REGISTER NOW – Why you should attend the 2021 EDCO Conference

Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Annual Conference and Showcase will take place virtually this year every Wednesday from January 20-February 24, 2021 (9:00-11:15am). The conference series will feature presentations and workshops that are designed to challenge you to learn new and innovative ways to solve real-life challenges facing many economic development practitioners in Ontario. Sessions will be live and will also be recorded for the attendees’ convenience.

On January 20 at 9:00am, Lidy Romanuk, the EDCO 2021 President, and Janice Stein (pictured left), the founding director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto will commence the conference. The keynote presentation will be presented by Enbridge Gas and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Why should you attend?

This conference is heavily recommended for those who work in the field of economic development in Ontario. Many of the guest speakers and panelists from both the public and private sector are experts in economic development and leaders across the province, who will be providing valuable insight regarding leadership, policy development, and economic recovery amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the sessions include:

  • Is Real Estate Still King?
  • Positioning Ontario’s Workforce for Recovery in Evolving Times
  • Looking over the Border: Opportunities to EvolveOn with CUSMA

Those interested have the choice to register for the full conference series or for a single day conference. Registration fees are listed below:

Member Type:*Full Conference Series Package:*Single Day Conference:
EDCO Member$282.50$84.75
**Students & Retirees$56.50n/a

* HST is included in all the pricing listed above

** The only option for students and retirees is to pay a reduced rate for the full conference.

To register for the 2021 EDCO Conference and Showcase, click here. Visit the event time table to learn more on the events and panelists.

What is EDCO?

The Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) is an independent, non-profit association, whose mission is to engage and foster economic development and prosperity in Ontario. Its members bring a high degree of expertise and awareness to the complex and challenging economic development profession. Their vision is to enhance and develop an economically viable and environmentally responsible Ontario.


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