Annual Conference

NCEDA conferences provide an excellent opportunity for economic development professionals from across North Carolina to expand their knowledge, sharpen their skills and build connections so they can advance their careers and better serve the needs of their communities.

Click HERE to learn more about NCEDA sponsorship opportunities! Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith (888.246.2332 or liz@nceda.org) for more details.

2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Date: June 25-27
Location: Hotel Ballast – Wilmington, NC
Registration Fees: $595 for members / $425 for emerging executives and retirees / $915 for non-members

Presenting Sponsor: ECS Southeast

Save the date for our 2024 Annual Conference! Registration will open in late April. The conference schedule is posted below for planning purposes. Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith with any questions.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 25
Optional Activities (Wilmington Area • late morning / afternoon)
Emerging Executives / New Member Reception (Hotel Ballast • 5 – 5:30 pm)
Welcoming Reception (Hotel Ballast • 5:30 – 7 pm)
Dinner On Your Own (Wilmington Area)

Wednesday, June 26
Breakfast (Hotel Ballast • 7 – 8:15 am)
Conference General Session (Hotel Ballast • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Optional Activities (Wilmington Area • afternoon)
NCEDA Awards Ceremony (Hotel Ballast • 5:30 – 6:30 pm)
Dinner Reception (Hotel Ballast • 6:30 – 9:30 pm)

Thursday, June 27
Breakfast (Hotel Ballast • 7 – 8:15 am)
Conference General Session (Hotel Ballast • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Conference Adjourns at 12:30 pm

2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Presenting Sponsor: ECS Southeast

Date: June 27-29
Location: Hotel Ballast – Wilmington, NC

VIEW THE AGENDA HERE

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Previous Conferences

2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Presenting Sponsor: ECS Southeast

Date: June 14-16
Location: Holiday Inn Resort – Wrightsville Beach, NC

VIEW THE AGENDA HERE

VIEW SPONSOR SLIDE SHOW HERE

VIEW CONTACT LISTS AND PRESENTATIONS HERE (for conference registrants only)

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Presented by ECS Southeast

Dates: June 8-10
Location: Doubletree Hotel, Atlantic Beach

POST-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

AGENDA

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!!

2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Dates: August 26

VIEW CONFERENCE PROGRAM HERE

VIEW REGISTRANT LIST HERE

VIEW SPONSOR AND PHOTO SLIDE SHOW HERE

VIEW RECORDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS HERE (for conference registrants only)


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Dates: June 11-13
Location: Beaufort Hotel (2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort)
This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the re-certification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

VIEW CONFERENCE PROGRAM HERE

VIEW REGISTRANT LIST HERE

VIEW SPONSOR AND PHOTO SLIDE SHOW HERE

VIEW PRESENTATIONS HERE (for conference registrants only)


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Dates: June 12-14
Location: Holiday Inn Resort (1706 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach)
This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the re-certification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

AGENDA

SPEAKER DIRECTORY

REGISTRANT LIST

SPONSOR AND PHOTO GALLERY

PRESENTATIONS:

Wednesday, June 13


Thursday, June 14

Sponsorship opportunities are available for each NCEDA conference and event.
Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith at 888.246.2332 or liz@nceda.org for more details.