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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, December 16, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • Friday, December 17, 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • The Alexander, 333 South Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana‎


       OCT 21 - NOV 7  NOV 8 - DEC 16
    Member   $275  $295
    Nonmember  $375  $395

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    Thursday, December 16

     1:00 pm Welcome
     1:15 pm Opening Keynote: Leadership
    Lonnie Bedwell
    Extreme adventurer and award-winning author, Lonnie Bedwell, has kayaked some of the most challenging whitewater in the world despite becoming completely blind in 1997. With homespun charm and humor, Lonnie shares his personal story of overcoming adversity as it relates to teamwork, leadership, and motivation. His tales of the accident that took his sight, his courageous recovery, and his extreme sport adventures inspire his audiences to find the strength and determination to overcome any challenge they face. His talks are for a universal audience and are applauded as being inspirational and life-changing.
     2:15 pm Break with Exhibitors
     2:45 pm …But first we need houses…
    Yes, many Indiana communities are trying to attract workers, but those efforts are often hampered by lack of available workforce housing options. Huntingburg found a way to use TIF, Rushville has deployed the housing TIF statute and an Indianapolis entrepreneur is building in-fill housing solutions in a factory. This panel will share how they employed innovative strategies to begin addressing workforce housing challenges.
    Jane Hendrickson, Boxer Girl
    Matthew Crouch, Sequoia Capital Management
    John McCane, Rush County EDC
     3:50 pm Looking Back: If I Knew Then...
    We're taking a few minutes to learn some takeaways from a few people who have spent the better parts of their careers in economic development. What would you tell a younger you? What are some things you wish you knew then that you know now?
    Tim Eckerle, Grant County Economic Growth Council
    Harold Gutzwiller, Hoosier Energy
    Darrell Voelker, Harrison County Economic Dev Corp
    Corey Murphy (Moderator), New Castle/Henry County Indiana Economic Development Corporation
     4:50 pm Break
     5:00 pm Jeopardy
     5:50 pm IEDA Awards Presentation and Closing Announcements
     6:15 pm Reception 
     7:30 pm End of Reception
     9:00 pm Euchre Tournament (Proceeds to the IEDA Foundation)

    Friday, December 17

     7:15 am Breakfast and Exhibits
     8:00 am  IEDA Annual Business Meeting
     8:30 am Indiana Power Partnership | Update from Your Utility Partners
    Launched by Indiana’s electric utilities in 2019, the Indiana Power Partnership (IPP) works to strengthen national site consultant relations in collaboration with local, regional, and state economic development organizations to tell Indiana’s unique story. In this session, IPP members will share highlights from the past year and IPP’s plans for 2022 and beyond.
    Misty McCammack, Duke Energy
    Brian Anderson, Wabash Valley Power Assn. 
     9:00 am IEDC READI Update
     9:50 am Indiana's Defense Sector Driving Economic Development Opportunities
    The State of Indiana has established a goal to triple state defense spend capture by the end of 2024. Hear from the experts on how various organizations and leaders are coming together to leverage Indiana assets to grow the defense industry and bring more federal defense spending to Indiana communities
    Jim Tidd, Miami County Economic Development Authority
    Major General Clif Tooley, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
     10:35 am Break with Exhibitors
     11:00 am Community-Based Workforce Development
    Many Indiana communities are focused on attracting workforce, but some are looking to ‘grow their own.’ Batesville, Lafayette and Noblesville are three communities that have brought employers, schools, higher education and other stakeholders together to develop a community-based solution to their workforce needs.
    Paul Ketcham, Supt. of Batesville Schools
    Kara Webb, Greater Lafayette Commerce
    Chuck Haberman, City of Noblesville
     11:50 am  IEDA Legislative Update
    Mark Shublak, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
    Ann Cottongim, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
    Malika Butler, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
     12:30 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn

    Overnight Rooms

    Hotel: The Alexander

    Rate: $169 (available until NOV 22)

    • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • Online Form

    Want to apply? Click the register button to complete the application. 

    Scholarships are awarded for tuition assistance or registration only for certain professional development that has been preapproved by the Foundation. Preapproved professional development includes;

    • OU/EDI – Years 1 through 3
    • Pre‐Exam Course for Certification CEcD
    • IEDC Courses
    • Basic Economic Development Course
      • Ball State University Basic Course
      • Radius Indiana
    • IEDA Practitioner’s Course
    • IEDA Workshops
    • IEDA Conferences (Excluding Site Selector Conference)

    Note: The Foundation may consider and award scholarships for other professional development courses not previously listed on a case‐by‐case basis. Applications for these other courses must include an overview or syllabus for the course and the applicant’s essay must address how this course will benefit their career in economic development.

    The Foundation recognizes that other entities such as public/private utility companies around the State offer financial assistance as well to economic development practitioners. The intent of the Foundation’s Scholarship Program is not to replace but to augment and partner with other existing programs, extending the common goal of continued professional development while not duplicating efforts. Every effort will be made to coordinate scholarship opportunities between the Foundation and other entities to avoid duplication of effort.

    Scholarship Application/Awarding of Scholarships:

    • The Foundation Board of Directors’ Scholarship Application Committee (the Committee) consists of at least three (3) Foundation Board Members and is responsible for the development of the Scholarship Application which is available to IEDA members via the Association’s website. 
    • Scholarships will be awarded twice per year. Normally awards will be made and announcements of scholarship winners will take place in April and October of each year. Every attempt will be made to announce winners at IEDA Conferences. However, all Scholarship Winners will be recognized at the IEDA’s Annual Meeting 
    • At least 45 days prior to each announcement, a solicitation for applications will be made throughout the IEDA membership, via the Association’s web site, at conferences, and other forms of social media. Directions for submitting applications electronically, with a deadline, will be established by the Committee for each solicitation period. 
    • Scholarships will only be awarded to Association members in good standing. When scholarship dollars are limited and demand is high, priority will be given to LEDO and REDO applicants. 
    • Applications received prior to the deadline will be disseminated to the Committee for their review and recommendation. A deadline for recommendations will be established by the Scholarship Committee Chairperson.

    Amount of Scholarship –General Guidelines: The amount and number of scholarships awarded within a given year will be determined by the Committee based on the number of applications and the availability of funds. However, as a general guideline, the Committee will use the following table for awarding the financial amount of each scholarship:

    Course/Training - Amount

    • OU/EDI – Year 1 up to 75% of tuition
    • OU/EDI – Year 2 up to 50% of tuition
    • OU/EDI – Year 3 up to 25% of tuition
    • Pre‐Exam Course CEcD up to 50% of tuition
    • IEDC Courses up to 50% of tuition
    • Basic Course (BSU/Radius) up to 100% of tuition
    • IEDA Practitioners Course up to 100% of tuition
    • IEDA Conferences (Excluding Site Selectors) up to 50% of tuition
    • IEDA Seminars up to 50% of tuition

    Other criteria that may be considered by the Committee beyond number of applications and availability of funds include:

    • Justification of need or essay provided in the application
    • Number of years in the economic development field
    • Availability of other scholarships specific for that course/training
    • Recommendation of supervisor
    • Number of previous awards to the applicant by the Foundation
    • Date Application was received i.e., first come first served
    • If applicant is seeking other scholarship funding for the same course requested through the IEDA Scholarship
    • The budget of the applicant’s organization and the percentage dedicated to professional development/education/training.

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