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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:


June 9-11, 2019 | Salt Lake City, UT

The Economic Future Forum is a forward-looking conference that focuses on fostering innovation and economic transformation in the new economy. The conference explores industry trends and the partnerships and strategies needed to grow, attract, retain, and expand companies in established and emerging industries. Join fellow economic development professionals and experience Salt Lake City's economic development success, including its enormous urban revitalization and recent downtown revival, the strong legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and the city's thriving arts and entertainment scene.


October 13-16, 2019 | Indianapolis, IN

IEDC's Annual Conference is the largest yearly gathering of economic development professionals from across the country and around the world. The conference features distinguished keynote speakers, dozens of interactive sessions led by industry experts, networking events, and educational tours.


2020 Conferences

Leadership Summit
February 9-11, 2020
Tampa, FL

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

Economic Future Forum
Calgary, Alberta
June 21-23, 2020

Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Center Street, SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5P6 Canada
Phone: (403) 717-1234
Rate: $239.00 CAD single/double

Annual Conference
Dallas, TX
October 11-14, 2020

Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 748-1200
Rate: $269 single/double

2021 Conferences

Leadership Summit
Phoenix, AZ
Date and Hotel Coming Soon

Economic Future Forum
Spokane, WA
Date and Hotel Coming Soon

Annual Conference
Nashville, TN
October 3-6, 2021
Music City Center - Convention Center

Host Hotel: The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 248-2800
$289 single/double

2022 Conferences

Leadership Summit
Coachella Valley, CA
January 30 - February 1, 2022

La Quinta Resort and Club
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone: 800-598-3828
$249 single/double plus $10.00 resort fee daily

Economic Future Forum
Richardson, TX
June 12 - 14, 2022

Renaissance Dallas-Richardson Hotel
900 East Lookout Drive
Richardson, TX 75082
Phone: (972) 367-2000
$159 single/double

Annual Conference
Oklahoma City, OK
Dates and Hotel Coming Soon