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Host an IEDC Conference

Recent host community leaders shared the following testimonials regarding their experience hosting the event, and IEDC offers to set up a meeting with past host committee members in order to learn more about their experiences, success stories and lessons learned.

For communities considering hosting an IEDC Annual Conference, it is a great opportunity to showcase your community and to bring best practices to your community. Not often do you get that level of expertise all in the same place. Finally, the strength of the IEDC administration in supporting the host committee is a major benefit. They have processes in place that minimized our administrative work..” Heather Lalonde, CEcD, EcD, CEO, Economic Developers council of Ontario

Bringing people from the profession and from the US and other parts of the world to our community, we were able to show off the progress made in the region. Attendees left Cleveland feeling good about the community.” - Joe Marinucci, FM HLM, President & CEO, Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Ready to host an IEDC Conference?

The below are links to documents which outline what IEDC looks for in cities and groups with regards to hosting a conference. The documents also outline the steps an economic development organization would take towards applying to host a conference.

Host areas benefit from the recognition and increased visibility which come as a result of economic development professionals visiting and learning from a community’s achievements. The host area also has the opportunity to make use of the expertise of the attendees to help improve its own programs or launch new initiatives for their community. Additionally, host economies benefit from the revenue derived from IEDC’s conference. Learn how to apply.

Please note, that the documents below are guides through the proposal process. The numbers and figures might change slightly throughout the approval process.

Please contact Phil Goodwin at (202) 639-9106 or pgoodwin@iedconline.org to learn more about hosting an IEDC conference.

Download a flyer about hosting an upcoming IEDC Conference.

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