Alberta Economic Development Leaders’ Summit & Conference

Our 2021 Conference, and our popular Alberta Economic Development Leaders' Summit will merge in 2021.

The event will be online to accommodate the uncertainly of the restrictions created by the COVID19 Pandemic. Plan for an online experience that builds on our 2020 event, to be even better! Don't miss it. The much coveted Xperience boxes will be back!

The Alberta Economic Development Leaders’ Summit & Conference will take place May 19-20, 2021. Delegates will livestream first-rate professional development, best practices, and information about economic development trends and opportunities directly to their home office, living room, and car.  All that’s required is a device and access to the internet. More information about the Alberta Economic Development Leaders' Summit and Conference here.

How will the Summit & Conference work?

  • Enjoy EDA’s dedicated conference website, including a series of virtual conference rooms.
  • Access hours of economic development presentations, panels and interactive sessions. Instead of being able to only see 3 concurrent sessions, you will be able to access all 12.
  • Connect with delegates in unique ways, from around the province, country and world with the addition of live, hosted networking events.
  • Experience a series of live, interactive events over two days, including presentations and networking opportunities at the President’s Mixer, Awards Ceremony, and live Q &A sessions.
  • Access on-demand sessions, podcasts, and panels for 90 days, any time of day, on any device.
  • Potential name recognition in the #EDA2021 Xperience box, which each delegate will receive in advance, including a variety of Alberta-made products to help enhance the conference experience, worth approximately $200. 

The early bird deadline has been extended to February 28 Register Here 


Xperience Boxes are Back! 

All full delegates receive a 2021 Xperience Box, worth approximately $200 retail value, full of unique Made in Alberta products!

It was a huge hit in 2020. Don't miss this fantastic addition to the conference.

If you have a Made in Alberta product you would like included in the box, click on the button below to apply. The deadline is March 1, 2021.

Apply Now


Become our Partner

Click here to fill out a Partner form

Read the benefits of Partnering with us. Here are just a few: access to EDA’s diverse membership through our varied communications tools such as: e-blasts, our regular newsletter “the LINK,” EDA’s Website, Invest in Alberta publication, and EDA’s social media pages. 

Partners to Date: 


  • Alberta Jobs, Economy & Innovation


  • AUMA
  • Business Link
  • MDB Insight


  • Economic Developers Association of Canada
  • International Economic Development Council


EDA Annual Awards of Excellence

The EDA Annual Awards of Excellence Program recognizes the province’s best economic development marketing materials, programs, partnerships and professionals that have made significant contributions to the profession. 

The 2021 Awards will be presented during the conference.

Read more and  Apply Now the deadline is March 12, 2021.

Conference Speakers The deadline to submit your application has passed.

The submissions are before our Conference committee. You will be notified if you have been chosen to speak at the Alberta Economic Development Leaders' Summit and Conference.

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