Save the Dates for the In-Person OEDA Annual Summit!

Aug 26, 2021 | Events, News, Newsletter

We can’t wait to see you this October!

OEDA is excited to announce the 2021 Annual Summit will be held:

Oct. 26-27, 2021*

at The Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio

 

It sure has been a while… We are so excited to be back as the 2021 Annual Summit returns to an in-person event this year!

This 2021 Annual Summit is designed to help you re-connect and re-energize while making sure you have the information you need to achieve success in your community.

This year’s conference is built around two days of general sessions and multiple networking opportunities. It ends with a celebration of Ohio’s economic and workforce development community at the 2021 Excellence Awards.  Stay tuned for more details; the final schedule will be released later this month.

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Registration Information*:

  • OEDA members
    • Full Summit – $399
    • One Day – $229
  • Non-Members
    • Full Summit – $529
    • One Day – $309
  • Join and save (new members only with full Summit registration) – $649

*Registration will include access to program-specific webinars the week after the Summit that will offer case studies and a “deeper dive” into Ohio-specific programs. 

OEDA members will be able to take advantage of early registration in late August.

Non-member registration will open in early September.

 

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Hotel Accommodations:

You may BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW for the 2021 Annual Summit at the AC Hotel Columbus Dublin located at Bridge Park!  A limited number of rooms have been blocked for the nights of October 25 & 26 at the discounted rate of $159 per night for a standard room.  The reservation deadline is October 5, 2021.  Parking is complimentary.

Check out all that Dublin and Bridge Park have to offer!

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COVID-19 Protocol: OEDA will follow CDC, state, and local guidelines, as well as facility-specific COVID-19 policies, for any in-person events to ensure the safety of all participants. The association will continue to monitor and assess the COVID-19 situation and make adjustments to our protocols. Final guidance related to COVID-19 and attending the 2021 Annual Conference will be issued this fall.

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OEDA 2022 Annual Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.  Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized statewide!

A panel of judges will evaluate the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below.  Award winners will be announced in conjunction with the 2022 OEDA Annual Summit, being held October 3-6 at the Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio. 

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