EDA 2017 Annual Conference - Conference Round Up

February 15, 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous


EDA 2017 Annual Conference 

Conference Round Up

There are 34 days until EDA's 2017 Annual Conference at the Banff Centre in Banff, AB. Check out what's new with our planning and what you can expect at the 2017 Conference. Click on the links below for more information:

We strive to ensure our Conference sessions are engaging and relevant to your practice as economic development professionals. Read the latest Conference agenda and plan to attend sessions such as:

Pre-Conference Session- Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 -11:00: Fostering Community Resiliency- in 2017, EDA is rolling out specific economic resiliency training in partnership with IEDC. This pre-conference workshop is a condensed version of this training. 

Wednesday, March 22, 11:00 am-12:00 PDC Lobby: Banff Centre Tour - Mark your calendars, and plan to attend this brief walking tour to better understand the layout of the Banff Centre Campus. See a Map of the Banff Centre here.

Thursday, March 23, 9:00 - 10:15: Meet the Neighbours! Forming Relationships and Partnerships with Local Indigenous Communities- Using the FCM-CANDO Stronger Together Toolkit, discuss the steps to go from co-existence to collaboration. 

Bonus Session- Thursday, March 23, 3:15 - 5:00: Why Startup Communities Matter Workshop- Startup Canada is a grassroots network of entrepreneurs who collaborate to create an environment of entrepreneurship in Canada. Learn about this group and how it applies to you. 

EDA President's Dinner - Wear something red! The theme for this dinner is Canada's 150th Birthday. Dress is business attire. 

Conference Connectors are a new feature and a unique networking opportunity for delegates. You must sign up to attend: 

Connector 1: Visual Insights- Powerful Expression through Powerful Images

Connector 2: Future Thinking: Developing innovative Solutions in Uncertain Times

EDAC is holding events that you must register for separately:

 EDAC Pre-Course: Economic Diversification-Strategies for Revitalizing Local Economies 

Ec.D Certification Exam: Contact EDAC's Penny Gardiner to inquire if you are eligible to write: gardiner@edac.ca.

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