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IEDC Conferences

In a global economy, you never know where the next opportunity to advance your career or community will come from. We give you the chance to form and foster relationships with economic developers from around the world – and the next county over.

Our technical and annual conferences will not only connect you with others who share your goals and experiences, but keep you in the forefront of the profession by providing access to and insights from community leaders, industry experts, and federal policy makers. IEDC offers the following four conferences every year:

January 27-29, 2019 | Fort Lauderdale, FL

IEDC's Leadership Summit is a unique gathering of senior-level and CEcD-certified economic developers. Experience peer networking and active discussions on the latest issues affecting economic development leaders. The 2019 Summit will illustrate ways organizations are bringing together polarized factions to form successful collaborations. Key themes to creating collaborative communities:

• Building strong business climates
• Creating partnerships in education and training
• Moving transportation forward
• Promoting synergy between businesses and government
• Fostering regional collaboration for economic success

Please note: Attendance is limited to senior managers of economic development organizations and Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).


2019 Conferences

2019 Federal Forum
April 14-16, 2019
Washington, DC

The Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-1527
Phone: (202) 628-2100
IEDC Room Rate: $269 single/double
Group Rate Cutoff: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

2019 Economic Future Forum
June 9-11, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT

Marriott Salt Lake Downtown City Creek
75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
IEDC Room Rate: $221
Group Cut off: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2019 Annual Conference
October 13-16, 2019
Indianapolis, IN

Marriott Indy Place Tri Brand
10 South West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Headquarters hotel is a brand new Marriott Tri-brand with three distinct Marriott properties under one roof, all connected the the Indianapolis Convention Center by walk bridge.

JW Marriott $219 single/double
Courtyard Marriott Downtown: $209 single/double
Springhill Suites Marriott: $199 single/double

2020 Conferences

2020 Leadership Summit
February 9-11, 2020
Tampa, FL

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
IEDC Room Rate: $234 single/double