NCEDA 2021 Annual Conference, presented by ECS Southeast

June 8, 2021 - June 10, 2021

Description


NCEDA's 2021 Annual Conference will feature insight on marquee projects across the state and in various industries. Why has the pandemic coincided with a record run for North Carolina in terms of announcements, new jobs and economic investment? What solutions can be adopted by communities to keep the momentum going?

You’ll also hear about how the economic development practice is re-shaping itself in response to emerging social and demographic realities. Amid the forward-thinking discussions will be plenty of coastal cuisine, beverages (adult and otherwise!), outdoor activities, and opportunities to relax and network.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

The 2021 Annual Conference will be hosted in a hybrid format. We can accommodate up to 200 in-person, and there is also a virtual registration option.  Please contact Liz Dobbins-Smith (888.246.2332 / liz@nceda.org) with any questions.

All conference functions will be held at the Doubletree Hotel with the exception of some of the optional activities. All optional activities have a separate registration fee and are detailed under 'Pricing".

Click HERE to view the agenda, and we have also included the outline below for planning purposes:

Tuesday, June 8

  • Optional Activities (Atlantic Beach Area • afternoon)
  • Welcoming Reception (Atlantic Beach, Doubletree Hotel • 6 - 7:30 pm)
  • Dinner On Your Own (Atlantic Beach Area)

Wednesday, June 9

  • Breakfast (Atlantic Beach, Doubletree Hotel • 7 - 8:15 am)
  • Conference General Session (Atlantic Beach, Doubletree Hotel • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm)
  • Optional Activities (Atlantic Beach Area • afternoon)
  • Dinner Reception (Atlantic Beach, Doubletree Hotel • 6:30 – 10 pm)

Thursday, June 10

  • Breakfast (Atlantic Beach, Doubletree Hotel • 7 - 8:15 am)
  • Conference General Session (Atlantic Beach, Doubletree Hotel • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm)
  • Conference Adjourns at 12:30 pm

Attire for the full conference is resort casual.

LODGING INFORMATION

Our base hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront - however, our block there is currently full. We have secured an overflow block at Hotel Atlantic Beach (formerly the Hampton Inn), located about a 1/2 mile from the Doubletree. Our discounted rate there is $169/night, and you can call the hotel directly at 252.247.5118. Ask for the NCEDA group rate for the nights of June 8 and 9. Contact Liz with any questions!

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

With the relaxation of state mandates, conference attendees will not be required to wear face coverings inside, but we will have NCEDA face masks available at the registration desk for those who prefer to wear one. While we also no longer have to be spaced 6-feet apart, the meeting rooms/gathering spaces will be set to allow for each attendee to have a comfortable amount of space and not feel cramped.

ALL REGISTRANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A LIABILTY WAIVER PRIOR TO CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE. This waiver will outline the risks associated with attending a larger gathering and will outline the safety protocols listed above. The form will be emailed out to registrants and will need to be returned to NCEDA prior to the conference.

With safety measures in mind, and how we’re having to set up the meeting spaces, we will not be able to offer table-top exhibits for this conference. We do plan to have exhibitors again as we get into the 2021-22 program year.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!


Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click HERE to learn more and contact Liz (888.246.2332 / liz@nceda.org) for more information.

Doubletree Hotel

2717 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC, 28512

Pricing

GENERAL REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Member Registration: $595 ($495 early bird rate valid through May 21)

Emerging Executives Member Registration: $450 ($350 early bird rate valid through May 21)

Retiree Registration: $350

Virtual Registration: $175

Spouse / Guest Registration - Tuesday/Wednesday: $50 (includes Tuesday evening reception and breakfast Wednesday morning)

Spouse / Guest Registration - Wednesday/Thursday: $75 (includes Wednesday evening reception and breakfast Thursday morning)

Child Registration (ages 6-20) - Tuesday/Wednesday: $15 (includes Tuesday evening reception and breakfast Wednesday morning)

Child Registration (ages 6-20) - Wednesday/Thursday: $30 (includes Wednesday evening reception and breakfast Thursday morning)

Child Registration (ages 5 and under): Complimentary

Children are welcome at the evening functions. We encourage you to bring your entire family! If you have a child aged 21 or over attending, they should be registered using the Spouse/Guest option.

OPTIONAL REGISTRATION SELECTIONS / ACTIVITIES

Tuesday, June 8 Activities:

Half-Day Fishing Excursion: $160 (11:30 am - 3:30 pm; includes lunch and beverages)

Golf Outing: $80 (tee times starting at noon)

Fort Macon Guided Tour: Free (2 - 3 pm)

Kayaking Tour: $70 (2:30 - 4:30 pm in Beaufort; all equipment provided)

Wednesday, June 9 Activities:

Sunrise Yoga on the Beach: $20 (6 - 7 am; bring your own mat)

Fort Macon Guided Tour: Free (2 - 3 pm)

Cornhole Tournament: $25 (2 - 4 pm; proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen - this will be played on the beach)

Kayaking Tour: $70 (2:30 - 4:30 pm in Beaufort; all equipment provided)

Thursday, June 10 Activities:

Sunrise Yoga on the Beach: $20 (6 - 7 am; bring your own mat)

Registrations submitted by Friday, May 21 are eligible for the early bird registration rate, a $100 savings. NCEDA member and non-member rates increase $100 if submitted after Friday, May 21.

NCEDA CANCELLATION POLICY
Refunds can be made (minus a $25 processing fee), if cancellations are received by Friday, May 21 at 5 pm. For cancellations please call 888.246.2332 or email liz@nceda.org. No refunds will be granted after May 21.

Contact Information

NCEDA
Name: Liz Dobbins-Smith
Phone: 888.246.2332
Email: liz@nceda.org
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