6 Months Really Isn’t that Far Away. Mark Your Calendar Now for IEDC’s Annual Conference!

6 Months Really Isn’t that Far Away. Mark Your Calendar Now for IEDC’s Annual Conference!

International Economic Development Council

6 Months Really Isn't that Far Away. Mark Your Calendar Now for IEDC's Annual Conference!

September 30 – October 3, 2012
Houston, TX


Register before Friday, July 27 and save $100 with our Early Registration Rates

ED professionals know that they can't afford to use the same strategies they've always used and expect different results. That's why the theme and focus of IEDC's 2012 Annual Conference will be:


Join us in Houston September 30th – October 1st for this year's best future-focused ED event. You'll leave with useful take-aways to help your community face and profit from our accelerating global economy.

IEDC's 2012 Annual Conference will address the challenges and opportunities of growing jobs and investment in today's global economy. By energizing and empowering regional partners through shared messaging, resources, and best practices, communities small and large can benefit and remain competitive. You will explore key questions facing the Economic Development profession, including:

• How can communities capture opportunities today to catalyze growth for tomorrow?
• What new tools and strategies are essential to making communities relevant and resilient in the changing global economy?
• How can economic developers sharpen their skills to become more flexible, adaptable leaders?
• How can communities identify and develop assets that are cost-effective and complement their strengths?

After tough times in the 1980s, Houston-area leaders laid a foundation for growth based on sound planning, a regional collaboration, and global competitiveness. Now, as the last U.S. region to enter the Great Recession and the first to emerge, Houston is a model of economic resiliency. Through a program of top speakers, cutting-edge topics, and educational tours, conference attendees will not only experience the region's spirit of cooperation and innovation, but leave with new tools and strategies to take their organizations to the next level.


Hilton Americas-Houston
1600 Lamar
Houston, TX 77010
IEDC room rate: $216 single / $236 double
Group rate cutoff: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Reservations: 1 (800) 236-2905

If registering over the phone, please mention that you are with the International Economic Development Council to obtain the discounted group rate, which is available until filled or September 4. After the cutoff date, registration rates will be subject to availability and prevailing rates.


Posted March 22, 2012

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