2016 UEDA Summit Theme
It takes a Region: Talent + Innovation + Place
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 will:
- 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 City of Roanoke is a vibrant city that combines pulsating urban energy with genuine southern charm. As the largest Virginia city west of Richmond, Roanoke is the cultural and business hub of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s home to a thriving arts scene that includes a symphony, ballet, theater, numerous art galleries and the nationally-known Taubman Museum of Art. Downtown Roanoke is also a treasure trove of unique shopping and eclectic restaurants. The City of Roanoke has been named an All-American City, one of America’s Most Livable Communities, and a top Digital City.