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2018 VEDA Annual Meeting & Winter Membership Luncheon

12/4/2018 to 12/5/2018
When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
11:00 AM
Where: University of Virginia
Inn at Darden Conference & Event Center
10 Duffy Boulevard
Charlottesville, Virginia  22903
United States

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VEDA’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Membership Luncheon completes the program year of Agents of Change and brings a first-rate program to Charlottesville on December 5th. This final meeting for 2018 will include the year in review, the election of VEDA’s 2019 leadership, VEDA’s prestigious Cardinal Award presentation and programming that will address Transforming Change to a Strategic Vision.

The 2018 VEDA Annual Meeting & Winter Membership Luncheon will kickoff with a reception on Tuesday night at the University of Virginia’s Inn at Darden. Come out early and network with VEDA members and guests. Make plans to go to dinner with a group following the reception. On Wednesday, be sure to arrive early and network before the program begins at 9:30.

We missed seeing you in Roanoke in September so we hope to see you in Charlottesville in December!


Conference Agenda

Speaker Bios

Available Presentations

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and Opportunity Zones: How Economic Developers Can Encourage Investment
Ernest Pearson, Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Strategic Development of Sites to Secure Dynamic Job Growth for Virginia

Public Policy Update
Michael Woods, Senior Manager, Troutman Sanders Strategies

VEDA Annual Report
Kenneth McFadyen, VEDA President, Director of Economic Development, Botetourt County


VEDA Members - $110
Cornerstone Members - $99
Non-Members - $135

Online registration is open until COB on Thursday, November 29, 2018. No cancellations/refunds after Thursday, November 29, 2018. Cancellations prior to November 29, 2018 will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

University of Virginia Inn at Darden
10 Duffy Boulevard, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Three easy ways to reserve your room at UVA Inn at Darden:

1)      Book online via this link ->
Call us directly at 434-297-7384
Send us an email via

Please reference the “VEDA Conference” room block when calling or emailing our team.

Be sure to take advantage of the VEDA Group Rate of $119 at The University of Virginia Inn at Darden. Room block will close November 29, 2018.

The University of Virginia Inn at Darden is an exclusive on-Grounds hotel property located at the internationally renowned Darden School of Business. For the past 25 years, the property has been welcoming professionals from around the world to gather, network, learn, innovate and grow in one of America’s premier learning environments.

Featuring 177 well-appointed guest rooms and an array of flexible meeting and event space options that combine practicality with comfort, the University of Virginia Inn at Darden combines Jeffersonian décor with an array of services and amenities. – all in a state-of-the-art, self-contained campus environment, which offers all the elements for a successful meeting or event in one remarkable setting.

The University of Virginia Inn at Darden, like the University of Virginia itself, is inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s groundbreaking vision of an “Academical Village,” a place that is both built for and conducive to easy collaboration and constant learning. The Inn at Darden in Charlottesville is located within a 10-minute drive of Rotunda and Scott Stadium, and 10.1 mi from Monticello and 4.5 mi from the Downtown Mall.

The Inn features air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions; complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bathrobes. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls. Free self-parking is available onsite. Other amenities include 24-hour front desk, bar/lounge; coffee ship/café; concierge services; free newspapers; and restaurant.





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