EDA’s Annual Conference, Xperience#EDA2020 came directly to you this year, and our virtual event exceeded our expectations. 

Delegates were able to stream first-rate professional development, best practices, and information about economic development trends and opportunities directly to their home office or where ever they had internet access.

Delegates are able to re-live the Conference! www.XperienceEDA.ca is live until the end of February 2021. Click on the button below to check it out! 

Conference Website

Xperience #EDA2020 inspired, informed and provided the most comprehensive online networking experience delegates had ever had.

ADDED Bonus for full conference delegates 

The #EDA2020 Xperience Box included high quality Made in Alberta products to enhance the conference experience, worth approximately $200!

To view vendors click here.   

Take a tour of the Xperience Box.

How did Xperience #EDA2020 work?

  • EDA’s dedicated conference website included a series of virtual conference rooms.
  • Hours of economic development presentations, panels and interactive sessions. Access to all concurrent sessions. 
  • Live, interactive events over two days, including presentations and networking opportunities at the President’s Mixer, Annual Awards Ceremony and Minister’s Address, Q & A sessions.
  • Access on-demand sessions, for 90 days on the Conference website, and permanently on EDA TV, EDA's YouTube Channel. 
  • Visit our virtual Partner booths.
  • New in 2020 a virtual door prize. Our partner Cocoflo donated an iPhone 12 - Pro. The winner was selected with a virtual spin of the wheel. 


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 2020 Awards were presented during the LIVE Awards Gala and Minister's Address on November 26. A brand new award category in 2020, the Repsol People's Choice Award.  See the list of winners.

What Delegates had to say about Xperience#EDA2020

After almost a year of ZOOM experiences, the EDA Xperience was by far the best organized.  The breakout rooms were especially fun and provided successful networking environments - Richard Pootmans

Thank you for inviting us to speak at the EDA Conference. You and your team did a phenomenal job putting all of this together (I can't imagine the stress of having to pivot and organizing so many moving parts to this). Just know the outcome was perfect.  Thanks again and amazing work.- Auret Esselen

Huge kudos to the entire board for putting one an excellent virtual event.  The ease of listening to a speaker and then just clicking on the zoom link below to automatically enter each virtual room was so seamless and easy. I truly loved everything about the event....You made it through a very stressful experience and put on Xperience2020 as if you have done it like this for years. I’m so impressed. AND, the Xperience Box was out of this world fantastic! I feel so grateful for being a part of this event this year. Many thanks and continued success to each of you.-  Leslie Shier

I can’t express enough how great of a job you and your team has done with the virtual conference! Thank you for everything, and I hope you all know how grateful we are for your leadership and dedication to our fantastic organization! -Jennifer Fossen




  • Alberta Impact/Kiwi Productions


  • CAPP
  • Repsol Oil & Gas Canada


  • Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation
  • BDC
  • Cooperatives First
  • County of Grande Prairie
  • EDC
  • LocalIntel
  • Nauticol Energy
  • Plains Midstream Canada
  • Strathcona County
  • Western Economic Diversification


  • Alberta REDA's
  • AUMA
  • Calgary Economic Development
  • Cando
  • Cocoflo Innovations Inc.
  • Community Futures Network of Alberta
  • Esolutions Group
  • FortisAlberta Inc.
  • GIS Planning
  • MDB Insight Inc.
  • MNP
  • O2 Planning & Design


  • 468 Communications
  • Alberta Counsel
  • Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta
  • IBI Group
  • McSweeney & Associates
  • Redpoint Media & Marketing


  • Trade Accelerator Program Edmonton


  • EDAC
  • GlobalFest
  • IEDC
  • Municipal World
  • Town of Vermilion

Read about and register for EDA's Alberta Economic Development Leaders' Summit & Conference May 19 - 20, 2021 our next virtual Annual Conference.  

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