2023 Denver Regional Economic
Development Conference


2023 Denver Regional Economic Development Conference 

 April 10-12 (Mon-Wed)

The Curtis DoubleTree by Hilton
1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

The NADO Research Foundation will hold a regional economic development training conference in Denver, April 10 – 12, 2023.  The EDA Denver Region covers a 10-state footprint (CO, IA, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, SD, UT, and WY).  The conference is geared for Economic Development Districts, Tribal Planning Grantees, University Centers, Revolving Loan Funds, and others engaged in economic development across the region. 

The conference will be provided with support from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) Denver Regional Office. Please visit this page frequently as it will be updated regularly.


Registration will open January 2023

Early bird deadline: March 8, 2023
*Register by this date to receive the discounted rate. After this date the rate increases.

Book Hotel

The Curtis DoubleTree by Hilton

1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

About the Hotel

Enjoy a cookie on arrival, followed by a tour of the pop-culture themed hotel. Expect Britpop, chick-flick, horror, and everything in-between. Their unforgettable rooms are just three minutes from Colorado Convention Center, and within half-a-mile of 16th Street Mall. Coors Field, Pepsi Center, and the Denver Art Museum are all within 10-minutes.

Click here to reserve your room

Hotel room rate

$199 +tax

Hotel reservation cut-off date: March 8, 2023

Get There


Questions about the hotel? Contact Brittany Salazar at [email protected]
Questions about conference registration? Contact Krystal DeLeon at [email protected]
Questions about the conference content? Contact Laurie Thompson at [email protected]


Please send speaker inquiries to Laurie Thompson at [email protected]


Presentations will be made available after the conference.

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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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