2018 IEDA Annual Conference

Working to move Illinois – and your town – forward in 2018.
Opportunities to learn, network, and grow await you at the 2018 IEDA Annual Conference.

Register Today and Get Connected on June 14 & 15, 2018! Early bird rate ends May 24th!



Conference at a Glance

Thursday, June 14th

  • 2:00pm – Check-in desk opens
  • 3:00pm – Opening session & welcome
  • 4:00pm – Workforce Investment (Workforce Office of Western Illinois)
  • 5:00pm – Hometown Retail
    Christine Jefferies (Naperville Development Partnerships), Jason Zawila (Village of Woodridge), Mike Mallon (Draper Kramer)
  • 6:00pm – Networking with economic leaders and Illinois officials
  • 7:30pm – After Dark – Comedy Show brought to you by IEDA Young Professionals

Friday, June 15th

  • 8:00am – Breakfast & committee meetings
  • 9:00am – Success through regional cooperation
    Ivan Baker (North Central Illinois EDC), Tom Hulseman (Chicago Regional Growth Corp), Chris Setti (Greater Peoria), Cheryl Weldge (Ameren)
  • 10:00am – Emerging Technology in Economic Development
    Essam El-Beik (IL Dept of Innovation & Technology), Teresa Nortillo (Nortillo Consulting), Kristen Brown (ComEd)
  • 11:00am – Project Spotlights & Successes
    Wolf’s Den Brewery, Calsag Trail, and LaunchCode
  • 12:00pm – Luncheon with DCEO & Intersect Illinois

Make your reservations today at:
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip
5000 West 127th St in Alsip, IL  60803
Visit chicagoalsip.doubletree.com or call 800-222-8733 and use our group/convention code “IED”. Special room rate of $109 available until May 24th. 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!