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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, and insightful general and breakout sessions tailored for the chamber or economic development professional.

This year's conference is in Jonesboro at the Red Wolf Convention Center. The golf tournament will be held on August 23rd and with the conference beginning on Monday morning, August 24th. The conference is set to conclude on Tuesday afternoon, August 25th.

Program at-a-Glance

  • Sunday, August 23rd - AEDCE Board Meeting, Golf Tournament, and Tour of Arkansas State University (tentative)
  • Monday, August 24th - Conference begins (8AM), General & Breakout Sessions, AEDCE Awards Luncheon, Network Building Reception
  • Tuesday, August 25th - State of the State Breakfast, General and Breakout Sessions, Conference Ends (by 2PM)

COVID-19 Info

AEDCE continues to closely monitor federal, state, and local guidelines regarding large events and will make modifications to the conference as directed. We will take the necessary safety and health precautions as indicated by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At our event, we commit to maintaining all appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures and encourage attendees to follow guidelines recommended by the CDC and ADH.

If we are unable to hold the conference due to governmental or travel directives, we will offer a refund or transfer of any paid registration or sponsorship fees.

IEDC Recognition

The AEDCE Annual Conference is recognized by the International Economic Development Council as a Level III event for those seeking CEcD Recertification.