2020 Bright Ideas Competition

Registration closed for 2020 Competition. Please check back for next year.  

Bright Ideas Competition Handbook

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Are you interested in building your confidence, expanding your network, gaining exposure, and refining your ideas as a professional?

Then consider becoming a participant in this year’s Bright Ideas Competition. The Bright Ideas Competition is an annual idea competition for economic development practitioners of all experience levels. It is designed to give economic developers from across Ontario the opportunity to develop a modern response to proposed topics, have the work evaluated and receive 5 professional certification points towards your designation.

Join your fellow colleagues and team up to take on one of today’s prominent economic development challenges. Propose a modern solution in a risk-free working environment and help create a resource that will better improve our economic development community.

  • 30 Jan 2019 11:21 AM | Kerri Schuttel

    The EDCO Bright Ideas Competition officially launched at the 62nd Annual Conference and Showcase in Toronto, ON. 

    Jason Dias, Bright Ideas Committee Member and Past-Chair of the EDCO Young Professionals Network explained "the Bright Ideas Competition is your chance to solve some of economic development’s biggest challenges, embark on a journey of learning, explore new solutions and experience what it’s like to work with like-minded colleagues from across the province."

    During the competition, economic development practitioners will work in teams to explore local economic development issues, tackle the issues and present their innovative ideas, giving an additional resource to EDCO members.

    The Economic Developers Association of Canada will award 5 certification points to participating individuals and the finalist teams will gain recognition by presenting at #EDCO2020 conference in Toronto.

    To register, visit The cost to participate is $25 per person.

  • 17 Jan 2019 9:48 AM | Kerri Schuttel

    EDCO is excited to announce that participants of the Bright Ideas Competition will receive 5 certification points from the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC).

    The Bright Ideas Competition is an opportunity for professional growth in an experiential setting.  The competition is two-years in the making and will officially launch at EDCO's 62nd Annual Conference & Showcase.

    Registration will take place between January 31, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

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