Call for Session Proposals

The 2018 IEDC Annual Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from September 30 - October 3, 2018 . This is an opportunity to highlight success stories, lessons learned, share cutting-edge ideas, and engage your colleagues at the premier event for economic development practitioners.

IEDC is calling on you to help build the Annual Conference program. We are seeking compelling session proposals to ensure a comprehensive program.

The conference theme is “Inclusive Economic Development: Fulfilling Dreams.”

Session proposals should address trends and topics that reflect the wide-ranging needs and interests of IEDC’s diverse membership. Concurrent sessions will be organized into five tracks:

- Reimagining Economic Development
- Growing From Within
- Widening the Circle
- Placemaking
- Pioneering New Opportunities

The call for session proposals is open from September 5 - November 17, 2017. We thank you in advance for submitting your proposals by this deadline.

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Georgia Governor Nathan DealGeorgia Governor Nathan Deal Welcomes You to the 2018 Annual Conference

Dear International Economic Development Council:

On behalf of the entire state of Georgia, I would like to welcome you to the 2018 International Economic Development Council's Annual Conference.

Since taking office, I have made economic development opportunities a top priority for our state. These strategic and collaborative efforts have allowed us to secure and maintain the ranking as the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for four consecutive years.

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim ReedAtlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Welcomes You to the 2018 Annual Conference

Dear International Economic Development Council,

As the Mayor of the City of Atlanta, I would like to welcome everyone joining us for the International Economic Development Council’s 2018 annual conference.

The City of Atlanta is experiencing record-setting growth, thanks in large part to our commitment to economic-development programs through organizations such as Invest Atlanta. Using targeted strategies, we have successfully created and expanded upon partnerships with the business community that which have led to job creation that has enhanced our economy and engaged our communities.

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