EDA’s Annual General Meeting & Professional Conference attracts approximately 400 local, national and international experts in the field of economic development and elected officials from various parts of our province. Delegates are provided with updates on economic development issues and trends, best practices, inspiring keynote addresses and valuable networking opportunities. 

On November 25-26, 2020 Xperience #EDA2020 is coming to you!  All you need is a laptop, phone, or tablet. Any device where you can access the internet. This means you will be able to stream first-rate professional development, best practices, and information about economic development trends and opportunities direct to your home office, living room, or even your car. Gone are the extra travel costs. Travel restrictions and social distancing won’t be a factor. And you won’t have to worry about travelling on the roads in November! In fact, this format is going to allow us to have our most expanded reach ever. Our Xperience #EDA2020 will inspire you, will inform you and provide the most comprehensive networking experience you have ever had!

How will Xperience #EDA2020 work?

  • Enjoy EDA’s dedicated conference website, launched later this month, including a series of virtual conference rooms.
  • Access hours of economic development presentations, panels and interactive sessions. Think about it, instead of being able to only see 5 concurrent sessions, you will be able to access all 25.
  • Connect with your colleagues in unique ways, from around the province, country and world. With the addition of live, board-hosted networking events on current topics of interest to you!
  • Experience a series of live, interactive events over two days, including presentations and networking opportunities at the President’s Mixer, Minister’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Q &A sessions as well as interactive polls
  • Access on-demand sessions, podcasts, and panels for 90 days, any time of day, on any device.
  • Register your own virtual business card, and share it easily with conference delegates to maximize your potential for networking and lead generation.
  • Visit our virtual booths
  • PLUS and added gift for full conference delegates! Our #EDA2020 Xperience Box, wil be delivered to you in advance, including a variety of products to help enhance your conference experience, worth approximately $200!

The EDA Annual Awards of Excellence Program recognizes the province’s best economic development marketing materials, programs, partnerships and professionals that have made significant contributions to the profession. The 2020 awards will be presented during the Minister's Dinner and Awards on November 26. Networking to follow.


To download our Partnership Package, click here

To become a partner fill out this online form.



  • Kiwi Productions


  • CAPP
  • Repsol Oil & Gas Canada


  • Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism
  • BDC
  • Cooperatives First
  • County of Grande Prairie
  • EDC
  • LocalIntel
  • Nauticol Energy
  • Plains Midstream Canada
  • Strathcona County
  • Western Economic Diversification


  • Alberta REDA's
  • AUMA
  • Calgary Economic Development
  • Cando
  • Community Futures Network of Alberta
  • Esolutions Group
  • FortisAlberta Inc.
  • GIS Planning
  • MDB Insight Inc.
  • MNP
  • O2 Planning & Design
  • Research Consultants International FDI, Inc.


  • 468 Communications
  • Alberta Counsel
  • Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta
  • EventWorx Corporation
  • IBI Group
  • McSweeney & Associates
  • Redpoint Media & Marketing


  • EDA
  • IEDC
  • Municipal World
  • Town of Vermilion

REGISTRATION (after July 1, 2020)

    Click here to register for Xperience #EDA2020.  


    • $200 + GST (does not include Xperience box valued at $200)
    • $400 + GST (includes Xperience box)


    • $300 + GST (does not include Xperience box valued at $200)
    • $500 + GST (includes Xperience box)


    Given the impact of COVID, EDA is trying to be as flexible as possible when it comes to our cancellation policy. The following scenarios are in place for 2020:

    For all full delegates who have registered and paid in advance of July 1, 2020, EDA has already moved your registration to November.

    OPTION A: EDA will issue a complementary $100 credit towards your #EDA2021 registration.

    OPTION B: You can donate your $100 credit to the EDA Scholarship Fund.  Please email admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange this.

    OPTION C: You can cancel your registration before November 1, 2020, and we will issue a full refund, less the standard $50 conference cancellation fee.

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