Buffalo EDI (September 2022)

Buffalo EDI (September 2022)

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Buffalo Economic Development Initiatives (EDI) is a two-day, in-person conference that will take place September 14-15, 2022, at Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, located at 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202. The goal of EDIs is to improve the total and economic well-being of transitioning Service members, Veterans, their families, and their communities.

Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) is hosting this EDI in partnership with the Buffalo Regional Office. Registration for the EDI event is free of charge. Presentations offered during the EDI will cover topics such as VA benefits, Veteran initiatives, financial wellness, and career development strategies. Additionally, EDIs offer claims assistance to help Veterans file claims and maximize the use of VA benefits and services. 

Click for Day One or Day Two schedule of events.

RSVP Day One: September 14, 2022
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT.

RSVP Day Two: September 15, 2022
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT.

Learn more about the venue, Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park below.

Quick Links to Buffalo EDI Event Pages:

schedule of events


Day One: September 14, 2022

Spouse and Caregiver Clinic

9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. EDT

Discover details about caregiver resources, spousal benefits, education options, support, and more.


Presentations

1:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT

Learn more about connecting to VA benefits and resources, physical and mental health, and much more. 


Claims Clinics

4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. EDT

Connect with a claims representative to check claim status or to receive insight into next steps in filing a VA claim for service-connected conditions. Click here to learn more.


Day TWO: SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

Town Hall

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EDT

Learn about key initiatives and address your concerns.


Presentations

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT

Learn more about connecting to VA benefits and resources, physical and mental health, and much more.


Stakeholder RoundtablesBy invitation only

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT

Public and private organizations come together to form sustainable partnerships that alleviate challenges in the Veteran community.


Claims Clinics

4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. EDT

Connect with a claims representative to check claim status or to receive insight into next steps in filing a VA claim for service-connected conditions. Click here to learn more.

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The venue is located right next to Canalside in Buffalo’s inner harbor with plenty of nearby parking. Free parking located at Templeton Landing. Parking address is: 2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.

Directions

From the North: Take I-190 South into downtown Buffalo. Take the Niagara St. exit. Turn right on Niagara St., and right again on S. Elmwood, which turns into Lower Terrace after the Church St. intersection.

From the South/West: Take I-90 East to I-190 North into downtown Buffalo. Take the Church St. exit. Turn right on Lower Terrace (first intersection) and right again on Pearl St.

From the East:  Take I-90 West to Route 33 (The Kensington Expressway).  Take Route 33 into downtown Buffalo and exit to Goodell St.  Bear left on Pearl St. and continue until it ends at the park.

Please check out their website for additional details: https://buffalonavalpark.org/

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09/14/2022 @ 09:00 AM (EDT) to
09/15/2022 @ 08:00 PM (EDT)
 

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