2020 Annual Meeting, "Make No Little Plans, Michigan"
MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This four-day conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time as well as several networking opportunities.
This conference will be held Sunday, October 18 - Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, MI - just minutes away from Traverse City!
For Your Safety
MEDA is paying close attention to recommended safety guidelines to keep you safe from the spread of the coronavirus during this conference. Attendees will be informed prior, as well as when checking-in, to the conference as to what guidelines they will need to follow.
Agenda, Activities, and Speakers
Agenda - Typically available 10 weeks before the event.
Activities - Under Construction
Meet the Speakers - Under Construction
Location, Hotel Reservations, and Travel Plans
Location and Hotel Reservations - Preliminary information available; being updated to reflect new dates.
Make Your Travel Plans - Preliminary information available; being updated to reflect new dates.
Thank You Sponsors
Sponsor This Event
See our Sponsor MEDA page for the Annual Meeting sponsorship packages.
Thank You Committee
MEDA is proud to accept nominations for awards that honor hard-working economic developers. Award nominations can be submitted at any time, but to be considered for the 2020 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by TBD.
- MEDA Medalist of the Year
- Emerging Star Award
- Mike Conboy Professional Development Award
- Robert Sieghart Award for Enthusiasm for the Economic Development Profession
To learn about the qualifications, access the nomination forms, and view past winners, visit our Awards Page.
Early Registration (TBD): MEDA Members $315*/Non-Members $425**
Regular Registration (TBD): MEDA Members $330/Non-Members $440
Optional Fee-Based Activities
Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Early Arrivals Reception: $35/person
Opening Reception: $50/person
Awards Reception: $50/person
***The Early Arrivals Reception, Opening Reception, and Awards Reception are included for registered attendees.
This event qualifies 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.
This event has been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).
Typically available 10 weeks before the event.