2020 WEDA Governor’s Conference On Economic Development


The Governor’s Conference on Economic Development is the biggest WEDA education and networking event of the year, and we look forward to your attendance in Madison, February 5- 7, 2020. This year’s conference will provide an in-depth opportunity for participants to explore one of the fastest growing segments of socially responsible investing in our communities.

Wisconsin foundations, other institutions and socially motivated families possess a significant, largely untapped source of capital for responding to the state’s development opportunities and addressing its challenges. Learn how capital can be prudently invested to create more healthy, inclusive and sustainable communities in urban, rural and tribal areas across the state.

The Governor’s Conference on Economic Development will feature national presenters that are experts on blending community and economic development efforts to advance social outcomes.

CLICK HERE to Review Conference Agenda.

Conference Lodging Options:

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace

9 East Wilson Street – Special WEDA Conference Rates: $82/Sgl. State ID required | $139 – Standard Room – Reserve NO LATER THAN JANUARY 6, 2020 to qualify for the special conference rate. Call (866) 766-7578 – Request WEDA 2020 Governor’s Conference Room Block. Check-in: 3 pm | Check-out: 12 noon Parking: Self-park $19/night | Valet parking $23/night

Additional Lodging Options

  • Hyatt Place Madison Downtown – 333 W. Washington Avenue $139/night Call 1.888.492.8847 – Request Wisconsin Economic Development Association Room Block and reserve by January 5, 2020
  • Best Western Premier Park Hotel – 22 S. Carroll Street, $149/nightCall 608.285.5000 – Request Wisconsin Economic Development Association Room Block – Reserve by January 5, 2020
  • AC Hotel by Marriott – One North Webster Street, $149/night -Call 608.286.1337 – Request Wisconsin Economic Development Association Room Block – Reserve by January 6, 2020

Exhibit Tables Available:

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to share your products and services. Exhibit information can be found on the conference registration site or by contacting Kathy Davies, conference planner – kdavies@weda.org or 715.344.2457

Other Conference Information:

  • Conference Sponsorships Available – Click Here!
  • Conference attire is business casual.
  • The conference is approved for IDEC and NDC education credits. APA-WI will be applied for upon approval of final agenda.
  • Full conference registration includes Wednesday evening reception, Thursday morning continental breakfast & breaks, Thursday luncheon, Thursday evening reception, Friday morning breakfast and morning break.
  • Watch this website for updated information as conference dates near.