When & Where

October 19 to October 22, 2019

Peppermill Resort Hotel

Reno, NV

2019 Annual Training Conference

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2019 Annual Training Conference

Reimagining Regional Development: Building Capacity, Building Regions

October 19 - 22 | Peppermill Resort Hotel | Reno, Nevada

Visit the Agenda & Presentations page to see the most recent agenda. It will be updated regularly.

What's new?

  • Conference registration is open!
  • Scholarships are available for EDDs and Tribal planning grantees located in the EDA Seattle Region...click here for details.
  • Our conference registration process!  Click Registration on the left side of this page and register online.  Our new database has streamlined the system in many ways, and you will find it is much more user-friendly than our previous registration platform.
  • For the 1st time we will offer a "NADO 101" hour during the conference...meet the staff and learn about our programs and services!
  • Opening plenary presentation with Becky McCray and Deb Brown from SaveYour.Town will look at the positive benefits that being open to new ideas has on your community's prosperity.
  • Plenary presentation with author and former politician Doug Griffiths who will share 13 sure-fire ways to kill a community—inadequate internet, unsafe drinking water, lack of services and amenities for youth to remain and retires to return and so on—as he how communities can identify and overcome challenges that prohibit their ability to become thriving, sustainable and desirable.
  • Five Mobile Workshops have been confirmed, click Agenda & Presentations on the left side of this page for details:
    • Reinventing Reno's Midtown District Walking Tour
    • Western Nevada Brownfields Road Trip
    • Peppermill Wins Big Betting on Geothermal Energy
    • An Industrial Park Like no Other: A Visit to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center
    • Fostering Entrepreneurship and Forging Partnerships: A Visit to the Reno Innevation Center
  • Four Learning Labs have been scheduled and 1 or 2 more are in the works!  Click Agenda & Presentations on the left side of this page for details:
    • Leadership Training for New Executive Directors
    • Filling Empty Buildings
    • Moving in the Right Direction: The Latest Trends in CEDS Planning
    • Rural Jobs Creation Strategies and Innovative Rural Business Models
  • Visit this page again soon for conference information.

Questions?: Contact Laurie Thompson, Deputy Executive Director at 202-624-5948 or [email protected]