About the Conference:

The  conference is an opportunity for those of us in the Scottish-North  American community to share views, values, experiences and best  practices. The conference aims to raise awareness of Scotland and  Scottish culture; to develop a better understanding of the roles,  objectives and operations of the various government, academic,  non-profit and private sector organizations that operate in the  Scottish-North American community and to identify opportunities to  enhance communication and collaboration within the community.

The  conference is presented by the founding partners, the CHICAGO SCOTS and  The American-Scottish Foundation in association with the hosting  partner, St. Andrew's Society of Detroit and additional co-sponsors,  Council of Scottish Clans & Associations (COSCA) and the Toronto,  Ontario-based Scottish Studies Foundation.

SNALC encourages hopes you will add your voice to the conversation - joining us in person or via our YouTube hock up.  Attending in person will allow you the opportunity to network and meet with North American Scots and visitors from  Scotland. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange experiences  and ideas with key figures from Scotland, America and Canada on topics  affecting and involving the Scottish-North American community both here  and in Scotland.

Following the opening evening Highland Dinner on the Friday night we will begin a full day of Panels and Discussions with a networking relaxed evening on the Saturday to conclude the day.  Sunday morning is our time for final discussions and discussion of the weekend.

The theme of this year's conference is  The Scottish North American Diaspora:  Our Scottish Ancestral Roots and Cultural Pathways That Guide Our Journey.    

As in the past, conference organizers expect to have active participation  from the Scottish government, VisitScotland and other key Scottish and  Scottish-North American missioned organizations.