Speaker presentations

Our speakers’ presentations are available in PDF format below.

WCC 2022 Leipzig2022 WCC logo

The World Canals Conference 2022
-Ulrich Hörning
City of Leipzig, Deputy Mayor of General Services

See promotional video

Presentation in ballroom

Near and Far:
Local Material Culture and German Reforms

More than Whiskey and Flour:
Shopping in an 1850s Canal Town

-Blyth McManus

Four Great Reformes in 500 Years
-Elke Witt

Trails to Creative Programing

The World is Your Museum:
Programming Outside the Bounds of Your Historic Site
-David Brooks and Derrick Pratt
Visit the Erie Canal Museum YouTube channel

Four Pillars of the GAP and Canal Towpath Trails:
History, Scenery, Quality, and Variety

-Doug Riegner

Conservation and the Natural Enviroment

The Capital’s Corridor:
From Purveyor of Goods to Conservation Corridor
-Joel Cohen
Go with the Flow video

“Champion” Canals: Coming by it naturally!
-Ralph Buglass

Tourism and the Small Town

The C&O Canal as the Focus for History and Tourism in a small Western Maryland Town
-Ralph Salvagno and Tracy Salvagno

The Canal Towns Partnership:
Ten Towns, Six Counties, Two States
-Abbie Ricketts

The Impact of Climate Change on Inland Waterways

PIANC and its Role Addressing Climate Change Challenges to Inland Waterways (panel discussion)
-by William Miles, Brian Joyner and Burton Suedel

August 30 – September 2, 2021
Hagerstown, Maryland USA