IEDC's FED Forum is more than an event, it's an experience. Since 1995, it has consistently been the annual policy oriented learning and sharing opportunity that focuses on all things federal economic development, and it's happening again in 2016 from April 3-5.
The Five W's of The FED Forum for 2016:
Who? You...and approximately 200 other savvy economic developers from the public and private sectors
What? IEDC's 2016 FED Forum, which features more than two dozen federal agency leaders
When? April 3-5, 2016
Where? Arlington, Virginia 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.
Bonus? Trip bookend potential to maximize your time spent in the Nation's Capital.
Each event topic has been carefully crafted. The topics we're covering are the most critical and necessary to combat and conquer. We've packed the agenda with what you'll 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) Won't 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 you'll 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.