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2018 Annual Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 7/29/2018 to 7/31/2018
When: 07/29/2018
Where: Map this event »
SMG Mobile Convention Center
One South Water Street
Mobile, Alabama  36602
United States
Contact: Matthew Darius
(404) 523-3030

Online registration is available until: 7/16/2018
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July 29 - 31, 2018


Early Regular Onsite
Member: $ 450.00 $ 500.00 $ 600.00
Join SEDC& Register**: $ 650.00 $ 700.00 $ 800.00
Non-Member: $ 700.00 $ 750.00 $ 850.00
Guest/ Spouse: $ 175.00 $ 175.00 $ 225.00

*Early Bird Expires May 21, 2018

** Please note Join SEDC & Register is a two step process. You must first Join SEDC and select the *New Member & Conference Registration* member type, then log into your account and register for the conference.


• Payment must accompany registration form

• SEDC offers no partial or daily registrations

• SEDC reserves the right to limit or restrict registration

• Registration must be received no later than July 16, 2018. After this date, registrants must register and pay fees on-site.

SEDC policy states that full payment is required prior to the start of the event.  Anyone with an outstanding balance may be denied entry.

Registration deadline is July 16, 2018. After this date please plan to register on-site. In order to obtain a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing at the SEDC office. Refund policy is as follows: Cancellation notices received by June 24, 2018 - amount refunded less an administrative fee of $50. Cancellation notices received between June 25, 2018 and July 16, 2018 - amount refunded less an administrative fee of $150. Any registrant who does not submit cancellation correspondence by July 16, 2018 is required to pay the balance in full. Registrants may substitute attendees without penalty upon notification, however, appropriate member/non-member rates will apply to substitute attendees. SEDC is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.

Special Needs:
n compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), conference management will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at its meetings. If you need assistance or if you have dietary restrictions, please indicate this on your registration form or call the SEDC office at 404-523-3030.

Registration Fees:
Member and non-member registration fees include: all conference sessions, Welcome Reception, breakfast and lunch, Silent Auction Reception, breaks, as well as the evening event. Partner/Guest registration fees do not include conference sessions, breakfast, lunch, or breaks. Partner/Guest registration fees have been established solely for a spouse or significant other who accompanies the primary member registrant. This fee will not be honored for co-workers or industry associates.

Consent for Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, SEDC meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SEDC's use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.


Main Hotel -  Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza
64 S Water St, Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 438-4000

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
26 North Royal Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Due to the unique nature of the conference this year, we have reserved blocks of rooms in two hotels. The Renaissance Mobile Review Plaza hotel will be our main hotel as it is connected via a skybridge to the convention center; where our events are being held. The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel is a quick 5 minute walk from the convention center should the Riverview sell out or not have the available nights you want . 


Rates & Registration:
$159 - Single through Quad Occupancy


Schedule (Subject to change)

Conference Sessions and Events will be held at the SMG Mobile Convention Center

1 S Water St
Mobile, AL 36602

Sunday, July 29

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Golf Outing

(Separate registration required)

 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception                                      

 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Optional Activities / Optional Sessions

(Separate registration required)


Monday, July 30

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Spouse/Guest Activities 

(Separate registration required)

11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. General Session

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon

Recognizing Community Economic Development Awards
& Communication Award Winners

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. New Member Breakfast

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. General Session

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks and Welcome

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.- Keynote     3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. General Session

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Silent Auction Reception
Benefiting the SEDC Educational Foundation 

Tuesday, July 31

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. General Session                                

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  General Session

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Break

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. General Session

10:45a.m. – 11:45 p.m.General Session

6:30 - 8:30 P.M. Reception and Dinner

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon

SEDC Awards Presentations and Annual Meeting

Awards include Honorary Life Members, Chairman’s

and President’s Awards and Retiring Board Members



Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of the Annual Conference? Email or call 404-523-3030.










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