2020 Annual Meeting, "Make No Little Plans, Michigan"
MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This four-day conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time as well as several networking opportunities.
This conference will be held Tuesday, August 18 - Friday, August 21, 2020, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, MI - just minutes away from Traverse City!
Agenda, Activities, and Speakers
Agenda - Typically available in early May.
Activities - Typically available in early May.
Meet the Speakers - Typically available in early May.
Location, Hotel Reservations, and Travel Plans
Location and Hotel Reservations - Make Your Reservation By July 19!
Thank You Sponsors
Sponsor This Event
See our Sponsor MEDA page for the Annual Meeting sponsorship packages.
Thank You Committee
MEDA is proud to accept nominations for awards that honor hard-working economic developers. Award nominations can be submitted at any time, but to be considered for the 2020 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by July 1st.
- MEDA Medalist of the Year
- Emerging Star Award
- Mike Conboy Professional Development Award
- Robert Sieghart Award for Enthusiasm for the Economic Development Profession
To learn about the qualifications, access the nomination forms, and view past winners, visit our Awards Page.
Early Registration (Now - August 3): MEDA Members $315/Non-Members $425*
Regular Registration (August 4 - August 10): MEDA Members $330/Non-Members $440
Optional Fee-Based Activities
Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Early Arrivals Reception: $35/person
Opening Reception: $50/person
Awards Reception: $50/person
***The Early Arrivals Reception, Opening Reception, and Awards Reception are included for registered attendees.
This event qualifies for continuing education credits for Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council (NDC). Use the form on this page to claim your credit.
This event has been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professinal development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).
Registration is typically available in mid-May.