Federal Economic Development Forum – Registration Now Open

Federal Economic Development Forum – Registration Now Open

International Economic Development Council


New Administration, New Beginnings: Energizing Communities and the Economy
March 15-17, 2009
Washington, DC Metro Area

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) welcomes you to attend the 2009 Federal Economic Development Forum, March 15-17, in Alexandria, Virginia. Join us for three days of informative sessions and a first-rate lineup of speakers highlighting the relevant federal issues facing the economic development community.

The 2009 IEDC Federal Economic Development Forum will bring together economic developers from across the nation to discuss federal policy, programs, and issues with their peers and engage with Federal leaders. The current state of the economy and the nation's energy policy pose significant challenges while also creating substantial opportunities for economic developers. With a brand new presidential administration, a new Congress and complex issues demanding a renewed Federal policy presence there has never been a more important time to attend the IEDC Federal Economic Development Forum.

FIND innovative solutions and best practices from policy professionals and workforce leaders

NETWORK with other economic developers and representatives from federal agencies

INFLUENCE Congress on federal economic development issues that affect you

LEARN from insiders on what to expect from the transitioning administration

View the program: http://www.iedconline.org/FederalForum/Program.html

Expert Speakers: http://www.iedconline.org/FederalForum/Speakers.html

Register today: http://www.iedconline.org/FederalForum/Registration.html

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Robert D. Atkinson, PhD, President, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Ian Bromley, FM, MA, MBA, Chief Executive, Creative Sheffield/Sheffield City Development Company

Chuck Conlon, Managing Director, CQ Budget Tracker

Karen R. Elzey, Vice President & Executive Director, Institute for a Competitive Workforce, US Chamber of Commerce

James A. Jaffe, President & CEO, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds

Charles E.M. Kolb, President, Committee for Economic Development

Greg LeRoy, Executive Director, Good Jobs First

Peter Roberson, Senior Policy Advisor, Committee on Financial Services, US House of Representatives

Douglass F. Small, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration, US Department of Labor

Raymond J. Uhalde, Director, Workforce Development Strategies Group, National Center on Education and the Economy

BOOK YOUR HOTEL TODAY!
The Westin Alexandria
401 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 253-8600 or (866) 837-4210

IEDC room rate: $199 single/double

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.iedconline.org/FederalForum/index.html

Posted December 24, 2008



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