Our 2018 conference is taking place at The Banff Centre, March 21-23, 2018. The theme is "Diverse. Determined. Driven."


To view a current version of the agenda click here.

Conference App

EDA is once again offering a Conference "App" for delegates at our Annual Conference. The App is easily downloaded to your mobile device and contains all the pertinent information you need to navigate our 2018 Annual Conference. To download the conference app click here.


  • Platinum- Repsol Oil & Gas Canada
  • Gold- CAPP, La Cité 2031, Alberta Economic Development and Trade
  • Silver- Alberta Culture and Tourism, Plains Midstream Canada
  • Bronze- Alberta REDA's, BDC, Calgary Economic Development, MDB Insight, EDC
  • Friend- McSweeney & Associates, Co-Operatives First, O2 Planning + Design Inc., Redpoint Media & Marketing Solutions, Localintel, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Exhibitor- Townfolio, Hole's Greenhouses   


Registration is now closed. 

Please note, EDA will issue a full reimbursement less $50 administration charge prior to March 9, 2018; however, no reimbursements will be issued after March  10, 2018.

Room Bookings

  • Onsite Accommodation: Banff Centre -  Sold Out! Please book from the variety of rooms in the Town of Banff

Offsite Options:

  • There are a number of options in the Town of Banff

 If you are staying at the Banff Centre here is important information for you to remember: 

 Lloyd Hall-Standard  $150.00  $20.00
 PDC- Superior  $140.00  $20.00
 PDC- Superior Plus  $160.00  $20.00
 PDC- Executive King  $210.00  $20.00
 PDC Suite  $230.00  $20.00

* PDC= Professional Development Centre

The above rates are exclusive of all taxes and facility fees. Guestroom rates are subject to 2% TIF, 4%ATL and 5% GST. There is also a facility fee of $15 + GST per person per day. This includes: campus-wide Wi-Fi, phone calls across North America, access to Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation facilities, parking, access and borrowing privileges at The Banff Centre library and archives and access to complimentary arts and programmed events when available. Triple and quadruple accommodation is available at an additional cost of $20 per person per night. 

Full cancellation penalties apply for guests cancelling within 72 hours of arrival.  

To view the Banff Centre Campus click here.

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