Telling Your Story

2018 MEDA Annual Conference

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Economic development today requires communicating complex issues and a variety of messages to an increasingly diverse — and distracted — set of audiences. How do you break through the noise? How can you effectively target your messaging for different audiences and still maintain consistent messaging? Effective and strong communication is key to building relationships, and relationships are key to effective economic development. Storytelling permeates our jobs — from marketing our communities to regional, national, and international audiences to communicating our value and results to elected officials, boards, and other stakeholders. Join us for the 2018 MEDA Annual Conference as we explore the effective and cutting-edge ways to tell your story.

Join us for the 2018 MEDA Annual Conference as we explore the most impactful ways to Tell Your Story.



Click here to review the MEDA 2018 Winter Conference Business Meeting Minutes

Click here to view the proposed 2018/2019 MEDA Slate of Officers

Note: Photography and video will be taken during the conference for our use in promotional materials.


Sun, Apr 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Tue, May 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm


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

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Conference Speakers

The 2018 MEDA Annual Conference Speakers

Conference Sponsors

The 2018 MEDA Annual Conference Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

Kent County Department of Economic Development

Maryland Women’s Business Center

Mid-Shore Regional Council

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development

Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development

Talbot County Economic Development

Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Upper Shore Regional Council


Special Thanks to:

BEACON at Salisbury University

Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation