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IEDC 2015 Annual Conference | Anchorage, Alaska | October 4-7, 2015

PROGRAM


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Thursday, October 1

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Professional Development Course: Workforce Development Strategies $

Friday, October 2

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Professional Development Course: Workforce Development Strategies $

Saturday, October 3

7:00 am

Professional Development Course: Certified Economic Developers (CEcD) Exam $

Sunday, October 4

7:45 am

Professional Development Course: Certified Economic Developers (CEcD) Exam $

12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration, Resource Center and The Economic Development Marketplace (Exhibit Hall) Open

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Tour: University of Alaska Anchorage Aviation Technology Division (Merrill Field) Facilities $

Visitors are able to see what kind of aircraft the maintenance students work on, what labs students participate in, and if a staff member is available more in depth explanation of what occurs during particular labs. When available, visitors are also able to enter the Air Traffic Control Tower and Radar simulators, receiving an explanation of the difference between the two, with brief overview of what an Air Traffic controllers responsibility are. The portion regarding professional piloting involves a visit to our Flight Operations department, where piloting students meet with their Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), this also involves a visit to the flight simulator room, where there is also an explanation regarding flight training.

Tours involve a walkthrough of each of the Aviation departments:

• Aircraft maintenance
• Air Traffic Control
• Professional Piloting
• Aviation Administration

Price: $55

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Economic Development Ethics Workshop

Are you faced with ethical dilemmas in your professional life? Do you have the tools to deal with ethical issues? Economic developers regularly encounter situations that require sound judgment and strength of character. This session will provide essential instruction on ethics in economic development and provide you with the tools to foster an environment of high standards in your organization. No theoretical lecture, this workshop will focus on real life ethical decision-making situations faced by economic developers.

Note: Due to the large number of attendees at these workshops, we are unable to accommodate requests to transfer registration between the Sunday and Monday ethics sessions. Ethics Workshops will also be held at the 2016 Leadership Summit and 2016 Annual Conference.

Ethics training is a requirement for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) recertification processes. CEcDs who seek recertification are required to have two hours of ethics training each time they recertify.

Price: Free, but registration is required


• Disaster Workshop

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Learning Labs

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tour: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center $

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation, education, and quality animal care of Alaska's wildlife. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center.

Price: $55

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Opening Plenary Session

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tour: UMed Healthcare District $

Includes University of Alaska Anchorage, Providence Medical Center Campus, Alaska Native Medical Center, and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The purpose of this project is to update and complete a district plan for the UMED District. The plan is intended to guide growth and development in the UMED District while ensuring that all organizations are allowed the opportunity to fulfill their individual missions. The plan provides a framework for continued development of educational, health, housing, commercial, and public infrastructure and programs for the integral health and education elements of the Anchorage economy.

Price: $55

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

New Member Reception

Join us and connect with your fellow new members, IEDC Board of Directors and Membership Advisory Committee members. Learn more about IEDC's resources, benefits and ways to become engaged with the organization.

Price: Free, but registration is required


Non-Member Reception

Come and meet IEDC leadership, Board and Membership Advisory Committee members. They will share with you the benefits of being a member of IEDC.

Price: Free, but registration is required

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Chair's Reception

Don't miss the opportunity to see old friends and make new acquaintances. Join IEDC Chair JoAnn Crary, CEcD and your colleagues for an evening of networking and fun in the Economic Development Marketplace (Exhibit Hall).

Price: Free, but registration is required

9:00 pm

Young Professional and Student Networking Event

Are you a young economic development professional? Come get involved with your fellow professionals, have a good time, and take this opportunity to expand your networking field.

Please note: Attendees for this event should be under 35 or have no more than ten years in the economic development field (whichever is later).

Price: Free, but registration is required

Monday, October 5

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration, Resource Center and The Economic Development Marketplace Open

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast in the Economic Development Marketplace

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Learning Labs

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Tour: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport $

For more than 50 years, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has played an integral role in the growth of Anchorage and the State of Alaska. Today, the airport is primed for an exciting and dynamic future, with its geographic location providing unlimited potential in the global marketplace.

Airport facts:

• Less than 9.5 hours from 90% of the industrial world
• #2 in the US for landed weight of cargo aircraft (Memphis, TN is #1)
• Among the top 5 in the world for cargo throughput
• Nearly 5 million passengers served in 2012
• World's largest and busiest floatplane base

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is responsible for approximately 15,577 airport & community jobs, earning $1 billion. That's 1 in 10 jobs in Anchorage!

Price: $55

8:45 am - 10:15 am

Chair's Welcome and Monday Morning Plenary Session

10:35 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

11:15 am - 1:30 pm

Speed Mentorship and Networking Lunch

Young professionals and students will have the opportunity to interact in a quick-fire format with seasoned economic development professionals. Join us for this new, exciting opportunity to gain insight into the profession and make lasting connections. Box lunches will be provided.

Price: Free, but registration is required. Registration is limited to students and professionals under 35 years of age.

11:40 am - 1:40 pm

Economic Development Ethics Workshop

Are you faced with ethical dilemmas in your professional life? Do you have the tools to deal with ethical issues? Economic developers regularly encounter situations that require sound judgment and strength of character. This session will provide essential instruction on ethics in economic development and provide you with the tools to foster an environment of high standards in your organization. No theoretical lecture, this workshop will focus on real life ethical decision-making situations faced by economic developers.

Note: Due to the large number of attendees at these workshops, we are unable to accommodate requests to transfer registration between the Sunday and Monday ethics sessions. Ethics Workshops will also be held at the 2016 Leadership Summit and 2016 Annual Conference.

Ethics training is a requirement for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) recertification processes. CEcDs who seek recertification are required to have two hours of ethics training each time they recertify.

Price: Free, but registration is required

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Special Networking Luncheon: Elected Officials and Board of Directors of EDOs $

IEDC extends a special invitation to elected officials and board of directors of EDOs to network and discuss economic development strategies in your community. This lunch is open to all registered attendees of the conference.

Price: $35


Defining Issues Luncheon $

This fully catered, full course luncheon gives you a chance to renew old connections and make new ones, before hearing a keynote presentation on a trending topic in economic development.

Price: $45


Networking Lunch in the Economic Development Marketplace

Connect with old friends, meet new colleagues, and check out the exhibit booths in this year's Economic Development Marketplace. Boxed lunches will be provided.

Price: Free, but registration is required

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tour: Cook Inlet Housing Authority Tour of Mountain View $

The Cook Inlet Housing Authority's revitalized property known as Mountain View Village has had amazing impacts on the area's education, economic investment, reduction in crime, and more. Additionally, the Mountain View Village was selected for the HUD Secretary's Opportunity & Empowerment Award during 2014, which "honors excellence in community planning that has led to measurable benefits in terms of increased economic development, employment, education, or housing choice and mobility for low- and moderate-income residents." Hear from the Authority itself on how it created this award winning community.

Price: $55

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:15 pm - 3:50 pm

Silent Auction and Ice Cream Social

Bid on an extraordinary and unique range of items that the communities donate to express their individual pride of place. Silent auction items may be previewed and bid on in the Exhibit Hall beginning Sunday and concluding Monday during the ice cream social. Get the scoop from exhibitors while enjoying your favorite flavors. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Diane Lupke Scholarship Fund, helping train economic developers in distressed areas.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Recognition Dinner $

Held at the Hotel Captain Cook and honoring those who have contributed to making the profession what it is today. Honors to be conferred include:

• Fellow Members (FM) and Honorary Lifetime Members (HLM)
• Leadership Award for Public Service
• New Economic Developer of the Year Award
• Citizen Leadership Award
• Institutional Leadership Award
• Jeffrey A. Finkle Organizational Leadership Award and
• Chairman's Award for Excellence in Economic Development

Price: $100

Tuesday, October 6

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Economic Development Marketplace (Exhibit Hall) and Resource Center Open

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Preparing for the CEcD Exam Workshop

If you are planning to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam, it's never too early to start planning and learning more about the process. All participants and attendees at this workshop will be provided with a complete overview of the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) exam process, from application to the oral examination. Attendees will learn tools and techniques for preparing for the exam and witness a mock oral interview.

Beginning on January 1, 2015, first-time candidates sitting for the certification exam are required to participate in the "Preparing for the CEcD Exam Workshop," either in-person or via webinar format. Questions regarding this requirement can be sent to Rebecca Thomas at rthomas@iedconline.org.

Price: Free, but registration is required

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Learning Labs

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Tour: Port of Anchorage $

The Port of Anchorage (POA) is a deep-water port that runs as an enterprise department under the Municipality of Anchorage. An estimated 90% of the merchandise goods for 85% of Alaska's populated areas pass through the POA, including gasoline, heating oil, diesel, cement, business supplies and more. Additionally, the Port is one of only 19 commercial ports around the nation designated as a Department of Defense Strategic Seaport.

Price: $55

8:45 am - 10:15 am

Tuesday Morning Plenary Session

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Exhibit Appointment Hours

Want some one-on-one time with your suppliers or do you want to take a deeper dive into an exhibitor's products? Make an appointment with your preferred exhibitors without all the hustle and bustle of receptions and networking events during regular Exhibit hours? Exhibitor contact information will be distributed two weeks prior to the conference, and at that time we encourage you to arrange 15 or 30 minute appointments with the exhibitors you want to talk with.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Keynote Luncheon

The biggest plenary session of the conference features a full course meal, presentations from leading speakers, and an exciting look into what to expect at the 2016 IEDC Annual Conference.

Price: Free, but registration is required

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Excellence in Economic Development Awards Ceremony

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tour: Alaska Railroad Corporation/Premier Alaska $

Owned by the State of Alaska since 1985, the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) is unlike any other State of Alaska agency. It is owned by the state, but is incorporated and run like a private business. The ARRC receives no operating funds from the state, nor are its employees state employees. Rather, the corporation and ARRC employees generate revenue through freight, passenger and real estate services to cover personnel, operations and maintenance expenses.

Price: $55

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Young Professionals Workshop

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Networking Reception

Wednesday, October 7

7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration Open

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Attendee Networking Breakfast

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Ignite IEDC

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Site Consultants Forum

2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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