Previous Conferences

2020

HOW CAN WE ENSURE THE ONGOING BONDS OF SCOTTISH NORTH AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP?

2020 was a challenging year for us all but also provided great opportunity for us to reach new audiences all over the world with SNACC being delivered completely online for the first time in our 20 year history.

The theme of SNACC for 2020 “How Can We Ensure The Bonds of Scottish North American Friendship – The Relevance of Scottish Identity in a Globalized World.”

Keynote speeches for the 2020 Conference:

Keynote – Clans • Families • Our Names • Our Heritage
Andrew Morrison, Viscount Dunrossil

The Enduring Resonance of the Declaration of Arbroath
Charles Edward Bruce, Lord Bruce DL MA MSc FSA Scot

Scotland’s Influence on North America
Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish, Former First Minister of Scotland

News From the Lyon Court
Rev. Dr. Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms

The SNACC Committee would like to thank all who presented, participated and attended Conference in a year that was quite like no other.


2019

The 2019 Conference was hosted by the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit and delivered at the wonderful settings of the Kilgour Scottish Center in Troy, Michigan.

The theme for the 2019 Conference:  ‘Geneaolgy and the Scottish Diaspora: Our Scottish Ancestral Roots and The Cultural Pathways Guiding our Journey.’

Keynote speaker: The Rt. Hon. Viscount Dunrossil


2018

The 2019 Conference was hosted by the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit and delivered at the wonderful settings of the Kilgour Scottish Center in Troy, Michigan.

The theme for the 2018 Conference: ‘Transferring our Scottish Heritage to the Next Generation Through Music, Arts & Culture.’

Banquet address delivered by Kirstin Bridier, National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA.

Special Conference Guest Speaker
Rory Hedderly, Second Secretary for Scottish Affairs for North America

We were treated to musical performances from Michigan’s premier youth fiddle performers, The Chelsea House Orchestra, champion fiddle player Sean Heeley and Scottish singer songwriter Jamie McGeechan.