PEDA is the primary statewide organization representing economic development professionals and, as such, provides opportunities to share best practices that enhance the professional dialogue and support local, regional, and state economic development initiatives.
Who should attend? Those in attendance are expected to include professionals representing economic and community development at the municipal, county, regional, and state levels as well as workforce development professionals, commercial and industrial developers, business incubator operators, project finance professionals, IDA directors, elected officials, and executives representing utilities and transportation, engineering, and construction.
Agenda / Registration Brochure
Download the 2018 Spring Legislative Conference registration brochure.
Register by COB on April 11th to be included on the attendee list.
Sponsor, exhibitor, and advertiser opportunities are currently available. Click here to access our sponsorship brochure.
Thank you to our 2018 Spring Conference Sponsors!
A pre-conference session, The Role of Private Capital in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Sources of Private Equity and How to Access Them, will focus on angel investment, mezzanine financing, and other related topics. Please visit the event website for more details and to register.
Young Professional Scholarship Opportunity
Two scholarship opportunities have been made available for this conference, thanks to the generosity of FirstEnergy Corporation and Team Pennsylvania Foundation. To learn more, click here.
Speaker Bios & Session Overviews
Speaker bios and session overviews are available here. Please check often, as this document will continue to be updated.
This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).
Hotel Reservation Information
Room rates for this conference have been reserved for $142/night for single or double accommodations. Reservations are available through a customized webpage or by contacting the Hilton directly at (717) 233-6000 before March 20, 2018 and refer to the PEDA 2018 Spring Conference room block group code: PED418. After this deadline or once capacity has been reached - whichever comes first - reservations will be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.
Available through the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, an online guide of downtown restaurants is available here.
New to PEDA? New to Harrisburg? No dinner plans? Stop by our registration desk to sign up for a dine-around to enjoy casual conversation and good food with long-time members and leaders within PEDA. Limited seating has been reserved at three area restaurants on Monday and Tuesday.*
While you're in town, be sure to take advantage of Harrisburg Beer Week, which runs from April 20th through 29th.
*Dine around participants will separately pay their bills.
Do you want to earn a free conference registration?
When you refer a new member of PEDA, they have an option to identify you as their "Sponsoring Member". The PEDA member who sponsors the most new members between now and the next conference can earn a free conference registration.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the 2018 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PEDA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image in photographs.