May 1 - May 3, 2016

2016 MEDA Annual Conference

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The Economic Dynamics of Live, Work & Play

Business attraction and retention are top priorities for states, cities and community developers. This conference will highlight planning and executing the right mixture of quality-of-life amenities that attract businesses, employees, residents and visitors.

While not all communities have world-class stadiums or major entertainment venues, they still possess recreational, cultural and entertainment assets, offering a lifestyle which appeals to employers, employees and residents. Our presenters will focus on identifying and constructing the key elements crucial to creating a dynamic, vibrant community where people want to live, work and play.

SPONSOR:  Interested in sponsoring the MEDA Annual Conference? Click here (be sure to scroll down the page and click on “Annual Conference” tab) to learn how.

DONATE:  Donate to the Silent Auction to benefit the Lofton Scholarship Fund Please click here.

EXHIBIT:  Secure at table for the Exhibit Area!  Complete the form below (clicking on ‘a la carte’ options) and then visit this page for additional details.

AGENDA:  Click here to view the MEDA Annual Conference Agenda

TWITTER: Click here to download a ‘twitter handle resource guide’ of conference sponsors and speakers

MEDA Business Meeting Details:

Please note:  There are no refunds after April 15 for the conference registration.

Dress and other notes:  Sunday events are casual.  Monday and Tuesday are business casual.  All tours including walking.  Comfortable shoes are recommended.  Temperatures inside the hotel can fluctuate this time of year.  Please dress accordingly.

Presentations: Speaker slides (when possible) are made available on the MEDA SlideShare page.



Sun, May 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - Tue, May 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm


Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50
Cambridge , MD 21613

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Conference Speakers

The 2016 MEDA Annual Conference Speakers

Conference Sponsors

The 2016 MEDA Annual Conference Sponsors