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IEDC 2014 Annual Conference | Fort Worth, TX | October 19-22, 2014  |  Steering Toward the Future: Convergence, Connectivity, and Creativity


Please note: Online registration is now closed but, as always, on-site registrations are welcome.


Registration Fees

Basic Registration

By August 8

August 9 - September 12

After September 12

IEDC / Texas Economic Development Council Member








Member in Transition / Retiree / Honorary Lifetime Member




Executive Directors of State, Regional & Provincial Association Partners




Spouse / Guest




Full Time Students*




* 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.


More Than Just a Football Stadium: AT&T Stadium Tour
Saturday, October 18 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Explore Fort Worth's Trinity River Vision on Horseback and Wagon (Sunday)
Sunday, October 19 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Bus Tour of AllianceTexas
Sunday, October 19 | 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Explore Fort Worth's Trinity River Vision on Horseback and Wagon (Monday)
Monday, October 20 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


GE Transportation Tour
Monday, October 20 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
Tuesday, October 21 | 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Downtown Fort Worth Walking
Tuesday, October 21 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Special Events (paid)

Golf Tournament at Mira Vista Country Club SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 18 | 1:00 pm


Defining Issues Luncheon
Monday, October 20 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Special Networking Luncheon: Elected Officials and Board of Directors of Economic Development Organizations
Monday, October 20 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Recognition Dinner
Tuesday, October 21 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Special Events (free)

Economic Development Ethics Workshop
Sunday, October 19 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, October 20 | 11:40 am - 1:40 pm


New Member Reception
Sunday, October 19 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Non-Member Reception
Sunday, October 19 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Chairman's Reception
Sunday, October 19 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Young Professional and Student Networking Event*
Sunday, October 19 | 9:00 pm


Speed Mentorship and Networking Lunch*
Monday, October 20 | 11:15 am - 12:30 pm


Networking Lunch in the Economic Development Marketplace
Monday, October 20 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Networking Reception
Monday, October 20 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Preparing for the CEcD Exam Workshop
Tuesday, October 21 | 7:00 am - 8:30 am


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


Group Discounts

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 October 15, 2014. Please fax or email the registration to Cherrika Gordon (email: cgordon@iedconline.org or (202) 223-4745).


Registration Policy

Registrations received by fax or mail will only be accepted and processed with a credit card number, check or a copy of a valid purchase order. If not, the registration will not be processed.

Registrations will not be accepted over the telephone.

• Written confirmation of your registration will be emailed or mailed to you, beginning in July. If you do not receive your confirmation, please contact Cherrika Gordon (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org or (202) 942-9463.)

Any changes to your registration must be in writing. You may e-mail or fax your changes to Cherrika Gordon (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org or fax: (202) 223-4745.)

• In order to guarantee that your name will be included in the Conference Attendees List, registrations must be received by October 9, 2014. The Attendee's list will be emailed to all registered Attendees on Friday, October 10, 2014. Please keep the Attendee's list for your records. It is no longer included in the Conference packet.

• For speedier on-site processing, payment must be received by October 15, 2014. No one may pick up registration materials without payment. If your payment will not reach IEDC office by October 15, you may bring your check payment with you.


Payment Policy

• Payment for all registrations must be made in full prior to the conference.

• Registrants will be required to resolve any unpaid balances by check or credit card on-site at the conference, excluding those with government purchases orders.

• Registrations received by mail or fax will only be accepted and processed with a credit card number or a faxed copy of a valid purchase order.


Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

• Substitutions will be accepted at any time.

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

• Cancellations by phone are not accepted. Cancellations must be received in writing by mail, fax or email to Cherrika Gordon, (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org or Fax: (202) 223-4745).

Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday, October 3, 2014 will be refunded or credited to a future IEDC Conference (less a $95 processing fee). These transactions will be processed after the conference.

There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations received after October 3, 2014.

• A registered attendee, who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the conference is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund or credit.

A registered attendee who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the conference is still liable for any outstanding balances.

Note: Questions regarding the policy above should be directed to Cherrika Gordon via e-mail at (cgordon@iedconline.org) or (202) 942-9463.