2021 Annual Meeting
MEDA's biggest education and networking event of the year is its Annual Meeting. This conference includes educational sessions covering the most important economic development topics and issues of the time as well as several networking opportunities.
The conference will be held Sunday, August 22 - Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While we were hoping for an all in-person conference, due to the recent surge in cases, the MEDA Board will decide whether the conference will remain in-person, or move to a hybrid or virtual format in late May.
Agenda, Activities, and Speakers
Agenda - Coming Soon!
Activities - Coming Soon!
Meet the Speakers - Under Construction
Location, Hotel Reservations, and Travel Plans
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Thank You Sponsors
Sponsor This Event
Sponsoring MEDA's Annual Meeting shows support for the economic development community throughout Michigan and provides several opportunities to build connections with them throughout the year.
Use the links below to learn more about MEDA's mission and membership, our Annual Meeting, and the sponsorship packages available with their cost and benefits. You can even commit today using the form.
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 2021 Annual Meeting, the form must be submitted to MEDA by June 21..
- 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 Rates - MEDA Members $315*/Non-Members $425**
Regular Rates - MEDA Members $330*/Non-Members $440** (Start 1 week before the conference.)
Optional Fee-Based Activities
Guest (spouse, children, etc.) Fees
Early Arrivals Reception: TBD
Opening Reception: TBD
Awards Reception: TBD
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 professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).
If you have any questions, visit our Contact MEDA page.
Typically available mid-May.