Call for Presentations for the 2017 Annual Summit

OEDA invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2017 Annual Summit, themed “Transforming Communities,” to be held October 18-20 at the Columbus Renaissance Downtown.    As we are transforming the Summit this year with a new location, new initiatives and new speakers, the OEDA Annual Summit offers an opportunity for you to showcase solutions, initiate provocative discussions, and share effective strategies that have worked in your community.   We are particularly interested in showcasing case studies related to community economic development and workforce development initiatives.  The theme this year is also indicative of the transformation many communities have experienced over the last decade and how we are transforming economic development and its relevance in those communities.  Panel presentations are encouraged along with local case studies and examples.

Guidelines for Submission:

1.       Complete the Call for Presentations Form in its entirety at by April 22, 2017. 

2.       Presentations must be a minimum of 45 minutes in length, preferably with a question and answer period following the presentation.

3.       Submission of a presentation does not guarantee participation in the program.  Submissions will be reviewed by the Annual Summit Planning Committee, and you will be contacted no later than June 30, 2017 if your presentation has been selected.

4.       Annual Summit proposals should not be submitted unless each presenter is available to appear on any day of the Annual Summit (Oct. 18-20, 2017). Accepted proposals will not be assigned a specific speaking date and time until the agenda is established (after June 30, 2017).

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Columbus, Ohio 43215
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