IEDC's largest conference ever demands it's largest program ever. View the entire program, sessions by track, tours and special events, and our growing line-up of speakers.

Featured Tour: Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine, one of the largest urban redevelopment and revitalization projects currently underway in the United States, directly interacts with 45 neighborhoods in the city. Atlanta BeltLine's activities are directed toward redeveloping a 22-mile rail corridor to enhance mobility and connectivity throughout the region by building multi-use trails, a future transit corridor, and encouraging the redevelopment of non-producing properties. Atlanta BeltLine will catalyze the advancement of programmatic goals in job creation, affordable housing, transportation, parks and green space, historic preservation, environmental remediation and public art.

Explore the diverse geographic and economic segments of this project. The tour will emphasize modern day placemaking, areas of future redevelopment, areas of current and past success, and an overview of the attraction of $4.1B in new private investment. Attend and see progress toward the goal of 5,600 affordable housing units and 30,000 new permanent jobs!

Host organization: Atlanta Beltline

Date: Sunday, September 30
Time: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $55

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Featured Keynote Speaker: Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Airlines

As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian leads a team of 80,000 global professionals that is building the world's premiere international airline, powered by a people-driven, customer-focused culture and spirit of innovation.

Under Ed's leadership, Delta is transforming the air travel experience with generational investments in technology, aircraft, airport facilities and, most importantly, Delta's employees worldwide. A 20-year Delta veteran, Ed has been a critical leader in Delta's long-term strategy and champion of putting Delta's shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance and servant leadership at the core of every decision.

Since being named Delta's CEO in May 2016, Ed has expanded Delta's leading position as the world's most reliable airline while growing its global footprint and enhancing the customer experience in the air and on the ground.

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Professional Development: Workforce Development Strategies

Skilled workers are the backbone of a productive and efficient economy. This versatile course explains the strong relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state, and local financial resources to support workforce development. Learn about what collaborative programs will help upgrade the skills of your community's existing workforce. Other topics of discussion will include: talent attraction, K-12 development and integration, occupational analysis, target industry clusters, and more.

Register for both this course and the Annual Conference and receive a 15% discount off of each.

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