Scottish North American Leadership Conference 2018

Transferring our Scottish Heritage to the next generation through music, arts & culture

The Scottish North American Leadership Conference meets annually and for 2018, the conference is once again being hosted by the Detroit St Andrews Society at their home at the Kilgour Centre in Troy, Michigan.

SNALC has been on the move with the Conference held in 2014 in Edinburgh, 2015 in Detroit, 2016 in Chicago, 2017 in Canada and now in 2018 returning to Troy Michigan.

We invited you to join us as we undertake the discussion and exchange around the important topic of ensuring the legacy of our Scottish heritage to the next generation.

Utilizing panels and the presentations of experts in the genre SNALC will listens for the blended voices of our speakers, and attendees.  There will also performances by musicians and artists skilled in traditional and modern Scottish performing arts.


Leadership Conference Reception and Banquet with whisky tasting, 

Entertainment by Michigan's premier youth fiddle performers, The Chelsea House Orchestra.

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


A full day of programming with panel discussions and forums for the exchange of ideas. 

Special Conference Guest Speaker

Rory Hedderly, Second Secretary for Scottish Affairs for North America.

For greater audience involvement, the program will include webinars for remote observation and participation in the Conference.


Mix and Mingle - informal evening at the Kilgour Centre


An opportunity to discuss and summarize reflections on the theme, a time to draw lessons on how Scottish North American leaders can utilize the arts to promote a broad multi-generational interest in Scottish Heritage and Cultural Tourism. 


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