The EDISON conference has a long history - almost 50 years -
dating back to the founding of the International Conference on Hot
Carriers in Semiconductors. Here we see attendees from the first
meeting in Modena, Italy, in 1973.
Variety is the name of the game when it comes to Buffalo’s
nightlife. From quaint pubs and cozy coffeehouses to stylish dance
clubs and eclectic live-music, you’re sure to find a scene
that suits your style, especially in the thriving theater
AC or DC?
The Buffalo-Niagara region was an important setting for the
“War of Currents” between the Westinghouse and Edison
companies. In 1886 Westinghouse (left) developed the first
commercial AC power system in the U.S. in Buffalo. He also employed
Nikola Tesla (right), who developed a successful AC induction
Buffalo's dining experiences are as varied as its diverse
population. You can find food for every taste and pocketbook at the
city's many restaurants, breweries and food trucks. "Taste of
Buffalo" is the largest two-day food festival in the U.S.
A Natural Wonder
One of the major wonders of the natural world, Niagara
Falls is located a convenient 30-minute drive from downtown
Buffalo. Come stand on the edge and witness 168,000 cubic meters of
water flow over the crest every minute!
With completion of the famous Erie Canal, Buffalo gained prominence as a major
industrial and trade center during the late 19th and early 20th
century. Immigrants flocked here to work in the city's steel and
grain mills that supplied a growing America.
City of Good Neighbors
Buffalo is a vibrant city nestled on the northern edge of Lake
Erie. Prominent during the industrial revolution, Buffalo has a
rich cultural and architectural heritage. This "city of good
neighbors" is experiencing a cultural and economic
Part of Buffalo's renaissance is its bustling waterfront,
Canalside. Located just a short (and free!) tram ride from the
conference site, Canalside offers a variety of year-round
activities, including kayaking, paddle boarding, concerts and
Rebuilding from the collapse of heavy industry in the 1970s and
80s, Buffalo has emerged as a high-tech center for the biomedical
sciences, state-of-the-art manufacturing and photovoltaic
A major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities,
Buffalo Niagara offers a low cost of living and affordable housing
prices. | Read
Year round outdoor activities
Buffalo Niagara’s temperate, four-seasons climate sets the
scene for year-round outdoor fun from hiking to sailing to skiing
and snowboarding. Enjoy America’s first urban park system, the shore
and waters of Lake Erie, and nearby Niagara Falls.
While “Buffalo chicken wings” have put the area on
the world’s culinary map, that original delight overshadows
landscape of area dining, from fine, upscale restaurants to
diverse, ethnic eateries that reflect the cultural mix of Buffalo
The sporting life
A big slice of life in Buffalo Niagara, sports include the Buffalo Bills of the
National Football League and the Buffalo Sabres of the National
Hockey League—in addition to the UB Bulls, competing in the
NCAA’s Division I Mid-American Conference.
Family fun, shopping and nightlife
fun comes in many fascinating forms and surprising spots in
Buffalo Niagara. If you want to relax, or shop or party, you
can’t beat the boutiques, shops,
cafes, spas and hotspots in Buffalo and its suburbs.