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EDCO 2019 Conference: Powershifting Economic Development

  • 29 Jan 2019
  • (EST)
  • 31 Jan 2019
  • (EST)
  • Sheraton Centre, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
  • 35


  • This registration is applicable for pre-approved delegates only and does not include any meals.

Delegates cancelling prior to January 1, 2019 receive a full refund less a $75 administration fee. Written notification by email or postmarked by January 1, 2019 will be accepted. Delegates cancelling after this date forfeit 100% of the registration fee, although substitutions can be made at any time. Refunds will be processed after the conference.

Contact Kerri Schuttel at EDCO at or 519-377-4462 for registration inquiries.
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Introducing EDCO's 62nd Annual Conference and Showcase
Powershifting Economic Development
: Gearing up for Change
at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, January 29-31, 2019

With your full conference registration*, you can look forward to the following:

  • Opening reception at the Acadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor

Day 1
  • Breakfast Bite: 4 Key Elements to Improving Your Economic Development Web Presence
  • Opening keynote presentation:  Driving Change in a Fluid Environment by Eric Canada
  • Learning Labs - Choice of:
  1. Emerging Opportunities in Entrepreneurship: New Roads in Community Economic Development
  2. Navigating International Relations
  3. Re-tool you Decision Making: Using Pro Forma Analysis to Support Local Economic Development
  4. Beyond the Final Report - Calibrating the Success of BRE Programs
  5. Workforce 2019, JOBS WITHOUT PEOPLE!
  6. In the Rearview - Looking Back at Successful Foreign Direct Investment Attraction
  7. Putting Ontario's Small Businesses on the Digital Map
  • Plenary: Globally Standardized City Data to Drive Economic Development
  • Master Classes - Choice of:
  1. Navigating the Cannibas Sector to Harvest the Economic Opportunity
  2. Fueling your Community's Future Using Data-Driven Decision Making
  3. Broadband & Cell Gap - The Ignition to Success for Ontario
  4. Manufacturing Future Skills for Generation Next
  • FeastOn Reception - Grand Ballroom Foyer

Day 2
  • Breakfast Bite: Highest and Best Land Use Approaches for Economic Development
  • Plenary Presentation - Le Boat 2.0 - Making Economic Waves in Ontario
  • Future Ready? An introspection on our profession - Ontario Cafe
  • Learning Labs: Choice of:
  1. Union Station West:  Toronto Pearson's Planned New Regional Transit and Passenger Centre
  2. Turbocharge your Economic Development Data to Drive FDI
  3. Power-Up to New International Markets with Canada-Ontario Export Forum Partners
  4. Turbocharge your Positioning Statement
  5. Turning the corner - how communities are responding to the loss of major employers
  6. Planning Together for a Reliable Electricity System
  • Master Classes - Choice of:
  1. Cultivating Agri-Food Opportunities
  • Closing Plenary - Empathy is the #1 Job Skill: The Future of Work and Learning by Ilana Ben-Ari, Design Thinker and Founder of Twenty One Toys
  • President's Dinner and EDCO Awards Ceremony, host Adam Growe, renowned comedian and host of Cash Cab
Check out the full conference program at
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