2018 Annual Meeting
This yearly event will be held on Tuesday, August 21 - Friday, August 24, 2018, at the Bavarian Inn and Conference Center in Frankenmuth, MI.
MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This three- to four-day (depending on the year) conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time as well as several networking opportunities.
In order to develop the best conference, a volunteer committee of MEDA members meets regularly to plan the Annual Meeting. Click here to learn more about the Annual Meeting Committee.
Agenda, Speakers, Activites
Agenda is typically available mid-May.
Speaker bios are typically available early May.
Location and Hotel Reservations
Location and Accommodations are typically available early May.
See our Sponsor MEDA page for the Annual Meeting sponsorship package.
MEDA is proud to accept nominations for awards that honor hard-working economic developers. ward nominations can be submitted at any time, but to be considered for the 2018 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by July 6th.
- MEDA Medalist of the Year
- Mike Conboy Professional Development
- Robert Seighart Award for Enthusiasm for the Economic Development Profession
To learn about the qualifications, access the nomation forms, and view past winners, click here.
Early Registration: MEDA Members $300/Non-Members $410
Regular Registration (starts at midnight one week before program): MEDA Members $315/Non-Members $425
MEDA will seek qualification for continuing education credits for Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council (NDC). Use the form on this page to claim your credit.
Registration is typically available mid-May.