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2018 IEDC FED Forum
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3/25/2018 to 3/27/2018
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Where: Washington, DC
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2018 IEDC FED Forum Dates:March 25-27
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Reminder: The early bird deadline is tonight!

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Have you seen the new program additions, all which you can add to your agenda right now when you register for the FED Forum? This year's speakers and discussions will help you achieve your jobs agenda and more. Take a look at a few speakers this year!

Speakers Spotlight

Craig Buerstatte
Director (Acting)
Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
U.S. Economic Development Administration
Washington, DC

Craig Buerstatte is a former Army Officer turned entrepreneur, having first tested his innovation skills in remote areas of Iraq, developing new supply chain solutions when resources were strained.Craig received the Bronze Star Medal for his creative combat leadership and leveraged this experience to found a technology firm in Austin, Texas, and later transitioned into venture capital before returning back to public service in 2014 to help build the Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (OIE) at the US Department of Commerce. As Acting Director for OIE; Craig is working to foster a more innovativeeconomy through policy initiatives and grants programs that focus on turning new ideas and inventions into businesses that create jobs, and increase competitiveness and economic growth. See his full bio.

Jane Campbell
Director Washington Office
National Development Council
Washington, DC

In her new role as the Director of the newly established Washington Office of the National Development Council (NDC), Jane Campbell is bringing the expertise of NDC’s forty years of experience working to bring capital to underserved communities – both urban and rural- into the federal public policy debate. NDC works in over 100 communities across America building public facilities and creating commercial redevelopment, low income housing, all through public private partnerships and creative use of federal, state and local financing tools. See her full bio.



Nathan Ohle
Executive Director
Rural Community Assistance Partnership
Washington, DC

Nathan is a leading expert in economic mobility in rural and urban communities and was recently selected as one of 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in economic development internationally.He recently served in the Obama Administration as the Senior Advisor at the US Economic Development Administration (EDA), overseeing policy and external affairs for the $250 million agency. He also served as the lead for the US Department of Commerce on the White House Rural Council and the Administration-wide Community Solutions team, leading the engagement in place-based initiatives across the Department of Commerce. Nathan has also developed new partnerships for EDA, and created the Office of Philanthropic Engagement for the Department of Commerce, helping align the interests of the philanthropic sector with the federal government.See his full bio.


Dr. Phillip A. Singerman
Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services
Office of the Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology US Department of Commerce
Gaithersburg, MD

Dr. Singerman is responsible for the NIST suite of external partnership programs, including the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, NIST technology transfer and small business innovation research awards, economic analysis, and technology innovation. He was appointed to this position in January 2011. Immediately prior to joining NIST, he was a Senior Vice President at B&D Consulting, a DC-based firm providing strategic advice and technical assistance on federal economic development programs to non-profit organizations, local governments, and universities. Previously he was a managing director of a $120 million seed stage venture fund that invested in biotechnology.Dr. Singerman was the first chief executive of two of the best known public-private partnerships, the Ben Franklin Technology Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation. During the Clinton Administration, he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, a Presidential appointment requiring Senate confirmation. See his full bio.


See the full program and the many new events happening this year, including brunch at Art & Soul!

NEW: The Ultimate Local DC Meal: BRUNCH!
Date: Sunday, March 25
Location:Art and Soul, 415 New Jersey AVE., NW, Washington, D.C.
Access their brunch menu.
Time: 12:45-2:30 p.m.
See price and more details on the FED Forum website.

When it comes to brunches, nobody does it like DC! Experience the ultimate local meal with us during the FED Forum, where French toast and eggs will be paired nicely with a talk about everything that's happening in Washington. Fancy a nice meal with mimosas and bottomless hot coffee while hearing the latest news and what it all means. Space is limited!

Tour various neighborhoods of DC!

NEW: Washington, DC Neighborhoods Tour
Date: Sunday, March 25
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
See price and more details on theFED Forum website.

Take this first-time tour to various Washington, DC-based neighborhoods to see some of the region's most successful projects. This is a great opportunity to see the city while learning!

Register now while the early bird rate is available. Save $120!






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