Unlocking Diversity: Innovation + Talent + Capital
As the pinnacle of economic development, universities provide the resources, talent, and innovation necessary to drive the modern creative economy. Alaska just isn’t the biggest state in the union, big things are happening to drive economic development in the midst of unspoiled natural beauty with the pioneering spirit of the last frontier.
When & Where?
September 27 – 30, 2015
For travel purposes, attendees should plan on arriving before 1 p.m. on Sunday, with the conference wrapping up at noon on Wednesday.
Our host city, Anchorage, is a cosmopolitan haven nestled between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains; within 50 miles of 60 glaciers. It’s a city of comfort and culture in the midst of pure wilderness.
What will Occur?
Who Will be There?
College and University Presidents & Deans; Provosts & Outreach Officers; EDA Center Directors; External & Government Affairs Administrators; Innovation, Commercialization & Technology Transfer Directors; Officials from Higher Education System Offices; Economic Developers; Economic Development Consultants; Market Development Specialists; Federal Agency Program Directors; State and Federal Grant Administrators; Manufacturing Extension Partnership Directors & Managers; Workforce Development Directors; University and College Faculty, Graduate-level Students
Build Recognition for your Initiatives
The UEDA Annual Summit is an ideal venue to showcase your work, play a leadership role and expose others to your organization. You can do this by:
- Submitting a topic for a panel: The Summit is about sharing the best and emerging trends in university-related economic development. Share your organization’s experience and lessons learned with the economic development community.
- Applying for an Award of Excellence: This peer recognition generates national attention and is a great way to publicly promote and validate the impacts that your efforts are having in your community.
- Serving as a Sponsor or Exhibitor: Your sponsorship or exhibition role will generate new ideas and new leads, as well as increase colleagues’ awareness about your organization’s commitment to university-based economic development.