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    • 04/15/2024
    • 04/17/2024
    • Hilton Harrisburg (One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101)
    Register

    2024 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

    SPONSOR REGISTRATION

    Hilton Harrisburg • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAspring24


    Exterior Image of Hilton Harrisburg (Photo Credit: Hilton Harrisburg)

    Photo Credit: Hilton Harrisburg

    We hope you'll join us in Harrisburg this spring. In the meantime, please join the conversation on social media.

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAspring24

    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


    Thank you to our sponsors!

    GOLD

    Logo: PECO

    EXHIBITORS

    Logo: KIZ Resources, LLC             Logo: Creative Child Care Solutions


    Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Updated terms, conditions, deadlines and benefits (which may be revised at any time by PEDA) are available at www.peda.org and, by completing the sponsor registration process, the submitter understands and accepts them.

    Visit www.peda.org/sponsorships for updates.

    Note: Once capacity has been reached for exhibitors’ table-top displays at this event, no further exhibitor commitments can be accepted. If a commitment/payment for an exhibit table is received after capacity has been reached, it will be returned or refunded as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

    The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is classified as a 501(c)(6) association by the Internal Revenue Service.

    Hotel Accommodations

    The conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, located at One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. To reserve your overnight room at the discounted rate of $151/night, please visit our customized reservation page or call (717) 233-6000 and reference room block group code “PEDA24”. The deadline to reserve rooms at the PEDA rate is March 24, 2024. After this deadline or once capacity has been reached – whichever comes first – reservations will only be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.

    Parking

    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 Self-Parking: $10.00/evening - unlimited exits*
    • Banquet & Meeting Guests: $5.00 per exit*

    Banquet & Meeting Guest Parking is valid up to ten (10) hours.

    Parking tickets must be validated at the Front Desk to receive the discounted rates.

    *Parking rates are subject to increases.

    Consent to Use of Photo/Video/Audio

    Registration for, attendance at or participation in the conference constitute 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 and/or likeness and/or voice (as recorded on audio or video) without compensation.

    Dietary / ADA Restrictions

    If you have any ADA restrictions, dietary restrictions or allergies you would like PEDA or the conference venue to be aware of, please list them in the registration form or contact PEDA headquarters.

    Early Bird Rate

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

    IEDC Recognition

    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).

    Agenda & Registration Information

    Please note the agenda, registration information and other details included on this website, in the registration brochure or in any related materials or communications are subject to change at any time without notice.

    Information on this page is subject to change.

    The dress code for this event is business casual.

    Once capacity has been reached for this conference, no further registrations can be accepted. If a registration/payment is received after capacity has been reached, it will be returned or refunded as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

    Should registration figures exceed room capacity limitations during a portion of a conference – for any reason – PEDA reserves the right to provide a partial refund to some registrants (beginning with the last registration and working backward) in exchange for them forgoing participation in that portion of the event.

    • 04/15/2024
    • 04/17/2024
    • Hilton Harrisburg (One N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101)
    Register

    2024 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference

    Hilton Harrisburg • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAspring24

    Exterior Image of Hilton Harrisburg (Photo Credit: Hilton Harrisburg)Photo Credit: Hilton Harrisburg

    We hope you'll join us in Harrisburg this spring. In the meantime, please join the conversation on social media.

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAspring24

    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.

    Conference Agenda & Registration

    Download the registration brochure.

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    Coming Soon: Pre-Conference Session

    To best meet CEDOs’ needs, PIDA is currently revising its approach to providing the PIDA Training which, in recent years, has been held on the morning of the first day of each PEDA spring conference. While PIDA plans to provide details to CEDOs as soon as possible, this decision has created an opening in which PEDA plans to develop and offer a 3.00 hour finance-focused pre-conference session on the morning of Monday, April 15, 2024.

    The session, entitled "Fundamentals of Collateral", is currently under development, however, PIDA has approved it to provide DCED-certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) with 3.00 Finance PDUs toward the annual PIDA requirement of 6.00. In other words, through their participation in the conference and the pre-conference session, eligible representatives of CEDOs may earn up to 4.00 finance PDUs toward the annual PIDA requirement of 6.00. In addition to the 3.00 PDUs available through the pre-conference session, the conference session entitled “Tax-Exempt Financing for Economic Development” has been approved to provide 1.00 finance PDU.

    Once the pre-conference session is finalized, further session details will be provided. Registration for this session will be separate from registration for the 2024 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Download the sponsorship brochure.

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    GOLD

    Logo: PECO

    EXHIBITORS

    Logo: KIZ Resources, LLC             Logo: Creative Child Care Solutions

    ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

    Logo: Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Logo: Pennsylvania - Pursue Your Happiness

    This Project was financed in part by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, DCED.

    visitPA.com is the official tourism website of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Hotel Accommodations

    The conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, located at One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. To reserve your overnight room at the discounted rate of $151/night, please visit our customized reservation page or call (717) 233-6000 and reference room block group code “PEDA24”. The deadline to reserve rooms at the PEDA rate is March 24, 2024. After this deadline or once capacity has been reached – whichever comes first – reservations will only be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.

    Parking

    Overnight guests of the Hilton Harrisburg may park in the connecting Walnut Street parking garage at a reduced rate. To take advantage of any available subsidized rates or to learn of any applicable time limits, overnight guests who are self-parking and banquet/meeting guests who are self-parking must visit the Front Desk or Gift Shop. (Note: Parking rates are subject to increases.)

    Consent to Use of Photo/Video/Audio

    Registration for, attendance at or participation in the conference constitute 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 and/or likeness and/or voice (as recorded on audio or video) without compensation.

    Dietary / ADA Restrictions

    If you have any ADA restrictions, dietary restrictions or food allergies you would like PEDA or the conference venue to be aware of, please list them in the registration form or contact PEDA headquarters.

    Early Bird Rate

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

    IEDC Recognition

    PEDA plans to seek event recognition by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), in hopes of this conference qualifying as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

    Cancellation / Refund / Substitution Policies

    Requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by the date and time listed in the registration brochure. 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.

    Information on this page is subject to change.

    Agenda & Registration Information: Please note the agenda, registration information and other details included on this page, in the registration brochure or in any related materials or communications are subject to change at any time without notice.

    The dress code for this event is business casual.

    Once capacity has been reached for this conference, no further registrations can be accepted. If a registration/payment is received after capacity has been reached, it will be returned or refunded as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

    Should registration figures exceed room capacity limitations during a portion of a conference – for any reason – PEDA reserves the right to provide a partial refund to some registrants (beginning with the last registration and working backward) in exchange for them forgoing participation in that portion of the event.

    • 04/15/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Hilton Harrisburg (One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101)
    • 22
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    Pre-Conference Session: Fundamentals of Collateral

    Collateral plays a critical role in the world of lending. This session, geared toward economic development finance professionals, will explore types of collateral, the processes to perfect them and relevant considerations when underwriting loans.

    Though the agenda is subject to change, the currently planned session outline is available here.

    Presenters

    Sherwood P. Robbins, Managing Director, Seedcopa (Moderator)

    Barbara Dillon, Partner, Nikolaus & Hohenadel, LLP

    Lori Irwin, Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania DCED

    Kristina M. Kurjiaka, Deputy Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania DCED

    Cancellation / Refund / Substitution Policies

    Requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by 4:30 pm on April 1, 2024. No refunds will be granted after that point. All cancellations and refunds are subject to a $75 administrative fee. No-shows will be billed in full. Substitutions are permitted, but are subject to rate adjustments (i.e., member vs. non-member, etc.), where applicable.

    Consent to Use of Photo / Video / Audio

    Registration for, attendance at or participation in this event constitute 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 and/or likeness and/or voice (as recorded on audio or video) without compensation.

    Parking

    Details regarding parking are available on the website for the 2024 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference.

    Professional Development Units (PDUs)

    Eligible members of PEDA engaged in its individual certification program may earn 3.00 PDUs through participation in this pre-conference session.

    PIDA has determined that, through their participation in this pre-conference session, eligible representatives of DCED-certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) may earn 3.00 finance PDUs toward the annual PIDA requirement of 6.00.

    On-site registration between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.

    Other

    Information on this page is subject to change.

    Please note the agenda, registration information and other details included on the event website or in any related materials or communications are subject to change at any time without notice.

    Please do not leave items unattended in function rooms, as neither PEDA nor the hotel can ensure their security and neither will be held liable for missing or damaged items.

    • 10/09/2024
    • 10/11/2024
    • Bayfront Landing (Erie, PA)

    2024 PEDA Fall Conference

    Bayfront Landing • Erie, Pennsylvania

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAfall24

    We hope you'll join us in Erie this fall. In the meantime, please join the conversation on social media.

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAfall24

    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 for details.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Download the sponsorship brochure.

    Conference Venues / Hotel Accommodations

    Once available, details will be provided regarding conference venues and directions for reserving your overnight room, the cut-off date, etc. Please note that, after the established deadline or once capacity has been reached – whichever comes first – reservations will only be accepted upon availability at prevailing hotel rates.

    Parking

    Please check back soon for details.

    Consent to Use of Photo/Video/Audio

    Registration for, attendance at or participation in the conference constitute 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 and/or likeness and/or voice (as recorded on audio or video) without compensation.

    Dietary / ADA Restrictions

    If you have any ADA restrictions, dietary restrictions or food allergies you would like PEDA or the conference venue to be aware of, please list them in the registration form or contact PEDA headquarters.

    Early Bird Rate

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

    IEDC Recognition

    PEDA plans to seek event recognition by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), in hopes of this conference qualifying as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

    Cancellation / Refund / Substitution Policies

    Requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by the date and time listed in the registration brochure. 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.

    Information on this page is subject to change.

    Agenda & Registration Information: Please note the agenda, registration information and other details included on this page, in the registration brochure or in any related materials or communications are subject to change at any time without notice.

    • 10/09/2024
    • 10/11/2024
    • Bayfront Landing (1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507)
    Register

    2024 PEDA Fall Conference

    SPONSOR REGISTRATION

    Bayfront Landing • Erie, Pennsylvania

    @PEDAtweets       #PEDAfall24

    We hope you'll join us in Reading this fall. In the meantime, please join the conversation on social media.

    @PEDAtweets     #PEDAfall24

    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 for details.

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    GOLD

    Logo: PECO

    SILVER

    Logo: KIZ Resources, LLC   

    BRONZE

        Logo: Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA

    EXHIBITOR

    Logo: KIZ Resources, LLC   

    Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Updated terms, conditions, deadlines and benefits (which may be revised at any time by PEDA) are available at www.peda.org and, by completing the sponsor registration process, the submitter understands and accepts them.

    Visit www.peda.org/sponsorships for updates.

    Note: Once capacity has been reached for exhibitors’ table-top displays at this event, no further exhibitor commitments can be accepted. If a commitment/payment for an exhibit table is received after capacity has been reached, it will be returned or refunded as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

    The Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is classified as a 501(c)(6) association by the Internal Revenue Service.

    Hotel Accommodations

    Please check back soon for details.

    Parking

    Please check back soon for details.

    Consent to Use of Photo/Video/Audio

    Registration for, attendance at or participation in the conference constitute 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 and/or likeness and/or voice (as recorded on audio or video) without compensation.

    Dietary Restrictions / ADA Restrictions / Food Allergies

    If you have any ADA restrictions, dietary restrictions or food allergies you would like PEDA or the conference venue to be aware of, please list them on the registration form (or during the online registration process) or contact PEDA headquarters. Please note PEDA currently anticipates plated meals will be served during the October 17, 2023 lunch and any special meal-related accommodations will be based on information you provide during the registration process.

    Early Bird Rate

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

    IEDC Recognition

    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).

    Agenda & Registration Information

    Please note the agenda, registration information and other details included on this website, in the registration brochure or in any related materials or communications are subject to change at any time without notice.

    Information on this page is subject to change.

    The dress code for this event is business casual.

    Once capacity has been reached for this conference, no further registrations can be accepted. If a registration/payment is received after capacity has been reached, it will be returned or refunded as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

    Should registration figures exceed room capacity limitations during a portion of a conference – for any reason – PEDA reserves the right to provide a partial refund to some registrants (beginning with the last registration and working backward) in exchange for them forgoing participation in that portion of the event.

    Please do not leave items unattended in function rooms, as neither PEDA nor the hotel can ensure their security and neither will be held liable for missing or damaged items.

Past events

12/06/2023 2023-24 Basic Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania
10/16/2023 Pre-Conference Session: Demystifying RACP – A Deeper Dive
10/16/2023 Sponsor Registration - 2023 PEDA Fall Conference
10/16/2023 2023 PEDA Fall Conference
10/11/2023 2023 Pennsylvania Allies Program
08/31/2023 2023 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Virtual
08/29/2023 2023 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Altoona
08/24/2023 2023 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Lancaster
08/07/2023 2023 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
08/03/2023 SSBCI - Best Practices Session
06/01/2023 2023-24 PEDA PDU Submission Form (Individual Certification)
04/17/2023 2023 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference
04/17/2023 Sponsor Registration - 2023 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference
10/24/2022 Pre-Conference Session: Exploring the Role of Bond Finance in Your Organization’s Sustainability Plan
10/24/2022 2022 PEDA Fall Conference
07/28/2022 PEDA Member Forum: SSBCI Program Guidelines and Application Process
06/30/2022 2022-23 PEDA PDU Submission Form (Individual Certification)
04/05/2022 2022 Young Professionals Reception
04/04/2022 2022 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference
04/04/2022 Sponsor Registration - 2022 PEDA Spring Legislative Conference
10/06/2021 Pre-Conference Session - Navigating Business Structures & Tax Returns: A Roadmap for Economic Development Lenders
10/06/2021 2021 PEDA Fall Conference
08/25/2021 2021 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Exton
08/24/2021 2021 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Clearfield
08/09/2021 2021 PEDA Regional Member Meeting – Pittsburgh
06/30/2021 2021-22 PEDA PDU Submission Form (Individual Certification)
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