C&O Canal to host 2021 World Canals Conference
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. (Those three are pictured in the attached photo.)
Some links to local media coverage:
- Hagerstown's Herald-Mail newspaper,
- WDVM-TV in Hagerstown,
- Washington County's video of the announcement,
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.