Our 2018 conference is taking place at The Banff Centre, March 21-23, 2018. The theme is "Diverse. Determined. Driven."
We are currently developing the Conference agenda, and will update it on a regular basis. To view a current version of the agenda click here.
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. We will be updating the App as our planning continues.
To download the conference app click here.
Confirmed Partners to date:
Registration is now enabled. Please click here to register.
To get preferred pricing, register before January 13, 2018.
Call for conference presentations is now closed.
Please note: We do not pay speakers. We do not entertain presentations focused solely on selling products or services. Our conference is meant to be a professional development opportunity, not a corporate advertisement. We aim to incorporate different speakers each year, and rarely profile the same speaker/panelist twice. All submissions will be reviewed and ranked by a conference panel. Higher rankings are given for topics that are relevant, with clear objectives, presented in an appropriate format for delegates, innovative/original, and a best practice if possible.
1. Economic Development Fundamentals- Geared specifically to the economic development practitioner. Best practices, trends, real estate, marketing, neighborhood development, workforce development, regional strategies, data management, indigenous partnerships.
Once again, delegates have the choice to stay onsite or offsite. If you prefer onsite, you should book early as not all guests will be able to stay onsite due to limited space.
Onsite Accommodation: Banff Centre
We have a block of rooms held at The Banff Centre for our group. To ensure you are able to stay on campus and take advantage of our room block please book early! To view the types of rooms click here.
* 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. Please quote EDA1803 as the conference identifier when you call 1-800-884-7574, or email reservations directly at email@example.com. You can also click here to book online.