Visit Rochester looks forward to welcoming the following conventions and sporting events to Greater Rochester in September of 2023! 


NYS Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons; NYSSOS Annual Meeting 2023

The NYS Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons is hosting their annual meeting and symposium in Rochester. Orthopaedic surgeons, fellows, residents, medical students and allied health professionals will come together to discuss pressing issues, NYS Legislative and regulatory updates, networking opportunities and direct access to industry partners and solutions.

  • September 8-9, 2023 at Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Hotel: Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Attendees: 150


Just get good kick-off classic will be a tournament for ages U9-U12 teams. Hosting some of the best teams around the nation and bringing the best youth hockey has to offer to our area.

  • September 8-10, 2023 at multiple rinks in the area
  • Hotels: Best Western Plus Victor Inn & Suites, Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn, Country Inn & Suites Rochester University Area, Courtyard by Marriott/Brighton, Courtyard by Marriott/Penfield, DoubleTree by Hilton - Rochester, Fairfield Inn & Suites Rochester West/Greece, Fairfield Inn by Marriott Rochester Airport, Fairfield Inn South:RIT/Business Park, Hampton Inn & Suites - Rochester/Victor, Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester/Henrietta, Hampton Inn Rochester-Webster, Hampton Inn Rochester/ Irondequoit, Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown, Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford, Holiday Inn & Suites Rochester Marketplace, Holiday Inn Express - Victor, Holiday Inn Express and Suites- Webster, Holiday Inn Express Rochester - University Area, Holiday Inn Express- Greece, Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester, Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Greece, Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester-Greece, Hyatt Regency Rochester, Microtel Inn Rochester, Residence Inn Rochester Henrietta, Rochester Marriott Airport, Woodcliff Hotel and Spa
  • Attendees: 1800


International Bonsai; 8th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition 2023

Join people from around the world for the 8th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition where over 200 of the finest Bonsai in the country will be on display.

  • September 9-11, 2023 at Total Sports Experience

  • Hotel: DoubleTree By Hilton

  • Attendees: 2,500


NYS Tourism Industry Assn.; 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards

A network with some of the best minds, most experienced individuals and trendsetting thought leaders in the tourism industry will be in Rochester to attend the Annual Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards. Three days of professional programming, travel trade sales development and recognition of excellence for New York State’s finest tourism professionals.

  • September 13-15, 2023 at Hyatt Regency Rochester & The Strong Museum

  • Hotel: Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Attendees: 100


2023 Play Hockey Invitational AA; Play Hockey

Teams from across the country ages Boys U18 through U9.

  • September 15-17, 2023 at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex

  • Hotels: Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn; Courtyard By Marriott/Brighton; Courtyard by Marriott/ Penfield; DoubleTree by Hilton - Rochester; Fairfield Inn & Suites Rochester West/Greece; Fairfield Inn by Marriott Rochester Airport; Fairfield Inn South: RIT/ Business Park; Holiday Inn Express Rochester - University Area; Holiday Inn Express- Greece; Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester/ Henrietta 

  • Attendees: 1,000


2023 Annual Fall Conference; NY Propane Gas Assn

The fall conference of The New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA). NYPGA is a member-focused trade organization providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in New York.

  • September 19-20, 2023 at RIT Inn & Conference Center

  • Hotel: RIT Inn & Conference Center

  • Attendees: 100


Eastern Division Military Guard; Improved Benevolent & Protective Order Elks of the World (IBPOEW)

IBPOEW state associations serve to protect charitable services, student educational assistance, scholarship opportunities, veterans support and promote youth activities. They meet annually to conduct their business to aid local communities.

  • September 19-24, 2023 at Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

  • Hotel: Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown

  • Attendees: 90


Maximo Utility Working Group- Fall 2023; MAXIMO Utility Working Group (MUWG)

The association, formed in 1948, offers opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers and to assist with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry.

  • September 25-27, 2023 at Hyatt Regency Rochester; Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

  • Hotels: Courtyard Rochester Downtown; Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown; Hyatt Regency Rochester

  • Attendees: 450


AWA Annual Conference 2023; Antique Wireless Assn.

A highlight of each year is the annual gathering in the Rochester, NY area for a multi-day event of fellowship, information exchange, flea marketing and the sharing of communications history and technology. In addition to a series of presentations and the flea market each year an AWA Museum open house provides all to explore changes to the collection displays over the past year.

  • September 26-30, 2023 at RIT Inn & Conference Center

  • Hotel: RIT Inn & Conference Center

  • Attendees: 100