2017 Legislative Conference

            

Online registration is closed. Please contact kelly@texasedc.org.
 


Date of Event:  February 22-24, 2017
Time of Event:  Wednesday 12 pm - Friday 12 pm

Registration Rate TEDC Member:  $400
Registration Rate Non-Member:  $450

The TEDC's 2017 Legislative Conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Austin. The two and one-half day event will feature numerous general and breakout sessions on economic development topics and trends, a Peer Group Roundtable and networking receptions. The conference will kick-off Wednesday afternoon and will conclude on Friday with the TEDC's board of director's meeting. 

TEDC will host a Workshop: What Every Economic Developer Should Know About Small Business Financing on the first day of our 2017 Legislative Conference on February 22nd, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The TEDC's 2017 Legislative Conference is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development training that counts toward the recertification for Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).


Sheraton Hotel

701 E 11th Street 
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-1111
 

Overnight Accommodations:

The TEDC's discounted room block rate at the Sheraton is currently $199.00/night+tax. There are limited number of rooms available in the TEDC's room block. The room block rate will expire on February 1st, 2017.

To book your reservation by phone: (512) 478-1111

To book your reservation online: Room Reservation Link                  


Workshop: What Every Economic Developer Should Know About Small Business Financing

This workshop will be held at the Sheraton Austin Hotel on the first day of the Legislative Conference from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Separate registration of $200.00 per person is required for this workshop.
 
The workshop will be led by the ever-popular Vin DiCara, who has led a number of workshops for the TEDC over the past several years. 
 
Attendees of this program will explore the ways in which public and private non-profit sector organizations can develop and structure effective small business financing programs to provide maximum benefit for businesses that require a financial investment. The pace of this course will be rigorous. Lunch will be provided, as well as manuals and case study materials.
 
This workshop is a must for folks interested in supporting small business development and entrepreneurship in their communities and regions.
 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Title Sponsor:  $5,000
  • Five (5) complimentary registrations to the event, Logo recognition on conference agenda, event signage and event registration page, Recognition as Networking Reception sponsor, Podium recognition
Event Sponsor:  $2,500
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations to the event, Logo recognition on conference agenda, event signage and event registration page, Podium recognition
Community Sponsor:  $1,500
  • One (1) complimentary registration to the event, Sponsor recognition on conference agenda, event signage and event registration page, Podium recognition

»Link to Sponsorship Menu

Event Sponsors:

           

Community Sponsors:
Bastrop Economic Development Corporation
Gainesville Economic Development Corporation
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Greater Conroe Economic Development Council
Greater New Braunfels Economic Development Council
Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative
Hutto Economic Development Corporation
Little Elm Economic Development Corporation
Mike Barnes Group
Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
Seguin Economic Development Corporation



This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).”


Registration and Payment Policy:  All registrations are to be made online.  Registrations will not be accepted by mail, email, telephone or fax.  Payments in advance are encouraged, unless specified to be paid prior to the event.  Invoices are required to be paid within 30 days following the event.  Payments may be made in the form of check or online via credit card.  Purchase orders will not be accepted as a form of payment.

Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy:  All cancellations must be received in writing via email to TEDC staff at tedcinfo@texasedc.org.  Cancellations received in writing on or before February 15, 2017, and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event.  There will be no refunds for cancellations received after February 15, 2017.  A registered attendee who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the event, is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund.  A registered attendee who does not submit a written notice of cancellation or attend the event is still responsible for the registration fee.