2019 OEDA Annual Conference October 27-29, 2019 | Salem, OR @ Salem Convention Center
“Innovating Access: Building an Inclusive Economy”
Each year, the state’s economic development community gathers at the Oregon Economic Development Association’s (OEDA) Annual Conference. This year, the Annual Conference will take place in Salem, Oregon – at the Salem Convention Center
adjoining The Grand Hotel
. Attendees will gain the latest knowledge on tools, programs, and connections to drive economic resiliency and growth in their communities. The conference is also an opportunity to hear from public- and private-sector leaders and honor excellence in economic development at the Economic Development Awards luncheon.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Social Reception at the Coin Jam Arcade 5-7 pm
Monday, Oct. 28
Conference Sessions 8 am – 4:15 pm
Awards of Excellence in Oregon Economic Development Luncheon 12 pm
Dinner @ Western Oregon University Salem Campus 6 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Conference Sessions 8 am – 11:50 am
Chmura Economics Keynote & OCED Graduation Luncheon 12 pm
Agriculture Innovation / Creative Media Sector / Governor’s Marketplace / Tourism Economy / Nontraditional Workforce / Business Oregon Updates / Legislative Update, Cap & Trade Focus / Talking with Elected Officials about Enterprise Zones
Discount Hotel Block at The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel that adjoins the Salem Convention Center is providing a block of rooms at a discounted room rate of $139 for the nights of Sunday 10/27 and Monday 10/28. To book, registrants should call Reservations at (877) 540-7800 and identify as an OEDA conference attendee to book at this rate provided availability. ROOM RATE ENDS OCTOBER 4. For an alternative option, Phoenix Inn & Suites South Salem (503/588-9220) should provide the Per Diem rate.
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.