Making the Scene: Lessons From Austin Photo Highlights

Our Making the Scene: Lessons from Austin event was a wonderful experience. With about 200 people in attendance, the event featured a presentation by Meredith Powell of Public City—leaders of Austin’s cultural tourism efforts—about the decades of planning and team building that went into their plans, as well as lessons about what hasn’t worked and benefited all residents. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas on how to make the greater Capital Region into an international travel destination.

The event began with a keynote presentation by Meredith Powell, and then our group broke out into 4 breakout sessions around downtown Troy- Lucas Confectionary, Plumb Oyster Bar, Bacchus Wood Fired, and Elixir 16. After the breakout sessions, we all joined up at The Arts Center of the Capital Region for Music provided by DJ Intell Hayesfield, live painting by Elizabeth Zunon, and refreshments provided by Sunhees Farm & Kitchen as well as cocktails from Arts Bar and beer tastings by Rare Form Brewing Company.

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, Capital District Transit AuthorityTroy Industrial Development AuthorityRedburn Development, Columbia Economic Development Corporationco-madsSunhees Farm and Kitchen, Rare Form Brewing Company, Troy Innovation Garage, and Startup Grind.