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  • February 13, 2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 


    EDA's strategic partner, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is holding two high-profile sessions at our 2017 Annual Conference.

    Thursday, March 23: Bonus Session 3:15 - 5:00 pm -  IEDC Economic Development Ethics Workshop. In this workshop you will explore ethics issues that arise in your role as an economic development professional as well as tools to help you make difficult decisions. 

    Friday, March 24: Plenary#2 9:00 - 9:15 am - State of the Economic Development Industry. Join keynote speaker, IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle as he discusses the latest trends of the economic development industry. 



    Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017 for all the latest information about the 2017 Conference. 

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 


  • February 10, 2017 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA News

    AlbertaBusinessCounts Free Webinar Monday  

    This is a reminder that on Monday, February 13 is this year's first training webinar in our AlbertaBusinessCounts Program. 

    Quick and interactive, this webinar will show you how to easily navigate the CRM, customize your user settings, add information and run reports and analytics. Grab your lunch and your team and join us: 

    ABC Training Webinar
    Monday, February 13
    12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Free

    Register here

    This software gives your community a consistent method for gathering the data needed to identify and analyze business needs at the local, regional and provincial level. 

    If you are looking for a tool to help you with your business retention and expansion strategy then our AlbertaBusinessCounts (ABC) Program is the answer. 

    Within our program is a series of free webinars designed to provide you with information and training relating to our AlbertaBusinessCounts Program.

    EDA holds the provincial master license for Executive Pulse, a software designed to collect and analyze data on existing industries in Alberta. A special licensing agreement enables EDA to make this software available to economic development organizations at a reduced price.





  • February 09, 2017 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 

    Conference Round Up

    There are 40 days until EDA's 2017 Annual Conference at the Banff Centre in Banff, AB. Check out what's new with our planning and what you can expect at the 2017 Conference. Click on the links below for more information:

    We are pleased to welcome once again The Hon. Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade to our Annual Conference. Minister Bilous is also EDA's Honourary Patron. 

    There are several free sessions and events at our Conference that you must register for separately. Please see the list below and click on the links for more information and how to register: 

    1. Pre-Conference SessionEDAC Pre-Course: Economic Diversification-Strategies for Revitalizing Local Economies 

    2. Pre-Conference SessionAlberta Brewers On Tap Pre Conference Reception

    3Connector 1: Visual Insights- Powerful Expression through Powerful Images

    4. Connector 2: Future Thinking: Developing innovative Solutions in Uncertain Times

    5. Ec.D Certification Exam: Contact EDAC's Penny Gardiner to inquire if you are eligible to write: gardiner@edac.ca.

    Banff Centre Tour - Mark your calendars, and plan to attend this brief walking tour to better understand the layout of the Banff Centre Campus. The tour begins at the PDC Lobby and runs from 11am-12-noon on Wednesday, March 22. See a Map of the Banff Centre here.

    EDA President's Dinner - Pack something red! The theme for this dinner is Canada's 150th Birthday. Dress is business attire. 

    Read the most recent Conference Agenda here and download the Conference App. 


    Book your room at the Banff Caribou Lodge as space is limited. Even though onsite accommodation at The Banff Centre is full; the Banff Caribou Lodge is a convenient offsite hotel option.

    Please note the conference proceedings will take place at The Banff Centre.

    Conference Partnerships Available: Join a prestigious group! 

    This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company or organization to an international audience of over 400 economic development experts. 

    See You at the Conference! Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017


  • February 08, 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 


    EDA's strategic partner, the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) is holding several sessions in conjunction with our 2017 Annual Conference.

    In our Pre-Conference Program, you must register for these EDAC events separately. Please click on the links below for more information:

    Monday, March 20-21: Read about and register for EDAC Pre-Course: Economic Diversification - Strategies For Revitalizing Local Economies 

    Wednesday, March 22Ec.D Certification Exam: Contact EDAC's Penny Gardiner to inquire if you are eligible to write: gardiner@edac.ca

    Then, on Thursday, March 22: Preparing for the EcD Certification - Everything You Wanted to Know. (The Banff Centre, Rm 203 @ 3:15 - 5:00 pm.) There is no need to register for this session. 



    Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017 for all the latest information about the 2017 Conference. 

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 


  • February 08, 2017 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA Member News 

    Notice for EDA Board Nominations: Deadline Next Week

    Dear Nancy Toombs,

    This is a reminder that next Friday, February 17 at 4:30 pm is the deadline to submit your intent to serve on EDA's 2017-18 Board of Directors. 

    Please fill out the online application form here.

    All nominations submitted before the deadline will be vetted by the EDA Nominating Committee to ensure they are eligible for nomination, and that they have the key skills/experience identified for the upcoming year. All nominees must be “voting” members in good standing for at least one year. 

    On March 24, 2017, during EDA's Annual General Meeting at the Banff Centre in Banff Alberta, a new Board Directors will be elected to EDA.

  • February 08, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA News


    The final report on the Wood Buffalo Business Recovery Hotline is complete and available on the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Website.

    Last May, in response to the devastating forest fire in the region, in collaboration with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), EDA set up and operated the Wood Buffalo Business Recovery Hotline which was funded by the Canadian Red Cross. The Hotline was designed to register small businesses, gather information about their immediate needs and provide access to various resources, including providing emergency financial relief on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross. 

    Contained in this final report is a summary of the data collected as part of the small business survey as well as an examination of the social media campaign to communicate the services of the hotline and the outcomes. 

    As phase one of an overall business and economic recovery strategy approved by the RMWB, EDA is extremely pleased with the success of the Hotline.   


  • February 06, 2017 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    EDA News

    AlbertaBusinessCounts Free Webinar   

    This is a reminder that in one week from today is this year's first training webinar in our AlbertaBusinessCounts Program. 

    Quick and interactive, this webinar will show you how to easily navigate the CRM, customize your user settings, add information and run reports and analytics.

    ABC Training Webinar
    Monday, February 13
    12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Free

    Register here

    This software gives your community a consistent method for gathering the data needed to identify and analyze business needs at the local, regional and provincial level. 

    If you are looking for a tool to help you with your business retention and expansion strategy then our AlbertaBusinessCounts (ABC) Program is the answer. 

    Within our program is a series of free webinars designed to provide you with information and training relating to our AlbertaBusinessCounts Program.

    EDA holds the provincial master license for Executive Pulse, a software designed to collect and analyze data on existing industries in Alberta. A special licensing agreement enables EDA to make this software available to economic development organizations at a reduced price.

  • January 28, 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 

    Application Deadline TOMORROW for Ignite®#EDA2017

    Tomorrow, Sunday, January 29 is the deadline to apply to take part our Ignite® Session at EDA's 2017 Annual Conference.

    Read about the session and submit the online application.

    Ignite® is a presentation format where a presenter speaks while slides advance automatically to support them. An Ignite® presentation is exactly 5 minutes and contains exactly 20 slides.

    Some key dates include: 

    • February 12, 2017: Ignite® Applicants Notified
    • March 4, 2017: Ignite® Presentation Slides Due
    • March 22, 2017: Mandatory Practice with all presenters, 9:00-11:30 AM.

    Our 2017 Annual Conference is being held at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta but you don't have to attend the Conference to take part in Ignite®#EDA2017. This experience is worth the trip to Banff! 



  • January 27, 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 


    EDA Awards of Excellence Technical Glitch

    It appears that a handful of you has experienced a technical glitch in making your submission on our website for the EDA Awards of Excellence.

    Not to worry. 

    If you are having difficulties making the online submission simply email it, including all the attachments in the proper formats to EDA's Julie Pankow:

    julie@edaalberta.ca

    If you are one of the few having problems, please send your email as soon as possible as we would like to honour the end-of-business-today deadline as best we can. 

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    -The EDA Team



  • January 27, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 


    EDA Awards of Excellence Deadline Today @ 4:30pm 

    You have just a few hours to submit your nomination for our EDA Awards of Excellence.The deadline is 4:30pm today. 

    All of the information including the criteria of each award and the online submission form is available on our website.       

    ·        Economic Developer of the Year

    ·        Outstanding Young Professional Award

    ·        Awards of Excellence 

    ·        Alex Metcalfe Awards      

    Celebrate excellence in economic development in the province! Any EDA association member that is in good standing and resides within Alberta is eligible to submit an entry. The Awards will be presented at our Conference during the Minister's Dinner Thursday, March 23.


    Sunday, January 29 is the deadline to apply for our Ignite® Session at EDA's 2017 Annual ConferenceThis is open to everyone. You don't have to attend the Conference to be involved in Ignite®#EDA2017

    Read about the session and submit the online application.


    Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017 for all the latest information about the 2017 Conference. 

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 

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