Program

 

10:00 am

Golf? Of course! ($)


Join your fellow IEDC colleagues for a round of golf, and help us raise money for the Diane Lupke Scholarship Fund! The fund helps rising professionals gain access to economic development training! On this spectacular course, you'll experience Las Vegas golf at its finest. Offering 36-holes of championship golf nestled just off the strip in Henderson, Revere Golf Club provides golfers unique challenges with panoramic views of the famous Las Vegas strip. Plus, we will be playing the signature Lexington Course - you won't want to miss this one! Sponsorships are available. Contact Kevin Gullette at kgullette@lasvegasnevada.gov for more information on sponsorship options!

Registration: 10:00 am
Shotgun Start 11:00 am
Price: $85

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Executive Leadership Roundtable (Invitation Only) ($)


This is an invite only event. IEDC has extended an invitation to executive-level economic developers to register for this event. IEDC welcomes executive-level economic development leaders to attend this exclusive, intimate gathering. Tasked with driving economic growth and improving the quality of life for their communities, economic development leaders are constantly pressured to set the bar higher. To tap in and disseminate the leadership knowledge and experience amongst our most senior members, IEDC is offering this special invitational Executive Leadership Roundtable. This Leadership Summit will give you a place to speak to your peers in confidence about the challenges you face on the job, about success stories, and about how you maintain the motivation to continuously innovate and keep your eyes on the horizon. The price of the Roundtable includes light refreshments during the session and dinner after the session concludes.

Note: The Executive Leadership Roundtable is only open to Leadership Summit attendees.
Price: $125

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Downtown Walking Tour ($)


The Downtown Project, which consists of several downtown Las Vegas blocks, was created to energize the city with strategic investments in real estate development, small business investments, technology/startup investments, and the Arts. Since inception, total project investments in the community have generated approximately more than 1,570 jobs, including 390 jobs within small businesses, 130 jobs in technology startups, 85 jobs in managing DTPv enterprises, and more than 950 jobs as a result of the visitors brought to the area annually by Downtown Project and Life Is Beautiful.

Quite the unique urban redevelopment zone, tour this successful and thriving part of the city.

Price: $55

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ethics Workshop


Are you faced with ethical dilemmas in your professional life? Do you have the tools to deal with ethical issues? Economic developers regularly encounter situations that require sound judgment and strength of character. This session will provide essential instruction on ethics in economic development and provide you with the tools to foster an environment of high standards in your organization. No theoretical lecture, this workshop will focus on real life ethical decision-making situations faced by economic developers.

Note: Ethics Workshops will also be held at the 2018 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on September 30 - October 3, 2018

Ethics training is a requirement for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) recertification processes. CEcDs who seek recertification are required to have two hours of ethics training each time they recertify.

Price: Free, but registration is required

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Opening Plenary Session


IEDC's 2018 Leadership Summit kicks off with welcoming remarks from the Las Vegas Host Committee and presentations from leaders making a difference in economic development.

3:45 pm - 5:25 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Speed Sessions


Each Speed Session will be offered from 3:45 - 4:30 and from 4:40 to 5:25, allowing attendees to attend two different sessions during the 100 minute timeframe.

8:00 am - 9:15 am

State of the Economic Development Industry


IEDC's President and CEO shares the results of IEDC's 2018 annual State of the Industry Survey and looks ahead to trending issues economic development leaders need to prepare for in the coming year.

9:15 am - 10:30 am

Monday Plenary Session


IEDC's Chair of the Board welcomes attendees and outlines his vision for IEDC in the coming year. Attendees will also hear from leaders making an impact in economic development.

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Leadership Luncheon


The biggest plenary session of the conference features a presentation from a keynote speaker.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tour: Henderson Booze District ($)


Visit the Henderson Booze District for an insider's look into the winemaking, distilling and microbrewery industries. See how these innovative businesses have used their passion and creativity to transform a typical industrial park. You'l visit Grape Expectations, Crafthaus Brewery and Las Vegas Distillery. Top off your tour with a stop at Lovelady Brewing Company to see how this redevelopment project has changed the face of the Water Street District, Henderson's original downtown area. You won't regret time spent on this tour.

Price: $55

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

4:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Speed Sessions


Each Speed Session will be offered from 4:00 - 4:45 and from 4:55 to 5:40, allowing attendees to attend two different sessions during the 100 minute timeframe.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesday Plenary Session


This morning's session featuring more high-level speakers from the world of business and economic development.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tour: Switch ($)


Love games? Then you'll enjoy this tour to Switch's operations facility. Switch, which has attracted several businesses to expand into the state including the noteworthy Machine Zone Inc.. Machine Zone Inc. is the company behind "Game of War: Fire Age," the top grossing iPhone game in 30 countries! Machine Zone yielded a $50 million expansion into Southern Nevada.

Price: $55