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


Please note: online registration is now closed but, as always, onsite registrations are welcome.



Basic Registration

IEDC Member




Member in Transition / Retired Member


Executive Directors of State, Regional & Provincial Association Partners


Full Time Students*


Spouse/Guest Tours & Special Events (see below)

A la carte

* Copy of current transcript needed.

Full conference registration includes all concurrent and plenary sessions, Sunday - Wednesday. It also includes the Chairman's Reception on Sunday; Continental Breakfasts and Breaks Monday - Wednesday; Networking Lunch in the Exhibit Hall on Monday; Monday's Networking Reception; and the Keynote Luncheon on Tuesday.


Discount for Alaska Native Corporation and Tribal Employees, Shareholders and Members

The 2015 IEDC Annual Conference kicks off on October 4th in the vibrant and diverse city of Anchorage, Alaska. This four day event is the largest of its kind in the world, and is an excellent opportunity to network and grow within the professional practice of economic development.

The cost for registration for the Annual Conference is currently $695 (for non-members) however; IEDC is offering a special rate of $165 for Alaska native corporation and tribal employees, shareholders and members. This discount is a $50,000 investment into the growth of the practice of economic development throughout the state of Alaska. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people to come and network with and learn from their counterparts from throughout the US, Canada, and the rest of the work on best practices in the field of economic development.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please send an email to Cherrika Gordon (cgordon@iedconline.org) with your full contact information.


Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Sunday, October 4 | 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Monday, October 5 | 8:45 am - 11:30 am


Cook Inlet Housing Authority - Tour of Mountain View
Monday, October 5 | 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm


Port of Anchorage
Tuesday, October 6 | 7:45 am - 11:00 am


Alaska Railroad Corporation
Tuesday, October 6 | 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Special Events (paid)

ED+EDO: Partnering to Bridge the Gap
Thursday, October 1 | 8:45 am - 4:45 pm


Special Networking Luncheon: Elected Officials and Board of Directors of EDOs
Monday, October 5 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Defining Issues Luncheon
Monday, October 5 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Recognition Dinner
Monday, October 5 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Essence of Crowdfunding
Wednesday, October 7 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Special Events (free)

Workshop: How to be a World Class Economic Developer
Sunday, October 4 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Workshop: Dishing up Local Food Chains for Economic Development
Sunday, October 4 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Workshop: Developing Business Continuity and Economic Resilience
Sunday, October 4 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Economic Development Ethics Workshop (Sunday)
Sunday, October 4 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


New Member Reception
Sunday, October 4 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Non-Member Reception
Sunday, October 4 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Speed Mentorship and Networking Lunch
Monday, October 5 | 11:15 am - 1:30 pm


Economic Development Ethics Workshop (Monday)
Monday, October 5 | 11:40 am - 1:40 pm


Primer to the CEcD Exam Process: What you Need to Know Workshop
Tuesday, October 6 | 7:00 am - 8:30 am


Spouse/Guest Tours & Special Events

Tour: Anchorage PhotoWalk
Sunday, October 4 | 9:45 am - 12:00 pm


Tour: The Anchorage Museum
Sunday, October 4 | 1:15 pm - 2:20 pm


Chairman's Reception
Sunday, October 4 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Tour: All About Anchorage
Monday, October 5 | 8:45 am - 11:00 am


Networking Lunch
Monday, October 5 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Keynote Luncheon
Tuesday, October 6 | 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm


Tour: Big Swig Tours - Brewery Tours
Tuesday, October 6 | 2:30 pm - 4:45 pm


Networking Reception
Tuesday, October 6 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Tour: Anchorage Historic/Ghost Tour
Tuesday, October 6 | 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm




IEDC offers a 10% discount off the basic registration for groups of four or more for full registrants employed by the same organization. The discount does not apply to guests, dinners, seminars, tours, other special events or one-day registrations. To receive discounts, all registration forms must be received at the same time and by September 30, 2015. Please fax or email the registration to Cherrika Gordon (email: cgordon@iedconline.org or (202) 223-4745).



• Registrations will only be accepted and processed when payment, or an approved government purchase order, is included.

• Confirmations will be emailed after July 17, 2015.

• Registrations, or changes to registrations, will not be accepted over the phone as this does not provide an accurate record of the request.

• To be included in the Conference Attendees List, registrations must be received no later than September 24, 2015.


PAYMENT POLICY - Please read carefully!

• All payments sent to the IEDC office must be received by Sept. 30, 2015 or registrants will be required to resolve unpaid balances onsite (excluding those with government purchase orders).

• Conference attendees with a balance due will be required to remit payment before being admitted to the conference, with the exception of those attendees paying by government purchase order.

• If a copy of your purchase order was not forwarded to IEDC, please present it at the onsite registration desk.



• Substitutions will be accepted at any time.

There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations after Sept. 18, 2015.

• All cancellation requests must be in writing and can be emailed or sent to IEDC.

• All registered attendees cancelling their registration, will be charged a $95 processing fee, regardless of when the written cancellation notice was received.

• Cancellation requests received by IEDC prior to close of business on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 will have their registration fees refunded or credited to a future IEDC event, less the $95 processing fee.

• A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation, or attend the conference, is considered a "No-Show". No-Shows are not eligible for refunds or credits, and are still liable for outstanding balances.

Questions regarding these policies should be directed to the IEDC Conference Registrar, Cherrika Gordon: cgordon@iedconline.org or (202) 942-9463.