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20th Annual Governor's Conference on Economic Development
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20th Annual Governor's Conference on Economic Development

Join WEDA as we celebrate the 20th Annual Governor's Conference on Economic Development. Wednesday, February 11 - Friday, February 13 at Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison. Registration available November 2014 - Exhibitor and Sponsorship available today.

2/11/2015 to 2/13/2015
When: February 11 - 13, 2015
Where: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
1 John Nolen Dr.
Madison, WI  53703
Contact: Megan Purtell

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Legislative Day Agenda
Feb 12 Agenda
About Feb 12 Speakers
Feb 13 Agenda
About Feb 13 Speakers
About 2015 Exhibitors
PowerPoint Presentations & Handouts

Shifting Sands
: Preparing for the Future

February 11 - 13, 2015
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center • Madison, WI

This year's conference focused on national, state, and local trends & issues presented by experts in their field.  This is Wisconsin’s premier networking and educational event for anyone involved with economic development from the village to the state level.

Why You Should Have Attended:

  • National & State Renown Keynote Speakers
    • Jason Tyszko, Sr. Director, Education & Workforce Policy, US Chamber of Commerce Foundationo
    • John Koskinen, Chief Economist, WI Department of Revenue
    • Emily Stover-DeRocco, Founder & CEO, Engage, Educate & Employ
    • Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, State of Wisconsin
  • Diverse Sessions and Speakers focusing on Wisconsin's Shifting Economy
    • David Willis, Vice President of health system strategy and executive education, The Advisory Board
    • Dr. Russell Kashian, Professor, UW - Whitewater, and Eric Borgerding, President and Chief Executive, Wisconsin Hospital Association
    • Matthew Kures, Community Development Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development
    • Laura Bray, Executive Director, BioForward
    • And Many More
  • Networking with over 325 Economic Development Professionals
  • Meeting with Sponsors and Exhibitors with knowledge and services to grow your organization

 2015 Exhibit & Sponsorship Information
Thank you Exhibitors
 Thank You Sponsors

 Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy
  • Substitutions will be accepted at any time.
  • All registered attendees cancelling their registration, will be charged a $45 processing fee, regardless of when the cancellation notice was received.
  • Cancellations by phone are not accepted. Cancellations must be received in writing by mail or email to Megan Purtell (e-mail:
  • Cancellations received in writing on or before Friday, February 6, 2015, will be refunded or credited to a future WEDA Conference (less a $45 processing fee).
  • There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations received after February 6, 2015.
  • A registered attendee, who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the conference is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund or credit.
  • A registered attendee, who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the conference, is still liable for any outstanding balances.

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