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6/17/2020 to 6/18/2020
When: June 17-18, 2020
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: Virtual Conference
United States
Contact: Shelby Couch
(952) 928-4640

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Join us from the comfort of your own home or office as we learn how to navigate challenges together that none of us could have anticipated.

Conference sessions will focus on recovery, practical information and ideas, and how to help our local communities weather this unexpected and unprecedented storm. While we would all rather be together in person, we are busy preparing a virtual experience that will offer many of the things you love about the Summer Conference:

  • Learn together through our online community in your pocket or at your desk - all sessions and conference features are available on your mobile device and your computer.
  • Sessions about timely topics about how we are navigating these uncertain times with a spotlight on innovation, supporting entrepreneurs of color, perspectives from the hospitality world, and more.
  • Get moving with the virtual 5k - run on your own time in your own neighborhood.
  • Earn AICP, IEDC, and NDC credit to help earn or maintain your professional designations.
  • Connect on the message board, in-session chats, through one-on-one or small group video meet-ups, and through icebreakers and contests.

We look forward to connecting with you in June!



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Agenda Fees Scholarships Credits Silent Auction 5k Run Sponsorship

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Payment received by June 1, 2020: $100
After June 1, 2020: $125


Payment received by June 1, 2020: $125
After June 1, 2020: $150



Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice, received no later than June 1, 2020, you will receive a full refund, less a $35 administrative charge. Cancellations after that date are nonrefundable. Notices of cancellation must sent in writing to Substitutions will be allowed by same-company attendees if EDAM is notified before their arrival. No-shows will not receive a refund.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance: EDAM has taken the appropriate steps to maintain PCI compliance. In order to protect your privacy, please do not email your credit card information to our office.

Audio/Video Policy: Registration or participation at association events constitutes an agreement by the registrant/participant to association’s use and distribution of the registrant/participant image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

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The Minnesota Economic Development Foundation (MNEDF) is offering three $100 scholarships for the EDAM Summer Conference.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • current economic development practitioner (or intern) in Minnesota
  • less than 5 years experience in the profession
  • demonstrate a financial need (i.e. employer likely otherwise wouldn't pay for the conference)

Those awarded scholarships should register for the conference through the EDAM website and will be reimbursed by MNEDF.

Apply online

Apply by Friday, June 5. Applicants will be notified by June 9 if they have received a scholarship.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Kurtz at

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AICP: EDAM has been approved for credits through The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) for selected sessions for Certification Maintenance (CM) credits.Check session descriptions for credit hours.

NDC: Each day of participation in the EDAM 2020 Summer Conference has been approved by the National Development Council (NDC) for 1 recertification unit. Those who attend both days may claim 2 units.

IEDC: The 2020 EDAM Summer Conference is a recognized recertification event by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

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Silent Auction Fundraiser

As part of the 2020 Summer Conference, we are holding a silent auction with 100% of the proceeds going to support three crucially important communities in the Twin Cities. Learn how you can help.

 Lake Street Council  West Broadway Business and Area Coalition  Midway Chamber of Commerce
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Virtual 5K

Calling all runners! Get some exercise and enjoy the sunshine by participating in our virtual 5K!

The rules are simple –
1)    Complete a 5K run any time before June 19, 2020
2)    Take a photo of your finishing time on your GPS watch or preferred running app (Garmin, Strava, etc.) and email it to Christie Rock Hantge at
3)    Wait for the results to discover if you are the winner. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and fastest female finishing times.

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Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information

Sponsor a session, host a virtual exhibit booth, or donate a prize!

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