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Attend the 2017 OEDA Annual Conference

Annual Fall Conference, October 22 – 24th
Crowne Plaza – Lake Oswego

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Welcome to the South Metro
2017 Oregon Economic Development Association Annual Conference is designed to provide you with tools and building blocks that will help you drive resiliency and growth in your home community. The agenda covers many applicable topics such as, creating a dynamic community, to rethinking workforce development, lead generation, as well as looking at how competitive Oregon is, and why the next recession will be different.

OEDA will honor the best of the best in our annual Economic Development Awards and the election of new Board members.

About the Conference
The OEDA Board of Directors knows that the networking that occurs at these events is extremely valuable. To encourage networking we have built in additional networking time between sessions. We plan to have several great opportunities for you to spend time with your colleagues, like the Sunday evening social and a fun interactive dinner at the World of Speed.

The OEDA Board is committed to strategic advocacy, valuable collaboration and innovative and relevant educational opportunities. We are confident that together we will inspire and encourage one another, strengthen our respective communities, and help build and grow a dynamically designed sustainable future.


Conference HighlightsClick Here for Full Conference Agenda
Featured Sessions:

Economic Development Finance Toolbox in Oregon
Data Mining for Company Intelligence
Access to Capital for Start-Ups
Financing Strategies for Redevelopment
Results of the Statewide Economic Development Survey
Business Recruitment Strategies
Urban Renewal Practice in Oregon
Innovative Workforce Development Solutions
Supporting Entrepreneurial Economy


Networking Reception: Sunday, October 22 | Atrium Bar - Crowne Plaza
5-6:30pm - Appetizers and no host bar
Come watch the Sunday Night Rematch game on the big screens

Monday Evening:  The World of Speed, Wilsonville | 6pm  - Social  Hour & Dinner
The museum encompasses many aspects of motorsports, including drag racing, road racing, land speed racing, motorcycle racing, open-wheel cars, NASCAR, and hydroplanes. While you're here, take a spin in a simulator to feel like you're really behind the wheel of an iconic Formula, Indy, or NASCAR race car! 
Dinner panel - Smart Communities, Shared Mobility - Are you Ready?

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Professional Development Series
Economic Development in Oregon
Wednesday, October 25th
Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Don't miss the first class of the Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program!
This interactive 8-credit training covers in depth information regarding Oregon's economy, including the context and tools needed to understand development dynamics, be active in the legislative process, and prepare for challenges and opportunities facing our economy. Information gained in this 101 course is perfect for those new to the profession and mid-career professionals as it provides a good foundation for the remainder of courses in the Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program.
Early-Bird Training rates (ends September 29th):  $175 for OEDA Members | $225 for Non-Members
Training registration includes breakfast, lunch, and class materials.

Register here to attend:   Economic Development in Oregon Registration



Crowne Plaza - Lake Oswego
OEDA Group Block   Rates:  King Room - $116  Suite - $136
Reservations - Please call 503-624-9083

Conference rates:  $215 OEDA Members | $245 Non Members

Conference registration includes:
Social evening event - Sunday, 10/22
1 1/2 day full conference - 10/23-10/24
World of Speed Dinner - Monday, 10/23
(spouses are invited, $35)   



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