1. the central part of a wheel, rotating on or with the axle, and from which the spokes radiate.
2. the effective center of an activity, region, or network.
When it comes to economic development, the Dallas-Fort Worth region is known as a hub of convergence, connectivity, and creativity - three key drivers of success and prosperity in today's global economy.
A central gathering place for economic development professionals from throughout the globe, each year the IEDC Annual Conference functions as a hub of its own. It's a one-of-a-kind opportunity for economic developers to learn, network, and discuss the most important existing and emerging trends in the profession.
With a range of dynamic content, leading speakers, and new session formats, the 2014 Annual Conference offers something for everyone. Program highlights include:
Content, re-imagined: From the popular Ignite format to RED (Retired Economic Developer) Talks, "Town Hall"-style sessions, discussion panels, expert presentations, and highly focused workshops, this year's breakout session programming will engage attendees in exciting new ways.
Keynote speakers: IEDC will once again draw on high-level speakers from throughout the host region to deliver perspectives that matter to your community, regardless of where you're from.
Local tours: The Ft. Worth region is home to a range of tour destinations affording attendees the opportunity to step out of the classroom and learn about what's going on locally, along with lessons that can be applied in places big and small.
Networking: When people from different backgrounds get together and talk about what they are doing to better serve their communities, good things happen. The 2014 Annual Conference will feature numerous opportunities for attendees to renew old friendships and make new ones.
The full 2014 IEDC Annual Conference program will be posted in April, so stay tuned! Register today to secure your early bird rate.