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2019 OEDA Annual Conference

October 27 - October 29

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 practitioner community comes together 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. Over two days, practitioners will gain the latest knowledge on tools, programs, and connections that will enable them to drive economic resiliency and growth in their communities. The conference is also an opportunity to hear from public- and private-sector leaders through keynote speeches, honor excellence in economic development practice through our annual Economic Development Awards luncheon, and elect the next slate of leaders to spearhead OEDA’s efforts.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Social Reception at the Coin Jam Arcade 5-7 pm
Monday, Oct. 28
Conference Session 8 am – 4:15 pm
Awards of Excellence in Oregon Economic Development Luncheon 12 pm
Dinner 6 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Conference Sessions 8 am – 11:50 am
Chmura Economics Keynote & OCED Graduation Luncheon 12 pm

*complete session agenda released in October

Session Teasers:
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

Lodging Reservations
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. For an alternative option, Phoenix Inn & Suites South Salem (503/588-9220) should provide the Per Diem rate.


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About OEDA
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.


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