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    • 04/01/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 04/29/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom

    2021 PEDA Spring Virtual Conference Series



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    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.


    Participants 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.


    Download the latest version of the electronic series program.

    Download the list of session overviews and speaker bios.


    Download the 2021 PEDA Spring Virtual Conference Series Sponsorship Form to learn about sponsorship opportunities!

    Thank you to our Sponsors & Supporters!



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    Check back soon to view session overviews, speaker bios and more.

    Pricing: In addition to member and non-member individual registration rates, member and non-member package registration rates – which provide access for up to 5 individuals from the same employer for a single price – have also been made available. The registration rate includes access to all of the live sessions in the series.

    • $300     Individual Registration (Member Rate)  
    • $360     Individual Registration (Non-Member Rate)
    • $400     Package Registration (Member Rate) - multi-person option
    • $460     Package Registration (Non-Member Rate) - multi-person option

    If you have a credit on file (i.e., associated with a 2020 event) that you would like to use toward this event, please contact Jason Tobias, PEDA’s Membership & Registration Coordinator, at


    (subject to change)

    Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Senior Fellow in Residence for Political Affairs, Millersville University

    Session Sponsor: FirstEnergy

    Kevin Dellicker, Owner, Dellicker Strategies

    Brett Wiler, Director of Outreach and Investment, Erie Regional Chamber (Moderator)

    Chris Marsh, Chief Community and Economic Development Officer, Erie Insurance

    Ron Habursky, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Erie Insurance

    Jake Rouch, Vice President of Economic Development, Erie Regional Chamber

    Mitch Hecht, Founder and Chairman, International Recycling Group, LLC.

    Session Sponsor: Quandel

    John Longstreet, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association

    Trip Ruvane, Owner, Barley Creek Brewing Company

    Jack M. Cohen, President, Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau

    Alex Rahn, Vice President, Wanner Associates (Moderator)

    Representative Brad Roae, Chair, House Commerce Committee

    Senator John Yudichak, Chair, Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee (tentative)

    Senator Amanda Cappelletti, Minority Chair, Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

    • April 22nd | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | COVID & Industrial Real Estate in PA

    Session Sponsor: PECO

    Brian Knowles, Principal, Lee & Associates

    Hanna Porterfield, Director of Content & Social Media, Development Counsellors International (DCI)

    Andrew Skrip, VP, Industrial Development, Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (Facilitator)

    Bruce Reddock, Economic Development Specialist, The Scranton Plan (Facilitator)


    During this series, PEDA will use both the webinar and meeting components of the Zoom platform. Please ensure the device you plan to use for this series meets the requirements of the Zoom platform and is authorized to be used for this purpose. If you do not have an account with Zoom, and in order to avoid any technical issues on the day of a live event, please sign up for a free one ahead of the first session and test your system.

    Registrants are responsible for ensuring they have the ability and authority to access the Zoom platform and are encouraged to contact PEDA, directly, should they have any questions or need for clarification prior to registration.

    Individuals for whom the registration process has been completed and invoice has been settled will receive log-in information ahead of each week’s sessions.

    An electronic program for the entire series will be provided ahead of the first session. PEDA asks that all participants please review this document, upon receipt, as it will include important event-related information.


    Requests for cancellations and refunds must be made in writing and received by 4:30 pm on March 18th. 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, etc.), where applicable.


    PEDA reserves the right to record sessions of this series for future use, including for purposes of future sales and / or distribution. By registering for and / or participating in one or more sessions of this series, the registrant and / or participant acknowledges that PEDA reserves these rights and consents to being recorded.


    Information on this page – including, but not limited to, series sessions, speakers, content, dates, times, etc. – is subject to change.

    • 06/01/2021
    • (EDT)

    The annual PDU submission deadline is June 30th.

    Please use this online form to report your individual PDUs
    associated with PEDA's individual certification program.

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