Annual Summit 2014


Higher Education as a Catalyst for Economic Development:
Innovation + Inspiration + Impact

As the pinnacle of economic development, universities provide the resources, talent, and innovation necessary to drive the modern creative economy. Where better to focus on these efforts than in one of the most creative and diverse cities in the world, Santa Fe, New Mexico? As the second oldest city in the U.S., the Land of Enchantment provides the perfect backdrop to our annual conference.

When & Where?

September 28 – October 1, 2014
For travel purposes, attendees should plan on arriving before 1pm on Sunday, with the conference wrapping up at noon on Wednesday.

Eldorado Hotel & Spa
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Why Santa Fe?

Santa Fe is known as the City Different and within one visit, you will know why. Santa Fe embodies a rich history, melding Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the food, the art and on.

Find out more about Santa Fe

What will Occur?

We are still building the 2014 Annual Summit agenda, however you may view our up-to-date version of the agenda online.

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

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


Summit Registration

Early bird rates are now active – $645/Members and $745/Non-Members. Early bird rates will be active until midnight EST on 8/15 and will not be extended. Click the button below to register. For pricing and registration information, click here. Have a question about your existing registration, contact us.



Hotel Reservations

Participants can make hotel reservations at UEDA’s block rate with the Eldorado Hotel by clicking the button below.

Hotel Reservations


Traveling to Santa Fe

The state’s largest commercial airport is Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) which is located approximately 45 minutes by vehicle from Santa Fe and the Eldorado Hotel. This airport offers the most options for daily commercial flights. Shuttle service and light rail are available for transportation options. Most visitors find flights to ABQ, combined with shuttle service, to be the most economical mode of transportation.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) is a smaller municipal airport offering daily commercial flights that connect to and from anywhere in the world. This airport is located approximately 15-20 minutes from the Eldorado Hotel but may not have as many cost-effective flight options available.


Exhibiting Sponsorship/Support

UEDA sponsors, supporters, and exhibitors are critical to the operational success of the 2014 Summit.  Sponsorship and supporter investment further helps to sustain and grow the organization, bringing high profile attention and recognition to each sponsor organization.  A variety of levels and events are now being offered with limited availability.  Securing these opportunities early will gain your organization increased exposure on registration brochures, the UEDA website and in our regular Summit communications.  We encourage and appreciate your support!

Become a Sponsor/Exhibitor

Thank You to Our Regional Partners

UEDA thanks the following regional sponsors for their support of both the Spring Meeting and Annual Summit.


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Contact Us

University Economic Development Association
1501 Preble Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

216.200.UEDA (8332)