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Throughout the year UEDA hosts webinars, symposia, and our Annual Summit that supports the organization’s mission and member goals. Industry experts and UEDA members share their knowledge and expertise during these collaborative sessions, so whether you would like to learn or lead you will find something of interest.

Annual Summit

UEDA brings together thought leaders from across the country to share ideas and best practices in university economic development.

Our 2018 summit will address how higher education ecosystems function as engines of economic change, and we welcome Dr. Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, as our keynote speaker.

Learn More About the UEDA Annual Summit


Throughout the year, UEDA hosts webinars to touch on a number of topics that will help higher education institutions create and implement economic development initiatives. Members typically have access to all UEDA webinars at no charge.

Regional Symposia

The heart of UEDA is connection and collaboration, so we host regional symposia across the country at various intervals to complement the momentum we build as a group at the Annual Summit. Topics and cost for the symposia vary.

What Would You Like To See?

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UEDA Summit 2019 @ Whitney Peak Hotel
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 10:00 am

Join thought leaders from across the country to share ideas and best practices in higher education economic engagement. This opportunity for learning from our expert presenters, face-to-face networking, and collaboration among our sector is a not-to-be-missed event.

ENGAGE at the Summit

Examine the cutting-edge practices of colleagues as they compete for Awards of Excellence–you judge the best of the best.

Build a learning network of colleagues to identify opportunities, develop partnerships, and ultimately tailor and apply best practices to their respective communities and organizations.

Share success stories and lessons learned with economic development professionals from centers, organizations, colleges, and universities throughout North America.

Gain the latest strategic insights on the ever-changing and vital roles of colleges and universities in local, regional, national, and international
economic development.

The UEDA Summit brings together national experts in leveraging college and university resources for greater economic development and community impact. These domain experts work within higher education, the private sector, economic development organizations, government agencies, and research centers.

  • 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
  • Workforce Development Directors
  • Small Business Development Centers

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