Theme: Innovations in Maryland Manufacturing

MEDA 2023 Fall Conference – Request for Speakers/Proposals

The 2023 MEDA Annual Conference will be held October 25, 2023 at the Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, Maryland.

Call for proposals: MEDA is seeking proposals /speakers for sessions at the 2023 Fall Conference. The sessions must be relevant to the conference theme and be of interest to a wide audience from across Maryland. We are seeking success stories, speakers, and panel discussion ideas.

THEME: Innovations in Maryland Manufacturing

Maryland boasts a thriving manufacturing industry that ranges from value-added agricultural to advanced biopharmaceutical manufacturing. We seek speakers who can provide insights to aid the economic development community in effectively supporting and nurturing this vibrant ecosystem.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Supply chain
  • Export assistance
  • Financing programs
  • Workforce development – apprenticeship programs
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Small scale manufacturing
  • Value-Added agricultural

Submission Process:

Please complete the online form (below) no later than 5:00 pm on July 28, 2023.

Late proposals will not be considered. MEDA does not allow sales-oriented (promotion of products, services, or consultation) as part of the Fall Conference. If a commercial representative is included on a panel, they are asked to speak broadly about industry best practices with only minimal focus on their particular commercial entity and only as it relates to the topic or project being discussed.

MEDA’s educational sessions are typically 1 hour to 1.5 hours in length and focus on issues of interest to economic development professionals. It is strongly encouraged that a proposed session meets the conference theme. To ensure that MEDA presents a balanced conference with varying viewpoints, MEDA’s Fall Conference typically includes 2 panels and one to two keynote speakers.

MEDA’s Program Development Committee may add or substitute speakers to achieve its desired level of diversity – MEDA will make final decisions on speakers and invite speakers directly.

Contact Information:

Any questions regarding this process may be directed to Sandy Dubay