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 Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Agenda, Activities, and Speakers
Agenda - Typically available mid-May.
Activities - Typically available mid-May.
Meet the Speakers - Speakers will be added as confirmed.
Location, Hotel Reservations, and Travel Plans
Location and Hotel Reservations - Coming soon!
Make Your Travel Plans - Coming soon!
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 TBD.
- 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.
MEDA will apply to be recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts toward the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcD).
Typically available mid-May.