PDI Fall Conference

PDI’s 2017 Fall Conference

September 27-29, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Deadline to register - September 15, 2017

  Rise to the Occasion – Thought Leadership in Economic Development

Recertification Information: This conference is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD)


DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
350 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

PDI’s room rates are $114/plus tax. Be sure to reserve your lodging prior to September 11, 2017, by calling 319-731-4444 (mention you are with PDI) or  Book your room online to receive PDI's group discount!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Golf Outing and Trap Shoot
Educational Session: Site Development Case Studies
New Member/First Time Attendees Orientation

Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Brakfast/PDI Committee Meetings
General Session:Community Growth
Networking Break
General Session: Entrepreneurship & Technology Panel

Lunch and Annual Meeting
Concurrent Sessions: Board Recruitment, Engagement & Leadership; Organizational Excellence
Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions: Bringing Talent to Iowa; A C-Level Career Conversaton for ED Professionals
General Session: Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg (invited)
PDI Board Meeting


Friday, September 29, 2017

General Session: Reimaging Iowa, IEDA Director Debi Durham
General Session: Tax Reform/Tax Credit/TIF Discussion
Federal Policy Update
Networking Break
General Session: Leading Change

 For information, contact Lynn Harkin or Kristen Dearden
 PDI Headquarters 
(515) 243-4585
director@pdiowa.com / meetings@pdiowa.com