Annual Conference

NCEDA conferences provide an excellent opportunity for economic development professionals from across North Carolina to expand their knowledge, sharpen their skills and build connections so they can advance their careers and better serve the needs of their communities.

2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Dates: June 11-13
Location: Beaufort Hotel (2440 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort)

The 2019 Annual Conference location has changed to the Beaufort Hotel, a brand new boutique hotel located on Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort (opening in April). Our original venue, the Atlantic Beach Doubletree, had delays in their repair and renovations following Hurricane Florence. They are still closed and do not have a projected date they will re-open. Please read lodging details below carefully since the venue has changed.

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration will open in late April at which time the registration link will be posted here.

  • NCEDA Member – $500 (will increase to $600 on May 31)
  • Non-Member – $820 (will increase to $920 on May 31)
  • Emerging Executive Member – $350 (will increase to $450 on May 31)
  • Emerging Executive Non-Member – $450 (will increase to $550 on May 31)
  • Spouse/Guest (Tuesday) – $75 (this includes the Tuesday evening reception and a breakfast voucher for Wednesday morning and is for anyone in your party who is 21 years of age or over)
  • Spouse/Guest (Wednesday) – $125 (this includes the Wednesday evening reception and a breakfast voucher for Thursday morning and is for anyone in your party who is 21 years of age or over)
  • Children Ages 6-20 (Tuesday or Wednesday) – $25 (this includes either the Tuesday or Wednesday evening reception and a breakfast voucher for Wednesday or Thursday morning)
  • Children Ages 5 and under – Free

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA
The conference agenda is still in the planning stages but will be posted here once all speakers are confirmed. A program outline is listed below for planning purposes. All conference functions will be held at the Beaufort Hotel.

Tuesday, June 11
Noon – 5 pm – Optional Afternoon Activities
6 – 7:30 pm – Welcoming Reception (light hors d’oeuvres)
7:30 pm – until – Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, June 12
7 – 8:15 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:30 pm – General Session
1 – 5 pm – Optional Afternoon Activities
6 – 10 pm – Networking Dinner Reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment)

Thursday, June 13
7 – 8:15 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:30 pm – General Session
12:30 – 3 pm – Professional Development Luncheon and Workshop

 

LODGING DETAILS
The Beaufort Hotel is not as large as our original location, so our block of rooms is smaller. To make things as fair as possible, we are transferring all of the Doubletree reservations over to our block at the Beaufort Hotel. Since we are transferring reservations, this block is already full. If you had a reservation at Doubletree and have NOT heard from me this week to confirm your stay at the Beaufort Hotel please contact Liz ASAP (888.246.2332 / liz@nceda.org)! If you would like to be added to the Beaufort Hotel wait list, please email Liz.

In addition to our block at the Beaufort Hotel, there are three overflow blocks confirmed. NCEDA will provide shuttle service between the overflow hotels and the Beaufort Hotel for the main conference functions. Please see overflow block information below.

  1. Hampton Inn Atlantic Beach – This hotel is located about 20 minutes from the Beaufort Hotel and provides an option for any folks who prefer to be at the beach. It is not oceanfront but is located directly across the street from the beach with ocean views. Our group rate is $99/night and reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 252.247.5118 and requesting the NCEDA group rate.
  2. The Beaufort Inn – This hotel is located in downtown Beaufort, about 10 minutes from the Beaufort Hotel. The Inn is also waterfront (just on the opposite side of town) and is in walking distance to the historic downtown area. Our group rate is $159/night and reservations can be made by calling the Inn at 252.728.2600 and requesting the NCEDA rate.
  3. The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores – This hotel is located a couple of miles from the Hampton Inn and provides an oceanfront option. It has also just been fully renovated. Our group rate is $179/night and reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 252.247.4155 and requesting the NCEDA rate.

 

In addition to the overflow blocks listed above, the Beaufort and Atlantic Beach areas also have great short-term rental options through VRBO and Aribnb. The historic Beaufort area also offers some beautiful bed and breakfasts. Click HERE to visit the Crystal Coast tourism site for a list of the B&B options. You can search by region and type of accommodation.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Liz (888.246.2332 / liz@nceda.org) for more information.

Previous Conferences

2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Dates: June 12-14
Location: Holiday Inn Resort (1706 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach)
This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the re-certification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

AGENDA

SPEAKER DIRECTORY

REGISTRANT LIST

SPONSOR AND PHOTO GALLERY

PRESENTATIONS:

Wednesday, June 13


Thursday, June 14

Sponsorship opportunities are available for each NCEDA conference and event.
Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith at 888.246.2332 or liz@nceda.org for more details.