Welcome to IEDCís 2016 FED Forum - the only comprehensive federal economic development annual event.
Register now and save $160 off the final fee to attend.
IEDCís FED Forum is more than an event, itís an experience. Since 1995, it has consistently been ďtheĒ annual policy oriented learning and sharing opportunity that focuses on all things federal economic development, and itís happening again in 2016 from April 3-5.
Meet us in Arlington, VA. Registration has officially opened.
The Five Wís of The FED Forum for 2016:
Who? You...and approximately 200 other savvy economic developers from the public and private sectors
What? IEDCís 2016 FED Forum, which features more than two dozen federal agency leaders
When? April 3-5, 2016
Where? Arlington, Virginia Ė just a few miles from Capitol Hill and every federal agency central to economic growth
Why FED Forum? Because you must have access to all aspects of federal economic development to further enable your jobs agenda for your community.
How to get started? Right here, register today.
Bonus? Trip bookend potential to maximize your time spent in the Nationís Capital.
Savings!!! The early bird rate saves you more than 22% off the final FED Forum registration fee.
Each event topic has been carefully crafted. The topics weíre covering are the most critical and necessary to combat and conquer. Weíve packed the agenda with what youíll need to assemble your own federal economic development toolkit.
You can expect:
1. Relevant and timely content to be delivered throughout the entire FED Forum experience
2. Information sharing and networking opportunities the whole way through
3. Engaging and influential speakers
Selecting FED Forum speakers is no easy task. Speakers are selected based upon their industry experience, their professional originality, and their unique and innovative impact on economic development within their respective communities.
How will you spend your time during The FED Forum?
Your FED Forum Program - At-A-Glance
SelectUSA Summit Prep
Economic Developers and Elected Officials
Advocacy: Do You Fly-in?
Building Resiliency in Your Economy
Infrastructure (Still) Wonít Build Itself
Accessing Capital Leads to Growth
Innovation: Making Sure Your Community is the Next Big Thing
Federal Data Resources: The Information Sensation is Sweeping the Nation
The Future of Incentives
Rural Development: Where the Green Grass Grows
Federal Tools to Support Reshoring
International Opportunities: To Infinity and Beyond Our Borders
Workforce Trends: Woah WIOA
Urban Development: Tomorrowland Today
So many topics, all in one place.
See full topic descriptions for FED Forum 2016
We know that every dollar counts to you and we know that every dollar also counts to your constituencies, those in your community who constantly look to you for information on how they can meet and exceed their own budget requirements.
Our promise of what youíll gain by attending the FED Forum:
The latest and most relevant content about federal programs and policies
Up-close access to federal program managers, directors, and policy makers
Direct engagement with your colleagues for information sharing on best-practices
Face to face opportunities to provide feedback directly to federal program directors and policy makers on existing and proposed legislation
Event Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View. 2800 Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202
Information sharing and networking opportunities galore, with leaders from more than two dozen agencies. Secure your space now for FED Forum.
Bookend your time spent here.
The great thing about your experience at The FED Forum is that youíll be in the Nationís Capital region.
Attract Foreign Investors: Start early with a 2-day course that will show you how to attract foreign investors to your community. This special course covers everything from cultural differences to tax and finance issues.
Pre - FED Forum Course: Federal Direct Investment & Exporting
March 31 Ė April 1, 2016.
Save, save, save: Register for the FDI course between now and February 19, and save $160.
The FDI & Exporting course is held at the FED Forum event hotel.
FINISH The FED Forum Experience STRONG.
You can finish THE 2016 FED Forum experience strong. Stay and use what you learned at the event as a guide to connect with your key stakeholders.
Here are some ways you can spend the rest of your week in Washington, DC:
1.) Conduct a Fly-in. Hit the Hill armed with the knowledge you need for meetings with impact. Bring your elected officials and business leaders. You'll hear how to conduct a successful fly-in during FED Forum.
2.) Visit local think tanks and educational centers. From Brookings to Petersen, there are many opportunities to fill your post-Forum schedule with more of the latest in federal economic policy.
3.) Schedule meeting with program managers at Commerce about upcoming projects. Agency meetings are a great way to expand on what you heard at the FED Forum. No other policy oriented conference packs in as much information as you'll have to make every meeting count.
4.) Tour and sightsee national treasures through the Greater Washington, DC region. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is happening at the same time you'll be at FED Forum. Festival dates are March 20th through April 16, 2016. After you've taken in the latest in federal economic policies and programs, give yourself a break. Unwind at this spring time tradition.