NCEDA 2019 Fall Conference

October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019

Description


Economic development is ever-changing, and NCEDA is here to help you navigate the fast-shifting terrain. Our 2019 Fall Conference will feature many opportunities to get prepared for an uncertain future:

  • An Update on the NC Department of Transportation’s Multi-Modal Plan
  • What Climatologists Know About What’s Ahead for Economic Development
  • EDPNC’s Building and Sites Database: A Briefing and Tutorial
  • How Engineering Students are the State’s Latest Existing Industry Resource
  • “Lessons Learned” Panel: Fellow practitioners sharing light-hearted but valuable insight from memorable wins and losses

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Click HERE to view the agenda. An brief outline is also posted below for planning purposes. The professional development workshop, downtown Asheville tours and the keynote luncheon each require a separate registration and have additional fees. See Additional Items at the bottom of the registration page to register for these segments.

Tuesday, October 29

  • Noon - 2:30 pm: Professional Development Workshop - "Strategies to Leverage Tourism Marketing for Economic Development" (separate registration fee is $50, includes lunch)
  • 3 - 5 pm: Optional Historic Tours of Downtown Asheville (separate registration fee)
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Emerging Executives / New Member Reception
  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm:  Welcoming Reception (heavy hors d'oeurves)
  • 8:30 - 10:30 pm: Trolley Pub Crawl

Wednesday, October 30

  • 7 – 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm: General Session
  • 12:30 - 2 pm: Luncheon with Keynote Address featuring Mike Randle - Owner/Publisher, Southern Business & Development (separate registration fee is $50, luncheon attendance caps at 150)
  • 2 pm: Conference Adjourns

Business casual attire.

LODGING DETAILS

NCEDA has two room blocks for conference attendees the night of Tuesday, October 29:

Renaissance Asheville (base hotel)
The Renaissance Hotel block opened earlier this summer, and our block there is full. Email Liz (
liz@nceda.org) to be added to the wait list, and she will contact you as rooms become available.

Cambria Asheville (15 Page Avenue - located 1/2 mile from the Renaissance / ~10 minute walk)
An overflow block has been set up at the Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville with a group rate of $149/night. The Cambria is a valet only hotel, and the valet charges have been waived for our group. Click HERE to reserve a room at the Cambria in our overflow block.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship opportunities are available and give your organization a chance to be showcased as a premier NCEDA partner. Click HERE to view the full menu of opportunities for the conference, and contact Liz (888.246.2332 / liz@nceda.org) with any questions! 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!


Location

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

Pricing

GENERAL REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Member Registration: $450 ($350 early bird rate valid through October 11)

Non-Member Registration: $770 ($670 early bird rate valid through October 11)

Emerging Executive Member Registration: $350 ($250 early bird rate valid through October 11)

Emerging Executive Non-Member Registration: $550 ($450 early bird rate valid through October 11)

Spouse Registration: $75 (Tuesday evening reception)

EXTRAS

Exhibitor Table: $200

Professional Development Workshop: $50 (Tuesday from Noon - 2:30 pm, includes lunch)

Historic Downtown Asheville Walking Tour: $30 (Tuesday afternoon from 3 - 5 pm)

Historic Downtown Asheville 5k Jogging Tour: $30 (Tuesday afternoon from 4 - 5 pm)

Keynote Luncheon: $50 (Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 - 2 pm)

Registrations submitted by Friday, October 11 are eligible for the early bird registration rate, a $100 savings. NCEDA member and non-member rates increase $100 if submitted October 12 or later.

NCEDA CANCELLATION POLICY
Refunds can be made (minus a $25 processing fee), if cancellations are received by Friday, October 11 at 5 pm. For cancellations please call 888.246.2332 or email
liz@nceda.org. No refunds will be granted after October 11.

Contact Information

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

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