U.S. Economic Development Administration Hosting a National Conference

For the first time since 2008, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is hosting a National Conference.

EDA National Conference

EDA National Conference (photo – eda.gov)

The EDA National Conference, scheduled to be held April 7-8, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., will focus on the next 50 years of economic development and will include shared best practices and the exploration of a bold plan for future economic growth.

The Conference will bring together hundreds of regional and local economic development professionals, non-profit and private partners, and federal, state and local officials to explore the top issues facing communities today relating to improving competitiveness, job growth, innovation and overall quality of life. It’s a can’t-miss event for anyone engaged in improving their community’s quality of life.

The detailed program agenda and list of speakers is due to be published soon, and will include high-level conversations about how to create the conditions for economic growth for decades to come, panel discussions with administration and congressional officials, and in-depth analysis from public and private sector economic development leaders.

Event attendance is free for federal employees, and one-day attendance is likewise free for speakers. Speakers attending both days of the Conference will have to pay only $125, while all other attendees will be paying $250.

Hotel rooms are available at the conference hotel for a per diem rate of $226 per night. Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the Economic Development Administration (EDA) National Conference.

For sponsors, this event with attendees from all over the map, is the ideal event to showcase your organization’s capabilities. Partnering with the EDA helps your organization communicate your value to EDA members by demonstrating your commitment to their issues.

You can also play a lead role in the Conference Program by working with the EDA to develop a session or workshop that will offer significant value to Forum attendees and demonstrate your organization’s expertise.

The options for sponsors include – Signature Event Sponsor ($10,000); Gold Event Sponsor ($5,000); Silver Event Sponsor ($2,500); and Bronze Event Sponsor ($1,000). All options include, among other things, an acknowledgement of sponsorship during event general session, one or more complimentary registrations for the conference ad discounts for additional registrations, recognition (logo/description) in the onsite program, you’re your company logo on the conference website.

What: U.S. EDA National Conference (www.useda2016.org)

When: April 7-8, 2016

Where: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

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