2021 PEDA Spring Virtual Conference Series
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?
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 2021 PEDA Spring Virtual Conference Series Sponsorship Form to learn about sponsorship opportunities!
Thank you to our Sponsors & Supporters!
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 email@example.com.
(subject to change)
- April 1st | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Keynote Presentation - The Biden Presidency: Politics & Policy
Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Senior Fellow in Residence for Political Affairs, Millersville University
- April 1st | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | COVID’s Impact on Cybersecurity
Session Sponsor: FirstEnergy
Kevin Dellicker, Owner, Dellicker Strategies
- April 8th | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Doing the Deal
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.
- April 8th | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Bouncing Back: COVID’s Impact on the Restaurant Industry & the Challenge Facing Small Communities
John Longstreet, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
Trip Ruvane, Owner, Barley Creek Brewing Company
Additional Speakers TBD
- April 22nd | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Legislative Panel: Priorities for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session
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 (tentative)
- April 22nd | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | COVID & Industrial Real Estate in PA
Session Sponsor: PECO
Brian Knowles, Principal, Lee & Associates
- April 29th | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Best Practices in Using Social Media for EDOs
Hanna Porterfield, Director of Content & Social Media, Development Counsellors International (DCI)
- April 29th | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Get Some Help!
Andrew Skrip, VP, Industrial Development, Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (Facilitator)
Bruce Reddock, Economic Development Specialist, The Scranton Plan (Facilitator)
PLATFORM / DISTRIBUTION OF LOG-IN CREDENTIALS
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.
CANCELLATION / REFUND / SUBSTITUTION POLICIES
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.
CONSENT TO BE RECORDED
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.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Information on this page – including, but not limited to, series sessions, speakers, content, dates, times, etc. – is subject to change.