Michigan Economic Developers Association - Your Partner in Growing Your Community

2020 Annual Meeting, "Make No Little Plans, Michigan"

meda finalMEDA'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!

Make Your Travel Plans

Thank You Sponsors

Thank You 2020 Sponsors

Sponsor This Event

See our Sponsor MEDA page for the Annual Meeting sponsorship packages.

Thank You Committee

Annual Meeting 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*
*If you joined MEDA in the last year, you may still have a New Member Coupon that you can apply toward this event. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check!

Regular Registration (August 4 - August 10): MEDA Members $330/Non-Members $440

Optional Fee-Based Activities
Tours: $TBD/tour/person

Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Early Arrivals Reception: $35/person
Opening Reception: $50/person
Awards Reception: $50/person
Tours: $TBD/tour/person
***The Early Arrivals Reception, Opening Reception, and Awards Reception are included for registered attendees.

Certification Qualifications

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.

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Michigan Economic
Developers Association
P.O. Box 15096
Lansing, MI 48901-5096
PH: 517-241-0011

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