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7th Annual Canal Alliance Congress

Dates: Now - May. 2, 2019
Times: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Category: Other
Location: Four Rivers Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Ln., Channahon, Il 60410
Phone: 8152201848
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*Reservation Required* The annual Canal Alliance Congress is a gathering of local I&M Canal enthusiasts, city and state officials, and business and civic organizations who meet to network, discuss the goings-on in the I&M Canal National Heritage Area, and coordinate efforts to further promote the IMCNHA. This all-day event is for those working to (1) promote the National Heritage Area (NHA), (2) preserve and maintain the cultural resources of the NHA, (3) collaborate in the fields of conservation, economic development, recreation, preservation, storytelling, education, interpretation, education and sustainability in the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area.

Presentations focus around building partnerships to engage with people throughout the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area. Networking opportunities at the Canal Alliance Congress allow representatives from neighboring towns to share updates and plans. The day-long gathering this year will focus on engaging the next generations. There will be keynote speakers, morning and afternoon sessions, displays from varied organizations, networking time, and of course, a delicious lunch.

What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
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