Past Events

WEDA serves its membership with two Conferences per year

Each of these events offers an opportunity to network, gain timely insight into current legislative affairs impacting economic development, and best practices in economic development.

WEDA’s Annual Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Conference (aka Winter Conference) is especially devoted to the priorities of economic development organizations, cities, counties, ports, tribes, businesses, education, and community-based organizations. Additionally, this event includes economic development training for public officials and then advanced training for economic development practitioners. A reception with the legislators is part of the agenda.

Then, WEDA’s summer conferences is primarily dedicated to best practices, new initiatives, case studies, networking, etc.  Both of these events provide the practitioners, those interested in learning more about economic development and policy makers with tools to sharpen their effectiveness.

2020 Summer Forum: Onward & Upward

July 14 - 15, 2020

2020 Winter Conference

February 5 - 6, 2020

2019 Winter Conference

March 5 - 6, 2019

2019 Summer Conference

August 7 - 8, 2019

2018 Summer Conference

August 22 - 23, 2018

2018 Winter Conference

February 1, 2018

2017 Winter Conference

March 22 - 23, 2017

2016 Summer Conference

June 7 - 8, 2016

2016 Winter Conference

March 1 - 2, 2016

2015 Summer Conference

July 13 - 15, 2015

2015 Winter Conference

February 3 - 5, 2015

2014 Summer Conference

June 9 - 10, 2014

2014 Winter Conference

February 3 - 4, 2014

2013 Spring/Summer Conference

June 11 - 13, 2013

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