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
Please check back soon. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Sponsor, exhibitor, and advertiser opportunities are currently available. Click here to access our sponsorship brochure.
Thank you to our 2019 Fall Conference Sponsors!
PEDA will pursue recognition of this event by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in an effort to have it qualify as a professional development training that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).
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 for, attendance at or participation in the 2019 PEDA Fall Conference constitutes an agreement by the registrant, attendee or participant to PEDA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant's, attendee's or participant's image in photographs.
Hotel Reservation Information
We're pleased to have reserved our official conference overnight room block with the Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP. The discounted rate of $119 per night is available by copying and pasting the complete URL below into your browser.
We'd ask that overnight room reservations be made via the customized website. If you need to contact the property directly for any reason, please reference Group Name "PEDA 2019" to ensure your reservation is linked to our block.
Please check back soon. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.Early Bird Rate
Please note that early bird registration rates will be honored only for registrations received and fully paid by the stated deadline. A registration received after the deadline or only partially completed by the deadline will result in the registrant being assessed the standard registration rate.
Cancellation / Refund Policies
Due to venue guarantees, requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by 4:30 pm on October 9th. No refunds will be granted after that point.
All cancellations and refunds are subject to an administrative fee. No-shows will be billed in full. Substitutions are permitted, but rate adjustments (i.e., member vs. non-member, early-bird vs. standard, etc.) will apply.
Free parking is available to overnight guests staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP.
Free parking is also available in the Wayne Avenue Parking Lot for conference attendees not staying overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn Indiana at IUP.
Room Block Piracy / Poaching
Please note that similarly sized organizations have recently been the target of sham housing companies, which have contacted other organizations’ sponsors, exhibitors and/or registrants with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms at significant discounts. As a precaution, this post is intended to keep you informed and to advise that no one from PEDA or our conference hotel(s) will contact you to request personal information including, but not limited to, credit card information.
If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room reservation for a PEDA conference, or if they advise they’re representing our conference venues, please do not provide them with any information, but collect as much information as you can from them and pass it along to PEDA.