September 29 - October 1, 2020
Registration is Now Closed!
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On behalf of the Ohio Economic Development Association, I am excited to extend this invitation to join us at the 2020 (virtual) OEDA Annual Summit being held September 29 - October 1 on a computer screen near you! Our theme for the 2020 Annual Summit is “Moving the Needle” which reminds us how economic development practitioners continue to make impacts in these ever changing times.
OEDA is excited to announce that, through the generous support of JobsOhio, presenting sponsor of the 2020 OEDA Virtual Annual Summit, registrations for local and regional economic development practitioners are complimentary!
Local economic developers include professionals working in private, local, and regional economic development organizations, as well as economic development professionals working in local governments such as townships, cities, and counties. Elected officials that serve directly in the role of a local economic developer are included.
If you qualify, please use the following code to register at no charge: *JobsOhio_2020
If you are unsure if you qualify for one of these complimentary categories, please contact Tracey Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org
There has never been a more critical time to stay connected and stay current. Economic developers are on the frontlines of Ohio’s economic recovery efforts and working tirelessly to keep up with the ever-changing landscape. We are thankful for JobsOhio’s support of Ohio’s economic development community and their partnership with OEDA as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Annual Summit.
This year's Annual Summit Team has worked tirelessly to create a packed agenda filled with a mix of engaging plenary and highly-relevant break-out sessions with a hope of engaging our many local practitioners in a thoughtful, meaningful, and do we dare say - entertaining format. Our primary tracks for the conference – infrastructure, funding solutions, EconDev planning, marketing strategies, driven partnerships, & what's next -- reinforce your basic understanding and provide innovative applications for new successes.
Nationally-recognized experts and industry leaders will share case studies and new strategies that will enhance your knowledge, allowing you to be able to find the solution to the latest challenge or fully engage with the newest opportunity. As the practice of Economic Development quickly changes and evolves, the 2020 OEDA Annual Summit is designed to help you, our local partners, expand your EconDev toolbox to achieve success in your communities.
As noted above, the 2020 OEDA Annual Summit is a multi-day event in a completely digital format, through our partners at Whova. The agenda has further been structured to allow time for you to attend sessions while certainly managing any needs of your local office with ample break time between sessions. This will also provide time to visit our exhibitors and connect with our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees through the Whova platform! Please note that ALL sessions will be recorded and available in an on-demand format after the Summit if you are unable to attend live.
The full Summit agenda will be released very soon, but please accept this invitation to register today to zoom with some of your favorite colleagues September 29-October 1! Be sure to mark your calendar for OEDA Trivia & Networking from 4:30-6:00 p.m. of September 29th, as well! This can’t miss event will be a completely virtual platform highlighting traditional bar room trivia (with an Ohio twist!). Teams will be randomly assigned in groups of up to 8. Be ready to mingle with colleagues from across the State and win prizes! Cocktails are encouraged -- but not provided. Pre-registration is required with your Summit registration by September 23rd.
Register today to attend the 2020 OEDA Virtual Annual Summit. We look forward to seeing you (at least from the waist up)!
Registration is open through September 24th for the OEDA 2020 Virtual Annual Summit.
Expand your knowledge; expand your network; and expand your influence through OEDA!
Nate Strum, MPA, EDFP
Executive Director, GROW Licking County CIC
2020 Annual Summit Committee Chairperson