Celebrate the Past. Thrive in the Present. Excel in the Future.
April 3-5, 2019
EDA’s Annual General Meeting & Professional Conference attracts around 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. In addition, Alberta’s Minister responsible for economic development is invited to deliver a keynote address during the Minister’s Dinner & Awards Ceremony.
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. In 2019, EDA will also be celebrating its 45th anniversary. As a result, our theme is “Celebrate the Past. Thrive in the Present. Excel in the Future”.
BECOME A PARTNER
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.
If you are interested in becoming a 2019 Conference Partner fill out the online form here.
To view our conference benefits package, click here.
CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
Each year we look for speakers to address a wide variety of current economic development issues. If you have a hot, relevant topic you would like to present and feel that your subject will be of interest to our audience, we would like to hear from you. Whether you are associated with academia, government or the private sector, we invite you to submit your presentation proposal for consideration.
If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the EDA 2019 Conference, fill out this online form no later than November 16, 2018. All information about the types of proposals we consider is provided on the form. Please note that we will be accepting quality submissions as they are received, so all spaces may be filled prior to that date. Get your submissions in ASAP. All concurrent sessions are approximately 60 minutes in duration.
Please note: We do not pay speakers. We do not entertain presentations focused on selling products or services. Our conference is meant to be a professional development opportunity, not a corporate advertisement. We aim to incorporate different speakers each year, and rarely profile the same panelist twice.
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT
Online registration is now open. To register now, click here. Registration closes March 27, 2019.
To take advantage of early bird pricing, register today! Prices include two breakfasts, one lunch, the President's Dinner, the Minister's Dinner, and all refreshment breaks.
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