Registration Opens:Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
Registration Close: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
Conference Dates: Oct 5th, 2020 - Oct 9th, 2020
|Registration - Member||$375.00|
|Registration - Non-Member||$450.00|
Economic Development in Challenging Times: Creating a Path Forward
The TEDC's 2020 Annual Conference is October 5-9, 2020. We are going virtual with this year's annual conference. The program will be delivered over a five-day period and we will be utilizing a very interactive virtual event platform to enhance your conference experience. By stretching out the two and one-half day program to five days, the conference schedule will have shorter days and more breaks.
We have a great lineup of speakers, a program that will be include many panel discussions and interactive discussion forums, as well as exhibits, award recognition and networking opportunities. You don't want to miss this year's conference program and take advantage of hearing from leading economic development experts and peers.
The program includes 5 keynote presentations, 19 breakout sessions, 4 Peer Group Roundtables and 6 discussion forums on economic development. This year's program includes recognition of the recipients of the TEDC's 2020 Community Economic Development Award and TEDC's 2020 Workforce Excellence Award will be recognized during the conference.
The conference registration fee has been discounted 25 percent to make attendance more cost-effective. We also have a Group Rate for groups of 5 or more. Please contact Abi firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Group Rate.
If you are already registered for the conference, you should have received an email from the TEDC on October 1st with important information and a link to access the virtual event platform. If you cannot locate that email, please email Abi@texasedc.org.
Although online registration is closed, if you would like to attend the conference please email Abi@texasedc.org or call the TEDC's office at 512-480-8432.
This year's conference theme is Economic Development in Challenging Times: Creating a Path Forward. The program includes presentations on very important issues that economic developers are facing and will offer insight and direction on how to deal with those challenges and ways to move forward in a positive direction.
The program includes 5 keynote presentations, 19 breakout sessions, 4 Peer Group Roundtables and 6 discussion forums. The recipients of the 2020 Community Economic Development Award and the 2020 Workforce Excellence Award will be recognized and a session on "Preparing for the 87th Texas Legislative Session" will be Friday morning.
The five-day schedule is designed for a more user-friendly, virtual experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in as many sessions as they would like and will be able to be a part of interactive discussions with speakers and peers. There are multiple breaks in each day of the program to give attendees time to have one-on-one or group virtual meetings with each other and exhibitors.
The DRAFT Agenda is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
Five (5) complimentary registrations to the event, two (2) presentation sponsorship/introduction, one (1) PGR or discussion sponsorship/introduction, attendee list, logo recognition on virtual platform and logo recognition on event registration page.
Four (4) complimentary registrations to the event, one (1) presentation sponsorship/introduction, one (1) PGR or discussion sponsorship/introduction, attendee list, logo recognition on virtual platform and logo recognition on event registration page.
Three (3) complimentary registrations to the event, one (1) presentation sponsorship/introduction, attendee list, logo recognition on virtual platform and logo recognition on event registration page.
Two (2) complimentary registrations to the event, one (1) PGR or discussion sponsorship/introduction, attendee list and logo recognition on event registration page.
One (1) complimentary registrations to the event, attendee list and logo recognition on event registration page.
So many great reasons to Exhibit at the 2020 Annual Conference
- Level 1 - $1,500 (SOLD OUT)
- Level 2 - $1,000
- Level 3 - $750
- Complimentary registration to the event
- Logo recognition on the virtual event platform with hyperlink
- Access to attendee list with contact information
- Ability to upload marketing materials and videos to your personal exhibit booth
- Opportunity for logo in virtual platform rotating carousel (Level 1 and 2)
- Technology presentation session on program agenda (Level 1) (Level 1 Sold Out)
- Ability to schedule one-on-one meetings with attendees
- Lead capture of visitors
- Cost effective way to market your company/organization
- Acknowledgement of your commitment to economic development in our great state, and to the TEDC and its members
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.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email to TEDC staff. Cancellations received in writing on or before (10 business days), and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event. All refunds will be charged a $35.00 administration cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after (10 business days). A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the event, is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund. A registrant who does not submit a written notice of cancellation or attend the event is still responsible for the registration fee.