Celebrate the Past. Thrive in the Present. Excel in the Future.

April 3-5, 2019

EDA’s Annual General Meeting & Professional Conference attracts approximately 400 local, national and international experts in the field of economic development and elected officials from various parts of our province. Delegates are provided with updates on economic development issues and trends, best practices, inspiring keynote addresses and valuable networking opportunities. 

EDA’s next annual conference is being held April 3-5, 2019 at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. This beautiful, modern conference venue offers a stunning backdrop to showcase your organization to economic developers and elected officials from Alberta’s communities and regions.

This year EDA is celebrating its 45th Anniversary. Our theme: “Celebrate the Past. Thrive in the Present. Excel in the Future”.


To register for the conference click here.  Registration closes March 27, 2019. Full conference prices include two breakfasts, one lunch, the President's Dinner, the Minister's Dinner, and all refreshment breaks.

Unreserved rooms at the Banff Centre have been now returned to the general inventory. Phone 1-800-884-7574 immediately to book your room should you want to stay on the Conference campus. Otherwise click here for suggestions on places to stay in Banff. 

Conference Registration Reimbursement Policy: EDA will issue a full reimbursement less $50 administration charge prior to March 22, 2019; however, no reimbursements will be issued starting March 23, 2019.

Pre-Conference Reception and Dinner 

Held on Wednesday, April 2 at Banff's historic pub The Rose and Crown. Tickets are $40 per person. You must register separately for this event.

Read about this event and register here. Mingle with conference delegates in this fun atmosphere. 


To download the conference app and keep up to date on the conference agenda, you can install it by clicking: https://my.yapp.us/8THVATIt's easy. Just follow the prompts.

Here is the most up to date draft agenda in PDF format.


As a Conference Partner, in addition to profiling your company or organization at EDA's annual signature conference event, you will enjoy numerous benefits associated with events and activities organized by EDA throughout the year. You will have access to EDA’s diverse membership through our varied communications tools such as: e-blasts, the monthly newsletter “the LINK,” EDA’s Website and EDA’s social media pages. 



Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.


Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers     Export Development Canada 



  • Alberta REDA's
  • AUMA
  • Brooks Region
  • Calgary Economic Development
  • Lethbridge County
  • MDB Insight
  • Permit Experts Inc.


  • RedPoint Media and Marketing Solutions - EDA’s publishing partner
  • Community Futures Network of Alberta
  • eSolutions Group
  • IBI Group
  • McSweeney & Associates
  • O2 Planning & Design
  • Town of Hinton 
  • ICSC
  • Townfolio

If you are interested in becoming a 2019 Conference Partner fill out the online form here.  To view our conference benefits package, click here.

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