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Meeting In Rochester This March

Friday, March 1, 2019 10:00 AM by Amanda Pfeil

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

2019 NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Championships

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.

  • Date(s): March 1-3, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Rochester Institute of Technology - Gordon Field House, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, and Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester/Henrietta

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: New York State Public High School Athletic Association

    • Twitter: @NYSPHSAA

Perinton Youth Hockey- 2019 Big Thaw Tournament

Weekend #1

The purpose of the Perinton Youth Hockey (PYH) is to promote the sport of ice hockey for individuals under the age of eighteen, residing in the vicinity of Monroe County, New York, and surrounding areas, in order to develop their playing skills, to teach and encourage good sportsmanship and to foster healthy competition as an alternative to delinquency.

  • Date(s): March 1-3, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Rochester Ice Center, Hampton Inn & Suites - Rochester/Victor, DoubleTree by Hilton - Rochester, Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford, Courtyard by Marriott/Penfield, Holiday Inn Express and Suites- Webster, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, and Homewood Suites - Victor

Webster Youth Hockey- Boulter Classic

Weekend #1

Webster Youth Hockey Association Inc. is a growing local Webster nonprofit organization established to provide an opportunity for the youth of the Greater Rochester area to participate in the great sport of ice hockey.  The teams are governed by USA Hockey rules. WYHA is committed to providing the opportunity for boys and girls to develop sportsmanship, teamwork and personal integrity, all while enjoying the fun and challenge of a fast-action game.

  • Date(s): March 1-3, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, Courtyard by Marriott/Brighton, Courtyard by Marriott/Penfield, Hampton Inn Rochester/ Irondequoit, and Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester-Greece

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Official Webster Cyclones Hockey

2019 VFX Winter Challenge

Our player base consists of the top athletes from all over the greater Rochester area. Athletes choose to join the VolleyFX family to become a part of the experience and dedication that all our current players, parents and coaches in the club create. Although our athletes vary in age, skill, and recognition, all of them boast the same attributes - dedication and commitment to physical, mental and skill development. We pride ourselves in coach retention, development, and improvement.

  • Date(s): March 2-3, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Wayne Central School District (High School and Middle School), SUNY Brockport, Main Street Armory, Pinnacle Athletic Campus, Tri-County Sports Complex, Gates Chili High School, Hampton Inn & Suites - Rochester/Victor, Fairfield Inn & Suites Rochester West/Greece, DoubleTree by Hilton - Rochester, Holiday Inn & Suites Rochester Marketplace, Residence Inn Rochester Henrietta, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, Homewood Suites - Victor, Pinnacle Athletic Campus, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson - Rochester/Pittsford

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: VolleyFX

    • Twitter: @VolleyFX

New York DECA Annual State Career Conference 2019

With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators, and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.

  • Date(s): March 5-8, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester Riverside Hotel, Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown, and Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: DECA Inc.

    • Twitter: @DECAInc

    • Instagram: @DECAInc

Webster Youth Hockey- Boulter Classic

Weekend #2

  • Date(s): March 8-10, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, Courtyard by Marriott/Brighton, Courtyard by Marriott/Penfield, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, Hampton Inn Rochester/ Irondequoit, and Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester-Greece

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Official Webster Cyclones Hockey

Perinton Youth Hockey- 2019 Big Thaw Tournament

Weekend #2

  • Date(s): March 8-10, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, Hampton Inn & Suites - Rochester/Victor, DoubleTree by Hilton - Rochester, Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford, Courtyard by Marriott/Penfield, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, and Homewood Suites - Victor

2019 Golden Link Concert

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization. The Golden Link Folk Singing Society has been the driving force behind bringing excellent folk, roots, blues, bluegrass, and other acoustic-oriented music to the Rochester, NY area for over 45 years.

  • Date(s): March 9-10, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Rochester Christian Reformed Church in Penfield, NY and Hochstein Performance Hall, The Strathallan Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Golden Link Folk Singing Society

    • Twitter: @GLfolk

Society for College and University Planning

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. SCUP provides viewpoints from leaders from around the world but primarily within North America.

  • Date(s): March 10-12, 2019

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

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Society For College And University Planning (SCUP)

    • Twitter: @Plan4HigherEd

Finger Lakes Building Officials Annual Conference 2019

Since 1972 the Finger Lakes Building Officials Association, Inc. has been promoting properly built housing, consistent code enforcement, and educational opportunities for municipal code enforcement officials and building inspectors throughout New York State.

FLBOA is comprised of over 280 county and municipal code enforcement officials from the Finger Lakes region of New York and beyond. Geographically we represent nine counties. Our mission is to promote professionalism and consistency in the application and enforcement of building codes throughout our area. We achieve these goals through education, development, practice, and enforcement of building codes utilizing our combined resources.

  • Date(s): March 11-13, 2019

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

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Finger Lakes Building Officials Association

2019 FIRST Finger Lakes Regional

Upstate, NY FIRST inspires young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

  • Date(s): March 13-17, 2019

  • Event Location(s): RIT Inn and Conference Center and Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester/Henrietta

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: FIRST Rochester

    • Twitter: @FIRST_Rochester

Terra Rochester Finger Lakes Science and Engineering Fair

Join students from across the region in competing at this year's Rochester area Terra Science Fair at Rochester Museum & Science Center. What topic sparks your curiosity? Research it, develop an experiment following the scientific method, analyze your results, and present it to judges in March 2019. Through the science fair experience, strengthen hard skills as you explore science concepts and hone soft skills as you practice asking the right questions and communicating your findings with an audience.

  • Date(s): March 15-17, 2019

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

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Terra Science and Education

2019 MyHockey Rochester Rumble

It is our goal at MYHockey Tournaments to provide the most rewarding tournament experience possible. We 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. Our staff is committed to providing all tournament guests with excellent customer service before and during each of our events.

  • Date(s): March 15-17, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, Courtyard by Marriott/Brighton, DoubleTree by Hilton - Rochester, Rochester Marriott Airport, Residence Inn Rochester Henrietta, Hampton Inn Rochester/ Irondequoit, and Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester-Greece

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: MYHockey Tournaments

    • Twitter: @MYHockeyRanking

Rochester Fencing Club- 2019 Ben Gutenberg Memorial SYC/RCC

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.

  • Date(s): March 15-17, 2019

  • Event Location(s): The College at Brockport, State University of New York, Rochester Marriott Airport, Hampton Inn By Hilton Rochester Greece, Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester-Greece, and Hampton Inn Brockport

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Rochester Fencing Club

    • Twitter: @ROCfencingclub

National Association for College Admission Counseling- 2019 College Fair

NACAC is dedicated to providing counseling and admission professionals with the expert advice and tools they need to better serve students and improve the college transition process.

  • Date(s): March 18, 2019

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

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: National Association For College Admission Counseling

    • Twitter: @NACAC

BSidesROC

Hundreds of cyber security professionals, college students, and hackers from around the nation are gathering on the RIT Inn and Conference Center to learn the latest developments in cyber security, compete in computer hacking challenges, and network with
hiring employers.

  • Date(s): March 23, 2019

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

  • Social Media:

    • Twitter: @bsideroc

Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf (EAAD) 2019 Basketball Tournament Weekend

Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf, Inc. (EAAD), embraces universal values of education, self-respect, sportsmanship, and competition, which transcend all boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, race, and religion. EAAD believes that through educational programs, recreational opportunities, sports training, and competition, deaf and hard of hearing people can benefit physically, mentally, socially and spiritually in an environment of equality, mutual respect and acceptance. EAAD believes in the consistent and ongoing training and development of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as leaders, coaches, officials, and participants.

  • Date(s): March 23-24, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Thomas P Ryan Recreation Center and Holiday Inn Express- Greece

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: Eastern Athletic Association Of The Deaf

    • Twitter: @EAADbball

NYS Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling, Inc.

Our mission is to provide statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to improve the environment.

  • Date(s): March 26-28, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Casa Larga Vineyard and Woodcliff Hotel and Spa

EuroSim 2019

160 students from US and European Universities will visit campus to participate in EuroSim, which immerses students in real-world policy agenda-making. 

  • Date(s): March 27-31, 2019

  • Event Location(s): St. John Fisher College and Rochester Riverside Hotel, Hyatt Regency Rochester

72nd Annual NYS Elks 2019 Bowling Tournament

Weekend #1

The organization is dedicated to service to the community; specifically handicapped children and veterans. It sponsors community activities such as food basket donations to the needy, scholarships for high school students and many other charitable functions.

  • Date(s): March 30-31, 2019

  • Event Location(s): Rochester Elks Lodge #24, DoubleTree by Hilton - Rochester, Comfort Inn & Suites of Rochester/Henrietta, and Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester/Henrietta

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: New York State Elks Association

Mrs. New York America 2019

Mrs. New York America is the state preliminary for Mrs. America. Mrs. New York America serves to celebrate married women of New York, their families, and their communities. Mrs. New York America unites women who are passionate about giving back. Contestants are judged on their community service, interview, swim swear and evening wear. Mrs. New York America’s team is led by Executive Director Mrs. Diane Hardgrove, who was Mrs. Arizona America 2006, Mrs. America 2006 and Mrs. World 2007.

  • Date(s): March 31 to April 2, 2019

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

  • Social Media:

    • Facebook: The Mrs. New York America and Miss New York For America Pageant

 

 

Author: Amanda Pfeil

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

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