2019 MEDA Annual Conference

Transforming Lives through Inclusive Economic Development
How a Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economic Development Enriches Communities

Join us at the 2019 Annual Conference for an engaging examination of the role economic development plays in creating comprehensive and equitable opportunity for increasingly diverse communities. Maryland’s business community and talent pool are increasingly diverse – in gender, nationality, race, income and skill levels. The challenge for economic development professionals is to develop strategies that create opportunity and wealth creation across the spectrum of that diversity. Hear from experts about developing inclusive business development and workforce development strategies, encouraging companies to embrace the development of diverse talent, and embracing greater diversity within our own economic development organizations.

Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing through April 19! Annual Conference registration refunds will not be granted after April 19.

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April 28 - April 30


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

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* MEDA Discounted Rates Available until Wednesday, April 24, 2019 or until sold out.

Conference Speakers

The 2019 MEDA Annual Conference Speakers

Conference Sponsors

The 2019 MEDA Annual Conference Sponsors

2019 MEDA Awards Sponsor


2019 Golf Tournament Sponsor


2019 MEDA Annual Conference