Registration Opens:Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024
Registration Close: Friday, February 2nd, 2024
Course Dates: Feb 27th, 2024 - Mar 1st, 2024
Venue: Austin Marriot North
Location: 2600 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX
Hotel: Austin Marriott North
|Winter Basic Course - Registration Fee:
The Basic Economic Development Course focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in today's political, economic and business environment. The BEDC will provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of the keys of successful economic development. For those new to the profession, the BEDC is the first step toward professional certification.
This course is conducted through a partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).
The BEDC is accredited by the International Economic Development Council. As such, the TEDC is required to record attendance to meet the IEDC Course Standards. Each attendee must complete the requisite number of hours for all course modules in order to receive a completion certificate for the BEDC. The required modules must be a minimum of two (2) hours in length to meet accreditation standards. The BEDC qualifies as a professional economic development training requirement to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) examination.
Due to demand and to promote a more diverse group of attendees for the benefit of the class, an organization is limited to a maximum of four (4) individuals that may attend any one TEDC Basic Economic Development Course. This policy is per BEDC and not for the year.
The TEDC's discounted room block rate at the Marriott is currently $141.00/night+tax. There are limited number of rooms available in the TEDC's room block. The room block rate will expire on February 5, 2024.
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.