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Presidential Post - August 15, 2013

Brent Willett 2012A PDI Conference haiku:

Conference next month.
You are not too busy, no.
Don't make me call you. 

I may have missed poetry day in English class [and completely flunked Acting], but seriously, the conference that has been designed for PDI members September 25-27 is perhaps the best we've ever seen. It's a conference with something for every economic developer and more choice and experience customization than we've ever had before. Just think:

  • Wednesday: Golf! Bikes! Trapshooting!*
  • Thursday: Personalized leadership roadmaps. Bar Camp. Roundtables. Certification.
  • Friday: Governor Branstad. Lt. Governor Reynolds. Director Durham. Legislative updates.

Don't believe me? Click here to check out this fantastic three-day agenda. And the conference programming is all taking place at the beautiful, better-than-we-deserve Park Place Event Centre in the Cedar Valley. Plus you're going to be a part of a welcoming event at the renowned Waterloo Center for the Arts, you're going to stay in a nice hotel, you're going to dine around in historic downtown Cedar Falls, and more.

In addition to all this programming, you're going to rub elbows with a couple hundred of your closest industry colleagues for a couple of days in a fun region and be hosted by one of the hardest-working conference committees I've been around and some of the most dedicated sponsors anywhere. 

*You pick one. This should be the most obvious thing in the history of obvious.


Brent Willett
President, Professional Developers of Iowa

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