2017 Annual Conference

Location & Accommodations | Networking Opportunities | Golf Tournament | Award Luncheon | Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

          
The Draft Agenda is subject to change.      

Dates of Event: October 18-20, 2017
Time of Event: Wednesday 11 am - Friday 12 pm

Registration Deadline:  October 6, 2017
Registration Rate TEDC Member:  $500
Registration Rate Non-Member:  $550

The TEDC's 2017 Annual Conference theme is Economic Resilience Through Innovation. The Annual Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Houston, Texas. The two and one-half day event will feature numerous general and breakout sessions on economic development topics and trends, two Peer Group Roundtables, the Community Economic Development Award luncheon, two networking receptions, numerous networking breaks, a new member orientation, a golf tournament and an auction to support the TEDC's PAC. The conference will kick-off Wednesday morning with a golf tournament and will conclude on Friday with the TEDC's board of director's meeting.

The TEDC's 2017 Annual Conference is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development training that counts toward the recertification for Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).


J W Marriott Hotel

5150 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 961-1500

Overnight Accommodations:

The TEDC's original room block at the JW Marriott is full. The overflow hotel for accommodations is the Hyatt Regency (a 4 minute walk from the JW Marriott). The room block rate is $189.00/night + tax. There are a liimited number of rooms available in the block.
 
Hyatt Regency
2626 Sage Road
Houston, TX
(832) 803-1234
 

Networking Opportunities

New Member Welcome & Orientation:

The New Member Orientation will be held Wednesday, October 19th. Attending the New Member Welcome & Orientation is a great way to meet members of the TEDC leadership, learn how to access valuable resources and get the maximum benefit from your TEDC membership. The New Member Welcome & Orientation is open to all new members and anyone interested any learning more about the TEDC.

There are two networking receptions and several breaks to network with your peers.


Award Luncheon

The 2017 Community Economic Development nominees and recipients will be honored at the TEDC Award Luncheon Thursday, October 19th. The Award Luncheon is included in your conference registration. Nominations for the 2017 CEDA are being accepted through Friday, August 18, 2017. Click here to download the CEDA application.


Golf Tournament

Wildcat Golf Club
12000 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77045
(713) 413-3400                                                      

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: Breakfast available at 7:00 AM, Team Scramble starts at 7:30 AM
Registration Fee: $85/player (includes green fees, cart, range balls and breakfast) 

Golf Sponsor:

   


Sponsorship Opportunities

Community Economic Development Award Luncheon Sponsor:  $7,500
  • Six (6) complimentary registrations to the event, logo recognition on luncheon program, conference agenda, event signage and event registration page, podium recognition
Reception Sponsor:  $7,500
  • Six (6) complimentary registrations to the event, logo recognition on conference agenda, event signage and event registration page, podium recognition
Breakfast Sponsor:  $5,000
  • Four (4) complimentary registrations to the event, logo recognition on conference agenda, event signage and event registration page, podium recognition
Event App Sponsor: $4,000
  • Three (3) complimentary registrations to the event, logo recognition on mobile app and download instructions card, conference agenda, event signage and event registration page, podium recognition
Networking Break Sponsor:  $2,500
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations to the event, logo recognition on conference agenda, event signage and event registration page, podium recognition
Community Sponsor:  $1,500
  • One (1) complimentary registration to the event, recognition on conference agenda, event signage and event registration page, podium recognition

»Link to Sponsors


Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibitor:  $1,500
  • One (1) complimentary registration to the event, one booth space, electricity for booth, recognition on conference agenda and event signage

»Link to Exhibitor Information
»Link to List of Exhibitors


CEDA Luncheon Sponsor:

          

Breakfast Sponsors:                

          

PAC Reception Sponsors:

                

 Event App Sponsor:

       

Networking Break Sponsors:   

                                                 
 

Community Sponsors: 

  Dun & Bradstreet
  Economic Alliance Houston Port Region
  Edinburg Economic Development Corporation
  Fairview Economic Development Corporation
  City of League City
  Lindale Economic Development Corporation
  Little Elm Economic Development Corporation
  Localintel
  Lone Star College Business Success Center
  Mike Barnes Group
  Odessa Chamber of Commerce
  Pearland Economic Development Corporation
  Rosenberg Development Corporation
  Tomball Economic Development Corporation
  Victoria Economic Development Corporation
  Waller County Economic Development Partnership
  The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership

 


Registration and Payment Policy:  All registrations are to be made online.  Registrations will not be accepted by mail, email, telephone or fax.  Payments in advance are encouraged, unless specified to be paid prior to the event.  Invoices are required to be paid within 30 days following the event.  Payments may be made in the form of check or online via credit card.  Purchase orders will not be accepted as a form of payment.

Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy:  All cancellations must be received in writing via email to TEDC staff at tedcinfo@texasedc.org. Cancellations received in writing on or before October 11, 2017, and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after October 11, 2017.  A registered attendee who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the event, is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund. A registered attendee who does not submit a written notice of cancellation or attend the event is still responsible for the registration fee.