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2016 Events:


Welcome to the OEDA Annual Conference in Beautiful Central Oregon

Register now for the OEDA Annual Conference in Sunriver

2016 Oregon Economic Development Association Annual Conference agenda features stories of entrepreneurship from throughout Central Oregon, and demonstrates how a dynamic economic development community can help businesses Move, Start, and Grow.  The 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.

Conference Highlights - View full agenda


  • Disruptive technologies, changing the face of Business and Customer Engagement: Darren Pleasance, Managing Director, Global Customer Acquisitions, Google
  • Shredding New Territory

Ryan Holmes and James Nicol, SnoPlanks (winner of 2015 BVC Early Stage)

  • Empowering Everyone - Get Your Economic Development Team Working for You

Ron Kitchens, CEO Southwest Michigan First


  • Why the Next Recession will be Different: Damon Runberg, Regional Economist, Oregon Employment Department
  • Tools for Creating a Robust Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Brian Vierra, EDCO and Mark Liberman, Director OSU Advantage Accelerator


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 at Sunriver Resort, a superb dinner on Monday night.

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.

Registration Now Open

Conference rates:  $239 OEDA Members   $269 Non Members; Conference registration includes:

  • Social evening event - Sunday, 10/23
  • 1 1/2 day full conference - 10/24-10/25
  • Sunriver dinner event - Monday, 10/24
  • (spouses are invited, $35)                          

Lodging Information

Sunriver Resort: Lodge Village - $119; River Lodge - $169 

Reservations: Call 1-800-547-3922 - Block name:  Oregon Economic Development (Block rate ends Oct 1)

Register Now!


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2017 Events:

  • Summer Conference in Florence on June 8th
  • Annual Conference in Wilsonville on October 22nd-24th


Please contact us for registration information and conference agendas.