Event Details

The Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (AEDCE) Annual Conference is the premier annual gathering of economic development and chamber professionals in Arkansas. This conference is THE place for chamber professionals and economic developers to gain classroom knowledge as well as glean wisdom from their peers while building their professional network.


Events at the AEDCE Annual Conference include the Annual AEDCE Awards Luncheon, Golf Tournament (additional fee), Networking Building Reception (Monday evening), the State of the State Breakfast featuring Mike Preston, and insightful general and breakout sessions tailored for the chamber or economic development professional.


This year's conference is in Fort Smith at the Fort Smith Convention Center. The conference will begin on Monday morning, August 26th and conclude on Tuesday afternoon, August 27th. Specific times are TBD and an agenda will be posted once complete.



Aug 25 - 27, 2019

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The Fort Smith Convention Center
800 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Agenda

A general outline of conference activities is below. Once sessions are finalized, a more detailed agenda will be uploaded to the event page.  

Conference Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith

700 Rogers Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72901

(479) 783-1000


Room Rate: $89/night plus tax - Click here to book


Please reference AR Economic Developers Conference when booking via phone.


Room block closes on July 27, 2019.

Registration Fees

The pricing below includes all scheduled conference activities and meals. Daily pricing is available and includes only those items on the designated day.



AEDCE Member Pricing


  • Early Bird: $250/per person (through August 2nd)
  • Standard: $300/per person (after August 2nd)
  • Monday Only: $150/per person
  • Tuesday Only: $150/per person


Non-Member Pricing


  • Early Bird: $350/per person (through August 2nd)
  • Standard: $400/per person (after August 2nd)
  • Monday Only: $225/per person
  • Tuesday Only: $225/per person


IEDC Recognition


This event is recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

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