University Economic Development Association


2023 Summit

October 8 – 10, 2023



Theme: Innovating for a Sustainable Future


Co-Sponsored by
The University of Utah

The UEDA Summit will bring 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.

Join us in Salt Lake City this October for networking with your peers, high-quality presentations and engaging discussions focused on leading your organization and driving positive change in your community. Attendees will also have a chance to hear from this year’s Awards of Excellence finalists.

The Summit will be held at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek located at 75 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT.


Our Hotel

The City Creek Marriott in downtown Salt Lake City hotel is located near Temple Square, the Salt Palace Convention Center, and other popular attractions, making it easy explore all that the city has to offer.

Booking link coming soon…

Group Rates

We are happy you are considering attending the 2023 UEDA Summit! Please reach out to Spencer Abrams ( if you are interested in getting a group rate. Please note: the group rate will apply to groups of 10+ registrants. 


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.

COVID-19 & the UEDA Summit

UEDA is monitoring the ongoing pandemic facts and are taking appropriate precautions for hosting a safe event, including added space and outdoor activities. Our COVID-19 Protocols will be published before the Summit to establish the guidelines that will be in place for the safety of all participants.