University Economic Development Association

UEDA

SUMMIT

September 20 - 23, 2020

Savannah, Georgia

2020 UEDA Summit Theme

The Logistics of Economic Development:
Connecting Talent, Innovation, & Place

Practitioners of economic development rely on strong ecosystems that involve many parts moving in a common direction to achieve common goals. The UEDA 2020 Summit will explore the inner-workings of these ecosystems, the elements that comprise the ecosystems, and how these pieces come together to achieve regional success, especially within the confines of talent, innovation, and creating a sense of place. We all have a role to play—higher education, economic development organizations, the public sector, and private partners. Together, throughout the Summit, we’ll work as ecosystem partners to address ecosystem needs and drive regional prosperity.

Welcome to Savannah

The Savannah experience means enjoying a unique culture, which blends the best of the old and the new in arts, music and history. Take advantage of one of the greenest, most pedestrian-friendly cities in the country, by explore one of their 22 beautiful park-like squares, stroll along River Street, or enjoy a trip to one of their many museums. Whatever you are looking to do, Savannah is a vibrant city filled with possibilities.

Why Savannah?

Routinely ranked in the “Top 10 Places to Visit” by world-renowned travel publications and websites such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure Magazine, Southern Living, and TripAdvisor.com, Savannah is more popular than ever before.

With a convergence of old and new in the arts, music, and history, you can enjoy a city with plenty of unique and enticing offerings. If you’re a lover of music, The Savannah Music Festival offers nearly three weeks of performances in multiple genres by some of the best musicians in the world.

Savannah hosts a variety of museums dedicated to fine arts of all styles and eras, African-American history, gorgeous historic homes, and famous figures in Savannah’s story. This city’s National Landmark Historic District offers walking-, carriage-, and trolley tours that showcase their architecture, history, hauntings, and films.

The Summit Hotel

The next step to the registration process is booking your hotel room in Savannah. We have negotiated a discounted room rate of $169/night, (Single or Double Occupancy) at The DeSoto Hotel. You can make your reservation on-line by clicking the link below, or by contacting the reservations department directly and mention that you are booking with the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) group to receive these substantially discounted rates.

The DeSoto Hotel
15 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401
912-232-9000

The UEDA discounted rate is valid from Sunday, September 20, 2020 through Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Based on availability, our discounted room rate will be available 2 days before and 2 days after the Summit. Please make your reservations early to take advantage of our group rate.

Note: If you would like to arrive early or extend your stay, please contact the hotel directly to check rates and availability.

Join Us!

The UEDA Annual Summit is an ideal venue to showcase your work, play a leadership role, and expose others to your organization. Here’s how you can engage:

Submit a Session Topic

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.

Serve 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.

Apply 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.

Invite Your Network

The best way to impact regional economic development is to bring your region with you. Invite your regional colleagues to join you while you learn new ideas use back home.

Submit a Session Topic

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.

Serve 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.

Apply 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.

Invite Your Network

The best way to impact regional economic development is to bring your region with you. Invite your regional colleagues to join you while you learn new ideas use back home.

University Economic Development Association

PO Box 97930
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
216.200.UEDA (8332)
info@universityeda.org