PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

2020 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference (Postponed)

  • 04/20/2020
  • 04/22/2020
  • Hilton Harrisburg - 1 N. Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101



2020 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

Hilton Harrisburg • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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PEDA 2020 Spring Legislative Conference - Postponed 

In the interest of the health and safety of its members, partners, guests and the entire community, PEDA has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Spring Legislative Conference.

PEDA is currently exploring the feasibility of an alternative set of dates for this event, even if it means holding a modified version of the conference. As due diligence is conducted and a determination has been made, a follow-up email will be sent to provide you with additional details.

Thank you for your understanding, please keep an eye out for follow-up communications from PEDA and, above all, be well.

Hilton Harrisburg
Photo Credit: Hilton Harrisburg

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

Download the registration brochure to review the agenda and register.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Check out our 2020 sponsor, exhibitor and advertiser opportunities. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact PEDA headquarters at 717-441-6047 or

Thank you to our 2020 Spring Conference Sponsors & Supporters!


Quandel ConstructionFirstEnergy


Team Pennsylvania


Quandel Construction



Moody and Associates



FirstEnergy          Team Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
This Project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, DCED.

Register for a Free Consultation with Keynote Presenter Hans Meeder

During PEDA’s 2020 Spring Legislative Conference, Hans Meeder, President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions, will be giving a keynote address focusing on key trends and dynamics in developing talent and the value of regional collaboration.

In addition to his keynote address, Mr. Meeder will be available to speak with regional teams about talent and skills development, the process for creating regional coalitions and, more generally, improving collaboration.

Time slots of 45 minutes, as listed below, are available for each of these regional team meetings. You can introduce your team members, ask questions of Mr. Meeder about how to get a coalition started, how to re-engineer and reinvigorate existing efforts in your region, etc. These meetings will be skills focused and, though no advance preparation or documentation is needed, please be prepared to talk about your region’s key industry sectors and high-priority occupations, who some of the important stakeholders are and any other information you believe would be valuable.

Learn more and register here.

Hotel Reservation Information

Discounted overnight hotel rooms at the Hilton Harrisburg may be reserved using our customized website. For individuals calling the hotel, directly, please use Group Code PEDA20.

The deadline to reserve rooms at the PEDA rate is March 22nd. After this deadline or once capacity has been reached - whichever comes first - reservations will only be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.


Overnight guests of the Hilton Harrisburg may park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage at a reduced rate. Special subsidized rates are listed below.

  • Overnight Guest: $10.00/evening - unlimited exits*
  • Banquet & Meeting Guests: $5.00 per exit*
*Parking rates are subject to increases.

Young Professional Scholarships

 FirstEnergy    Team Pennsylvania

Click here to access the Young Professional Scholarship Request Form for this conference. These scholarship opportunities are made available through the generosity of FirstEnergy Corp and Team Pennsylvania Foundation.

Young Professionals Reception

Exterior view of Level 2 Interior view of Level 2

Photo on Right: Courtesy of Level 2

Through the support of Team Pennsylvania, PEDA will host its first ever Young Professionals networking event on Tuesday, April 21st, at Level 2 in Harrisburg. It's free to attend this event, but advance registration is required (separate from your conference registration). Please join us to connect, to expand your networking field and to have a great time.

Register here for the Young Professionals Reception.

IEDC Recognition

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has confirmed this event qualifies as a professional development training that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the 2020 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.

Dietary / ADA Restrictions

If you have any ADA restrictions, dietary restrictions or allergies you would like PEDA to be aware of, please contact PEDA headquarters to make staff aware.

Early Bird Rate

Please note that early bird registration rates will be honored only for registrations received and fully paid by the stated deadline. PEDA reserves the right to assess the standard registration rate for registrations received after the deadline or only partially completed by the deadline.

Cancellation / Refund / Substitution Policies

Due to venue guarantees, requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by 4:30 pm on April 8th. No refunds will be granted after that point.

All cancellations and refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee. No-shows will be billed in full. Substitutions are permitted, but are subject to rate adjustments (i.e., member vs. non-member, early-bird vs. standard, etc.), where applicable.

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.

Information on this page is subject to change.

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