Language as well as view foreign languages as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary education.

  • Dates: October 18-21, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Rochester Riverside Hotel

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @NYSAFLT

    • Twitter: @NYSAFLT

MYHockey Empire State Showdown

It is the goal at MYHockey Tournaments to provide the most rewarding tournament experience possible. They offer multiple playing dates for all classifications in attractive locations, to bring the best-matched competition together, while not forgetting that the ultimate goal is fun. Tournament sites and team hotels are chosen to enhance your team's performance on the ice and to provide a wealth of off-ice opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. The staff is committed to providing all-tournament guests with excellent customer service before and during each of our events.

  • Dates: October 19-21, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, Courtyard Brighton, Doubletree Rochester, Hampton Inn Irondequoit, Residence Inn Henrietta, and Rochester Marriott Airport

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @MYHockey Tournaments

    • Twitter: @MYHockeyTourn

United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Empower Me Tour (College Fair & Mayor Luncheon) 2018

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® For more than seven decades, this principle has remained at the heart of UNCF, enabling us to raise more than $4.8 billion and help more than 450,000 students and counting not just attend college, but thrive, graduate and become leaders.

  • Dates: October 23-24, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Joseph A. Foreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center + Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @UNCF

    • Twitter: @UNCF

PennWell

PennWell Corporation is a global media and events company providing innovative content and effective marketing solutions for a variety of industries. Decision-makers around the world rely on PennWell to gain a leading edge in their markets

  • Dates: October 23-24, 2018

  • Event Location: Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @PennWellCorporation

    • Twitter: @PennWell_Jobs

Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival 2018

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the installation of three magnificent organs in Rochester: the Craighead-Saunders Organ (GOArt/Yokota/Arvidsson) at Christ Church, the Halloran-All Saints Organ (Paul Fritts and Company, Opus 26) at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and the David Tannenberg-style organ (Taylor & Boody, Opus 57) at First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford. With the theme of Beyond the Stops: Finding the Organ’s Voices, the 2018 EROI Festival celebrates these instruments by going beyond stoplists and stereotypes to explore the potentials of organ sounds—regardless of chronological, national, or historical styles of organ building.

  • Dates: October 24-26, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Hyatt Regency Rochester

October Bracket Madness

SuperSeries brings elite AAA hockey to arenas across the country. They bring high-level youth hockey together to create events based on competition, creating evenly matched events so that every team gets great games and great values.

  • Dates: October 26-28, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, Courtyard Brighton, Doubletree Rochester, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, and Rochester Marriott Airport

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @SuperSeriesAAA

    • Twitter: SuperSeriesAAA

Flower City ROC/RJCC/VET

The Rochester Fencing Club has a record of competitive achievement producing National, Collegiate, World, and Olympic Champions. More specifically, the RFC has qualified five members to the 1996 Olympics, four to the 2000 Olympics, one to the 2008 Olympics, has produced two World Champions, and placed many fencers on World Championship teams. Our fencers have also won numerous team and individual National Championships.

  • Dates: October 26-28, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): The College at Brockport, Hampton Inn Brockport, Hampton Inn Greece, Homewood Suites Greece, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, and Rochester Marriott Airport

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @rocfencing

    • Twitter: @rocfencingclub

Northeast Regional Quidditch Championships

US Quidditch is the national governing body for the sport of Quidditch. USQ advances the sport by organizing events and programs that build community and empower all genders to compete together. Inspired by the Harry Potter novels and founded in 2010, we serve over 4,000 athletes on almost 200 teams nationwide and provide a range of services, from hosting nine major tournaments and supervising regular season competition, to supporting and certifying referees, snitches, and tournament directors, offering grants, and working to expand the sport into younger age groups through outreach programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

  • Dates: October 27-28, 2018

  • Event Location(s) + Hotel(s): Total Sports Experience - Gate, Fairfield Inn & Suites Greece, Hampton Inn Irondequoit, Holiday Inn Downtown, and Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: @unitedstatesquidditch

    • Twitter: @usquidditch

Author: Amanda Pfeil

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

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