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.

Due to Covid-19, the events for our second year have shifted to a virtual format. Join us for sessions each day Dec. 9-11, 2020, for Virtual Buffalo Homecoming.

We will speak with local policy makers, entrepreneurs and organizers. We will take you inside some of the region’s completed construction projects through virtual tours. In a special interview, we also check in with actor William Fichtner, a Buffalo expat.

Click here to learn more and register for Virtual Buffalo Homecoming.

Watch the video below for a look back at Buffalo Homecoming 2019.

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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.

What They're Saying About Buffalo

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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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