EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 5th.
2013 Economic Development Finance Service (EDFS) Peer Learning Conference
The EDFS Conference brings together business loan fund staff that are working in rural and small metropolitan regions to hear best and promising practices from loan funds around the nation, learn about federal program updates from agency staff, and engage in meaningful and relevant discussions and information sharing with their peers.
Come to Greenville to participate in this highly interactive learning opportunity!
SPECIAL OFFER FOR DDAA LOCAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT LOAN FUND STAFF: Once again, the Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) will offer travel assistance for up to 20 loan fund staff (1 per organization) to attend the EDFS 2013 Peer Learning Conference in Greenville, SC.
DDAA will provide financial assistance for up to 20 small business loan fund staff from the 73 LDDs based in the ARC region that plan to attend the EDFS Conference in Greenville, South Carolina April 23 – 25, 2013.
Specifically, DDAA will reimburse up to 20 people for up to three nights at the hotel ($129 per night plus applicable taxes). This offer is for one person per organization and is for hotel room and tax only; and does not include any other costs (travel, meals and conference registration, etc).
To qualify for this special offer:
Contact NADO Deputy Executive Director Laurie Thompson at 202.624.5948 or [email protected] to be added to the first-come, first-served list. She will either confirm that you are one of the first 20 and will be able to have your hotel room cost covered, or let you know that you are on the waiting list should someone need to cancel at the last minute.
- Register for the conference by visiting www.nado.org/events/edfs2013/ and registering on line.
- Reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Greenville by calling 800.891.3797and mentioning you are with the NADO conference. Reservations must be made by March 25 to receive the special rate of $129 single or double.
- After the conference, submit your reimbursement form to NADO. NADO will provide the form to you at the conference.
Thank you to the DDAA leadership for this exciting opportunity!
Questions?: Contact Laurie Thompson at 202.624.5948 or [email protected]
Registration for the 2013 EDFS Peer Learning Conference will begin on February 12, 2013
Registration for this event started on February 12, 2013 and is currently Closed.
Early Bird Registration Rate (before April 5 ):
- EDFS Members: $200
- Non-EDFS Members: $250
Regular Registration Rate (after April 5 ):
- EDFS Members: $250
- Non-EDFS Members: $300
Please contact us for one-day and student registration rates.
Conference Registration Includes:
- Admission to the 2013 EDFS Peer Networking Conference
- Attendance at training and networking sessions
- Copies of special reports and training materials released at the conference
- A reception, lunch and breakfast...and coffee breaks!
Agenda & Presentations
Tuesday, April 23
1:30 – 4:45 p.m. | Current Trends and Future Opportunities in Small Businesses Lending
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Networking Reception
Wednesday, April 24
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Prospering as an Entrepreneurial Community
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Networking Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Cultivating Entrepreneurs in Rural Communities
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Working across Regions: Consolidating Loan Fund Programs to Bring Greater Opportunities to Small Businesses (Luncheon with Speaker)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Planning Ahead: The Importance of Succession Plans for Small Businesses
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Networking Break
2:45 – 5:00 p.m. | Lessons Learned from the Trenches
- When Good Loans Go Bad
- Finding Opportunities in a Bad Audit
- Adjusting to Changes in the Market
Thursday, April 25
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. | Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Legislative Update: State of Small Business Programs in the Federal Budget
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Technical Assistance Strategies and Programs That Work
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Networking Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Federal Program Update
12:00 p.m. | Conference Adjournment
1:45 – 4:00 p.m. | BMW Freight and Economic Development Tour ($25 additional fee to cover transportation costs)
~ Please note this schedule is subject to change ~
Travel & Venue
Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 N Main St
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Room Rate: $129 single/double
Room block deadline: March 25
The Hyatt Regency Greenville is sold out on Tuesday, April 23. The overflow hotel is right around the corner from the Hyatt. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 407 N Main St., Greenville, SC 29601. Call 864.678.8000 ask to speak to Danita Flowers and ask for the NADO group rate of $139.99.
~ Some or all of this information was provided by the hotel/venue ~
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