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EDCO has held an annual conference since its start-up in 1957.

Each year, members and other engaged in profession gather to exchange information and learn from leading edge presentations that are transferable to their respective communities. Part of the event includes a showcase that offers participants to learn about new programming and services that will assist in day-to-day operations and funding of special projects.

The 62nd Annual EDCO Conference and Showcase — Powershifting Economic Development: Gearing up for change — will take place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, January 29-31, 2019.

Shift economic development in your community into overdrive with inspiring keynote speakers like Eric Canada, author of "Economic Development for the Team" and Patricia McCarney, President and CEO of the World Council on City Data (WCCD).

Choose between engaging Learning Labs or insightful Master Classes covering topics that were requested through post-conference evaluations and EDCO's 2018 Professional Development Survey.


In a larger plenary space, #EDCO2019 is revving up to offer one of the best programs to date!

Register by January 7, 2019 to take advantage of early bird rates. 

*Special offer - pay for the conference by EFT or cheque and receive special gift when you check in at the conference.*


2019 Conference Website

Check out what we've done in the past for our annual Conference.

Past Conferences

EDCO's Awards of Excellence program provides communities with feedback from our expert judges and a chance to be seen as leaders in the profession, and validate efforts.

Awards of Excellence

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