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.
We are working to finalize the agenda/session information for the conference.
All times below are tentative and the final conference agenda including speakers/presenters will be posted by July 1st.
Sponsorship packages are available!
AEDCE is fortunate to be able to present a quality conference at an affordable cost thanks to the support from our generous sponsors. There are several opportunities available to fit every budget! Please see below for the available sponsorship opportunities and contact Shelley Short to reserve your selection.
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
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).