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The Capital Region Cultural Tourism Committee Presents…Making the Scene: Lessons from Austin

April 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join ACE in an 8-county conversation about how to make NY’s Capital Region into a thriving world-class destination that attracts the next generation of visitors, businesses, investors and talent. We’ve invited Public City, a consultancy that led Austin’s Cultural Tourism planning efforts and produced its landmark Cultural Tourism Plan to lead our April 30th conversation on how Austin came together for their plan, and how all of us in the Capital Region can work together to create our own. Artist Liz Zunon will be painting a mural in the Arts Center during the closing portion of the event, and Jamel Mosely, aka DJ Intell Haysfield, will be DJ’ing at that time as well. Good Korean food provided by Sunhees Farm and Kitchen at the closing ceremony, and beer tastings by Rare Form Brewing Company.

Sponsored by Capital District Transit Authority, Troy Industrial Development Authority, Redburn Development, Columbia Economic Development Corporationco-mads, Sunhees Farm and Kitchen , Troy Innovation Garage, Startup Grind, and Rare Form Brewing Company.

Event Agenda

 4-5pm Keynote Address by Meredith Powell, Public City

5:30-6: 30 pm Breakout Conversations at Plumb Oyster BarLucas ConfectioneryBacchus Wood-Fired, and Elixir 16

7-8 pm Discussion and planning of next steps, entertainment and Art’s Bar at Arts Center for the Capital Region


$20 — Includes two drinks, refreshments, and all sessions. Feel free to participate in any or all of these activities!


There is free 2-hour parking on the streets surrounding Troy Music Hall. Upon arrival at 4pm, you will not need to pay for parking and can leave your vehicle in its location throughout the entirety of the event. For more information on parking options in Troy, click here.


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