EDA's Annual Conference -Just 4 Weeks Away

March 12, 2014 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Economic Developers Alberta's (EDA's) Annual Conference and AGM held April 9-11, 2014 at the Delta Kananaskis Lodge is coming up fast! It is now just 4 weeks away and we'd like to remind you of a few things to check off your to-do list:

1. Registration. The deadline for registration is next week, March 21. So register now! EDA is celebrating 40 years of advancing the economic development profession by providing information, networking and educational opportunities. Join us for this anniversary event.

2. Hotel. You will be staying at the beautiful Delta Kananaskis Lodge. Book your hotel room now as rooms are subject to availability. Click here to see the room categories, rates, and to reserve your spot.

3. Bonus Sessions. There are informative Conference Bonus Sessions to register for. You must register for these separately from your Conference registration:

April 9, 9:00-11:30: "Economic Disaster Recovery Workshop." This session will focus on what some communities have done to rebuild and restore their economies after a disaster. Panelists will speak about EDA's Economic Disaster Recovery Project (EDRP). You will also participate in a mock disaster. Read about the session and register here.

April 10, 3:15-4:45: Back by popular demand; "Lets Make a Pitch." This fun, interactive session, based on the hit television show “Dragon’s Den,” will teach you how to “pitch” your project to corporate partners. Read about it and register here.

4. Transportation. EDA members, you have an extra perk: If you need a ride to the Conference, can offer a ride, or want to car pool, you can make arrangements on our members only blog. Post your information to arrange for transportation.

5. Silent Auction. Remember to pack a few items for our silent auction; a piece of art that represents your region, or a round or golf are just a couple of ideas. The money raised goes to EDA Scholarships. Read about our scholarship program, and past recipients here.

6. Conference Agenda. EDA is continuously updating its Conference agenda. See the most recent updates including the keynote speakers and panelists by clicking on this link.

See you at the Conference!

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