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2018 PDI Fall Conference Registration
Conference Facility
Graduate Iowa City (formerly the Iowa City Sheraton)
210 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA
PDI's room rates are $129/plus tax. Be sure to reserve your lodging prior to September 11, 2018, by calling 319-248-4405 (mention you are with PDI).

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Recertification Information
(Applied for) 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)

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations received by PDI on or before Monday, September 17, 2018 will receive a refund less $50 cancellation fee. No cancellations will be refunded after Monday, September 17, 2018.

Graduate Iowa City (Formerly Sheraton Iowa City)
210 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
9/26/2018 - 9/28/2018


NOTE: Please click the red, double arrows (right of dates below) and/or scroll inside the date window to see ALL program options.
>> Remember to Add your Thursday Breakout Session.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018Collapse

9/26/2018 - 9/28/2018
Please add this item if you've earned a special designation or graduated from a training course since the 2017 Fall Conference.

Please add this item if you have a special needs request such as vegetarian meals, wheel chair access, etc. (Staff will contact you for further details.)

Please add this item if you would be willing to mentor a new member.

10:00 AM
Topic: Psst. Look at Me: Marketing in a Loud World

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM
Only choose ONE Optional activity on Wednesday.

If you've confirmed your foursome in golf, please email their names to

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:30 PM
Only choose ONE optional activity on Wednesday

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM
Choose ONE Optional activity on Wednesday

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Please add this item to your itinerary if this is your first PDI Conference and you are planning to attend the New Member Orientation on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:00 pm.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday, 27 September 2018Collapse
10:15 AM
(Choose option 1, 2 or 3)

Roger Brooks, Roger Brooks International, Inc. Carla Eysink, Marion County Development Commission
Sponsored by Russell

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
10:15 AM
(Choose option 1, 2 or 3)

Director Debi Durham, Iowa Economic Development Authority Iowa State Legislators (invited) Craig Patterson, Campbell/Patterson Consulting Travis Kraus, University of Iowa, Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (Moderator)

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
10:15 AM
(Choose option 1, 2 or 3)

Nancy Bird, Iowa City Downtown District

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM