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2019 UEDA Summit Theme

Designing Resilient Regions: The Biggest Little Ideas for ALL Ecosystems

 

UEDA Summit

Each year, the UEDA Annual Summit welcomes thought leaders from across the country to share ideas and best practices in university economic development. Participants in the Annual 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 nationwide.
  • Gain the latest strategic insights on the ever-changing and vital roles of colleges and universities in local, regional national and international economic development.
2019 UEDA Summit Theme:

Designing Resilient Regions: The Biggest Little Ideas for ALL Ecosystems

Resilience is emerging as a concept and a practice to help individuals, communities, cities, and regions not only withstand chronic and acute shocks but to emerge from them stronger and in a better place.  The idea of resilience is often deeply ingrained in individuals and their families and in immediate communities.  However, scaling up resilient practices to ensure that an entire region can respond, recover, and grow from systemic shocks is relatively new.  Moreover, while many communities have a variety of plans around disaster recovery, economic development, and social services, many have not fully and successfully integrated colleges and universities and their numerous programs addressing resilience issues (e.g., sustainability, economics, health, etc.).  By focusing on real-world practices and collaborations between higher education institutions and their partners, the 2019 UEDA Summit will explore the topic and highlight manageable, scalable and impactful programs and projects that can be implemented by regions across the globe. Often the biggest little idea can grow to make a catalytic shift. 

Annual Summit Archive

See highlights and presentations from past summits

 

Join Us

Examine

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

Build

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

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

Gain

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
University Economic Development Association

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