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Placemaking - An Economic Development Strategy

Date: July 13, 2017

Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price:  $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Nonmembers

Registration Deadline: July 13 at 11:00 am ET

Instructions will be emailed on July 12

Last date to request a refund or cancel registration: Wednesday, July 5

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


Placemaking affords economic development organizations a unique opportunity to strategically develop and market their community's brand. Over the past decade, it has received recognition as an effective economic development strategy. From redeveloped areas around mixed-use centers to master planned cities, well-designed, authentic, and accessible places have the ability to differentiate one community from another. By capitalizing on local assets, economic developers have created quality places where residents want to live, work, and play. The creation of vibrant communities has resulted in social and workforce benefits that translate into economic gains.

The scope of placemaking requires government agencies, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and corporations to all play a role in its implementation. During this webinar, we will explore findings from the newest paper of IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners and how you can immediately apply those concepts to your community.

Walk away knowing:

• The positive impacts placemaking can have on business, innovation, and talent attraction efforts
• Best practices in placemaking, including examples from peer communities
• How placemaking can be integrated into economic development strategies




Speaker information forthcoming.


Instructions and Technology

Instructions and dial-in information will be sent up to three days in advance and a minimum of two times. If you do not receive an email from IEDC or GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the start of the web seminar, it is your responsibility to email webinar@iedconline.org. No refunds or credits will be given for not receiving the dial-in information for the webinar.


• Using a telephone: A touch-tone telephone
• Using Desktop VoIP: A computer equipped with the following:
-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 for Windows/Mac/Linux, or Safari 2.0 for Macintosh
• Broadband Internet connection

Learn more about GoToWebinar please review the Attendee Quick Reference Guide(PDF)


Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

• Refunds are available with cancellation until Wednesday, July 5. There are no refunds for cancellations received after Wednesday, July 5.

• All cancellations must be received in writing by email, fax or mail to Cherrika Gordon (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org / fax (202) 223-4745). Cancellations by phone are not accepted.

• All cancellations and requests for a refund after Wednesday, July 5 need to be submitted in writing to Cherrika Gordon and will be considered on a case by case basis. There is no guarantee of a refund or credit after Wednesday, July 5 and each will be given consideration under unforeseen circumstances.


Attend Web Seminars and Earn Recertification Credits from the Comfort of Your Office

We understand that CEcDs have a constant yearning to grow and improve their knowledge and expertise in economic development. Therefore, the IEDC web seminars have been approved as professional development programs for recertification. The web seminars provide a convenient and cost-effective online environment for economic developers to learn about cutting-edge research, techniques, and tools that are prevalent in the field.

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle can now earn recertification credits. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Marjorie Rose at mrose@iedconline.org.