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. 

EDA’s next annual conference is being held April 1-3, 2020 at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge in Kananaskis, Alberta. This beautiful, recently renovated, modern conference venue offers a stunning backdrop to showcase your organization to economic developers and elected officials from Alberta’s communities and regions.

Our theme is “Fostering Innovation, Transformation & Diversification".

To download the conference app and agenda click on the following link:  https://my.yapp.us/EDA2020.


To download our Partnership Package, click here.

To become a partner fill out this online form.

Confirmed partners for 2020:


  • CAPP
  • Repsol Oil & Gas Canada


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


  • AUMA
  • Calgary Economic Development
  • Community Futures Network of Alberta
  • Esolutions Group
  • FortisAlberta Inc.
  • GIS Planning
  • MDB Insight Inc.
  • O2 Planning & Design


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


  • EDA
  • IEDC
  • Municipal World


    Click here to register for the 2020 Conference.  


    • $550 + GST (After January 18 until March 24, 2020)


    • $675 + GST (After January 18 until March 24, 2020)

    NOTE: Conference prices include two breakfasts, one lunch, the President's Dinner, the Minister's Dinner, and all refreshment breaks.

    Conference Registration Reimbursement Policy: EDA issues a full reimbursement less $50 administration charge prior to March 18, 2020; however, no reimbursements after March 25, 2020.

    Hotel info: To book your hotel room click here.

    Pre-Conference networking event: Held the evening of Tuesday March 31, the night before the Conference begins, at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, "Rock in the Rockies" is an opportunity for you to get a head start on catching up with your colleagues and making new connections. Your ticket includes appetizers and 1 drink ticket. You must register separately for "Rock in the Rockies" here.

    EDA Awards of Excellence: The awards are presented at EDA's Annual Conference during the Minister's Dinner and Awards Banquet. You must be an EDA Member in good standing to apply.

    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.

    Read the categories and apply here:

    • Call for Entries Begins - December 9, 2019
    • Final Deadline for Submissions - February 24, 2020
    • Judging Completed – Feb 22, 2020
    • Awards Presentation - April 2, 2020

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