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CONFERENCE AGENDA*

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019

  • Optional Pre–Conference Activity: Golf – Spotswood Country Club, Harrisonburg
  • Optional Pre–Conference Activity: Bike Ride
  • Optional Pre–Conference Activity: Walking Tour of Downtown Harrisonburg
  • Dinner on your Own

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019

  • 8:30 am – Registration Opens
  • 9:00 am – 11:30 am – 1–ON–1 Consultant Interviews (Optional Additional Fee Required)
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – VEDP Regional EDO Meeting (by invitation only)
  • 10:00 am –12:00 pm – Professional Development Workshop: Media Relations: Tips & Tools for Economic Developers
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Networking
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Conference Welcome/Lunch with Keynote Speaker, Placemaking through a New Lens **
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Effectively Branding Your Community
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – 1–ON–1 Consultant Interviews (Afternoon Sessions)
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Break
  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm – Uncovering Community Gems—One Brownfield at a Time
  • 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm – Daily Wrap–up/Door Prize Drawing/ Announcements
  • 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm – Conference Happy Hour @ Hotel Madison
  • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – VEDA Spring Conference Special Activity/Networking Dinner Reception: Ruby’s Arcade, Restaurant, Bar, and Games

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

  • 7:00 am – Registration Open
  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am – Buffet Breakfast
  • 7:15 am – 8:00 am – VEDA Member Engagement Opportunities Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – 8:10 am – Recap of Thursday and Highlights for Friday
  • 8:10 am – 8:30 am – 2019 General Assembly Review
  • 8:30 am – 9:45 am – Using Familiarization (FAM) Tours to Cultivate Relationships with Site Selectors
  • 9:45 am – 11:00 am – Lynchburg’s Creative Placemaking Strategies – A Case Study
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am – VEDP Update
  • 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Break and Checkout
  • 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch, CEDA Awards, Luncheon Program: Amazon HQ2 and its Impacts Across the Commonwealth

*Agenda subject to change

**Conference registrants will receive a copy of Melody Warnick’s book This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are with their conference registration.

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