2023 Annual Meeting
This event will be held from Sunday, August 13th to Wednesday, August 16th, 2023, at The Northern Center at Northern Michigan University in lovely Marquette.
MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time as well as several networking opportunities. Join us in Marquette for education and networking with your partners in growing your community!
Agenda, Activities, and Speakers
Agenda - Typically available in May.
Activities - Typically available in May.
Meet the Speakers - Added as confirmed.
Sponsor the Conference
Audience Profile - MEDA members and other Annual Meeting attendees typically include professionals in the following areas:
Brownfield Redevelopment - Business Finance - Chambers of Commerce - Community Development - Consulting - Downtown Development - Environmental Consulting - Higher Education - Municipalities - Planning - Private and Public Economic Development Organizations - Real Estate Development - State Agencies - Utilities and Infrastructure - Workforce Development - Others interested in economic development
Thank You Sponsors
Location, Hotel Reservations, and Travel Plans
Make Your Travel Plans - Coming soon.
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 2023 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by TBD.
- MEDA Medalist of the Year Nomination Form
- Emerging Star Award Nomination Form
- Mike Conboy Professional Development Award Nomination Form
- 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 Rates - MEDA Members $TBD*/Non-Members $TBD**
Regular Rates - MEDA Members $TBD*/Non-Members $TBD** (Starts on August 7th)
Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Early Arrivals Reception: $TBD
Opening Reception: $TBD
Awards Reception: $TBD
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.
We will apply to have this event recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).
If you have any questions, visit our Contact MEDA page.
Typically available in May.