What is Buffalo Homecoming?

Buffalo Homecoming is a three-day annual event in which Western New York expats will interact with local policy makers, entrepreneurs and organizers; attend seminars, discussions, tours and entertainment; and reconnect with their hometown and experience its renaissance.

2021 Events

Click here to learn more and register for the next Buffalo Homecoming Speaker Series event

We are kicking off the new year at 1 p.m. on January 26 with an online Buffalo Homecoming Speaker Series panel discussion that will examine how restaurants in Western New York are battling to overcome the many hardships brought on by Covid-19.

Our panelists will discuss how they have developed creative solutions and modifications to stay alive, as well as the outlook for 2021.

Click here to learn more and register.

Buffalo Homecoming 2020

Due to Covid-19, the events for our second year shifted to a virtual format held in December.

Take a look back at three days of special online events:

Day One: Douglas Jemal, Rene Jones, William Fichtner and more

Day Two: Workforce development, Explore & More, Chautauqua County and more

Day Three: Niagara Falls, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, a panel discussion and more

More 2021 Events

Our team is busy putting together exciting events. To stay up to date, sign up for our email newsletter.

Watch the video below for a look back at 2019’s in-person Buffalo Homecoming events.

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Who is invited?

Those who have called Buffalo and Western New York home. From native-born Western New Yorkers to former students and professionals who have spent significant time in the region, these are individuals who have achieved success in their chosen fields, but still keep Buffalo and the region in their hearts. Expat attendees come from a variety of fields, including finance, technology, corporate leadership, sports, entrepreneurship and entertainment.

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What does success look like?

Expat attendees utilize their passion, relationships, expertise and resources to continue the Buffalo renaissance, improving the quality of life for all Western New York residents.

In Detroit, their homecoming event was a tremendous success, resulting in over $350 million in total investments after 4 years. With your help, we can achieve the same for Buffalo.

Right Here. Right Now.

A timelapse look at Buffalo, NY. Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. Where else would you rather be?

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Mary WIlson

Mary WIlson

Buffalo Homecoming, Honorary Vice Chair
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, Life Trustee

With our foundation, we’re thrilled to be a part of Buffalo’s resurgence. We just came along at a really good time to help build and help what’s going on in Buffalo.

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Jeremy Jacobs

Jeremy Jacobs

Delaware North, Chairman
Boston Bruins, Owner and Governor
Buffalo Homecoming, Honorary Chairman

Buffalo Homecoming is an opportunity to bring people back to experience our city’s renaissance and envision the role they want to play in our future.

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Nominate an expat to receive an invitation.

This September, an exclusive group of Buffalo/Western New York expats will return for Buffalo Homecoming. As we lead expats on a guided tour of the community, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from other expats’ experiences and discuss the challenges that still lie ahead for Buffalo.

Fill out this form if you are interested in sponsoring this event or know an expat you think should attend Buffalo Homecoming 2020. The dates for this postponed INVITATION-ONLY event will be announced soon.


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