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C&O Canal to host 2021 World Canals Conference

WCC2021 logoDecember 2018

C&O Canal Association President Bill Holdsworth announced that the Association will team with Visit Hagerstown to host the 2021 World Canals Conference. He made the announcement at a media event October 12 in Williamsport.

Kevin Brandt, superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, and Dan Spedden, president of Visit Hagerstown, also participated in the announcement. Barbara Sheridan represented Inland Waterways International, which sponsors the conference every year. She is a member of the IWI governing council.

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Every year the World Canals Conferences brings together canal enthusiasts, professionals, and scholars from around the world to discuss a variety of topics related to canals. Ireland hosted the 2018 WCC. Syracuse was the venue in 2017. The 2021 conference is scheduled for August 30 through September 2.

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