Become a sponsor
America’s 19th-century waterways supported the industrial revolution and westward expansion. Today, their legacy creates the opportunity for education, recreation, tourism and community engagement.
In August 2021, 150 to 300 canal enthusiasts from around the world will converge on Hagerstown, Maryland and sites along the C&O Canal for the annual World Canals Conference (WCC). This international event that will bring together canal and inland waterway professionals, scholars, historians, and members of the general public to discuss a range of canal-related topics. In addition they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit Canal Towns and many other points along the canal from Georgetown to Cumberland during pre, post and daily tours. The three-day conference will take place at the newly expanded Maryland Theatre located in historic Hagerstown, Maryland. Evening activities will include local fare and beverage, entertainment and fellowship among attendees and canal stakeholders at some of the region’s most unique and historic settings.
Please consider being a part of this historic occasion. Various levels of sponsorship is available with all funds directed to keeping attendance costs at a minimum and the creation of a quality event.