EDA's conference is going virtual as well this year!

Enjoy an all new experience @EDA2020! Details soon.

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 November 25-27, 2020 at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge in Kananaskis, Alberta. This beautiful, recently renovated, modern conference venue offers a stunning backdrop to showcase your organization to economic developers and elected officials from Alberta’s communities and regions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently working on offering a unique hybrid conference experience this year so stay tuned! 

Our theme is “Fostering Innovation, Transformation & Diversification".

To download the conference app with the most up to date agenda click on the following link: Here is a copy of the draft agenda in PDF format.


To download our Partnership Package, click here

To become a partner fill out this online form.

Confirmed partners for 2020:


  • CAPP
  • Repsol Oil & Gas Canada


  • Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism
  • 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
  • Community Futures Network of Alberta
  • Esolutions Group
  • FortisAlberta Inc.
  • GIS Planning
  • MDB Insight Inc.
  • MNP
  • O2 Planning & Design
  • Research Consultants International FDI, Inc.


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


  • EDA
  • IEDC
  • Municipal World
  • Town of Vermilion


    Click here to register for the 2020 Conference.  


    • $550 + GST (Until November 17, 2020)


    • $675 + GST (Until November 17, 2020)

    NOTE: Conference prices include two breakfasts, one lunch, the President's Dinner, the Minister's Dinner, and all refreshment breaks.

    Hotel info: To book your hotel room click here.

    Pre-Conference networking event: Held the evening of Tuesday November 24, the night before the Conference begins, at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, "Rock in the Rockies" is an opportunity for you to get a head start on catching up with your colleagues and making new connections. Your ticket includes appetizers and 1 drink ticket. You must register separately for "Rock in the Rockies" here.

    EDA Awards of Excellence: The awards are presented at EDA's Annual Conference during the Minister's Dinner and Awards Banquet. You must be an EDA Member in good standing to apply.

    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.

    Read the categories and apply here:

    • Call for Entries Began - December 9, 2019
    • Final Deadline for Submissions - Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • Judging is completed 
    • Awards Presentation - November 26, 2020

    Conference delegates, please bring an item for our Silent Auction. Proceeds go toward our professional development fund. 

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